the demarcation problem,
and a search for
in the modern world.
Janet D. Stemwedel
Department of Philosophy
September 24, 2015
Crucial shift in mood
Moment of frustration with
philosophy (& humanities more
Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule
Translated into English by M.K. Gandhi
Being a Translation of 'Hind Swaraj'
(Indian Home Rule), published in the
Gujarat columns of Indian Opinion.
11th and 18th Dec., 1909
Preface to the English translatio
I) Beginning of evolutionary ideas
Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802)
Book with earliest ideas of evolution
"Wonder if" ideas but didn't have data yet
Early ideas of re evolution
More complex forms from less comp
The Greatest Happiness Principle
Utilitarianism The greatest happiness for the
greatest number of people
Objection#1 Individual rights
Is torture ever justified
Objection #2 A common currency of value (cost-benefit
I. Nietzche thinks.
people are working out of their own predjudices
thought "I think therefore I am" seperates the subject from the verb=wrong
mistaken idea that there is an "I" that can be distinguished from thinking
cannot distinguish "me" from things
After WWI revival of traditional authoritarism
perception that liberal democ. failed
weak middle class
control society to eliminate the horrors of poverty, hunger, conict, and another war
Why support it.