Sita was blinded by the context of his book in such a way that he completely failed to consider the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and simply branded him as a failure since. In addition, the context influenced his work in such a way that he used it to insult the faith of other people besides indicating that the constitution of India allowed people to convert into any religion if they wished to. He completely ignored other factors that influence behaviors such that he concluded Pope John Paul II invites for a televised question-answer program was a sign of loss of power. Clearly, such activities are affected by the advancement in technology and changes in culture but not necessarily by a loss of power or
René Descartes, a rationalist philosopher finds uncertainty in almost everything including his senses, memory, body and the physical world. Everything besides the fact he is a res cogitans (thinking thing). He puts forth this idea in his second meditation of his most famous works, Meditations On First Philosophy, published in 1641. This analytic style of writing opens by considering any belief that was the slightest bit doubtful, as false. Descartes felt the need for this “hyperbolic doubt” in order to reach an impartial truth.
Author explained each idea he presented very comprehensively. But however, as mentioned earlier, his claim lost its credibility because he fails to evaluate the subjects from different angles as he based his whole essay restricted to very specific situation. He should have analyzed various scenarios and should have evaluated moral damage accordingly. Furthermore, he only focuses on sale of the kidney, but, there are many other stronger controversies for other organs sale such as liver and tissues such as bone marrow, umbilical cord etc. which he completely neglects, committing a fallacy, he over simplifies his claim only based on his chosen situation.
Unlike most individuals, gandhi did not consider the use of soul force as a cowardly action, but rather, one that requires great audacity, as it involves direct communication with the oppressor. When asked for some concrete evidence of his ideology, Gandhi stated that without soul force, the universe would cease to exist. He very cleverly went on to say that, had it not been for soul-force, the world would have perished at the hands of wars and battles a very long time ago. When asked how pertinent the ideology is to Indians, Gandhi cited the example of a village in a principality, where the villagers opposed the command issued by the prince by leaving the village. the prince was eventually forced to give in, and apologized to his
During this period, freedom of feelings and creativity. This may have lead to Extreme Skepticism to occur after all the writings infused with strong feelings. Sigmund Freud's book Civilisation and its Discontents prove that his writings make him one of the founders of Modernism. The theme of “Conscience and the Super-Ego” (Gradesaver, Civilisation and its Discontents) plays out in the book as a form of Skepticism. He argues that the Super-Ego is responsible for the “discontents” that human beings experience in civilisation as “The super-ego often puts severe demands on the individual that he cannot realistically met, causing great unhappiness.” (Gradesaver, Civilisation and its Discontents).
This verifies Thoreau’s beliefs regarding voting and court situations. Those who religiously watched “Twenty-One,” criticized Stempel for his truthful claims. Dan Enwright said “He blames Charles Van Doren for his downfall. And of course, the real downfall of Herbert Stempel has always been Herbert Stempel.” People targeted Stempel because he had not been born into a wealthy family and a luxurious lifestyle, and therefore, they assumed that he was only speaking up for the fame and money. Thoreau commented that “A man has not everything to do, but something; and because he cannot do everything, it is not necessary that he should do something wrong,” (Thoreau p.25) referencing that men do not have the powers of the Divine, otherwise, they have the power to lie and dominate
The fundamental arbiters of change from the Old World to the New World were: Capitalism, Colonialism, Modernity and Nationalism. Hind Swaraj is a staunch critique of all these four concepts. In this text, he not only completely does away with modern civilization, but also critiques the individuality in civil society. He believed that India was being ground down, not by the British heel but under that of modern civilization; the end result of these means was that the people were turning away from God. I would like to draw attention to how the Gandhian theory of life
Gandhi also wrote in his autobiography that “This shocked changed the course of my life” (Mandelbaum, 1973). Mandelbaum’s study (1973) also mentioned that “Gandhi was turning away from the course that was culturally indicated and from conduct that was socially convenient”.Thus, it is not hard to say that this insult gave Gandhi the self-determination of refusing being affected by the cultural and social
Descartes definitely has a method to his skeptical reasoning. In his First Meditation of his writing on the Meditations of the First Philosophy Descartes goes about a lengthy, (not as lengthy as Kant) explanation of the process he is about to induct into his reasoning until he comes to a respectable conclusion of truth. Reason now leads me to think that I should hold back my assent form opinions which are not completely certain and indubitable...So, for the purpose of rejecting all my opinions, it will be enough if I find in each of them at least some reason for doubt...Whatever I have up till now accepted as most true I have acquired either from the senses or through the senses. But from time to time I have found that the senses deceive, and it is prudent never to trust completely those who have deceived us even once. (Descartes, Selected Philosophical Writings,76) Descartes gives a hint that he is not leaving the
Boko Haram uses uneducated people to their purposes and does everything possible to maintain people uneducated. Adolf Hitler said in his magnum opus of Nazism „Mein Kampf“, that propaganda must not be rational and based on science, instead of that it should influence the feelings of the large amount of the frustrated individuals. If done right, it´s easy to get the attention and support of a large number of people ( Paul 2005, 112). Boko Haram uses methods described by Pakistani journalist Abdul Ala Maududi who was the first to create the theoretical framework for islamist terrorism. Maududi emphasized fear which the islamic values and tradition will extinct because of the western secular influence.