Social & Political Philosophy

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Philosophical Theory

In the first class discussion, Psychological Zombies and Ignorance, we dipped our toes into a pond of philosophical thought about life and what’s really going on. We started with the theory that you (or I, but not both) are the only conscious mind in existence and everyone else is just a psychological zombie, or rather … Continue reading

Phils Day Off Object – Heather

My group consisted of Socretes, Plato, Aristotle, and Confucius. My philosopher, Confucius was very much an outsider considering Socretes taught Plato who taught Aristotle, and meanwhile Confucius was buried in China and had been for a century. However, gathering from the discussion my group had, the philosophical findings of Confucius relate to Socretes and Plato, … Continue reading

Confucius – Heather

Confucius was a Chinese philosopher that lived about 5 centuries BC. He is arguably one of the most influencial philosophers of all time and his philosophies still have a huge impact on Chinese culture and even (more subtly) the rest of the world. His teachings primarily surround behavioural studies and therefore relationships. Confucian teachings base themselves … Continue reading

David Foster Wallce

David Foster Wallace was born on February 21st 1962 and studied English and Philosophy in college following the proffessions of his parents.  Wallace became highly concerned with televesion’s “pretty hand [that] has my generation by the throat” and began disecting this problem through irony and ridicule. He had spent his last 20 years of his … Continue reading

Small collection of Nietzsche’s work..

http://nietzsche.holtof.com/select.htm Enjoy!

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Selected Readings for Philosophy 12 from SoundEagle for mid 2013

Hello readers, learners and teachers, SoundEagle would like to introduce to all and sundry the following multidisciplinary posts as additional materials for reading, learning and/or discussion. Please note that some of the extended discussions in the commenting sections of the posts are also illuminating. Further comments and discussions are welcome. SoundEagle in Debating Animal Artistry and … Continue reading

Is “True Democracy” A Good Idea? – Jennifer and Clayton

Should the government reflect or impose the values of society? At first glance, it seems like a simple question to answer. The basic definition of a “democratic government” is a government representing its citizens in the decisions they make. But what happens when the views of the people could potentially lead to self-destruction? There are … Continue reading

Good and Right- Zoe and Keagan

Who decides what is right in society? There is the good, and there is the right. What is good is what we find to hold value in and of itself, the things that have an intrinsic value. It would be good not kill people. The good however is not always a shared concept, people don’t … Continue reading

Democracy’s Pillar of Support – Greg and Stephanie

“Democracy means a system of government in which all the people of a country can vote to elect their representatives. Media came into existence in 1780 with the introduction of a newspaper namely The Bengal Gazette and since then it has matured leaps and bounds. It has been playing a very important role in shaping … Continue reading