Monday, November 1, 2010

Hey Guys! Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 28, 2010



Locke's Philosophy is very well know and is taught in many history classes and even some of his political philosophy was used in writing the United States "Declaration of Independence" there is the famous text of "every man has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness..."

Locke believed something very similar he believed that "every man has a right to life, liberty, and property" he believed that every person had the right to own property by this he meant was that "every man is entitled to what ever he puts work into and that he is entitled to what ever he can use before it perishes, and this property is able to be passed down to his family for they have due rights to it as much as there fathers." Essentially what ever you worked for was your as long as you could use it and that property then became yours and you could pass it down to your children.

Locke obviously had a perception that all people are fairly reasonable and that any one could usually settle disagreements on there own among men. But he did believe there was a purpose for government and that was that when there was a disagreement between two parties about property, in which case Locke proposes a unbiased third party to consider the facts and govern what is the acceptable answer to the two parties predicament. This third unbiased party Locke suggests should be a legislation a "system of checks and balance's" by now you probably can tell that almost all of Locke's Philosophy is deeply ingrained into American Politics. I don't agree that any government is perfect but what i do agree on is that any government is better than the alternative. (Hobbes idea of "the war of all against all)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010



Hobbes believed "The State of Nature" was the "war of all and all" that the basic human instinct is to rely on oneself. Also known as survival of the fittest. He believed that only by forfeiting our right to govern ourselves as a group and giving total control to a form of government he called "The Leviathan" we would be able to reach sociable peace.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski Said

A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint pictures on silence.

This is now one of my favorite!

Thursday, October 21, 2010



"No one knowingly does evil/wrong"

Socrates says this because the root of human instinct is to obtain happiness or to be happy. Therefor people may do things that they believe will bring them happiness but in truth is a bad thing and actually causes them pain, sadness, or regret.

Heres an example: You see a guy walking down the street and he drops his wallet. You pick it up and take a look inside and see theres $500 in there, you decide to take the money and leave the wallet on the ground.

By taking the money you think it will bring you happiness so you take it not thinking that its really wrong and if there are any other consequences that may come from taking it.

The idea being that you do wrong because you do it out of ignorance of the consequences of your actions. Socrates believed this principle so strongly that he attributed knowledge with being good, because the more you know the less ignorant you are so the less reason to do wrong/evil.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010



"Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not."

Epicurus believed that life was based on the now and living for the day and enjoying this life and what it has to offer instead of having a faith and expecting happiness in the afterlife.

Check out "The Ripper" by "The Used" many bands and artists use this philosophy of "live young die hard" in there music and lyrics.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Thrasymachus said " Might Is Right"

For that being unjust pays and being just doesn't and whoever is in power or is the strongest gets to make the rules, and the weak have to follow them.