Posts - Research Blogging Bodhi Path Natural Bridge, VA <div class="rgsgcontent"><div class="myGallery-NoScript" id="myGallery-NoScript597"><div class="rgsg-btn" style="display:none">00</div><img src="uploads/nb_test/04.jpg" class="full" /></div></div> Bodhi Path Natural Bridge opened its doors in 1997 to teach Buddhist philosophy and meditation to all who are interested. Located in Rockbridge County between Natural Bridge and Lexington, the center is less than one hour north of Roanoke. The Center is located in the Shenandoah Valley because of the tranquil nature and beauty of the area as well as its accessibility to transportation, cultural institutions, and population centers. Dharma teacher Tsony serves as the Center's resident teacher.
Aristotle's Political Theory First published Wed Jul 1, 1998; substantive revision Wed Jan 26, 2011 Aristotle (b. 384 – d. 322 BCE), was a Greek philosopher, logician, and scientist. Along with his teacher Plato, Aristotle is generally regarded as one of the most influential ancient thinkers in a number of philosophical fields, including political theory. 1. The modern word ‘political’ derives from the Greek politikos, ‘of, or pertaining to, the polis’. In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle describes his subject matter as political science, which he characterizes as the most authoritative science. Supplement: Characteristics and Problems of Aristotle's Politics 2. Political science studies the tasks of the politician or statesman (politikos), in much the way that medical science concerns the work of the physician (see Politics IV.1). Aristotle frequently compares the politician to a craftsman. One can also explain the existence of the city-state in terms of the four causes. 3. Supplement: Political Naturalism 4.
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Rousseau, Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts Custom Search Jean Jacques Rousseau Discourse on the Origin and the Foundations of Inequality Among Men [This translation, which has been prepared by Ian Johnston of Vancouver Island University, is available for general use but has some copyright restrictions. To the Republic of GenevaPrefaceNotice on the NotesQuestion Posed by the Academy of DijonDiscourse on InequalityFirst PartSecond PartRousseau’s NotesTranslator’s Endnotes In the following text there are two sorts of endnotes, those provided by Rousseau and those provided by the translator. The notes provided by the translator are indicated by an asterisk hyperlink in the text. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) prepared his Discourse on Inequality (also called the Second Discourse) as an entry in a competition organized by the Academy of Dijon in 1754. When the Second Discourse was published again in 1782, Rousseau inserted a few short minor additions into the text. Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau Citizen of Geneva
Famous Philosophers on Politics, Political Science, Globalisation, Oligarchy, Democracy Famous Philosophers on Politics, Political Philosophy, Political Science, Globalisation, Oligarchy & Democracy Quotes from Plato, Aristotle, Caesar, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Stalin, Lenin, Hitler, Bismarck, Mussolini, de Montaigne. On the Evolution of a True Democracy Founded on True Knowledge of Reality: Globalisation as the Interconnected Ecology of Political States and Reality. .. by nature man is a political animal. Hence men have a desire for life together, even when they have no need to seek each other’s help. Mankind has tried the other two roads to peace - the road of political jealousy and the road of religious bigotry - and found them both equally misleading. Politics is derived from the Greek words 'Polis' which means community and 'Poli' meaning many. The past two thousand years have confirmed the philosopher Aristotles' famous assertion that 'Man is a political animal'. Geoff Haselhurst Famous Philosophers & Politicians Quotes on Politics & Political Philosophy ...
Mind Hacks Rousseau, Jean-Jacques Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one of the most influential thinkers during the Enlightenment in eighteenth century Europe. His first major philosophical work, A Discourse on the Sciences and Arts, was the winning response to an essay contest conducted by the Academy of Dijon in 1750. In this work, Rousseau argues that the progression of the sciences and arts has caused the corruption of virtue and morality. This discourse won Rousseau fame and recognition, and it laid much of the philosophical groundwork for a second, longer work, The Discourse on the Origin of Inequality. The second discourse did not win the Academy’s prize, but like the first, it was widely read and further solidified Rousseau’s place as a significant intellectual figure. Rousseau greatly influenced Immanuel Kant’s work on ethics. Table of Contents 1. a. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born to Isaac Rousseau and Suzanne Bernard in Geneva on June 28, 1712. In 1742 Rousseau went to Paris to become a musician and composer. b. 2.
Books: 'The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Religion and Politics' By Angie Drobnic Holan Published on Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Editor's note: From time to time, we interview authors about books we think would be of interest to our readers. (See a previous installment here.) Sometimes we wring our hands over the extreme partisanship in Congress, on cable TV and all over the Internet. But if we’re honest with ourselves, at least some of us find that partisanship appealing: We’re the good guys, they’re the bad guys, and it’s up to us to expose them for trying to destroy the country. That dynamic might not be healthy, but it is real. Haidt reaches some surprising conclusions. Haidt’s ideas aren’t just theories, though. Haidt recently spoke with PolitiFact about some of the ideas at work in his book. One of the main ideas of your book is that political sentiment is partially learned, but partially innate. The most important thing to realize is we’re not blank slates at birth. So your temperament is not your destiny. I’m an intuitionist.
Science - News for Your Neurons Stern - Jonathan Haidt - Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership Biography Jonathan Haidt joined New York University Stern School of Business in July 2011. He is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, based in the Business and Society Program Area. Professor Haidt is a social psychologist whose research examines the intuitive foundations of morality. His most recent book is the New York Times bestseller The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. Before coming to Stern, Professor Haidt taught for 16 years at the University of Virginia, where he was given three awards for outstanding teaching, including the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award, conferred by Governor Mark Warner. Professor Haidt received a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Research Interests Business ethics Moral psychology Political psychology Complex social systems Courses Taught Evolution and Business Professional Responsibility Academic Background Awards & Appointments
Why we love to lose ourselves in religion Jonathan Haidt: Religion, like love and ethical action, offers a way to transcend the self He says whether you believe or not, religion accomplishes the miracle of group inspiration Haidt says religion's ability to move people makes it an evolutionary advantage for groups He says our minds evolved to be more religious in tandem with our cultures Editor's note: Jonathan Haidt is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, and a visiting professor of business ethics at the NYU-Stern School of Business. He is the author of a new book, " The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion ". (CNN) -- What's an atheist scientist like me doing writing good things about religion? In my 20s, I obtained a Ph.D. in social psychology and began to study morality. Watch Jonathan Haidt's TED Talk Jonathan Haidt: Self-transcendence In my 30s, I began to study the emotion of "moral elevation." TED.com: Jonathan Haidt on the moral roots of liberals and conservatives
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