The Quest for Happiness - Transition Year Philosophy
Linking on from Plato's idea of connecting with 'the world of the truly authentic', here are some interesting interviews with the American television personality, Oprah Winfrey. The rise in popularity, in recent years, of Self-Help, Psychology and Mind, Body and Spirit texts in bookshops are a modern lead on from Plato's idea that we need to get more in touch with our souls in order to live an authentic existence.
Ethics: Ethical dilemmas - Transition Year Philosophy
Punishment is the infliction of harm (something unpleasant) on a law-breaker for a crime committed. One cannot be punished for nothing, one can only be punished for the crime committed. By definition, the state cannot punish an innocent person. [If it is proven that the person punished was innocent, this is referred to as a 'miscarriage of justice'.]. The infliction of deliberate harm on someone requires it to be justified. Three theories have been put forward:. A) you deserved it -. What exactly does pu...