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Deus ex machina. Deus ex machina (Latin: [ˈdeʊs ɛks ˈmaː.kʰɪ.naː]: /ˈdeɪ.əs ɛks ˈmɑːkiːnə/ or /ˈdiːəs ɛks ˈmækᵻnə/;[1] plural: dei ex machina) is a Latin calque from Greek ἀπὸ μηχανῆς θεός (apò mēkhanês theós), meaning "god from the machine".[2] The term has evolved to mean a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the inspired and unexpected intervention of some new event, character, ability or object.

Deus ex machina

Depending on how it is done, it can be intended to allow a story to continue when the writer has "painted himself into a corner" and sees no other way out, to surprise the audience, to bring the tale to a happy ending, or as a comedic device. Origin of the expression[edit] Ancient examples[edit] Aristophanes' play Thesmophoriazusae parodies Euripides' frequent use of the crane by making Euripides himself a character in the play and bringing him on stage by way of the mechane. Modern theatrical examples[edit] Deus ex machina. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.

Deus ex machina

Deus ex machina dans le théâtre grec (Medea par Euripide, mise en scène de 2009 à Syracuse, Italie) Philosophie pratique de Kant. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.

Philosophie pratique de Kant

La Philosophie pratique de Kant désigne la philosophie édifiée par l'usage de la raison pratique, par contraste avec l'usage de la raison théorique, qui faisait l'objet de la Critique de la raison pure. La philosophie pratique englobe ainsi aussi bien la philosophie morale que la philosophie politique ou la philosophie du droit. Kant expose celle-ci principalement dans les Fondements de la métaphysique des mœurs et dans la Critique de la raison pratique, mais également dans d'autres opuscules, tels que Du prétendu droit de mentir par humanité, Théorie et pratique ou Qu'est-ce que les Lumières?. La philosophie pratique kantienne est indissociable de sa théorie de la connaissance exposée dans la première Critique, bien qu'il y ait une tension et une évolution dans la pensée de Kant entre les trois Critiques.

Celle-là a pour objet les questions « que dois-je faire ? Golden mean (philosophy) To the Greek mentality, it was an attribute of beauty.

Golden mean (philosophy)

Both ancients and moderns believed that there is a close association in mathematics between beauty and truth. The poet John Keats, in his Ode on a Grecian Urn, put it this way: "Beauty is truth, truth beauty," -- that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. The Greeks believed there to be three "ingredients" to beauty: symmetry, proportion, and harmony. This triad of principles infused their life. In Chinese philosophy, a similar concept, Doctrine of the Mean, was propounded by Confucius. Another early elaboration is the Doric saying carved on the front of the temple at Delphi: "Nothing in Excess" ("Meden Agan"). Socrates teaches that a man "must know how to choose the mean and avoid the extremes on either side, as far as possible. " In education, Socrates asks us to consider the effect of either an exclusive devotion to gymnastics or an exclusive devotion to music.

In the Eudemian Ethics, Aristotle writes on the virtues. 14 Untranslatable Words Shown In Incredibly Stunning Illustrations. The languages of the world are a beautiful thing.

14 Untranslatable Words Shown In Incredibly Stunning Illustrations

Although most objects have direct translations into all different languages, many ideas and concepts are unique to the culture in which the language exists. Because of this, a word used frequently in one language might be completely alien to another, and require a sentence-long explanation. Thankfully, artist Marija Tiurina has created these illustrations to explain some of the strangest culture-specific words in the world: 1. Palegg, Norwegian for “anything you can put on a slice of bread” I’m not saying you should put any and everything on a slice of bread, but I’m not not saying that, either. 2. Remember that scene in Ferris Beuller’s Day Off when Cameron became transfixed with George Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”? 3. 10 Crazy Paradoxes That Will Blow Your Mind. A paradox is a premise that contradicts itself.

10 Crazy Paradoxes That Will Blow Your Mind

It’s a situation that seems to defy logic by producing an inconsistency that goes against common sense. Most logical paradoxes are known to be invalid arguments. However, they are still valuable for promoting critical thinking and sometimes proving a point by contradiction. Teasing your mind and question everything you think you know makes for great intellectual activity. Indeed, the closer you examine things, the more you’ll start to discover paradoxes all around you. Here are some of the most fascinating paradoxes you should know about. 1. A mind-blowing paradox comes from the apparent contradiction that exists between the high probability of extraterrestrial civilizations being out there somewhere, and our lack of alien contact or evidence. In a universe of infinite space, the odds of life existing on a planet other than Earth are pretty high.

Hence physicists Enrico Fermi’s famous question: “Where is everybody?” 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.