Modern World Essays


Learning Organization

data when implementing change? Why? Dealing with and managing rapid change in technology, are norms for organizations in the modern world. They also have to confront communication dynamics among stakeholders, customers, and challenges in strategic capacities (Shah, Irani, & Sharif, 2016). The team of researchers provided a lot of literature that showed a range of factors that illustrate the attitude, beliefs and intention of human beings; as a result of their unique life experiences. The development of human resource data base, however, by use of advanced IT could be of help in understanding such human behavior and attitudes in the… Continue Reading...

Minimum Literacy Skills in the 21st Century

in the not-so-recent past when it could be asserted that many to most people in the modern world did not need to possess scientific knowledge, skills and understanding. However, as the society and technology of the world, the West in particular, becomes more advanced and demanding, this is becoming less and less true and some would say that entirely too many people in today's society are woefully unprepared when it comes to possessing skills that are needed for a modern context and society. To be sure, the assertion being made does not mean that everyone is destined to work… Continue Reading...

Covenant Of Exodus and How to Preach It

to do God's bidding. Audiences firmly grounded in the modern world but who need a stronger spiritual connection with God can learn a lot from studying the Hebrew Bible and its codified expressions of religious law. Placing the covenant into historical and cultural context shows that it is not the content of the covenant that matters, as much as the spirit of the agreement itself. Christians understand that Jesus negotiated a new contract, or a new covenant with God and will fully expect to heed the new covenant while also recognizing that it stemmed from these root traditions in… Continue Reading...

Living Abroad in the United Kingdom

....operative word of the study abroad experience at Anglia Ruskin University is versatility. The student life of this university is characterized by a wide range of settings and environments that is sure to suit the needs of any student -- whatsoever they may be. One of the most important facets of student life at this institution is that it is rooted in an urban experience indicative of the postmodern world of the 21st century. Students have four campuses from which to choose, all of which are in some of the most well-known cities in the England, if not the entire… Continue Reading...

What the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Represents

the Christian faith but of the way in which an orderly society should be situated. If the modern world begins with the advent of the Protestant Reformation, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel acts as an artistic rebuke to this push: it looks backward to the roots of Christian teaching and emphasizes the relationships that should be protected. Works Cited "Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel." Khan Academy. Web. 17 Oct 2016. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/high-ren-florence-rome/michelangelo/v/michelangelo-ceiling-of-the-sistine-chapel-1508-12 "Michelangelo's Painting of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling." Italian Renaissance. Web. 17 Oct 2016. http://www.italianrenaissance.org/a-closer-look-michelangelos-painting-of-the-sistine-chapel-ceiling/ "Sistine Chapel Ceiling." Vatican Museums. Web. 17 Oct 2016. http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/CSN/CSN_Volta.html Continue Reading...

Globalisation and Business Cultures and Practices

convergence of the world, is undoubtedly a major hallmark of the modern world (French, 2010). The world has increasingly become interconnected in terms of economic activities, communication, technology, social aspects, as well as politics. Indeed, the once diversified and distanced world has converged into a small global village because of globalisation. Globalisation has led to the interdependence of not only politics and economic activities, but also culture (Grewal, 2008). Cultural convergence is now a widely-recognised phenomenon (Cojocaru, 2011). Owing to increased contact amongst people from diverse cultural backgrounds, cultural practices have become ever more similar, consequently resulting in the… Continue Reading...

Democracy and Pluralism

the existing state of affairs is (Schneider, Anne, & Helen, 1997). In today's post- modern world where beliefs and identities have been pluralised and ideals and rules fragmented, centralised planning and a Universalist welfare state no longer remain updated. Cultural and societal pluralism ought to be realized in welfare as well and its provision. Several entities have noticed private sector benefits, decreased distance to leaders, increased salaries, decreased complexity of decision making, and, the most salient element, influence over personal work. Moreover, only very few citizens appear to be in support of social democracy. The public sets greater store by quality… Continue Reading...

World History

context, one chief concern of the major part of modern world history deals with constructing alternative approaches to the established Eurocentric perspectives of history.[footnoteRef:1] [1:. Jerry H. Bentley, A Companion to Western Historical Thought, ed. Lloyd Kramer and Sarah Maza (Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers, 2002), 393.] Ever since historical events began to be documented, the element of world history was apparent. The ancient world lacked access to fairly accurate facts regarding far-off countries. However, they showed a great deal of interest in attempting to comprehend the way their personal experiences could be integrated into the big picture.[footnoteRef:2] Herodotus enthusiastically explained… Continue Reading...

