Normative ethics is the second branch of ethics, investigating how we morally act and ought to act. This ranges from discussion concerning murder and assault, to cheating on your girlfriend (naughty naughty). This is distinct from metaethics (my previous blog) in that normative ethics examines the standards and criteria of actions, according to different schoolsContinue reading “Let’s Get Ethical Pt 2: Normative Ethics”
Have you ever used a word, with multiple meanings, and it’s been taken the wrong way? I thought so. Where do words come from, and how? There is more to our dictionary than a list of words, so welcome to a snapshot of Darwin’s approach to linguistic evolution.
Podcast Link “The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying, “This is mine”, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society.” – Rousseau Every society must justify its inequalities. But, before we get to that, I want to let you know thatContinue reading “What is the Root of Inequality Amongst People?: Rousseau on America’s Founding Lie of (In)equality”
To fully understand the significance of Plato, we need look no further than the quote by philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, who, in the 1900’s said that “all of western philosophy was just a series of footnotes to Plato.”
Om Trayambakam Yajamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam, Urvarukamiva bandhanan, mrityurmukshiya mamritat; The above is the Maha Mrityunjaye Mantra. It is made up of 3 words Maha – ‘Great’, Mrityu – ‘Death’, Jaye – ‘Victory’, thus meaning The Great Victory over Death. This is one of the most powerful mantras chanted in India to worship Lord Shiva whoContinue reading “Victory over Death from Sex to Consciousness”