Ovid – the Art of Sexual Harassment

Ovid was a Roman poet, and was a contemporary of Virgil and Horace. I will admit, that have very little knowledge of Latin poets…I decided to read Art of Love as when I walked past it on the shelf at my local book shop, because I was in a soppy mood and thought that it… Continue reading Ovid – the Art of Sexual Harassment

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Aristotle’s Constitution

“The politician and lawgiver is wholly occupied with the city-state, and the constitution is a certain way of organizing those who inhabit the city-state” (III.1.1274b36-8). Aristotle's general theory of constitutions is set forth in Politics III. He begins with a definition of the citizen (politês), the city-state is by nature a collective entity, a multitude… Continue reading Aristotle’s Constitution

Criticising Utilitarianism 101

Utilitarianism initially seems easily applicable to questions of justice. In its broadest sense it seeks to create the greatest happiness for the greatest number in an objective way. There is total impartiality, and no value or preference bias is allowed. Utilitarianism has many flaws to deal with, specifically how demanding it is, this may in… Continue reading Criticising Utilitarianism 101

Is there a tension between feminism and multiculturalism?

A simple reading of feminism that all women should be regarded as equal in relation to their male counterparts and should not be disadvantaged by their gender, it is generally seen as a positive ideology that is applicable to all, and if it is not, there are some proponents who hold that it should be.… Continue reading Is there a tension between feminism and multiculturalism?