When discussing politics and meta-politics the concept of democracy and power naturally becomes the focus of the conversation. It is often said by those who support democracy (and sometimes even by those people who don't) that it is virtuous for three main reasons. To be clear, when I say Democracy, I mean Liberal Democracy in … Continue reading Liberal Democracy and Might Makes Right
Cover photo of Saint George - (1) Chapter one. Milton in context of his time: I will begin by putting the author into context of his time, so when I come to talk about the Philosophical problems contained within his text the reader will already be informed of what kind of writer he was, (2) … Continue reading John Milton’s Arianism and Theodicy in Paradise Lost.
When it comes to society and how we construct it we often run into a few issues. Primarily, the problem of politics is where rights do and do not extend; which leads to the discussion on whether taking those rights is ever right. Within modern society Liberalism is the status quo, and with that comes some essential assumptions … Continue reading God’s mistake – Liberalism and Totalitarianism
In this essay I will be discussing how action in society can be considered as individual as well as social. I'll be discussing this relation with reference to Max Weber (1864-1920) and his action theory. I'll begin by defining individual and social action, and Weber's four types of action and how they can be socially defined. I … Continue reading Individual and social action.
In this essay I will be attempting to answer the question: 'is it conceptually possible to forgive someone who does not show remorse?' Beginning this with the definition of forgiveness, pardoning, and neglect, I will then move on to an extreme example by Fyodor Dostoyevsky in his novel The Brothers Karamazov, going on to explore the possibility of forgiveness with no anger or resentment, and also … Continue reading Forgiveness with no remorse.
In this essay I will be attempting to answer the question 'Is it irrational to care differently about some happening on the basis of whether it lies in the past or in the future, and (in each case) how far?' When it comes to our past situations we certainly do care differently to how we … Continue reading The rationality of care across time.
In this essay I will be attempting to draw out the distinction between an action and a happening. Beginning with a definition of both an action and a happening, and moving swiftly onto an example to show how these definitions are used. I will be looking at action theories, all the while looking at refutations … Continue reading The distinction between an action and a happening.