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Recently the of San Francisco launched a new logo and tagline – ‘Change the World From Here’. Outside of its idealistic and motivational qualities, the underlining meaning of this tagline demands further investigation. This essay presents an interpretation of the University of San Francisco’s new […]
Memorial Address Martin Heidegger who was a German philosopher was widely seen as an influential and pivotal thinker in his time. His work had great influence in the fields of philosophy, literature, political theory, art, architecture, environmentalism and psychotherapy. The piece of literature “Discourse of Thinking” written by Martin Heidegger is one of his works that has been translated to English by John M. Anderson and E. Hans Freund. This work written by Heidegger was previously published in 1959 under the title of “Gelassenheit”. Like most of Heidegger’s works even “Discourse of Thinking” is a paper that does not beat around the bush and gets straight to the point.
The translated version of “Gelassenheit” was published in English by Anderson and Freund. The paper compromised of two parts, which were the introduction and detailed version of the discourse of thinking. The book begins with a memorandum message in honor of an amazing composer named Conradin Kreutzer. He was a German composer who composed memorable pieces of choruses, plays, operas, and church songs. Anderson explains that the memorial celebration is not merely a memorial ceremony but an event in which it is proved that we “think.” The core purpose of the memorial is not playing and singing songs by the composer, but also thinking about him. Thinking about the memories he gave us is also part of the memorial. The memorial address also points out that even the people who think professionally are easily thoughtless at times and do not think. Thought and thinking are temporary to humans. The writer describes man today runs from thinking. The irony is that even though the man himself escapes from thinking they never admit that they are neglecting thinking. Man always defends his decision of not thinking and defends his point by saying that there was no time to think.
Anderson in his memorial address states that calculations also give evidence of a thinking process. He talks about different types of thinking processes. He states that there are meditative and calculative thinking. If people compute thinking processes there is a possibility of new economic outcomes. Calculative thinking gives new prospects regularly. A meditative thinker has in mind that thinking has no outcome and positive result. Meditative thinking is unworthy and gives no profit. Meditative thinking is far from reality. Anderson explains that meditative thinking does not automatically come into being but requires a lot of effort.
The writer relates a thinking process to the loss of an individual’s homeland. Many Germans had to flee their homes and cities. These people went to bigger cities and got caught up in their issues. These people are forced to think about their lost homelands. We are forced to think that man has lost their rootedness and autochthony. The people who were forced to flee have lost their roots and values. We are also forced to think that the current is a nuclear age and the atomic bomb does all the talking. The atomic was created for peaceful purposes but now it is used for wrong reasons. This has occurred because we do not ponder and think.
People think calculatedly they can use atomic energy successfully. Energy can be used in film, television, air transportation, and medical fields. Thinking processes will lead to developments in the technological fields daily. A man should understand the fact that he has developed technology and his thought processes can lead to new developments. A man should understand that he is unprepared for the rapid technological developments and a thought process is required to counter these issues. The writes ask is man helpless against technology, and answers that he would be helpless if they abandon the idea of pit meditative thinking compared to calculative thinking. In this atomic age, we are on the horizon of a new autochthony. We need to ponder about this autochthony deeply. The solution is closer to us than we think it is. The solution may be hard and long but it is the best for humans. Meditative thinking which gives no profits is the best solution. Meditative thinking promotes broad-mindedness. It urges us to think about all aspects of an issue. It also promotes the fact that a first impression is not the last impression. We can give a shot to meditative thinking the writer suggests. Technology is no work of evil it has been created by man and we depend on it. Our relation to technology can become simple if we think about its outcomes. Having a broad aspect of things will grant us the possibility of living in the world in a better way. Meditative thinking could embark on new grounds of creativity.
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Barbara Kingsolver is an American poet, novelist, and essayist, born in Annapolis, Maryland, on the 8th of April 1955. She was educated at DePauw University and the University of Arizona. In her entire life, Kingsolver has resided in the Canary Islands, England, and France. She has worked in America, Asia, Europe, Mexico, and Africa. Kingsolver began her writing career as a technical writer in the office of arid studies and this made her start working as a freelance journalist before publishing her first novel, “The Bean Trees (1988).” “The Poisonwood Bible, 1998,” “Animal Dreams, 1990” and “The Prodigal Summer, 2000” are the other novels she has produced (Kingsolver, 2-19).
She has published short stories in Homeland and Other Stories (1989) and essays in High Tide in Tucson. The essays are; “Essays from Now or Never, 1995” and “Small Wonder, 2002” and a nonfiction tale known as, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: “A Year of Food Life, published in 2007.” (Halifax, 1).
Barbara Kingsolver served as an editor for Best American Short Stories in 2001 and has contributed to a number of anthropologists, her articles and reviews appearing in most major print media of the United States. Barbara is one of the most important writers of the twentieth century as was named by Writers Digest. In 2000, Kingsolver received the accolade of National Humanities Medal. Together with her family; Steven Hopp (husband) and her daughters: Camille born in 1987 and Lily (1996) have lived in Southern Appalachia since 2004 (Halifax, 2).
Halifax. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. Journal Article, 1-7.
Kingsolver, B. Barbara Reveals Herself. Journal Article, 1-19.
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I will be soon graduating during the month of May and with the graduation deadline coming near I am already facing the state of happiness as well as sorrow. After graduating I will be returning back to my hometown and I will be having to quite the United States Of America. I am quite depressed only by the thought of being alienated from the land where I was able to explore myself and realize my inner strengths. Being a student of the United States’ prestigious educational institute I obtained the chance to explore myself throughout my educational period in the United States and such an opportunity is not clearly available in educational institutes worldwide. My teachers and instructors did not dictate what I had to do. Rather they allowed me to learn on my own.
Furthermore, they encouraged me to speak and fight the fear of being wrong which used to hold me back and not allow me to speak. For example, while studying the book called Crank, I was asked about the importance of the book for adolescents. This allowed me to think about what I believed will be the key take away of the program. I soon realized that the book can be used as a guide for adolescents in order to inform them about the anti-social activities such as drug abuse (Hopkins 2). The ability and the chance to speak in front of a huge crowd and people with authority is something that I am going to miss about the United States. What I won’t miss and what I disliked about being in the United States was that all the people here do not welcome strangers from other nations and they feel threated. Due to this, they treat others in a harsh manner and this is something I do not want to keep in mind while I leave the United States.
Hopkins, Ellen. Crank. New York: Simon Pulse, 2004. Print.
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