Are you a Free Thinker?
When I look at the word free, thinking does not come across my mind.
Everyone is thinking at some point in their daily life, but I never did process the fact
that some of those people may not be thinking to their liking. The though
What is Imagination?
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Readings for the day:
Republic by Plato
Background info: after the bible, probably one of the most influential books of mankind. Written
from 428-348 B.C.
Oligarchic revolution takes place in Athens. Plato lo
POLI 4017: The Politics of Poverty
1/17: What is Poverty? How do we Measure it?
1/19: How is income inequality different from poverty? From economic mobility?
1/24: Does the cause of poverty (or what we think causes it) matt
Niccolo Machiavelli wrote The Prince, an analysis and critique of political reason. In chapter 8,
Machiavelli discussed the example of Agathocles the Sicilian who plotted and achieved the
killing of the entire senate and subsequent seize of power. Machiav
Niccol Machiavelli conceptualized the ideal of virtu as the characteristics needed for man to
efficiently and effectively run a state. Following this ideal, according to him, results in the
achievement of great things. Virtue can be thought of in many dif
Architecture of Doom director Peter Cohen reveals the planning behind Hitlers National
Socialism movement based on a warped ideal aesthetic mixed with some racial myth. The most
surprising part of the film for me was to discover that those who were next i
In order for art to qualify as a tragedy, as defined by Aristotle, it must be narrowly focused,
realistically imitated, and able to evoke pity and/or fear that ultimately leads to catharsis for
viewers. Throughout Aristotles Poetics he celebrates Sophocle
Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife:
Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam
Prior to taking this course, I was clueless as to the meanings of the terms
insurgency and counterinsurgency. Yes, I am a fourth-yea
Are you Free?
Am I Free? That is a question that has never even remotely crossed my mind.
When I do give a broad look at that particular question, however, I would definitely
say I am free. When I say that I am free, I mean free in the sense that I can th
STUDY GUIDE FOR EXAM ONE
-What is public policy?
Public Policy is what public officials within government choose to do or not do about public problems.
Policy is a purposive course of action that an individual of group follows in dealing with a problem.