Fundamentalism and Evolution at the Scopes Trial

about the place of Christian culture, doctrine and ethics in the modern world. The trial came down to William Jennings Bryan (who had run for president a quarter century earlier) on the side of Christian culture and the atheist Clarence Darrow as Bryan's political, social and cultural antagonist. While ostensibly there to prosecute and defend John Scopes respectively, the spectacle that the trial quickly became revealed the underlying purpose of the courtroom scene: like the trials at Nuremberg that would come a quarter century later, Scopes was a "show trial," the real meaning of which was a "showdown" between… Continue Reading...

Human Resource Management in a Competitive Environment

Human Capital Management The modern world is intensely competitive and the proper management of the human capital plays a pivotal role in the success of an organization. Over time, we have seen drastic changes in all aspects of the human capital and have become the most critical and dominant key success factor in succeeding in the highly competitive environment. Human capital management (HCM) is a sub-field of the HR function that focuses on the recognition, anticipation and anticipating human needs within an organization. Baron & Armstrong (2007) define HCM as the… Continue Reading...

Hegel, Heidegger, and Nietzsche on Philosophy

insists on the "scientific method" (as though method were lacking in the pre- modern world) and states: "This nature of scientific method, which consists partly in being inseparable from the content, and partly in determining the rhythm of its movement by its own agency, finds, as we mentioned before, its peculiar systematic expression in speculative philosophy."[footnoteRef:5] There is no separation between observer and the observed (the essence of phenomenology). The breakdown between objective reality and subjective reality is achieved by this merging of the two in the science of phenomenology. The philosopher is partly "inseparable from the content" -- from… Continue Reading...

Judaism Religion Teachings and Festivals

the traditional Judaism progressive by introducing certain reforms that could make it compatible with the modern world. This form of Judaism is mainly concerned with the inclusion of other people that might not subscribe to the old tenets of Judaism. Conservative Judaism is explained as the group that seeks to conserve the old Judaism tradition. This form of Judaism relates to preservation of ancient Jewish practices. It believes in the divinity of the Talmud and the Torah and although they support the modern translation of these laws, they prefer preserving them like in the times of old. Orthodox Judaism… Continue Reading...

Analects Of Confucius Philosophy

for good conduct, and has succeeded in finding a place in the modern world of leadership and followership." (Dhakhwa, and Enriquez, 13). In the Sixty century, the powerful families and warlord could gain control of the state Lu, marginalizing and undermining the ducal house. The function and structure of the government were altered; however, Confucius seek for Cho tradition, which has been the norm in China because he saw this a way battering the legitimacy. Meanwhile, Confucius and disciples had sought for various leaders' audience in Lu to assist bringing the respected traditional back. However, Confucius's plan failed, and… Continue Reading...

Globalization Culture and Politics in Asia

related -- and all four are impacted by globalization, since globalization is the dominant character of the modern world. [6: Chang-sik Shin, Ian Shaw, "Social policy in South Korea: Cultural and structural factors in the emergence of welfare," Social Policy Administration, vol. 37, no. 4 (2003), 328.] Bibliography Ahn, Kyong. "The influence of American Constitutionalism on South Korea." Illinois University Law Journal, vol. 71 (1997-1998): 22-44. Chaudhry, P., Zimmerman, A. "The demand for counterfeit trade: Consumer complicity. Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights. NY: Springer, 2012. Hansen, K. "The world in dress: Anthropological perspectives on clothing, fashion, and culture." Annual… Continue Reading...

Marbury V Madison Impact

as among the most significant cases in American history. Its impact is still felt today. In the modern world, the Court exercised its authority to allow states to use a drug associated with failed executions in death sentences. On the 29th of June, 2015, a 5-4 ruling was made (Bamzai, 1070-1). The ruling held that drugs are not a violation of the freedom against unusual and cruel punishment given in the Eighth Amendment. In a recent event, the U.S. Supreme Court exercised its authority to proclaim that according to the Constitution, the people of the nation have the freedom… Continue Reading...

