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Foucault and Truffaut: Power and Social Control in French Society Both Michel Foucault and Truffaut's depiction of a disciplinary society are nearly identical. But Truffaut's interpretation sees more room for freedom within the disciplinary society. The difference stems from Foucault's belief that the social control in disciplinary pervades all elements of life and there is no escape from this type of control. Foucault's work deals mostly with "power" and his conception of it. Like Nietzsch

Human nature brings up many sentiments in a lot of people. The most recent person whom I encountered who felt so was the instructor of my Stevenson Core Fall section. She passionately argued that there is no possible way that one can identify a human nature across the various cultures and times. I agree that it is absolutely impossible to prove that there is a human nature. Conversely, it is also impossible to prove there is not one. But, I believe the arguments for a human nature are stron

Hume and Hume(an) Nature: Concerning Self David Hume (1711-1776) was, in many respects, a traditional philosopher of the European Enlightenment. He worshipped the empirical appeal to the senses, and sought to create a philosophy of human nature that would reflect the power the senses hold over human lives. Hum's unique and brilliant arguments tossed many of the philosophies of his day in the trash heap. His blitzkrieg on the ideas of the time is said to have inspired Kant to eventually rise t

Philosophy 102 Dr. Harrison / T.A. Mark Faller / THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA March 16, 1998 The Existence of Species: Creation or Evolution? Since the beginning of time, man has been plagued with the question of how humans, along with all other forms of life on the earth, came into existence. For a long period of time most scientists believed that God created all species individually. This was because in the beginning of history, science and religion had not yet been separated, and peop

The Birth of Tragedy "Oh, wretched ephemeral race, children of chance and misery, why do you compel me to tell you what it would be most expedient for you not to hear? What is best of all is utterly beyond your reach: not to be born, not to be, to be nothing. But the second best for you is - to die soon." These sad words, uttered to King Midas by the demigod Silenus, lie at the heart of Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy. Silenus reveals to the Greeks, and indeed to all humanity, that l

Jason Pyrz Phil. 283 A&V: Business Dr. Bryan October 20, 1997 Jason Pyrz Page 1 of 8 All three are in practice around the world, a person can be only one of them, and each is morally right and morally wrong depending on how you look at it. I am speaking of course of the three major behavioral theories; Egoism, Utilitarianism, and Respect for Persons. Each of them is justified within itself, however when viewed from another theories' perspective, it may be morally wrong. To better und

Phil-229 Trinity College In his book, The Paradoxes of Delusion, Louis Sass attempts to rebut two of most prevalent beliefs of the schizophrenic person. He argues that by viewing the schizophrenic delusions in light of solipsism, a philosophy of existence, the schizophrenic may seem far more understandable. Through his comparison of the schizophrenic and solipsist realities, Sass explains that not only is schizophrenia understandable, but that there exists within the structure of sch

Chaminade University Cloning - Is the World Ready? Steven Ware PH100 12 March 1998 Submitted to: DR. Mark Brasher PH100 - Intro. To Philosophy Cloning - Is the World Ready? Human Genetic Cloning - it has been titled "Breakthrough of the Year", in my opinion, it should be titled "Confusion of the Year", as this is the hottest debate in the Senate to date(BBC). This particular science is the creation of liv

Standpoint Theory I. Introduction A) Dating back to 1800's Standpoint theory claims that social groups within which we are located powerfully shape what we experience and know as well as how we understand and communicate with ourselves, others and the world. II. Locations in Cultural Life A) Recall that symbolic interaction claims that we are socialized into cultural meanings and values that pre-exist any individual. B) Mead noted that there is a common social world, and his theory em

Marx's And Weber's Views on Capitalism Name: Gil Petersil Teacher: George Turski Course #: "Wealth and Power Realities" 325-BXH-03-39 Date: Monday, May 12, 1998 During the nineteenth century, Karl Marx and Max Weber were two of the most influential sociologist. Both their views on the rise of capitalism have many similarities and differences. They believe that capitalism is relatively new to the modern world. Their views differ on the rise of capitalism. Regardless of Marx and We