In, Life That Does Not Deserve to Live, Giorgio Agamben aims to expand on Michel Foucault’s concepts of ‘biopower’ and ‘biopolitics’, to express the way in which the state has power over society in the way that ‘bare life’ is produced. He uses the Latin term homo sacer – literally translated to
There are various significant Golden Rules that Confucius expressed, although I only find a certain amount of them to be important in my life. On the other hand, I disagree with the rest of his reflection on human life. There is only one quote I strongly agree with,
Giorgione, an important Venetian figure during the High Renaissance period, painted Three Philosophers in 1509 with oil on canvas. When looking at the questions start to arise. What did he paint? Why did he paint it? Is it telling a story? Or is it a metaphor? There is no straight answer to
Part 1: Summarize “The Self” by George Herbert Mead
George Herbert Mead begins his article by highlighting that self is not something we are born with but rather a process we develop through our experiences and interactions with our social surroundings. Mead adds that we create an incomplete
Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed
Math or Art? By: Dan Ruehlman
It is obvious that without the human unearthing and understanding of mathematics we would not have the vast amounts of technological advancements we have today. The awareness of math is what allowed primitive civilizations to create
In his work, Hume says that causation is the most important relation. Using the notion of causation we constantly infer some facts from facts that are actually presented to us. This is done everyday by everyone. Hume gives the example of a man finding a watch on a desert island. From this fact,
Creation (Parmenides) vs. Evolution (Heraclitus)
Heraclitus was an ancient Greek philosopher who was born around 540 B.C. into an aristocratic family in Ephesus. Heraclitus however, was not a fan of popular
In the short story “Eveline” by James Joyce, Eveline is a young lady that has a troubled life. Much of her misery comes from her abusive father who is also very controlling. Even when she has the opportunity to leave with her boyfriend, Frank, to begin a new life she does
According to Jeffrey R. DiLeo, free will is “the view that people have freedom of decision or choice without coercion between alternative courses of action.”(p.1040)When it comes to Artie and Judd in the movie Compulsion; the boys were free to commit the murder of Pauly Kessler. I believe this
Fertility treatments are used when people want to have children, but are unable to conceive naturally. Usually this is because of some kind of medical problem, but occasionally people seek fertility treatment because they are in a homosexual relationship, or are they are
PHI 208 Final Exam
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1. According to Rachels, the “conventional doctrine” maintains that:
2. The Ring of Gyges gave the shepherd who
This quest, this need, to solve life's mysteries. In the end, what does it matter when the
human heart can only find meaning in the smallest of moments? They're here. Among us. In
the shadows. In the light. Everywhere. Do they even know yet?
We all imagine ourselves the agents of our
Chuang Tzu, and Mencius were two of the most important figures in Chinese philosophy and literature. Chuang Tzu was of the Taoist tradition; his works are eloquent and full of wonderful imagery. Mencius was a Confucian philosopher; as such his writings are more practical, and less colourful
1. How would you explain the various attachment styles identified based on the work of Bowlby and Ainsworth?
It's sufficiently simple to know when you are connected to somebody in light of the fact that you know how you feel when you are separated from that individual, and, being a grown-up,
When America dropped the atomic bomb on Japan during World War II, what was their
motive? Couldn’t they have gone with a simpler, less violent solution? This is one of the most
controversial examples of utilitarianism. It has been
Plato Worksheet (P4) and Reading:
Give a critical account of Plato’s arguments for the existence of the forms.
Plato’s argument for the existence of the forms is put through his character of Socrates and his argument of immortality. It would appear that Plato and Socrates disagree in as
There is a famous statement that"there is an old quarrel between philosophy and poetry". Well Plato is definitely a person who believes in it. He lived at a time where his city was in disaster after the Peloponnesian war and this helped him to contribute his ability in philosophy as well as
To clearly understand why Plato seems to find democracy and the democratic soul so objectionable you must first understand what democracy means. Plato's problem with democracy does not concern the system we know today nor does it directly concern Athenian democracy. Rather, it is the form of
INTRINSICIST EPISTEMOLOGY. Idealism. Idealism is a method of knowing reality this referred to as rationalism. Rationalism is the belief that reason, logic, or the intellect is the primary way of understanding reality. Philosophy (Rationalism) holds that
Happiness defined as the condition of being content; the concept of happiness is still vague, like a glance of a silhouette on the verge of the night---- fleeting beauty.
Happiness is commonly thought of as having a lot of money, overflowing love, or power; in short getting everything you
The Earth and its habitants are going through some changes made by the geography of the world’s religions. The fundamental cause for this change is the development of globalization in the world.
The movement of the different religious ethnicities in the post industrial societies has taken a
PHI 208 Week 4 Media Quiz
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1. What would best express Colonel Nicholson’s (Alec Guinness) view regarding what makes a soldier, as
In today’s world many businesses look for leaders that use critical thinking in their thinking. Why you ask? To know why you must have a clear understanding of what critical thinking is and how it has been applied in my own experience.
Discussion Questions 4
1.) According to Lao-tzu, what must the ruler provide the people with if they are to be happy?
“Try to make people happy, and you lay the groundwork for misery.” According to Lao-tzu, in order to make the people happy, the ruler must stop insisting that they find
Applied Social and Political Philosophy
What is fascism? Where did it come from? How is it affecting us today? These questions have come out of our class discussion of Mussolini and Hitler’s fascism ideals. I plan to flush out these
I have lived a long life, in which I have seen and learned many things during my travels. I have dedicated my life to passing on the words of the great philosopher Confucius. Confucius was a sage and social philosopher whose teachings have for many centuries influenced
“Did Socrates Commit Suicide?” Opinion Essay
After reading this essay I believe that you the reader will be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that Socrates did commit suicide. I will have convinced you that that is the very truth. I will draw upon three sources to come to my conclusion.
History of Asia
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The traditions of Asian society have developed over time through civilizations that share
some sort of filial, linguistic, religious, or otherwise cultural affiliation. Tradition is formed
When one thinks about philosophy, immediately Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle come to mind. However prior to Socrates, Western civilization was taught by rhetoricians skilled at discussion and debate who were known as Sophists. Socrates shared philosophical practices and interests with the