Teacher Performance Assessment

Lessons: Thomas Edison's Inventions State Standard(s) Addressed: 7th Grade contributions Thomas Edison made to the modern world Technology. Lesson Objectives and Language Demands Content/Skill Objectives: Students should explain a brief history of Thomas Edison Students to name a minimum of three inventions made by Thomas Edison Students to name Thomas Edison's main invention Students to explain the contribution of Thomas Edison's inventions to modern day life Students to participate in a minimum of two lab experiments Language Demands: students should provide a detailed overview of the inventions made by Thomas Edison. They should also be exposed to a practical experiment… Continue Reading...

Super Size Me Documentary Review

a no-brainer, the point that emerges is that people really should question the way in which the modern world’s orientation towards reckless consumption can have dangerous effects. Spurlock’s interviews and experimental McDonald’s diet are most effective in conveying this sense to the target audience. And as Ebert (2004) shows in his review of the film, the effect works: Ebert acknowledges that “Spurlock proves it” in his documentary. References Ebert, R. (2004). Super Size Me. Retrieved from https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/super-size-me-2004 Spurlock, M. (2004). Super Size Me. Los Angeles: Samuel Goldwyn Films.   Continue Reading...

Naylor Against World Wide Trading Of Weapons in Wages Of Crime

Duyne et al., 2003). Weapons market wholesalers and retailers may be segregated as undercover or overt. In the modern world, rebels aren’t the only black market purchasers. Even formal states refrain from open purchase and resort to black market buying for logistical, fiscal or strategic purposes. The final, more alarming reason is the seeming arms sales growth handled unofficially on the world black market (Naylor, 2004). Earlier, such markets were smaller in size and scope, and not easily accessible to mainstream society. Of late, black markets seem to be institutionally entrenched within legal economies, due to the fact that… Continue Reading...

National Security Impact Of Immigration Policy

2016. https://bipartisanpolicy.org/library/balancing-priorities-immigration-national-security-public-safety/.  Castels Stephen and Miller Mark. The Age of Migration: International Population Movement in the modern world. New York: The Guilford Press, pp.2-4, 1998. Heisler Martin, Zig Layton-Henry. Migration and the Links Between Social and Societal Security. In: Waever, O., Buzan, B., Kelstrup M., Lemaitre, P. eds. Identity, Migration and the New Security Agenda in Europe. London: Pinter Publishers, pp.148-166, 1993. Huysmans, Jef. Migrants as a Security Problem: Dangers of ‘Securitizing’ Societal Issues.” In: Miles, R., Thranhardt, D. eds. Migration and European Integration: The Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion. London: Pinter Publishers, pp. 53-72, 1995. Lacey Marc and Ginger… Continue Reading...

Psychoanalysis and the Different Types Of Research

1. Freud’s five stages of psychosocial development include the oral, anal, phallic, latency, and genital. Although Freud did not test his theories empirically, on a conceptual level, these five stages do make some sense. Progression through the five stages is impeded when a person becomes fixated, their libido or drive directed towards self-fulfillment. Tension between what the id wants (especially instant gratification of any desire), and what the superego believes it should have creates neuroses, according to Freud. The ego is positioned like a mediator between the id’s desires and the superego’s restrictions and rules, creating a sense of self… Continue Reading...

How European Views Of the Ottomans Changed

The Ottoman Empire itself was changing, and the new dynamic of life in the modern world played a significant role in the way that some Europeans saw and created images of the Ottomans that emphasized the positive, “exotic,” or less-threatening features of the Ottoman society. This paper will examine three articles by Smith, Jardine and de Busqec and identify the main reasons why these European eyes softened and grew more appreciative towards the Ottomans: specifically, the Protestant Rebellion and a new interest in the Ottoman culture. The Protestant Rebellion The Protestant Rebellion is the main reason that new images… Continue Reading...

The Film Never Cry Wolf

also caught between worlds: the world of his elders and traditional ecological knowledge, and the modern world of men like Tyler. Interestingly, it is Mike who exploits the natural resources of his native land, killing the wolves for his own personal financial gain. Yet Mike would not have needed to kill George and Angeline if the Inuit people had the same access to affordable healthcare as Tyler does. The gap between rich and poor, between the socially privileged and the socially disadvantaged, is also explored in the film. Tyler can more readily forgive Mike for his ethical transgression than… Continue Reading...

