If only certain types of crimes are reported by the media, then there is the mistaken impression that the rates of these reported crimes are rising; not having to do with how the data is gathered and disseminated
It is commonly understood that people of all kinds break the law: female, male, white, black, old, young… Yet not all of them are caught, accused, and stigmatized bearing the label of criminal. Not all.
After the Holocaust, the survivors truly believed that when the ‘world’ saw what had happened to them, surely it would never happen again. But it did… There is much work to be done by all of us to make those words a reality.
How can we tell what is moral from what is not? Is there something within us that lets us know? Is the difference between right and wrong free from situationism: the particular context of an act?
One important thing to remember is that the meaning of words – what they come to signify – needs to be understood in context. Meaning is always part of specific social and theoretical dynamics that condition the sense we give to words.
We would not become who we are by ourselves. It is through the interaction with others – e.g. family, peers, educational and religious institutions – that we are always becoming. In every society, ways of life – e.g. moral standards, sets of laws and knowledge – direct us.
The recent decision of the United States Supreme Court in the redefinition of marriage is the result of a dynamic cultural, social, historical process of constant redefining and questioning of the way we organize ourselves and co-exist as human beings
Social awareness, indignation, and compassion do not begin in any one’s singular, isolated consciousness. These move toward each one of us from everyone everywhere, gather strength within us and lift us up beyond ourselves.
The continuous discussion regarding health disproportions worldwide covers various diverse aspects, one of which is the debate between way of life versus social structure; free will and determinism face each other.
Our feeling of empathy can lead us adversely, as a craving for reckoning stemming from it is characteristically unconcerned with consequences and more concerned with reciprocity: in response to affable actions, people are often much nicer and more cooperative