Relativism

Convicting Raskolnikov Dostoevsky's views on Criminal Justice
Convicting Raskolnikov Dostoevsky's views on Criminal Justice
Convicting Raskolnikov Dostoevsky's views on Criminal Justice At the close of Crime and Punishment, Raskolinkov is convicted of Murder and sentenced to seven years in Siberian prison. Yet even before the character was conceived, Fyodor Dostoevsky had already convicted Raskolinkov in his mind (Frank, Dostoevsky 101). Crime and Punishment is the final chapter in Dostoevsky's journey toward understanding the forces that drive man to sin, suffering, and grace. Using ideas developed in Notes from Un
History--Historical Analysis of Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird The
History--Historical Analysis of Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird The
History--Historical Analysis of Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird The Painted Bird Recibio una 'A plus' para ese papel! An obscure village in Poland, sheltered from ideas and industrialization, seemed a safe place to store one¹s most precious valuable: a 6-year-old boy. Or so it seemed to the parents who abandoned their only son to protect him from the Nazis in the beginning of Jerzy Kosinski¹s provocative 1965 novel The Painted Bird. After his guardian Marta dies and her decaying corpse and hut
Ethical Absolutism vs Ethical Relativism
Ethical Absolutism vs Ethical Relativism
Ethical Absolutism vs Ethical Relativism W. T. Stace, a philosopher, in contrast to the view of the cultural relativist, argues that one cannot conclude that all moral actions are relative. He talks about two moral theories, ethical absolutism and ethical relativism, and presents arguements for and against each. He groups ethical absolutists as the right wing, the conservative and the old fashioned, and the ethical relativists as the left wing, the up to date fellows, the revolutionaries. Eth
Conservatism
Conservatism
Conservatism CONSERVATISM... 2 Theorizing about Conservative Ideology.. 2 Development of Conservatism during 20th Century.. 3 Kinds of Conservatism.. 3 Conservatism in Turkey.. 4 Conservative Policies. 4 Conservatism is support the constrained governmental power 4 Conservatism feeds the democratic culture. 5 Conservatism support free market 5 The Relation between Conservatism and Liberalism.. 6 Conservative Democrats.. 6 Islam and Democracy, together?. 6 CONSERVATISM Theorizing about Conservativ
Dialogue
Dialogue
Dialogue: 9D Justin: What do you prefer to be, ‘Human Universalism’ or ‘Cultural Relativism’? Jamie: I say, ‘Human Universalism’. How about you? Justin: I totally dissagree with you. I’m for ‘Cultural Relativsm. I think it is very wrong to have all the world the same. If there would be a culural relativism, then every single country could have their own rights and wrongs. Jamie: Ummm… But the life would be so much easier if every country would have the same rights. Justin: No it wouldn’t! Just t
Human Culture
Human Culture
Human Culture I use the term culture to refer collectively to a society and its way of life or in reference to human culture as a whole. The Modern technical definition of culture, as socially patterned human thought and behavior, was originally proposed by the nineteenth-century British anthropologist, Edward Tylor. This definition is an open-ended list, which has been extended considerably since Tylor first proposed it. Some researchers have attempted to create exhaustive universal lists of t
John Locke
John Locke
John Locke: An Historical Analysis of His Thought and Life Intro to Church History Dec. 10/99 Box #260 John Locke (1632-1704) is perhaps one of the most influential philosophers the world has ever seen. His writings became the basis of the eighteenth century enlightenment reason. Basil Willey describes Locke’s influence as such, “Locke stands at the end of the seventeenth century, and at the beginning of the eighteenth; his work is at once a summing-up of seventeenth century conclusions and the
The Modern Values of Midpointery A Plea for Conversation
The Modern Values of Midpointery A Plea for Conversation
The Modern Values of Midpointery: A Plea for Conversation Philosophy 379A January 9, 2004 In the present age, audiences are not hard to be found, but rather the people that seem to be scarce. To the Single Individual, When you first started me thinking about this project, there were so many different possibilities I could have followed. The writings of Kierkegaard inspired and moved me in ways that I hope no college student ever graduates without, and I wanted to write you something that includ
Ethical Relativism
Ethical Relativism
