The goal of any insurrection is to become irreversible. It becomes irreversible when you've defeated both authority and the need for authority (TCI) The catastrophe is not coming, it is here. We are already situated within the collapse of a civilization. It is within this reality that we must choose sides. To no longer wait is... to enter into the logic of insurrection (TCI) It's enough just to say what is before our eyes and not to shrink from the conclusions (TCI) What strategies and...
How does a mind with a Utilitarian train of thought on the subject of Imprisonment, Rehabilitation, and Recidivism differ from that of a Deontological train of thought? Different trains of thought institute different ways of thinking and conclusions developed. What is it that makes a criminal turn back to his ways of criminal activity? What makes our national criminal justice system put people to death instead of rehabilitating them? With the same amount of money that we as tax payers pay...
Rodney Stark, a contemporary thinker on the Sociology of Religion, has been seen to challenge the widely accepted view that secularisation is occurring within modern society. By looking at his theory of religion based on Rational Choice Theory we can see how he proposes that Religion is a necessary concept for society, which is unlikely to disappear. Many theorists have concluded that Stark's theory is inadequate for a number of reasons. Through close examination of his theories, and of...
Replication is a popular topic when it comes to the topic of science fiction. This is mainly represented in the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. The mass production of the androids within the novel brings up the question of validity that is posed when anything is duplicated in that manner. The situation of mass production initializes the search for their original. And the question of whether the duplicates should be of less value. The androids in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep...
According to encyclopedias human beings are defined as organisms having human attributes which are the representatives of the sympathies of human nature. This definition is not wrong, but it is not the only definition of human being. According to my understanding, human beings are not differentiated clearly by this definition. A human being has a structure normally consists of one nose, two legs, two arms, two ears, two eyes, and so forth. We know from the studies that human beings somehow...
This piece of work will mainly focus on the comparison and contrasting the ethical issues that were addressed by Immanuel Kant and Utilitarians Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. The paper will discuss their work separately in order to make it easy for the reader to understand and find this study a fruitful resource regarding the topic.Kant's Ethics:As far as Kant's vision of morality is concerned, it was suitable for the kind of zombies that would occupy that sort of Kantian world: which is...
In this essay I will show that while Clarke makes a strong claim that our experience establishes the existence of chains of dependent beings, and that the chain must be (a) caused by an aprioi cause or be an aspect of an infinite continuation of contingent beings which begins with a necessary/independent being; the argument does not justify the possibility of an independent, contingent deity that caused the universe. This conclusion will be supported by a string of critiques and a discussion of...
Aristotle was born in 384BC, in a small town called Stageria which was situated in northern Greece. The king at that time was King Amyntas of Macedon and Aristotle's father, Nicomachus, was the kings doctor and physician. Aristotle's mother was called Phaestis. He moved to Athens in 367BC, where he became a student of Plato's academy which was called the Platonic circle. Plato was the student of Socrates. Along with his predecessors, Plato and Socrates, Aristotle still is recognised as one of...
At a glance, Greek mathematics would appear to possess the most influence on modern mathematics from methods of integration (developed from Eudoxus' method of exhaustion) to the rigid logic adhered to in modern mathematics and would thus explain this thesis' choice of comparing Greek mathematics. On the other hand, ancient Chinese mathematics appears to have differed largely from Greek mathematics in terms of development and for that reason was chosen for comparison in order to explore the...
Discrimination may be defined as "the wrongful act of distinguishing illicitly among people not on the basis of individual merit but on the basis of prejudice or some other morally invidious attitude." []  Some forms of discrimination are unlawful under the act of law and some examples include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act as well as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. But does it mean that acts of discrimination prohibited under the law are unethical and those that are...