Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Whether an equal raising of all sorts of gold, silver, and copper coin can have any effect in bringing money into the kingdom? And whether altering the proportions between the kingdom several sorts can have any other effect but multiplying one kind and lessening another, without any increase of the sum total?
If you encountered Osama bin Laden and the only way to capture him were to kill him, would you feel a moral obligation to do so, or would you feel morally obligated to allow him to go free?
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Should law enforcement be comfortable with prayer being used as a technique to garner confessions from suspects?
Whether the denominations being retained, although the bullion were gone, things might not nevertheless be rated, bought, and sold, industry promoted, and a circulation of commerce maintained?
Saturday, June 26, 2010
What...do philosophers produce and what skills will they give us that will improve our chances of landing a good job, that is, a highly profitable job (which will get us fancy cars, big Tuscan-style mansions, and make us irresistibly sexy)?
Whether the terms crown, livre, pound sterling, etc., are not to be considered as exponents or denominations of such proportion? And whether gold, silver, and paper are not tickets or counters for reckoning, recording, and transferring thereof?
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Whether money is to be considered as having an intrinsic value, or as being a commodity, a standard, a measure, or a pledge, as is variously suggested by writers? And whether the true idea of money, as such, be not altogether that of a ticket or counter?
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Whether, therefore, less money swiftly circulating, be not, in effect, equivalent to more money slowly circulating? Or, whether, if the circulation be reciprocally as the quantity of coin, the nation can be a loser?
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Whether other things being given, as climate, soil, etc., the wealth be not proportioned to the industry, and this to the circulation of credit, be the credit circulated or transferred by what marks or tokens soever?
Monday, June 21, 2010
Whether the creating of wants be not the likeliest way to produce industry in a people? And whether, if our peasants were accustomed to eat beef and wear shoes, they would not be more industrious?
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Whether the bulk of our Irish natives are not kept from thriving, by that cynical content in dirt and beggary which they possess to a degree beyond any other people in Christendom?
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Should pornography (depicting two consenting adults who are not being exploited by a third party) be permitted in an advanced culture? Why or why not?
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Park Hyo-chong, JoongAng Daily, observes that Plato understood that “... a country must be run by episteme, or a truly intellectual body of ideas, and should not be driven by doxa, or false popular opinions.”
True or false? Why?
True or false? Why?
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) once said,
There is a certain respect, and a general duty of humanity, that attaches us not only to animals, who have life and feeling, but even to trees and plants. We owe justice to men, and mercy and kindness to other creatures that may be capable of receiving it. There is some relationship between them and us, and some mutual obligation.How might this statement be true or false?
Monday, June 14, 2010
Whether it may not concern the wisdom of the legislature to interpose in the making of fashions; and not leave an affair of so great influence to the management of women and fops, tailors and vintners?
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Should convicted child molesters who have served their prison sentences be allowed to live among the general population? If so, how should we protect children from them?
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Who is responsible for ecological disasters caused by private industry? Government? The people? The perpetrators? Who is responsible for fixing the disasters?
Whether the drift and aim of every wise State should not be, to encourage industry in its members? And whether those who employ neither heads nor hands for the common benefit deserve not to be expelled like drones out of a well-governed State?