European Global Perspective

Introduction The most important development in shaping the modern world was the development of the internal combustion engine. European exploration, expansion and imperialism sits well behind that. But in terms of European expansion and imperialism, there is a lot to unpack if one is to apply a value judgment (good versus bad). Moreover, one of the main issues with that sort of framing is the unknown element of the alternatives, which could range from the expansion/imperialism of other nations, the delay of European expansion until the internal combustion engine (and subsequent advances in… Continue Reading...

Religion in Plato Euthyphro

the old ones,” (b). Socrates is an iconoclast, like many in the modern world who dare to question the status quo whether that be patriarchy or neoliberalism. Given Euthyphro’s own inability to clearly define piety, and Socrates’s likewise lackluster attempt to do the same, Plato suggests that spiritual piety is a matter of personal choice, but that morality is a matter of the public good. Ultimately, Euthyphro believes in what he is doing, and Socrates also believes in his own righteousness.   Works Cited Plato. Euthyphro. Continue Reading...

Exemplary Leadership Practices in Modern Organizations

insights on leadership skills that can applied in the modern world and workplace to make extraordinary things happen in the organizational setting. They rely on various case studies and first-hand accounts to examine some of the toughest challenges that leaders in modern organizations experience as they carry out their work. These case studies provide a suitable foundation for the authors to develop essential leadership skills and practices for the modern working environment with respect to changes in the society. Through the numerous case studies, Kouzes & Posner (2012) provide practical real-world advice on organizational leadership. These authors suggest that… Continue Reading...

Death Penalty As a Deterrent for Murder

what gives it such a shocking and controversial nature in the modern world. There is in it the brutal recognition that lives may become forfeit to the state should people choose to violate the laws of the state. The concern, however, that many have—people like Davis, for example—is that the state should not violate the moral laws that support and nourish the community and its values. Balancing the need for states to exist and govern appropriately and effectively with the need for communities to feel safe and protected from tyrannical abuses of the state was a top concern of… Continue Reading...

Texas Constitution

for a modern society with all the complexities of life in the modern world. Some argue that an overall distrust of government is the most prominent feature of the constitution of Texas as a whole (Collier et al., 62). “Article I underscores the attitudes of most Texans that ‘all political power is inherent in the people, all free governments are founded on their authority… they have all times the inalienable right to alter, reform, or abolish their government in such a manner as they may think expedient’” (Collier et al., 62). Anti-government notions such as these are riddled throughout… Continue Reading...

Nursing Practice Changes

is derived essentially from the same source for the modern world as it was for the ancient Romans—the Hippocratic Oath, which, of course, is of ancient Grecian origin. Religion was a major historical influence on the development of the nursing profession. Christianity in the West and Islam in the Middle East helped to spread the practice of nursing (Jan, 1996; Kourkouta, 1998). In the modern era, however, nursing shifted into more of a secular practice and in the West, Florence Nightingale served as the model nurse for the modern era. As the nursing practice developed in the West with… Continue Reading...

Tesla Mission Statement

the environment while being able to operate in the modern world, using technology and the available means to get from here to there. References About Tesla. (2017). Tesla’s mission. Retrieved from https://www.tesla.com/about Evans, M. (2017). What is environmental sustainability? Retrieved from https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-sustainability-3157876 Reinhardt, F., Casadesus-Masanell, R., Kim, H. J. (2010). Patagonia. Harvard Business School, 1-29. RILA. (2017). Retail sustainability management report 2017. Tesla. (2013). Mission statement. Retrieved from https://www.tesla.com/blog/mission-tesla   Continue Reading...

The American Dream Essay

American Dream signified hope and a life of happiness, a fresh start. In the modern world and especially in the last few decades, the American Dream has taken on the form of materialism and financial security. “The American Dream is usually defined in terms of financial security, homeownership and higher education” (Currier, 2015). When people think of the American Dream, they think of owning a home. This is because home buying has been part of the American reality for many people in the 1950’s. People could buy homes with relatively little money, and pay off their mortgages in 30… Continue Reading...

Culture Essay

under one common goal or vision that they can all share. Diversity of cultures is a reality in the modern world in most societies—but only to a limited extent.  For example, in Germany where many migrants from the Middle East have gone following the dreadful wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, there is now a conflict between two cultures—the Germanic culture and the culture of the Middle East.  As a result, the dominant culture (the German culture) is taking steps to educate the immigrants so that they can better integrate into the German culture (Bennhold, 2015).  Thus, while it might… Continue Reading...

