Lec 23 - University of California, Berkeley Engineering 124...

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University of California, Berkeley Professor Kastenberg Engineering 124 Impacts of Technology on Society Engineering 124 Lecture 23 4/17/07 Discussion about the Virginia Tech Massacre The perpetrator was not mentally ill, but emotionally ill Descartes and Newton o I think, therefore I am The demarcation from pre-egoic society to the egoic society o Science philosophy o It’s about the individual o These two paradigms is a major clash of cultures Egoic Society Based upon the individual The individual that thinks o Each of us deserves justice o We all are all created equal Pre-egoic Society More community based Tribal Not necessarily worst than egoic o 15 th , 17 th , century there was this shift from pre-egoic to egoic in the western and European societies Is it time for us to give up our rights to bear arms? o Constitution say it is an unalienable right to bear arms Academic Freedom o Kastenberg came here and nobody every told him what to research or what to
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course E 124 taught by Professor Kastenberg during the Spring '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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