Some Comments on “Personhood”

PersonhoodDownload Comments on “Personhood” Mankind has spent several millennia debating issues revolving around life and death. The ability to reason on such a deep, philosophical, and critical level is perhaps the single greatest distinguishing attribute of our species. Philosophically, perhaps even factually, it is true that the fetus is human, or is at least part … Continue reading Some Comments on “Personhood”

Breach of Promise in the Wider Social Context

Breach of Promise of Marriage in the Wider Social ContextDownload Though the entire system has been described by some modern-day scholars as barbaric, or perhaps even a throwback to mediaeval times when society had no alternative form of justice, embedded deep within the law of torts are the moral wrongs that society views as legally … Continue reading Breach of Promise in the Wider Social Context

Conclusion: I Stand By My Cause (The Ethos of Civilization, Part VII)

[The Ethos of Civilization PDF VERSION full article]   VII: Conclusion: I Stand By My Cause   When Anthony Comstock was sent to Washington in 1872, he succeeded “beyond his wildest expectations” in getting his initial obscenity law passed:  The bill passed with little debate and became law on 1 March 1873. Its swift enactment may indicate … Continue reading Conclusion: I Stand By My Cause (The Ethos of Civilization, Part VII)

Patriarchy in Antiquity: Putting It All in Perspective (The Ethos of Civilization, Part VI)

[The Ethos of Civilization PDF VERSION full article]   VI. Patriarchy in Antiquity: Putting It All in Perspective   It is a very common thing for modern society to look at third-world countries that oppress women, call them “patriarchies,” and then assume somehow that women in the West have ever lived under such conditions pre-feminism. But the … Continue reading Patriarchy in Antiquity: Putting It All in Perspective (The Ethos of Civilization, Part VI)

Not So “Matriarchal” After All: Mother and Child as the Foundation of Civilization (The Ethos of Civilization, Part V)

[The Ethos of Civilization PDF VERSION full article] V. Not So “Matriarchal” After All: Mother and Child as the Foundation of Civilization     The same treatment of the sexes and the idea that the roles of men and women and that of father and mother are interchangeable largely has its roots in 19th and early … Continue reading Not So “Matriarchal” After All: Mother and Child as the Foundation of Civilization (The Ethos of Civilization, Part V)