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.
On Right and Wrong in the Particular Context of an Act
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?
The Fluidity of Meaning in the Realm of the Social
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.
Recognizing Fallacies: Freedom of Thought
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.
Love Wins: On the Redefinition of Marriage
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
On Social Consciousness and the Perception of Difference
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.
On Healthcare: Way of Life Versus Social Structure
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.
On Affective Revolution: On Moral Reasoning and Action
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
Is a College Education Necessary For Work in America?
Many wonder how a college education is so crucial for obtaining a job. I mean, don’t we learn by doing? Can’t we teach ourselves? What is job training for?
Page Turned: Looking Deeper Into Overruling Ideologies
Why don’t we encourage ourselves and others to welcome and consider diverse points of view, partake in critical thinking, and acutely and honestly look deeper into the overruling ideologies that ruled our collective past?