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Freedom and Responsibility – A Guide to Ethics. The Value of Freedom Some philosophers hold that freedom is intrinsically valuable; it is good for its own sake.

Freedom and Responsibility – A Guide to Ethics

The plausibility of this position may be illustrated by the (likely) fact that if you are walking along and someone shouts out in a commanding voice “STOP!” And you stop walking, you will rightly expect there to be a good reason that justified this interference. This supports the idea that we value liberty for its own sake and would limit it only if there is reason to do so (it would harm others or harm yourself or…). On the other hand, some philosophers see freedom as only instrumentally valuable, that is, only when it is used for good ends.

Right to Private Property. The right to private property is the social-political principle that adult human beings may not be prohibited or prevented by anyone from acquiring, holding and trading (with willing parties) valued items not already owned by others.

Right to Private Property

World Socialist Web Site - Marxist analysis, international working class struggles & the fight for socialism. The Putative Fascism of the Kyoto School. Abstract: Kyoto School thinkers have been labeled as fascists by a number of prominent contemporary critics, but their criticisms are not based on good scholarship.

The Putative Fascism of the Kyoto School

Important issues are obscured by such politically correct Japanology. Examples include an essay by Tetsuo Najita and H.D. Laissez Faire Capitalism. "Laissez Faire" is French for "leave alone" which means that the government leaves the people alone regarding all economic activities.

Laissez Faire Capitalism

It is the separation of economy and state. There are two ways that a government typically is tempted to interfere with the economy. The first is through the initiation of force, and the second is through socialized industries. Political doctrine.

Power and Ideology. Nation vs Culture - What's the difference? Etymology 1 (etyl) ).

Nation vs Culture - What's the difference?

Noun (en-noun) An historically constituted, stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, ethnicity and/or psychological make-up manifested in a common culture. Postmodern Politics. Postmodern Politics – Introduction Richard Rorty gives us a great snapshot of Postmodern politics, “I see the ‘orthodox’ (the people who think that hounding gays out of the military promotes traditional family values) as the same honest, decent, blinkered, disastrous people who voted for Hitler in 1933.

Postmodern Politics

I see the ‘progressives’ as defining the only America I care about.”1 As keen observers of the Postmodern condition, Steven Best and Douglas Kellner comment on the current status of Postmodern politics: “As with postmodern theory, there is no one ‘postmodern politics,’ but rather a conflicting set of propositions that emerges from the ambiguities of social change and multiple postmodern theoretical perspectives.”2 Postmodern politics takes a variety of forms.

First, Second, and Third World. And why is our music called world music?

First, Second, and Third World

I think people are being polite. What they want to say is that it's third world music. Like they use to call us under developed countries, now it has changed to developing countries, it's much more polite. Miriam Makeba The First, the Second, and the Third World. ED216631. Free Love: Angela and Ezra Heywood. Feb 13, 2015 Sex radicals Angela and Ezra Haywood published the periodical The Word, often battling censors in their effort to get government out of the bedroom.

Free Love: Angela and Ezra Heywood

The scenery of today’s libertarian movement is, for better or worse, a far cry from that of the radical, varied, and distinctly left wing libertarian milieu of the nineteenth century, a time when libertarians attacked the social and economic status quo with pertinacious spirit. Angela and Ezra Heywood’s trailblazing periodical The Word, published in Princeton, Massachusetts by the couple’s Co-operative Publishing Company between 1872 and 1893,1 presents a confluence of the radical reform projects of its time, from free love, free expression, and feminism to labor reform. The free love movement based itself on the distinctly libertarian argument that decisions about love, sex, and family planning ought to be completely freed from the sway of ecclesiastical and governmental authorities. 1.) 2.) 3.) What is Marxism. QUESTION: What is Marxism?

What is Marxism

Syntheses. Intersubjectivity. Education for democracy @ the encyclopedia of informal education. Contents: · introduction · the meaning of democracy and the meaning of education · John Dewey, democracy and education · A.

education for democracy @ the encyclopedia of informal education

S. Neill on democratic schooling · · further reading and references One of the major tasks that education must perform in a democratic society, Kelly (1995: 101) argues, ‘is the proper preparation of young citizens for the roles and responsibilities they must be ready to take on when they reach maturity’. Others put the case that this is the aim of education: We can conclude that ‘political education’ – the cultivation of the virtues, knowledge and skills necessary for political participation - has moral primacy over other purposes of public education in a democratic society.

For many of the ancient Greeks such participation was a good in itself. Recognize that we share many common interests. In this view, we do not simply add together individuals and get society. Theory and Practice of the Gift Economy. Theory and Practice of the Gift Economy by Genevieve Vaughan Women’s Worlds, Ottawa, July 7, 2011 Download a PDF I have been working on the idea of a gift economy since the 1960’s.

In the early days no one was interested or even understood what I was saying but over the years interest in a free economy has grown among people seeking alternative ways of living and the internet has made the term ‘gift economy’ almost a household word. Liberalism. What Are Intractable Conflicts? Definition "Intractability" is a controversial concept, which means different things to different people. Some people on the initial BI project team intensely dislike the term, as they saw it as too negative: intractable conflicts are impossible to resolve, they say, so people think they are not worth dealing with.

Political science. Socialinclusionusa. The five faces of social inclusion: Theory and methods underpinning approaches to the measurement of social inclusion for children with disabilities - School of Sociology - ANU. Date and time: Mon, 27/08/2012 - 13:00 - 14:00 Rebecca Taylor, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Sociology, ANU, Larry Saha Room, Haydon Allen Building #2175 ‘Social inclusion’ is increasingly identified within key policy documents as a desired outcome for people with disabilities. Drawing on the insights gathered, there appears to be five faces (perspectives) of social inclusion that are relevant to its measurement: • Economic participation • Health and access to services • Personal independence and self determination • Education • Interacting with society and fulfilling social roles.

Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961. Welfarism - Encyclopedia of Health Economics - Welfarism and Extra. J. Bp1. Culture definition. Fascism: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics.