Emotions have largely been ignored by the classical theorists of sociology mostly due to its abstract, intangible and supposed ‘dangerous’ nature. It was only recently in contemporary times when a number of approaches on how to study emotions more closely were suggested. Out of all the different approaches suggested, I feel that the symbolic interactionist theory is the most convincing. This is because it ties in the aspect of individual agency and also overlaps with some of the other theories. While sociology revolves around the study of society, we tend to overlook the power one has over his actions.
At that time, most of Europe doubted that Leibniz founded calculus, and that it was Newton. The board that decided this was Voltaire’s peers, so this was an unjust decision. Another controversial topic was Leibniz’s ideology of religion/theodicy. “The Theodicy tries to justify the apparent imperfections of the world by claiming that it is optimal among all possible worlds.” (quote 3) He asserted that since God created all that God would not chose to create an imperfect world because otherwise God would have excluded those imperfections. He also stated that truths between philosophy and religion cannot dispute each
(Franklin 55) The Deism allowed Franklin to understand and tolerate different religion while maintaining his basics belief of divinity. Franklin criticizes that organized religions follow doctrines that interfere with people’s life unnecessarily. For example, even though Franklin respects the Quakers and their doctrines, he stresses that their “Principles against War” (Franklin 108) became a hindrance, not only to the government but also to the Quakers who “frequently” gave Franklin “Opportunities of seeing their Embarrassment” (Franklin 108) given by their
However, Socrates is not satisfied with such definition and responses to Euthyphro that many of conflicts exist among the gods and what is pleasant to one god might be unpleasant to another. Consequently, Euthyphro says that goodness is something pleasant to all gods. So at end of dialogue, Socrates have not agreed with Euthyphro and says “So I think you’ve just been playing games with me, Euthyphro. I asked you to tell me what holiness really is, and it seems you’ve sneakily refused to tell me” (Plato, 1984, p.49). Thereby, the dialogue leaves readers with unanswered question “Does goodness exist?” and if it exists what goodness is?
There are very few pieces of literature with more mystery surrounding them than Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. One of the aspects of the book that is still controversial is the topic of religion, and how religion comes into play in the book. Although multiple interpretations can be made into what was intended by Mary, since the title of the work includes “A Modern Prometheus” Greek mythology is inarguably present in her work. Similar to Prometheus Victor exceeds what the gods allow, and as a result of this is punished. Although the people of Greece were polytheistic, the god they gave their highest respect to was Zeus.
The “Rare Earth hypothesis” argues that the occurrence and development of those complex multi-cellular lives including highly intelligent human beings on the earth, require an extremely uncommon combination of, diverse geological, biological, chemical, meteorological and astrophysical factors, events and circumstances. This book report aims to summarize the main ideas in each chapter, in accordance with their importance and length. There is also a short conclusion at the end of the report. Content Summary Chapter one - Why Life Might Be Widespread in the Universe Extreme heat, extreme cold, extreme pressure, darkness and toxic-waste waters
During a time when the Greeks were laying the foundation for medicine they brought ideas that weren’t cultured accepted but they fought against the odds introducing a paradigm shift. Medicine in Ancient Greece was firmly influenced by the values of philosophy introduced by Plato and Aristotle. Hippocrates recognized as a noble physician, but also as an outstanding philosopher. In many of his teachings, he postulated, "The physician must insert wisdom in medicine" and didn’t want medicine to be another profession based off of profit. Instead he wanted to make it something seen as a duty for mankind.
In this paper I will examine why Socrates did not attempt to appease the jury in his Apology. Socrates is put on trial for corrupting the youth and believing in gods other than the gods of the city. I believe he chose not to appease the jury for three reasons: he is a man of pride, he does not fear death and additionally finds it shameful to fear death. Socrates is a man of pride. He has passion for his beliefs and values, and would rather die than give them up.
Even on his last day of existence, Socrates did not surrender his exploration of the nature of the soul. Using the Socratic Method and the Recollection Argument, he cleverly proved that the soul exists before birth and that it is immortal. In this paper, I will explain Socrates’ line of reasoning by using the words of the philosophers engaged in the discussion recollected in Phaedo and a metaphor of my own. Secondly, I will point out some limitations in the Recollection Argument, such as its exclusive definition of all learning as recollection and the negative perception of the body. Finally, I will assess the strength of Socrates’ premises and the conclusion to reach an overall evaluation of the argument that established a strong foundation
Spielvogel, Western Civilization, 64. 4. Spielvogel, Western Civilization, 64. making them think for themselves and question where their ideas are coming from. As well as this, it was his desire to also help men realize that they did not know everything and that they were not as wise as they believed themselves to be.5 Socrates himself realized that the only reason he could be considered "the wisest man on earth" was because he knew that he did not know everything. He says in his trial that neither he nor a man he spoke to "appears to know anything great and good" but that the other man acted as though he knew something, when in reality he did not.
Some of the major differences can be seen in the ideas of origin and the meaning of life. In today’s society, as a whole, most do not believe that the world was created because various gods were fighting or because a monster of chaos was destroyed. In a modern, Christian worldview, we believe God created us and the earth and that He genuinely cares for us. For us, the meaning of life is similar in the idea that happiness is a goal; however, we find meaning in what we do and how we impact others. The Mesopotamians on the other hand never gave much evidence to support the idea that they were invested in the people around them and making their lives better along with their own.
Collectivism, or group prioritized decision making, is widely regarded as a negative attribute when isolated. The world of Anthem is an example of a world based off of collectivism, where the most recent technology developed is a candle, which recently replaced torches. The world is undeniably primitive in some areas, but is clearly not in others. Almost all economic and social aspects of the society seemed to have been developed years ago, yet almost no progress has been made in scientific areas. Science isn’t likely to be a large or common factor in collectivist societies, and scientific research has a positive correlation to technological advances resulting in the lack of development in technology.