Monday, October 19, 2009

There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion…
It is the harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds…
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Bourgeoisie:
Bourgeoisie, the middle class, came about as the result of the advancement of industry.
The middle class grows with the expanding market and consumer consumption. But
as the masses of laborers crowd the factory, they become slaves to the middle class and the middle class manufacturer. Now begins a new struggle for the bourgeoisie, with machinery increasing its productivity and needing less labor.
-brings the common interests of the group
-interests of the movement as a whole
-abolition of private property
-no inheritance
-equal requirement of all to work
-free education for all children

Friday, October 9, 2009

Freud for Beginners
Liz Marchuk

On a visual journey of Freud’s life, the authors cleverly travel through Freud’s triumphs and failures. With complicated material, it is broken down to the level of a comic book. Whether you are a believer of these theories or not, you will be able to understand the thoughts of Freud during his long life time of work.
From theories on Hysteria to Self-Analysis, study of Dreams to Sexuality the book simplifies very complicated subject matter.
Freud for his time was very radical in his ideas and most certainly opened a vast area for exploration. Today his theories have been well studied and with much research some have been disproved.