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The dilemma of freedom.

Posted by Youssef Mimi on October 21, 2017 at 6:32am 0 Comments

Once George Orwell stated “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear”. Furthermore, the word liberty stems the Latin word 'liber' which refers to freedom. i.e. liberty means absence of all restraints and freedom to do whatever one prefers. Apparently, this sort of liberty remains embryonic, and lacks complexity. Thus, such a freedom is unachievable while living in society.

“Man is a social animal formed to please in society” Baron De Montesquieu. Human beings rely on society to a large extent. One must live in society. Consequently, liberty must be adjusted in regards of the liberty of others, so that an individual can fit-in. Thus, the regulation of human conduct and behavior is indispensable in social life.

Relatively, in the Declaration of Rights of Man (1789), the leaders of the French Revolution defined liberty as "the power to do anything that does not injure another." The indicated revolutionized the…

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North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Oct. 19

Posted by Kent Boydston on October 20, 2017 at 5:25pm 0 Comments

In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.

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October 19 – Henry Sokolski’s Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future

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From Indiana University ROTC - #GlobalEthicsDay2017

Posted by Carnegie Council on October 20, 2017 at 4:55pm 0 Comments

Indiana University Army ROTC took part in this year's Global Ethics Day by discussing human rights. More specifically, discoursing how human rights are the foundation for any discussion on international or global ethics because human rights constitute the core of international justice. Human rights not only stipulate how states must interact externally with other states but also stipulate how a state must internally treat its own people. These rights place a limit on a state’s internal and external autonomy. 

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DeVry Faci Hosts a Global Ethics Day Event in Brazil!

Posted by Carnegie Council on October 20, 2017 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

DeVry Faci celebrated Global Ethics Day 2017 by hosting several debates and panels discussing ethics in various areas of society. Many professors and invited guests shared their experiences with students about their own work and its' connection to…

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The Most Socially Just Tax

Started by David Harold Chester. Last reply by Hanane Saouli Mar 1. 1 Reply

Although many people in government and politics are reluctant to change the tax regime, we should recognize that our present complicated system for taxation is unfair and has many faults. The biggest problem with taxation is to arrange it on a…Continue

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Started by Hanane Saouli. Last reply by David Harold Chester Feb 26. 1 Reply

Peace requires positive combativity in our relations and equally in the face of our own impulses. But to define peace as the struggle won by reason against instincts is false. It is not by fighting that inner peace is attained, but by cultivating an…Continue

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Ethics of Big Data with danah boyd

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Microsoft Research’s danah boyd discusses the ethical and political implications of big data and artificial intelligence. In this excerpt, boyd explains to journalist Stephanie Sy some of the disturbing issues that arise when machine learning and algorithms are used in the criminal justice system.

What the Qur'an Meant: And Why It Matters with Garry Wills

Northwestern's Garry Wills says that he was surprised to learn that Islam is a much more "inclusive" religion than Judaism or Christianity.

The Future of War: A History, with Lawrence Freedman

"Though most of the literature you will read on the future of war certainly talks about war as between regular armies, as proper fights, now with drones or with autonomous vehicles or robots or whatever, or even painless--cyber and so on--yet actually the reality of war is as it has always been: it is vicious, and it is nasty, and it kills the wrong people, and it does so in considerable numbers."

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