It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that C.S. Lewis is for me what one calls a “special author”, the one that has considerably influenced my opinion about a number of important things. Not just a favorite author, but exactly a special one.
In modern times it became very fashionable to treat the city as a form of human coexistence in a definitely negative way due to a variety of reasons: both the industrial plants and streets overfilled with cars produce most pollution on the Earth, people have to live in overcrowded conditions, drink water full of chemical substances, eat food of uncertain origins and so on. However, can the city really be considered to be responsible for our troubles?
I think, I wouldn’t be very original if I say that the image of a villain that has impressed me more than the majority of other literary images of this kind is the infamous Lord Vetinari from Pratchett’s Discworld series, even though he does not technically belong to that category. Nevertheless, he can hardly be called a positive character.
The discovery of antibiotics could be readily placed among the inventions that truly changed the face of the world and the way of humans’ existence. However, nowadays they are often considered to be something not so good, the last resort or even something that shouldn’t be used at all. However, are there any foundations to this theory?
Gilbert Keith Chesterton is generally known as the author of a long series of philosophical detective stories about Father Brown; and, although these stories have a very distinct Christian subtext, they are still not the major work of this essayist, theologian and novelist. It is in his novels where he manages to express his ideas best – brilliantly and in an extremely fascinating and slightly mad way.nopsis the plot may seem incoherent, it makes much more sense in the way Chesterton presents it, inters
Ecologists often say that every time any species disappears, it disappears for good, without any possibility for it to come back. It is said that every time this happens the diversity of organic life decreases and suffers and, because we cause it, we should do everything to protect the species that can potentially disappear.
The main idea on which the whole free market economics was formulated by Adam Smith in his Wealth of Nations: it is the principle of the so-called “invisible hand”, according to which the people when nobody controls their economic behavior, tend to achieve much better results when compared to the situation when some kind of control is imposed on them.
The world has changed drastically over the last 20 and especially the last 10 years; what we see now is very distant from what existed at that time. That means, naturally, that children that were born within this period, especially during the last decade, are growing up in a completely different environment than the one to which we were accustomed. They are surrounded by computers and other digital devices from the day they are born; what was an unusual novelty for us is an integral part of their life, something that is as usual for us as cars and phones.
Aldous Huxley is most known for such his works as Brave New World and Point Counter Point that have been written when he had already been quite a well-known writer with good reputation, and was expected to write books of high quality; unfortunately, it led to his earlier novels, for instance, Crome Yellow, falling into obscurity, although they by no means deserve it.
Teaching is a very delicate process that requires a lot of attention from the point of view of teacher. According to an opinion that has been very popular during the last few decades, it is creative methods of teaching that really make this process effective. But is it really that important?