Friendship & Peacebuilding

Daniel Weintraub A Friendship Across Lifetimes

Daniel Weintraub A Friendship Across Lifetimes

                A Friendship Across Lifetimes For my final paper, I will write about the relationship and legacies of Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe and Hafez. The two were separated by about 500 years, with Hafez dying in 1390, and Goethe in 1832. Hafez was born in the city of Shiraz, which back then(…)

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Alex Scheitinger: Competitive Friends (Final Paper)

Alex Scheitinger: Competitive Friends (Final Paper)

Anyone who knows me well would be reluctant to associate sports with me. Music, movies, and theatre: those are the domains which readily come to mind, but sports? The relationship is questionable to say the least. Indeed, I have always been insecure in my place in the athletic realm. At an early age I participated(…)

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Friendship in the Age of the Internet (FINAL PAPER)

Friendship in the Age of the Internet (FINAL PAPER)

Zite Ezeh The internet is a tool that has revolutionized every aspect of modern life. It’s almost impossible to live in this day and age without utilizing or interacting with the internet in some capacity, and a particularly influential sphere of the internet has been that of social media. In this paper, social media is(…)

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RP6 – poem

RP6 – poem

            For my sixth response paper, I wrote a poem about the people I love (both friends and family) and performed it at a friendship poetry picnic that happened this past Sunday (May 5th) in Tappan Square. The picnic was organized by OSLAM, Oberlin’s slam poetry team, of which I am a part, and it(…)

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Friendship and Music

Friendship and Music

Zite Ezeh                                                                                                                                      3 May, 2019 Friendship: Perspectives from Religion, Politics, Economics, and Art – Professor Mahallati Response Paper 5 A field in which I see a heavy presence of friendship and community is the field of music. Music (as both an industry, and simply a combination of sounds) allows for the cultivation of real friendships(…)

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Nehamas’ Brain on Music

Nehamas’ Brain on Music

Mazie Preite Nehamas’ Brain on Music Even though humans have only been present for a small portion of our planet’s history, we have experienced, and been the cause of, a lot changes and developments to our population and the environments surrounding us. Despite the many large differences in how we exist today versus a million(…)

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Friendship Final

Friendship Final

The US Constitution Through the Eyes of Friendship Gillian B. Chanko Professor Jafar Mahallati Friendship: Perspective from Religion, Politics, Economics & Art Oberlin College INTRODUCTION Although friendship seems like a simple concept usually discussed in early childhood development, its principles and framework can be used to assess politics in the United States. One specific document(…)

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Civic Friendship in the midst of Consumerism

Civic Friendship in the midst of Consumerism

Neoliberalism, concisely explained, is a policy model that places and value and importance on free trade and a competitive free market that has as little interference from the state as possible. The promotion of these values (freedom, competition, etc.) is heavily backed by the belief of many people that a neoliberal economy is ideal for(…)

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The Growth of Neoliberalism

The Growth of Neoliberalism

It is clear to see what Neoliberalism has done to social dynamics in America. Yes, Tremendous economic growth has occurred over the past several hundred years. But Neoliberalism itself is responsible for more harm than than good, and should we even call it “growth” if the richest 1% of Americans own more of the nation’s(…)

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Daniel Weintraub’s Friendship Resolution

Daniel Weintraub’s Friendship Resolution

WHEREAS, Friendship exceeds all other means of promoting social harmony and societal cohesion.   WHEREAS, Friendship is blind to differences of class, race, gender, sexuality, religion, and all other means of separation.   WHEREAS. Friendship, when promoted at an early age, shields children from the biases of their parents   WHEREAS, Friendship, more than anything(…)

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Revised Friendship Resolution

Revised Friendship Resolution

  This is an amended version of the Oberlin City Council’s original declaration of support for the American National Day of Friendship. Most things that were changed or added have been put in italics.   RESOLUTION RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE DESIGNATION OF APRIL 8 AS THE AMERICAN NATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP AND HOW THIS(…)

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Alex Scheitinger: Updated Friendship Resolution

Alex Scheitinger: Updated Friendship Resolution

“WHEREAS, friendship transcends ethnicity, gender, geographic boundaries, and political and religious affiliations” It is imperative that we build upon the statement above to emphasize the illuminating and enlightening potential of cross-cultural, inter-political, inter-religious, and interpersonal friendships. It is not sufficient to simply overlook the implicit differences which exist between friends of different backgrounds in the(…)

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Friendship and Democracy

A paradigm, as we spoke about in class, refers to a “general way or pattern of behaving, that is, of thinking, feeling, and acting in a domain of human experience such as art, religion, politics, business, society, morality, education, or science.”[1] In other words, a paradigm is a model—a general example of people’s behavioral patterns(…)

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Daniel Weintraub: A New System of Friendship

Daniel Weintraub: A New System of Friendship

Daniel Weintraub   There are many reasons why friendship should be at the forefront of our social life, and our moral values. Friendship is a moral paradigm; “A way of thinking, way of acting, and way of feeling” It affects, and is affected by all three, and therefore would constitute a moral paradigm. Stated more(…)

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Friendship’s Role in Developing Morality

Friendship’s Role in Developing Morality

Ella Donnelly-Wright RELG 274 Response Paper #3 Michael Mitias’s Friendship: A Central Moral Value outlines his major outlooks on friendship as a “paradigm,” which he defines as, “A general way, or pattern, of behaving…of thinking, feeling, and acting in a domain of human experience, such as art, religion, politics, business, society, morality, education, or science”(…)

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Friendship As a Moral Paradigm

Friendship As a Moral Paradigm

  In Michael Mitias’s book, “Friendship: A Central Moral Value”, evaluates the ways in which paradigm shifts over time introduce new modes or forms of friendship, particular through Hellenic and Hellenistic time periods. Using Mitias’s work alongside works by Paul Wadell (“Friendship and Moral Life”), , and Werner G. Jeanrond (“Theological Truth from the Perspective(…)

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