Intimate Relationships in Britain

divorce promotes the concept of individualization, it is not surprising that the sanctioning of divorce by the post-Reformation modern world has resulted in the rise of individualization and the paradoxical, schizophrenic nature of intimate relationships today. With this in mind, the theory of Beck and Beck-Gernsheim (1995) is very helpful in understanding relationships as they exist in today’s risk society. Zygmunt Bauman Bauman’s (2003) view on intimacy is similar to that of Beck and Beck-Gernsheim’s (1995) in that it identifies individualization as a concept that makes relationships problematic. Bauman (2003) also adds to the theory by incorporating a consumerist… Continue Reading...

Implications Of Augmented Reality

criminals. In conclusion, augmented reality has emerged as a common buzzword in the modern world, particularly in the field of technology. This concept continues to have significant impacts on today’s society given its increased adoption and use. In light of its current state, its expected that augmented reality will become a common feature of business operations in the future and create an environment where people are dependent on its devices and application for daily life activities. However, the increase use of AR devices and applications will create a society where people have poor interpersonal relation skills and numerous security and… Continue Reading...

Cause and Effect Essay Example: Climate Change & Hurricanes

everyone’s home with the necessary juice to run the appliances consumers in the modern world so love to buy and turn on.  The ire of the public in the aftermath of Harvey, Irma and Maria has less to do with how energy is actually produced and consumed and how the waste products of that process impact the planet than it has to do with people’s own personal and/or ideological preferences for casting blame.  It is popular among the PC-generation to abhor the politics of oil and give thumbs up to Elon Musk and the electric car.  The same generation… Continue Reading...

Tesla Organizational Communications

company organization that manufactures electric vehicles and batteries to advance the green energy movement in the modern world. Guided by the vision of the CEO, Elon Musk, Tesla began its car business by provided luxury brand vehicles under two models, the Tesla Model X and the Tesla Model S. Recently, the company has been working on mass production of a lower-priced brand, the Tesla Model 3, for consumers not in the market for luxury vehicles. Tesla’s mission statement is: “to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass market electric cars to market as soon as possible”… Continue Reading...

The Portrayal Of Asian American Women

Representation of Asian Women: American Television Sitcoms and Media Introduction American Asian women exist within a culture that is at times resistant at providing a realistic portrait of what an Oriental woman is and how she expresses herself. This can be seen in personalities like Margaret Cho, whose sitcom, All-American Girl forced her to see the reality of how America perceived Asian American women and Oriental people in general. These negative images, stereotypes of Asian American women as 'demon women', 'hookers', and submissive, are translated not just in television sitcoms, but in movies like Ghost in the Shell and force… Continue Reading...

United Kingdom Freedom Of Expression Within the Social Media

confrontations are in essence the basis on which hate speech law is founded. However, in the modern world in which we live, cyberspace has become yet another ‘living space’ parallel to the physical world. This text concerns itself with the positive as well as negative effects of freedom of expression within the social media in the United Kingdom. A common stance will thereafter be adopted. Discussion Part 1 There are a wide range of benefits that would accrue on various fronts, thanks to the enhancement of freedom of expression within the social media in the U.K. These will be… Continue Reading...

Chinatown and Pianist Film Comparison Polanski

the medium of film to convey the dichotomies of life in the modern and post- modern world. There is neither hope nor despair, neither miraculous revelation nor complete capitulation. Polanski uses techniques like perspective, limiting what the audience sees, hears, and senses, to involve the viewer deeply into the mindset and worldview of the protagonists and the world they know. As a result, Chinatown and The Pianist are timeless classics in the art of cinama. Continue Reading...

The Contributions Approach Vs the Transformation Approach

students with the opportunity and instruments to succeed in the modern world with those around them (Peariso, 2010). Therefore, pedagogy that is centered on division and oppression is not compatible with a Christian worldview. An evaluation of the two approaches to multicultural education shows that transformation approach is compatible with the Christian worldview while contributions approach is not. This is because contributions approach tends to avoid issues like oppression and racism while transformation approach addresses them and promotes unity. In conclusion, multicultural education is a common concept in the modern educational setting because of its focus on promoting equity… Continue Reading...

