Libertarian Theory

William Gibson and The Internet
William Gibson and The Internet
William Gibson and The Internet Introduction The words Internet and world wide web are becoming everyday use these days, it has exploded into the mass market of information and advertising. There are bad points about the net as well as good points, this relatively new medium is growing at such a rate that the media have to take it seriously. This new form of communication was mainly populated by small groups of communities, but now that it is getting much easier to access the web these gro
Computer Pornography
Computer Pornography
Computer Pornography Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.(Wallace: 3) A statement from a document that a group of individuals put together to ensure their own ideas and beliefs would never change. The group of people was the forefathers of the United States of Amer
A Comparison and Contrast of
A Comparison and Contrast of
A Comparison and Contrast of Juergen Habermas and Hans Georg Gadamer 20083747 History 104 Nov.19/01 The intellectual battle between the Gadamer-Hermeneutics school and the Habermas-critical theorists is well documented. Hermeneutics claiming a universal applicability stating, “being that can be understood is language[1],” and the critical theorist claiming a reflective reasoning process that goes beyond hermeneutics. The battle has been aptly stated in the rather public disagreements between Ha
Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Equality of Citizens
Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Equality of Citizens
Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Equality of Citizens Nov23/01 POLI SCI 101(A) On October 23, 1998, abortionist Dr. Barnett Slepian, was shot and killed by a sniper’s bullet. The sniper in question was part of the radical pro-life contingency in the United States. Bill Baird, another abortionist, had his own clinic fire bombed. When holding a news conference afterwards, he stated, “I fault publicly the Roman Catholic Church, the Right to Life people, and all anti-abortion forces who use the rhetor
The Ontology of Gay and Queer
The Ontology of Gay and Queer
The Ontology of Gay and Queer Homosexuality: History, Politics, Ethics April /2001 Table of Contents Introduction………………………………………………….. p. 2-4 Definitions and Genealogy of Homosexuality……………… p. 5- Genealogy of Ontology………………………………………. p. Coming Out of the Closet: Conversion and Inaugeration or Integration……….. p. Genetic Ontology, Social Artifice and Orientations………... p. Conclusion: The Sexual Tower of Babel and Politics of Ontology………………………………. p. -Introduction- In recent years, the gay commu
Communist Manifesto
Communist Manifesto
Communist Manifesto Chapter 1 Summary: Bourgeois and Proletarians The Communist Manifesto begins with Marx\'s famous generalization that the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles (79). Marx describes these classes in terms of binary oppositions, with one party as oppressor, the other as oppressed. While human societies have traditionally been organized according to complex, multi-membered class hierarchies, the demise of feudalism effected by the French Revol
The Nobel Prize for Economics
The Nobel Prize for Economics
The Nobel Prize for Economics The Nobel Prize for Economics or more correctly, The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences is the world\'s most prestigious award for the people who contributions to the field of Economics. It is awarded in memory of Alfred Nobel by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences every year. The prize consists of a gold medal, a diploma bearing a citation, and a sum of money (US$1,000,000 in recent years). It represents the ultimate recognition by one\'s peers. The Econom
Chisholm
Chisholm
Chisholm It seems that Chisholm, in his argument for free-will, drives himself into a corner trying to escape the problem of determinism or, conversely, that of indeterminism; the truth of either of these negates the libertarian position of an agent that initiates causal chains but itself is uncaused. First, is it coherent to state that something initiated a causal chain, but is itself uncaused? Second, Chisholm seems to attempt an escape from indeterminism into the self for the initial push i
Ayn Rand and Objectivism: An Introduction
Ayn Rand and Objectivism: An Introduction
Ayn Rand and Objectivism: An Introduction opinions and beliefs, but he finally accepts that they will not leave his mind and his destiny is sealed. In his recognition of his core belief (individual freedom), he knows that he cannot resist this immutable freedom. Briefly, this sentence is the summary of man\'s existence. Man knows he is selfish and those who allow self-interest permeate their being are often called greedy or evil. However, without selfishness, man is reduced from an advanced mind
Philosophical Foundations Of Poverty And Distribut
Philosophical Foundations Of Poverty And Distribut
Philosophical Foundations Of Poverty And Distribution Any Lockeian scholar would be lying if they told you that any topic in the secondary literature on the Two Treatises of Government was more famous (or infamousÉdepending on who you talk to), widely debated, or caused more controversy than the old Oxford gradÕs theory of property. Some are shouting from the left that Locke argues a rights claim for subsistence for all individuals, that it may even support MarxÕs theory of exploitation. Yelling
UNIVERSAL CAUSATION
UNIVERSAL CAUSATION
UNIVERSAL CAUSATION I would prefer the view of the soft determinist, that being free is largely a question of definition. Do we truly have free will? That depends on how we define “freedom”. The very nature of language requires us to use definitions. If I were to say the word “tree”, a person understanding the English language would automatically know I was referring to a plant. Even though I do not specify what kind of tree, an image would be made. Two people could have different mental images
On Libertarianism
On Libertarianism
On Libertarianism Ethics 04/28/04 One of the most attractive features of libertarianism is that it is basically a very simple ideology. Maybe even simpler than Marxism, since you don\'t have to learn foreign words like proletariat . Essentially, it is a theory about the permissible use of non-consensual force. It holds that agents fully own themselves and have moral powers to acquire property rights in external things under certain conditions. These property rights set the following limits of fo
Polygraph
Polygraph
Polygraph Introduction Homo Sapiens have yearned for a reliable and consistently correct way of finding out if one is telling the truth since ancient times. “Early societies used torture. Statements made by a person on the rack were considered especially believable.” (Jussim, pg.65) There was also trial by ordeal, which was based on superstition. For instance, if there were two suspects for one crime, it was thought that the innocent would be stronger in combat and thus vanquish a guilty opponen
Mental Health Legislation
Mental Health Legislation
Mental Health Legislation In 1997 when the current Government was elected into power one of their aims was to tackle the inequalities that existed within health and social care. Since then we have seen the publication of many policy documents which planned the way forward for health care, particularly in the way that care is delivered. Modern and Dependable (DOH, 1997), set out ways for national improvement in healthcare. Modernising Mental health Services (DOH, 1998a), set out the way on which
The Government
The Government
The Government In 1997 when the current Government was elected into power one of their aims was to tackle the inequalities that existed within health and social care. Since then we have seen the publication of many policy documents which planned the way forward for health care, particularly in the way that care is delivered. Modern and Dependable (DOH, 1997), set out ways for national improvement in healthcare. Modernising Mental health Services (DOH, 1998a), set out the way on which mental heal
A Case Study of Soft Determinism
A Case Study of Soft Determinism
A Case Study of Soft Determinism Most often, philosophers attempt to prove their many theories by making use of several examples or analogies. Yet, it is through these clever, everyday platforms that we, the average knowledge-seeking citizen, gain a true understanding of his or her intent. It allows us to incorporate our personal lives into the theory and as a result, further enhances its overall meaning. Therefore, when analyzing the theory of soft determinism, I have chosen to philosophically