In the next two lections of JUSTICE you dive into the intriguing debates on military conscription, personal choice, and patriotism. Then explore the ethical dilemmas of surrogacy, consent, and commodification in the riveting. Uncover the limits of government power and the complexities of reproductive technology in these captivating discussions. I am sharing my mind-map from the lectures as usual: Download full mind map (PDF) Summary of the lectures: Lecture 9.
Next two lectures uncover the intricacies of John Locke’s theories on NATURAL RIGHTS and CONSENT. Quite an interesting turn in Philosophy of Justice. However, the problem with John Locke is that borders in his ideas are a bit fuzzy. I am sharing my mind-map from the lectures as usual: Download full mind map (PDF) Summary of the lectures: Lecture 7. John Locke: Property Rights (NATURAL RIGHTS) In this lecture, the speaker discusses John Locke’s beliefs on individual rights, which include the natural rights to life, liberty, and property.
These “Justice” lectures are covering my favorite topic - Libertarianism. If I need to define my political views in one word, it would be Libertarianism. HOWEVER, when I am talking with my Libertarian acquaintances, I can call myself a “Pro-states man.” ;-) For me, it is very clear why Libertarianism is not so popular: most of the people who promote it are fanatics they try to see the world in “black and white” and close their eyes to fundamental problems.
I continue overviewing lectures about Justice and sharing my mind-maps. This time I’m sharing my mind-map from the lectures on Utilitarianism. Download full mind map (PDF) Summary of the lectures: Lecture 3: Utilitarianism - Jeremy Bentham In this lecture, the speaker discusses Jeremy Bentham’s version of utilitarianism, which aims to maximize general welfare by balancing pleasure and pain, and the application of utilitarianism in cost-benefit analysis used by companies and governments.
I have started a repeat of Harvard’s course Justice by Professor Michael J. Sandel. This course is about philosophy and discusses what is good and what is bad, and how these ideas have evolved over time. The course is especially important in today’s world as AI will soon be making decisions about WHO SHOULD LIVE AND WHO SHOULD DIE (being an IT specialist, I am interested in the patterns of falling into the first category, as you may guess ;-)