Abstract John Locke's (1632-1704) concept of tabula rasa of the mind of the newborn baby implies that the newborn only achieves knowledge of what is good or bad, likes or dislikes, or -what he/she needs, as a result of experience after birth; that at birth such abilities are absent. In this paper, we present three case studies on newborn babies studied from birth to age 2-weeks for their ability to pay selective attention to events or things that seem to reflect their abilities to appreciate a need or beauty. These abilities include locating the source of food, attracting caregiver's attention to their needs and following the movement of beautiful objects but ignore less beautiful ones. We conclude that it is not only through experience after birth that the child's mind is formed: that the mind is already occupied and functional at birth.
WOMEN IN GOD’S AGENDA Webster Dictionary defines the word agenda as a list, plan or outline of things to be done, matters to be acted upon. Therefore in examining God’s agenda for women, we shall be considering what plan, what outline of ideas God had in mind in creating women. God created everything with a purpose. His purposes were always planned ahead of time; everything was already “made” in the mind of the Maker before He created it.
Comparison Class and money The rover, partly as a point of comparison with john websters work. The Duchess of malfi, we consider the common themes of class and money. In Aphra behn’s rover although not a particularly romantic topic, the issue of money runs throughout the rover. The cavaliers constantly bemoan the fact that they do not have sufficient funds while don pedro picks a husband for his sister based almost solely upon fortune. Angelica Bianca, too, is obsessed with money, and must crucially decide whether for free, or hold out for the highest bidder. In comparison with websters work, we see the same theme for instance, the duchess argues that high class is not an indicator of a good man. At the time, Italy was moving into capitalism and one no longer needed into capitalism and one no longer needed to be born into wealth to obtain it. Though the duchess and her brothers are aware of this, her brothers, concerned with wealth and honour nevertheless strive to dismantle her marriage to Antonio while disapproving of their sisters love life. Ferdinand is particularly obsessed with the idea of inheriting the fortune to which his sister is entitled because it would protect his social and financial status ultimately the duchess is put to death for remarry into the lower class.
Abstract. This work underscores the value of philosophy as a catalyst for both human and social development. It examines the relationship between philosophy and creativity as well as that between philosophy and national/societal development. Thereafter, it argues that the moral development of the people is a necessary though not a sufficient condition for socio-politico-economic cum scientific development to take place in a country. It discloses that prejudice, unfounded assumptions as well as over-emphasis on materialistic values are the major reasons for low patronage of philosophy by the public. After a thorough examination of the nature of philosophy and the inherent values and potentialities it has for the development of the individual and society, the paper goes on to conclude that until Nigerians realize that the goods of the mind are as important as the goods of the body, things may not really change for the better.
In some distributed and mobile communication models, a message disappears in one place and miraculously appears in another.