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Deus ex machina. Contrived device to resolve the plot of a dramatic work Deus ex machina ( DAY-əs ex-MA(H)K-in-ə,[1] Latin: [ˈdɛ.ʊs ɛks ˈmaːkʰɪnaː]; plural: dei ex machina; English "god out of the machine")[2][3] is a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem in a story is suddenly and abruptly resolved by an unexpected and unlikely occurrence.[4][5] Its function is generally to resolve an otherwise irresolvable plot situation, to surprise the audience, to bring the tale to a happy ending, or act as a comedic device.[6] Origin of the expression[edit] Deus ex machina is a Latin calque from Greek ἀπὸ μηχανῆς θεός (apò mēkhanês theós) 'god from the machine'.[7] The term was coined from the conventions of ancient Greek theater, where actors who were playing gods were brought onto stage using a machine. The machine could be either a crane (mechane) used to lower actors from above or a riser which brought them up through a trapdoor. Ancient examples[edit] Modern theatrical examples[edit] Examples[edit]

Deus ex machina. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Deus ex machina dans le théâtre grec (Medea par Euripide, mise en scène de 2009 à Syracuse, Italie) Deus ex machina [deus ɛks makina] est une locution latine qu'on peut traduire par « dieu sorti de la machine ». Étymologie[modifier | modifier le code] Aspect linguistique[modifier | modifier le code] L'intervention d'une divinité étant à même de dénouer de manière impromptue une situation désespérée, l'expression peut être étendue à toute résolution d'histoire qui ne suit pas la logique interne du récit mais permet au dramaturge de conclure sa pièce de la manière qu'il désire.

Cette expression est employée dans le domaine de la dramaturgie au sens large (théâtre, scénario de cinéma et de série télé, bande dessinée…) pour désigner « l’événement inattendu et improbable qui vient régler les problèmes du protagoniste à la dernière minute[1] ». Exemples[modifier | modifier le code] Littérature[modifier | modifier le code] 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 ? » et « que puis-je espérer ? L’articulation entre la philosophie théorique et la philosophie pratique est la suivante. Golden mean (philosophy) To the Greek mentality, it was an attribute of beauty. 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. 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. St. Jump up ^ Lynn M. 14 Untranslatable Words Shown In Incredibly Stunning Illustrations. The languages of the world are a beautiful thing. 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. 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. I disagree here. 4. Does anyone really suffer from this? 5. “Hey neighbor, did I lend you my shovel?”

6. Of all the words on this list, you’ve probably heard this one before. 7. 8. 9. Who here hasn’t gotten a bad haircut at least once in their life? 10 Crazy Paradoxes That Will Blow Your Mind. A paradox is a premise that contradicts itself. 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. These will boggle your mind every time you read or think about them. 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. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.