The Role Media Plays in Relation to Gender Stereotypes

fails to portray the increasing richness and diversity that women continue to show in the modern world. It ignores the achievement of women and the ranger of attributes and skills that women possess in the professional realm. Texts in the media, commonly depict women in the sexism stereotype perspectives, dishonor and eroticism. They are frequently shown to be socially inferior, submissive, helpless and widely indecisive. Since children are sensitive and respond to the portrayed image of the workings of the world, the way women are portrayed in advertising presents a dishonoring model and are harmful to the way children… Continue Reading...

Digital Culture

everything were being watched, and as an individual living in the modern world, where technology is a part of every process of human activity it seems, cannot escape the digital eye many simply shrug their shoulders: if you cannot beat them, join them. So Big Data and the purveyors of it are allowed to reign. Digital culture, it appears, is thus controlled by the man behind the curtain: call him Zuckerberg; call him Bezos; call him Schmidt. Whatever name you choose, just know that he and his platform are watching the flow of information and using that stream to… Continue Reading...

Global Environmental Issues and Challenges

global environmental issues. One of the main global environmental concerns in the modern world is the anthropogenic climate change triggered by greenhouse gas emissions. The emissions, widely, occur due to fossil fuel combustion, clearance and burning of forests, agricultural emissions, pastoralism and other changes in land use (“The environmental crisis”, 1). Changes in the climate affect both the ecological system and social setup. Scientists have estimated that these effects will soon lead to changes in the average surface temperature, distribution of species, climatic zones, seal level, ocean movements, ecosystem functions and precipitation patterns. The climate in the north east is… Continue Reading...

Deontological Ethics

time when a lot of the ethical framework was religious in nature. In the modern world, in a county where there are so many cultures, there cannot be the same high level of agreement about the underlying deontological ethics of many situations in everyday life. The second point I would add is that even if yourself and Holly both completely agreed on what her duty was, there is also the issue of carrying out one's duty. Clearly in this situation Holly did not execute the duty she thought she had well. As you said, it's not her duty to… Continue Reading...

Preventing and Abolishing Elder Abuse a Systematic Research Proposal

one of the most aggravated problems that exists in the modern world affecting old people. More than common afflictions like cardiovascular disease or diabetes, elder abuse is viewed all over the world as a complex and debilitating problem, one that needs decisive and immediate actions from the health care industry, legislators, the social work sector, and concerned citizens. Elder abuse is a problem that thrives all around the world, and as the international population of elderly people grows all over the world, the problem demands immediate action and preventative measures. It is important to acknowledge that what happens to… Continue Reading...

How Scientific Research Works

left by the disappearing or challenged framework. This occurs with some regularity in the modern world. Even in the early 20th century, scientists were examining genetics as the main differentiating factor in human development. They implemented eugenics programs, acting upon that paradigm, which was in fact founded upon a particular philosophy. Later, behavioral sciences introduced a new perspective and a new paradigm developed, with a new philosophy working its way out through the cracks. Philosophical positions thus strike me as attempts to make sense of the scientific paradigms that the scientific community presents—but scientists themselves can be standing upon… Continue Reading...

Hannah Hoch

the Museum of Arts and Crafts—they were all there, enjoying and relishing their cynical takes on the modern world, pompously anti-pompous in their own way (Altshuler). Training Hoch thus received her basic training at the National Institute of the Museum of Arts and Crafts—but her training in Dada came directly from the movement’s founders—Hausmann, Tzara, Jean Arp, Otto Dix and the others. Tzara helped develop the artistic credo that Hoch and the Dadaists would embrace—and it was full of self-contradictions of the sort that the Dadaists deliberately made in order to mock: “I write a manifesto and I want nothing, yet… Continue Reading...

Goya Rodin and Modern Art

that all art must reflect the classical values. Manet wanted to reflect the modern world. That is why in his picture of Olympia, the nude woman is a normal looking woman—she is not idealized or mythical—she is real. The black servant holding out a bouquet of flowers echoes that reality. There is something squalid about the scene. It is meant to be a slap in the face of polite artistic society (Kleiner). The painting is certainly not even close to showing beauty idealized as like that of Titian’s Venus. Millais’ Ophelia is rooted in a similar realism, but one… Continue Reading...

Is Erdogan an Extension Of the Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Empire. The hard work Ataturk exerted to help the fledgling republic find its footing in the modern world is not gone and forgotten, though. Through the leveraging of grassroots movements and social media, it is possible that the future of Turkey lays not in the hands of an authoritarian ruler but of the diverse people. The anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant sentiments brewing in Europe and North America may fuel the antagonism that leads to a ready identification with the nationalist, protectionist leanings of the Erdogan regime. While Erdogan certainly has his detractors—which the president so blatantly silenced via use of… Continue Reading...

