“There are no universal ethics. ” This was what the Greek historian Herodotus argued more than two thousand years ago, illustrating his point with a story about the Persian king Darius. The king, wrote Herodotus, summoned several Greeks and asked them how much money it would take for them to eat the dead bodies of…… Continue reading Herodotus and Ethics
John Stuart Mill is said to be famous for two major ideas: Utilitarianism Radical feminism Utilitarianism = the theory that actions are right if they are useful for the benefit of the majority (society). So Mill basically proposed that the basis of actions should be the amount of happiness they bring, because a better society…… Continue reading John Stuart Mill
(my notes from the podcast called “Foundations of Modern Social Theory”): Montesquieu and Rousseau were the two key figures that influenced the French Revolution. Montesquieu’s The Spirit of Laws is a famous book in all languages that studies the concept of law from a general, political, environmental, commercial, religious and historical perspective. The social scientists…… Continue reading Montesquieu (Charles-Louis de Secondat)
This weblog is an attempt to record my research on studying Imam Sajjad, shiite’s 4th Imam’s, Human Rights Statement and how it can be implemented in the 21st century of politicized human rights.