Ethical Relativism Standards of right and wrong are the mere products of time and culture. Morality is a neutral concept - there is no such thing as an absolute right or wrong. Instead, morality is defined by what is 'good' or 'bad' in a given society, by the social norms. What held true twenty thousand, two thousand or even two hundred years ago may or may not hold true now. The human race has grown and continues to expand; our technology, culture, customs, and laws constantly change and evolve
Plato's The Theaetetus
Plato's The Theaetetus
Plato's The Theaetetus Man is the Measure of All Things, of the Things That Are, That They Are, and of the Things That Are Not, That They are Not. ******** Each and Every Event is For Me as it Appears for Me and For You as it Appears for You Philosophy 290-29B April 1, 2004 In this paper I will examine the discussions between Socrates and Theaetetus concerning Protagoras' proposal that man is the measure of all things, of the things that are, that they are, and of the things that are not, that
Power and Alienation
Power and Alienation
Power and Alienation Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979), a famous Frankfurt school philosopher and Michel Foucault (1926-1984), a philosopher, psychologist and teacher, have very different ideas about sexuality, power, economy and pleasure. While Marcuse maintained the idea that the body should be used as an instrument of pleasure over labor, Foucault believed that society should strive for a new economy characterized as bodies and pleasures. Both give great insight and detail to their arguments, but M
BOOK REVIEW
BOOK REVIEW
BOOK REVIEW Scientific racism claims that biological inheritance determines the character and behavior of social groups we identify as races. Despite its history of oppression and genocide, the scientific defense of racial inequality demonstrates a disturbing persistence. Murphy Ballen’s study of scientific racism in Great Britain and the United States in the 1920s and 1930s appropriately deals not with its demise but with its retreat. Making extensive use of private correspondence, Ballen relat
When people hear the word Buddhism many times its name reflects stereo
When people hear the word Buddhism many times its name reflects stereo
When people hear the word Buddhism, many times its name reflects stereotypes and misunderstandings. Typically people will think of Chinese and Japanese monks in strict meditaion, however Buddhism is really a generic term for various philosophic, religious, ethical, and sociological forms based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha. They come from the main doctrine of the Four Noble Truths which says that there is suffering (which may more accurately be ‘frustration’), suffering has a cause, the cau
Until today many text books are satisfied with the approach to economi
Until today many text books are satisfied with the approach to economi
Until today many text books are satisfied with the approach to economics via a scientific breakdown of the processes of production, distribution, and consumption of wealth in human society. However, this is too simple a definition to explain what is actually entailed in economics. It is impossible to project absolute scientific models or axioms of value correlated material. Those who construct universal models,… propose that within ethnographic data there exists an objective reality which may b
In the critical essay Deep Play Notes on the Balinese Cockfight by C
In the critical essay Deep Play Notes on the Balinese Cockfight by C
In the critical essay, Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight by Clifford Geertz, the author describes a very important part of the Balinese culture - the cockfight. This fight represents more than it first appears. Cockfights are well attended events by men only. Bets are taken on these events. However, the money isn’t all that is at stake. It’s significance to kin, masculinity and other such items is another point Geertz expresses. Percy writes about the common and the complex readers,
The Death of Socrates
The Death of Socrates
The Death of Socrates Socrates shows much philosophical stamina as he, immediately upon awakening at the break of dawn, engages in a philosophically rich conversation with his friend Crito. Crito has come to Socrates' prison chamber to beg Socrates to accept a plan of escape. Assuring Socrates that no harm would come to him or anyone else involved in the escape, Crito argues that Socrates would actually be doing wrong by not escaping. The argument employed by Crito is four-fold: 1. Socrates is
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece During the Greek Golden Age, art and philosophy expressed hellenic weltanschauung , their unique outlook on the world and way of life. Through the works of artists, playwrights, and philosophers, one can see both sides of the conflicted systems of the world, such as; good vs. evil, order vs. chaos, stability vs. flux, relativism vs. absolutism and balance and harmony. The Greeks were materialists. They adopted the philosophical doctrine which says that physical matter is the only
