philosophy bites Is it ever morally acceptable to kill one person to save five? Most people think that it can be. But are we consistent in this?
The question of free will.
Welcome to Day Four of iHomeschool Network’s Print-a-Palooza, an extravaganza that will no doubt require you to stock up on printer ink! Please enjoy this collection of free history and geography printables from bloggers all around the world. Feel free to linkup your own printables! Coming Thursday: science printables Linkup requirements: Only link to your own printables (created and owned by you.)Only link to free printables.Link to the post or page that includes the download link to your printable. Free History and Geography Printables | iHomeschoolNetwork
A version of this review originally appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, 4th January 2013. It is reproduced here with permission. On the Offensive: a review of Jeremy Waldron The Harm in Hate Speech (Harvard, 2012) by Nigel Warburton virtual philosopher
Sociocracy - thebigview.com
Past Life Analysis
Jerry Mander’s new book, The Capitalism Papers, has a promising subtitle: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System. None of the hedging of bets there that constrains much progressive social critique in the US. In liberal punditry, the acceptable spectrum of discourse does not even permit use of the word, and in the foundation-sponsored non-profit sector, such talk would be financial suicide. Nor are US trade unions, what’s left of them, anti-capitalist. (In fact their leaders explicitly claim their aim is to get capitalism to work better.) As he correctly points out, there is an unspoken consensus: “it is as if global capitalism” – a human creation – “occupies a virtually permanent existence, like a religion, a gift of God, infallible.” Six Arguments for the Elimination of Capitalism
An Open Letter to Students Returning to School
TEDxStanford - Ken Taylor - Plato, democracy and me
The essential question of my political heritage class (Plato to Aquinas) has been how ancient philosophers answer and interact with the philosophy of moderns. In particular, we examine places where the arguments of the Classic philosophers critique modern understandings of equality. Si’l te plait, my answer after the read more. unnamed pearl
Kopitiam Ekonomi: Free Your Mind, Chain Your Wallet - Free Education
Gillard labels Abbott a misogynist
Photograph by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images. One summer day in the mid-1990s, Spencer Kaplan climbed aboard a bus at the camp where he was a counselor-in-training, sat down next to a little boy of about 9, and thought, “My God, I want to kiss him.” Spencer—a pseudonym—was 14. He was a short, sensitive teenager who wore high tops and backward baseball caps. Stop childhood sexual abuse: How to treat pedophilia
Philosophy since the Enlightenment, by Roger Jones
I will prove that the Earth is flat. Let me first say that Pi Molitor Patel hates agnostics but I don’t mind. I bear no grudge against Pi. That is settled. Life of Pi (pronounced as the greek letter, I heard some people saying it wrong) is an arresting book full of wonders and allegories. It is exactly with the improbability and strangeness of the story, the omega bengal tiger, the carnivorous floating island, the docile meerkats, that the book dares you to examine your faith (or the lack thereof). Given that all stories are valid; it asks: would you choose a life of amazement over a life of dry, yeastless factuality?
The Art of Complex Problem Solving
The latest buzz for smokers who are trying to quit the habit is the electric cigarette or otherwise known as the e-cigarette. Seemingly out of the blue, the market sprung up a way out to help people quit their smoking and with good reason, this piece of equipment is not really a cigarette. It is just meant to help soothe your cravings for a joint in the same way nicotine stickers and gums do. UNHCR - Mot alla odds - Välj språk
Nominalizations Are Zombie Nouns Draft is a series about the art and craft of writing. Take an adjective (implacable) or a verb (calibrate) or even another noun (crony) and add a suffix like ity, tion or ism. You’ve created a new noun: implacability, calibration, cronyism.
