Genie the Wild Child Analysis & Behavior

Developmental Issues Genie is socially, cognitively and physically developmentally delayed.  Due to her severe isolation she has never learned to vocalize. Although she can visualize it is as if she has no sight due to the severe confinement she experienced. She displays physical oddities including walking like a bunny and spitting, due to her incapability…

Music Learning Theory: Edwin E. Gordon Analysis

As modern society advances in technology, science and philosophy; many new theories and methods of music education evolve. Learning music theory is a method of music education which is developed by Edwin E. Gordon who is a well-known researcher, teacher, author, editor and lecturer (GIML). Music Learning Theory is a process by which Gordon explains…

Plato & the Meno: Recollection

What is the essential difference between belief, knowledge or true understanding?  How can it be defined, what are its origins, and how is it attained?  These questions are addressed in the subject of epistemology, the theory of knowledge.  Much of the framework for developments in epistemology comes from the classical Greek thinkers, primarily Plato.  Plato…

The Human Soul: Thomas Aquinas

In Aristotle’s previous extract, he explained the notion of the soul as a separate entity distinct from the body. This troubled Christian philosophers-theologians for they wanted to re-unite Aristotle’s philosophy with the doctrines of the church. In the “Summa Theologiae” one can see that there are pieces of Aristotelian philosophy like the description of the…

Socrates and Euthyphro: Defining Philosophical Terms Analysis

In the reading Euthyphro: Defining Philosophical Terms we come across two main characters, Socrates and Euthyphro. The reading begins with Socrates encountering Euthyphro outside the court of Athens. Socrates has been called to court on charges of impiety by a young man names Meletus. The reason for his indictment of impiety is the act of…