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Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)
View on God
Existence precedes essence
Fromm's view on overcoming
Modes of transitory union
Final Exam Study Guide
The Existentialist Solution
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980): He was an atheist.
View on God: The question is not whether or not God exists. It is accepted as a fundamental premise that god does
not exist. And if God did exist, it does
MMW 15 Midterm1 Study Guide - 1
1. protection of fundamental rights of citizens; 2. self-determination; 3.
believes in representative government based on notion of social contract; 4.
4. The Gallup Poll (1935)
a. becomes the symboly of moder politics bc reveals what mass can do
B. Capitalism and Industirialization
1. cash nexus
a. everything only has as much value as its market value
i. how ever much you can get for it its worth
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
- 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon
- Innocent children [are] being killed every day in Iraq without any guilt, and we never
hear anybody. We never hear any fatwah from the clergymen
DEFINE INTERCONNECTIVITY; what divided means
bombing the Savages: The air force could simply patrol the land the way the navy patrols the
sea. Bombers could mete out a sharp, severe, and terrible punishment, which would
nevertheless be more humane than
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
- Globalization: a term that comes into wide use in the 1990s to refer to accelerating
global integration. It can refer tot he grown volume of word trade as well as great
social and cultural exchange.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
- Berlin Wall falls in 1989
- momentous event because it was symbolic of the end of the communist world
- Why does the Soviet Union fail?
Bankruptcy in part as a result of over dependence on oil
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
- B/w end of WWII and the present, the world population tripled from 2.3 billion to 7
billion and it all happened within few years
- fertility rates increased in 1950s -> Asia the biggest ones (947 million in 1900 - 3.9
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
- Political blocs that argued that colonies should be independent nations, just like
Europeans or Latin American nations
- most of the world gains independence by 1980; almost 180 nations
- 3 case s
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Cold War (1945-1990)
- The Cold War pits the Soviet bloc, the US-led West, and China in contest for global
inuence and power
- the new world order is dened by the emergence of the so-called First World, Second
World, and Third Wor
Friday, June 5, 2015
- population boom resulted in urbanization, which led to bigger cities, which led to
demand for more production compared to living in rural areas with an agrarian
lifestyle, which led to cities being a central hub o
Outline Lecture TwoThe Shock of World War I
1) How did the ideals and values of Liberalism contribute to the outbreak of W.W.I?
2) What impact did the war have on the European psyche?
I) Liberalism and the Outbreak of the War
a) First, Libe
Outline Lecture Twenty-TwoFeminism in the Modern Era
I) Postwar Developments in Feminism
a) Simone de Beauvoirs 1949 The Second Sex
i) Manifesto calling for complete economic and social equality of women
ii) Who was Simone de Beauvoir?
iii) The freedom of
Outline Lecture NineDecolonization or Neo-colonialism?
1) How can a Third world nation best achieve self-empowerment?
2) What are the similarities and differences between imperialism and neo-colonialism
I) The Decolonization Process
Outline Lecture Eight: Indias Anti-Colonial Struggle
I) Indias Path Towards Decolonization
a) Amritsar, India in 1919
i) Peaceful civilian demonstrations against the Rowlatt Bills
ii) General Reginald Dyers response to this peaceful demonstration
(1) It w
Outline Lecture Seven: Anti-Imperialism and Nationalism: Revolutions in China
Overview of Key Focus This Week:
-To what extent were anti-imperialist/nationalist movements inspired by Western influences?
-But also to what extent do they represent nativist
Outline Lecture Six: Revolts in Modern Art
Transition from last lecture:
1) In post-war Europe, a sense that liberal idealism had failedcontributing to the modern
attitude of passive conformity, alienation, and impotence
2) What could take liberalisms pla
Outline Lecture Five: Social Conformity and Alienation
1. How does the herd mentality manifest itself in modern capitalism?
2. How does it paradoxically accentuate our sense of social alienation?
I) Roots of Social Alienation in Capitalism
Outline Lecture One: Introduction to Themes of the Course
I) MMW15 as Culmination of a Thematic Sequence
a) How this course relates to the rest of the MMW sequence
i) Some end of the sequence existential questions
b) The existential struggle between self
Outline Lecture Four: The Human Instinct for War
1) Are humans naturally inclined towards aggression and violence?
2) If so, can war ever be avoided? And if it can, how?
I) The Crisis of Meaning in the West
a) Western Liberalisms crisis in c
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
- Why WWII is important?
Global war; Europe heavily involved
most destructive war in history
holocaust-> Germans defeat brings an end to it
rise of nuclear age
watershed for womens rights; women entered the workfo
Thursday, April 16, 2015
- Panic insued when people realized that stocks were overpriced -> Stock crash
people started thinking a crash was going to happen -> it was a herd mentality
people draw their money at the same time
- value of stoc
Summer Session II, 2013
Answer two of the following questions in a concise essay. Please take
some time to think about your answer before you begin writing. Please
number your answers.
1. THE ENLIGHTENMENT. Thomas
French Revolution as domestic affair
National Assembly and Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen
Ending role of Catholic Church.
National Constituent Assembly pays royal debt by confiscating church lands
DARWIN AND DARWINISM
Before Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
Age of the earth
Carolus Linnaeus and immutable species
Thomas Malthus, Essay on the Principle of Population (1798)
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and inheritance of acquired characteris
RACIALISM, RACISM, ANTI-SEMITISM
The concept of race
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Fichte (1762-1814), Addresses to the German Nation
Racialism = social thinking that accepts race as an important category
The Russian Jews before 1881
The Assassination of Alexander II, 1881
Moshe Leib Lilienblum (1843-1910)
The Jewish Question and Palestine (1881)
Leon Pinsker (1821-1891)
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
English Bill of Rights (1689)
Thirteen grievances, then announcement of James IIs abdication, vacancy of throne
Thirteen rights and liberties
Declaration of Independence.
Clearly based on
THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
Preceding conditions (conditions that favor England)
Natural conditions in England and northwestern Europe
Early technological advances that enhance the production of food
The rise of towns
Process of reaching out w/ others
What constantly changes in notion of connectivity is the technological devices in
reflection to culture
Ex. right now, its Internet
Think outside the box: not just technology, think mo
Outline Lecture Three: Decolonization or Neo-colonialism?
I) A World Safe for Democracy?
a) Amritsar, India in 1919
i) Peaceful civilian demonstrations staged against the Rowlatt Bills
Against British rulesmarshal law put in place in war times
Outline Lecture One: World War I and its Aftermath
I) MMW15 as Culmination of a Thematic Sequence
a) Fulfill the overall rationale of the MMW sequence
i) Was it all worth it?
ii) Do I better understand the future challenges for me and for the world?
Outline Lecture FiveWorld War II and the Banality of Evil
1) How did fascist leaders convince so many law-abiding, reasonably sane and potentially
humane individuals to cross the threshold of their own humanity?
2) How can the lowest common
Writing Assignment 1: Prospectus
MMW 15, Summer 2017
Length: 2-3 pages, plus Works Cited Page
Due: Submit to TritonEd be beginning of lecture on Monday, August 21.
Value: 15% of course grade
In 2-3 pages, write a specific, detailed plan fo