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.
In this essay I will be attempting to see if a person can only be morally responsible for what they have done if they could have done otherwise. I will take a look at each view that impacts the conclusion to this answer, and then set out my own answer to this question. When we … Continue reading Moral responsibility and society.
In this essay I will be attempting to explain what the necessary connection between cause and effect entails, and whether or not it is logically founded. I will be looking at Plato, Aristotle, Russell, Hume and Kant respectively to set out the problem with causality and what kind of conclusions can be made about it … Continue reading The necessary connection between cause and effect.