Ideas of Justice

In exploring and demonstrating the idea that it is possible to have different reasons for justice, each of which would survive “critical scrutiny” but “yields divergent conclusions”, Amartya Sen in his book “The Idea of Justice” brought to us a delightful tale of three kids with a flute. The socialist among us will make the … Continue reading Ideas of Justice

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Wealth and Whips

Excerpt: " Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give … Continue reading Wealth and Whips

Somnolence

Somnolence (the scientific term for sleep which literally means "drowsiness") is derived from the word "somnus" which is Latin for "sleep". Sleep refers to a naturally recurring state of mind and body characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings. It is distinguished from wakefulness … Continue reading Somnolence

Models of Education

Factory model schooling or factory model education refers to an educational style or pedagogy that first emerged in Europe in the late 18th century whose primary characteristics are top-down management, emphasis on formal management, centralized planning, standardization, outcomes designed to meet societal needs, and efficiency in mass-producing results. It is comparable to the factory model … Continue reading Models of Education

Value and Value Creation

In ethics 'value' denotes the degree of importance of some thing or action, with the aim of determining what actions are best to do or what way is best to live (normative ethics), or to describe the significance of different actions. It may be described as treating actions themselves as abstract objects, putting value to … Continue reading Value and Value Creation

​Ikigai (生き甲斐)

Ikigai (生き甲斐) is a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being." It is similar to the French phrase Raison d'être. Everyone, according to Japanese culture, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is important to the cultural belief that discovering one's ikigai brings satisfaction … Continue reading ​Ikigai (生き甲斐)

The Commandments of Logic

Thou shall not attack the person’s character, but the argument itself. (Ad hominem) Thou shall not misrepresent or exaggerate a person’s argument in order to make them easier to attack. (Straw Man Fallacy) Thou shall not use small numbers to represent the whole. (Hasty Generalization) Thou shall not argue thy position by assuming one of … Continue reading The Commandments of Logic