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March 18, 2013 -- Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, eLitigation Solutions (eLit) provides discovery processing and hosting services for mid- to large-sized corporations and law firms throughout Arizona, California and the Pacific Northwest. With nearly twenty years’ experience in data-intensive litigation, Altep has offices throughout the southern and northeastern US, and has managed high-profile cases for some of the largest law firms and corporations in the nation. The merger is expected to be finalized by the 29th of March, 2013. The merger promises important benefits for both firms: for eLitigation Solutions, a partnership with Altep offers increased processing and hosting capacity as well as greater redundancy across all skill sets and functional areas, while for Altep, joining with eLitigation Solutions provides an opportunity to enter into the West Coast market with a strong, experienced presence. Litigation Support Industry: eDiscovery Business News and Information Blog
A Midwest Attorney writes in this Presidents's Day weekend: "In my few lucid moments in between bouts of economic paranoia this weekend - if it were summer, I'd be canning green beans and shooting squirrels to eat next winter - I'm having a hard time taking the whole death-of-law thing seriously. I think you are totally correct, Jane, in saying: 'It could drill down to what studying law, practicing it, and the thought or reality of giving it up, at least as a means of making a living, mean to you.' Law And More: "Am having hard time taking the whole death-of-law thing seriously," Midwest Attorney
WordInEdgewise I’ve just posted to the Social Science Research Network my forthcoming article (“Duty Per Se: Reading Child Abuse Statutes to Create a Common-Law Duty in Favor of Victims”). My argument, for the non-lawyers out there, is that laws that impose a duty on medical professionals to report child abuse should also provide the basis for a tort claim against those same providers. I wrote the piece for a symposium about “Dr.” (ugh) Earl Bradley, a deranged man who molested hundreds of children and even infants over the course of many years. And it became obvious to me that existing laws weren’t doing enough to stop this sort of madness, and that only the threat of tort law could get the medical professionals to speak out against one of their own.
Ideoblog: Corporate social responsibility
I have recently noted the difference between conceptual labor and critical labor: one generates new ideas, new connections, and new avenues of thought by creating, modifying, and rearranging concepts on a conceptual plane of immanence; the other organizes, unifies, and evaluates ideas. Critical labor often implies previous knowledge of a discipline or a field, especially in today’s highly specialized academic world, but even in critical writing I would argue that a good essay should make clear even to a non-specialist the stakes of the argument (indeed, in the days before and soon after the invention of print, it was often impossible to assume that your interlocutors would know all the texts you were referring to, so extensive summary, quotation, and explication was the norm: that’s why so many fragments of lost philosophers, the Stoics especially, survive in texts by their opponents and critics). FUCK THEORY - Organon 5 On A Basic Fallacy of Reading One of the...
Calls to Destroy Egypt’s Great Pyramids Begin Pages: 1 2 According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt’s Great Pyramids—or, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabi‘i, those “symbols of paganism,” which Egypt’s Salafi party has long planned to cover with wax. Most recently, Bahrain’s “Sheikh of Sunni Sheikhs” and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, called on Egypt’s new president, Muhammad Morsi, to “destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what the Sahabi Amr bin al-As could not.” This is a reference to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad’s companion, Amr bin al-As and his Arabian tribesmen, who invaded and conquered Egypt circa 641. Under al-As and subsequent Muslim rule, many Egyptian antiquities were destroyed as relics of infidelity.
Meet the Somalis is a collection of 14 illustrated stories depicting the real-life experiences of Somalis in seven cities in Europe: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Leicester, London, Malmo, and Oslo. Based on firsthand testimonies, the stories depict experiences many of us will never know, like fleeing a warzone with your children or, worse, leaving your loved ones behind. But more often, these stories portray the values shared among many of us, like the importance of family, well-being, and identity in an ever-changing world. Read more » Image credit: Lindsay Pollock for the Open Society Foundations Open Society Foundations
LII Supreme Court Collection: Historic decisions by topic
Must-Reads from Around the World, June 22, 2012
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The Lynas Fact Sheet.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Principles of Sentencing | English Legal System | Law Teacher
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The Subjection of Women
Should Marriage for Same Sex Couples be Legal?
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Gender and Sexuality — e-International Relations
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Marital Rape- Gross Violation of Human Rights? (Women’s Perspective)..
Analysis: How would Iran respond to an Israeli attack?
Guide: How Iran is ruled
Human Rights Law Review
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Don’t Debate If You Haven’t Read This: The Toxic Rise Of Internet Bullies « The Debating News
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