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This is an image of the brain of Charles J Guiteau who shot president Garfield in 1881. With this specimen, you can see a real life "guilty mind." Guiteau was hung in 1882 where his brain was saved. Experts of the time said that the lob-sidedness or…

A detailed annotation of a quote from "Oroonoko" by Aphra Behn that gives insight into the inner workings of his mind, including his views of revenge, suicide, and his own identity.

This is an in depth analysis of the introduction to Fantomina. My annotations highlight the social structure of the 18th century as described by the author of Fantomina. Location, appearance, and attitude are examples of highlights of social class…

Fantomina writes letters to Beauplaisir as multiple characters, and receives responses from each of them. The annotations explore the complexity of their relationship and what her initial response means.

An annotated excerpt of "The Case of Madame Mary Carleton" where she describes women who have done things similar to her and how she does not view her actions as immoral.

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At the same time that European philosophers were struggling with the idea of the mind, East Asian cultures were developing their own interpretation of the human brain. This image, found in a Tibetan Monastery, provides insight into how many…

This is an excerpt from Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. He uses a metaphor to explain how we understand the operations of certain things without knowing the underlying reasons or principles behind it. He mentions that we are…

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From the British Library, Samuel Taylor Coleridge often linked poetry to dreams, and maintained that the imagination was equally active in both. His dreams were at times fuelled by his use of opium. After initially using the drug as a medical…

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From the British Library, Samuel Taylor Coleridge often linked poetry to dreams, and maintained that the imagination was equally active in both. His dreams were at times fuelled by his use of opium. After initially using the drug as a medical…

In this excerpt, William Godwin claims that "benevolent feeling" comes from the heart and guides behavior and decisions. This hypothesis differs from that of Locke, who would say that our decisions are guided by our experiences and the reflection…
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