Comparing and Contrasting Dada and Surrealism

primitivism, as with Marcel Janco’s 1919 “Mask” is not accidental or unconscious but rather deliberately demonstrates that the modern world is less progressive than many of its proponents might have wanted to believe. Faced with the realities of war in the technological age, the Dadaists realized that thousands of years of human progress had led to relatively little in the way of radical shifts in paradigm or thought processes. However, the Dada and surreal artists offered distinct types of artistic solutions or approaches to resolving human perceptual limitations. Both the Dada artist and the surrealist would take familiar and… Continue Reading...

Rousseau Social Contract Theory

used to seek justice and make society’s needs priority, something worth fighting for in the political nature of the modern world. [4: Professor John Rawls, A Theory of Justice: Original Edition (Belknap Press, 2009)] [5: Helena Rosenblatt, Rousseau and Geneva: From the First Discourse to the Social Contract, 1749-1762 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 101.] From the Baker text, page 25, “There is the idea of the contract of society. The theory of a contract of government is a theory that the State, in the sense of the government, is based on a contract between ruler and subjects.”[footnoteRef:6] Such a quote… Continue Reading...

The Legacy Of Slavery in the U S

Slavery and its Relation to the modern world The history of slavery in colonial America is a story of two worlds: the world of the aristocratic landowners and the slaves from African that helped to maintain and work the plantations. Each group had its own experiences and views, and each group was impacted differently by slavery. At the time, slavery was an accepted practice in the South. It had first been introduced in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619 when 20 slaves from Africa were brought to the colony by a Dutch ship. Thus began… Continue Reading...

Do We Need Globalization

Though virtual teams, virtual worlds, virtual lives, and virtual information sharing have become part of the modern world, they are not indispensible when one considers the history of human experience. Humankind has existed in very small ways for thousands of years—and it is only now, in the digital era, that the effects of globalization have made that fact all the stranger and still somehow important to understand—for if global communication does breakdown, a new era of isolation is guaranteed. References Constantinescu, G. C. (2015). Vocation of Language for International Communication–a Prediction Tool for Future Evolutions in Global Communication. Cross-Cultural Management… Continue Reading...

Justification Of the State

case in France[footnoteRef:7] [7: Wimmer, Andreas, and Brian Min. "From Empire to Nation-State: Explaining Wars in the modern world, 1816-2001." American Sociological Review,( 2006): 868] From the above viewpoint, the history of welfare in modern day seems not so much for shifting power balance between revolutionary conflict players but a struggle between projects that are competing for state building. Therefore, a lot of nationalist entities will experience of being resisted by imperial elites. They will resist because they have little chance of being incorporated into the new power game plan. It is so because they are usually from a… Continue Reading...

The American Dream Today

is already well-situated. As Susan Estrich points out, achieving the Dream today is especially difficult because the modern world is really out of control. At least in Franklin’s day there was a bit more sense to things and the way the world worked. People were more civil. There were norms to the way people behaved. Today, one has to watch one’s back just to make sure he is not attacked by a mob or by someone who wants something he has. If one says the wrong thing, he can have his life destroyed by social media. If one is not… Continue Reading...

Biblical Counseling Movement by David Powlison

be difficult for it to be applied in the modern world because so many people have adopted the atheistic point of view. They do not want to think that they have a soul or that it matters whether they sin or not. Convincing people of the reality of the soul can be quite difficult especially in these sensitive PC times. Classification This work could be classified as Biblical, Christian psychology in its approach. It is rooted in the idea that Biblical counseling is a real thing and needs to be appreciated. It focuses on how that approach can be… Continue Reading...

Christianity and Psychology Personal Theory

psychology, are classified under the spiritual realm. The separation has been brought over to the modern world. Because psychology is somehow classified as part of the spiritual realm, then Christians continue to criticize it. In the Christian beliefs, psychology does not meet the standards of any doctrine, and it could not sustain as it was passed as true and inerrant. Therefore, Christians opt to decline psychology as they highly esteem the stronger part in the spiritual dimension which is the Bible. However, psychology is not part of the spiritual dimension. The two sectors overlap but they are very different… Continue Reading...