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“The Classics” are Not Timeless



The comfortable myth of “The Classics” persists in literature because it comforts those of us in the trenches. It offers us the promise that great work will one day be appreciated and understood, that its brilliance will shine on in spite of the dingy, banal, everyday meanness of taste and…

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In deontological ethics an action is considered morally good because of some characteristic of the action itself, not because the product of the action is good. Deontological ethics holds that at least some acts are morally obligatory regardless of their consequences for human welfare. Descriptive of such ethics are such expressions as “Duty for duty’s sake,” “Virtue is its own reward,” and “Let justice be done though the heavens fall.”

Teleological theories differ on the nature of the end that actions ought to promote. Eudaemonist theories (Greek eudaimonia, “happiness”), which hold that ethics consists in some function or activity appropriate to man as a human being, tend to emphasize the cultivation of virtue or excellence in the agent as the end of all action. These could be the classical virtues—courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom—that promoted the Greek ideal of man as the “rational animal”; or the theological virtues—faith, hope, and love—that distinguished the Christian ideal of man as a being created in the image of God.


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Conversation 16 (Sirius XMU Session)THE NATIONAL

I was afraid I’d eat your brains. 

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'Almost Famous' - Directed by: Cameron Crowe


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'Almost Famous' - Directed by: Cameron Crowe

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You can tell a lot about a person from their music. Hit shuffle on your iPod, MP3 Player, etc. and put the first 10 songs. One rule, no skipping! Tag 10 people and pass it on.
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  1. Apartment Story (White Sessions version) — The National
  2. Living Room Song — The Wonder Years
  3. Plasticities — Andrew Bird
  4. If It’s Bad News, It Can Wait — empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate)
  5. This Is How You Spell “HAHAHA We Destroyed the Hopes and Dreams of a Generation of Faux-Romantics” — Los Campesinos!
  6. Do I Wanna Know? (acoustic version) — The Arctic Monkeys
  7. Look Out — Modern Baseball
  8. Missed the Boat — Modest Mouse
  9. On Your Porch — The Format
  10. Snack Attack — A Great Big Pile of Leaves

if you’re reading this you’re tagged & thus contractually obligated to do it

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TAGGED BY:  britishauthor

RULES: answer the questions and tag at least 10 people.

NAME: Olivia
NICKNAME: Liv, Livie
BIRTHDAY: September 28th, 1992
GENDER: Female
HEIGHT: 5’11”…and 3/4” (okay, 6’ even.)
WHAT TIME AND DATE IS IT THERE: 7:13pm, September 11th
AVERAGE HOURS OF SLEEP: any given week will fluctuate from 4 to ~12 hours.
OTPS:  Lily/James, Leslie/Ben, Ten/Rose, myself/iced coffee
LAST THING I SAID TO MY FAMILY: ”okay, I’ll wake you up at 7:30”
ONE PLACE THAT MAKES ME HAPPY AND WHY:  There’s one specific overlook in Shenandoah National Park that has a rock that’s a bit off the main road, and if you climb up it it’s a really lovely place to sit, you can see the entire valley and it’s quite peaceful and nature-y, you feel like things might be okay for a little while.
HOW MANY BLANKETS DO I SLEEP UNDER:  just a comforter, sheets are messy and pointless to me.
FAVOURITE BEVERAGE: if I die young, bury me with a coffin full of Arizona’s strawberry lemonade.
TAGGING: if you’re reading this considered yourself tagged!

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