Drug Debate
Drug Debate
Drug Debate Drugs Debate Junk yields a basic formula of evil virus: *The Algebra of Need*. The face of evil is always the face of total need. A dope fiend is a man in total need of dope. Beyond a certain frequency need knows absolutely no limit or control. In the words of total need: *Wouldn't you*? Yes you would. You would lie, cheat, inform on your friends, steal, do *anything* to satisfy total need. Because you would be in a state of total sickness, total possession, and not in a position to
Long Dead
Long Dead
Long Dead I. Dewey's View of Science Science is very near the core of everything that Dewey said regarding society, education, philosophy, and human beings. Typical of his overall approach to science is his statement that Ultimately and philosophically, science is the organ of general social progress. According to Dewey, only the scientific method allows for maximum possible comprehensiveness, is the only one compatible with the democratic way of life, lends itself to public scrutiny, and is the
Good Country People
Good Country People
Good Country People Good Country People: Like Julian in Everything that Rises Must Converge, Hulga is a proud intellectual and has little doubt of her belief in nothingness. However, by the end, she has fallen prey to the same naive stereotypes as her mother. Do you think her beliefs are based on reason or on the desire to distinguish herself from the ignorance which is all around her? Hulga accentuates her wooden leg by making unnecessary noises when she walks and plays up the deformity by wear
Originality of Philosophy
Originality of Philosophy
Originality of Philosophy Feb.25.1997 What is philosophy? What does a philosopher really do? Questions like these can be answered in a review of Philosophy Now. What can possibly be answered.....questions which have them. And what is it that philosophers study? Generally, most philosophers study questions in which there is no rational or justifiable answer. And the type of articles in the magazine are very interesting because they elighten the reader to question the answers. Some of the articles
Relativism The Tangible Theory
Relativism The Tangible Theory
Relativism: The Tangible Theory Since the beginning of rational thought, philosophers have searched for the true meaning of morality. Many theorists have attempted to answer this question with reasoning, in an attempt to find a universal set of rules, or a way to distinguish right from wrong. Some theorists believe that this question is best answered by a single moral standard, while others debate if there can be a single solution. Cultural Relativism explores the idea that there can be no one m
Sociological Theory Positivistic Interpretative and Critical
Sociological Theory Positivistic Interpretative and Critical
Sociological Theory: Positivistic, Interpretative, and Critical Comment on the three types of sociological theories, explain and argue, based on your library or Internet research, which type of theory is the most appropriate theory for sociology to adopt. The three general types of sociological theory are positivistic, interpretive and critical theory.In determining which theory is the most appropriate for sociology to adopt,a basic understanding of each theory's strengths and weaknesses is nece
History--Historical Analysis Of Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird
History--Historical Analysis Of Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird
History--Historical Analysis Of Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird The Painted Bird Recibio una 'A plus' para ese papel! An obscure village in Poland, sheltered from ideas and industrialization, seemed a safe place to store ones most precious valuable: a 6-year-old boy. Or so it seemed to the parents who abandoned their only son to protect him from the Nazis in the beginning of Jerzy Kosinskis provocative 1965 novel The Painted Bird. After his guardian Marta dies and her decaying corpse and hut a
Chapter 6 : Social responsibility and NGO
Chapter 6 : Social responsibility and NGO
Chapter 6 : Social responsibility and NGO What is corporate social responsibility? Corporate social responsibility (CSR): is defined as the duty of s a company\'s management to work in the best interests of the society it relies on for its resources, to advance the welfare of society, and to act as a good glob al citizen through its policies. CSR take s forms including: Making charitable donations Treating employees ethically Being environmentally conscious Ensuring safe working environments Sp