Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Whether we may not, as well as other nations, contrive employment for them? And whether servitude, chains, and hard labour, for a term of years, would not be a more discouraging as well as a more adequate punishment for felons than even death itself?
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Whether it would not be an unhappy turn in our gentlemen, if they should take more thought to create an interest to themselves in this or that county, or borough, than to promote the real interest of their country?
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Whether such men would not all set themselves to work? Whether they would not subsist by the mutual participation of each other's industry? Whether, when one man had in his way procured more than he could consume, he would not exchange his superfluities to supply his wants? Whether this must not produce credit? Whether, to facilitate these conveyances, to record and circulate this credit,they would not soon agree on certain tallies, tokens, tickets, or counters?
Monday, July 19, 2010
Whether in order to understand the true nature of wealth and commerce, it would not be right to consider a ship's crew cast upon a desert island, and by degrees forming themselves to business and civil life, while industry begot credit, and credit moved to industry?
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Whether a fertile land, and the industry of its inhabitants, would not prove inexhaustible funds of real wealth, be the counters for conveying and recording thereof what you will, paper, gold, or silver?
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Whether it were not wrong to suppose land itself to be wealth? And whether the industry of the people is not first to be consider'd, as that which constitutes wealth, which makes even land and silver to be wealth, neither of which would have, any value but as means and motives to industry?
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Whether to promote, transfer, and secure this commerce, and this property in human labour, or, in other words, this power, be not the sole means of enriching a people, and how far this may be done independently of gold and silver?
How might the following statement be true or false?
When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses, for art establishes the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstone of our judgment.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
If you--retaining all knowledge about the future of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich--could go back to 1889, at Gasthof zum Pommer, an inn in Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary where Adolf Hitler was born, could you kill the infant Adolf? Would you kill him? Why or why not?
Whether power to command the industry of others be not real wealth? And whether money be not in truth tickets or tokens for conveying and recording such power, and whether it be of great consequence what materials the tickets are made of?
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Whether if there was no silver or gold in the kingdom, our trade might not, nevertheless, supply bills of exchange, sufficient to answer the demands of absentees in England or elsewhere?
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Whether it be not the opinion or will of the people, exciting them to industry, that truly enricheth a nation? And whether this doth not principally depend on the means for counting, transferring, and preserving power, that is, property of all kinds?
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Valerie Elverton Dixon, Founder of JustPeaceTheory.com and former teacher of Christian Ethics at Andover Newton (Mass.) Theological School and United Theological Seminary in Ohio, says,
“I hope animals have souls. They must have spirits because the spirit is the breath. I hope that animals have soul/spirit that survives this life because I look forward to seeing my dog again after death, just as I look forward to seeing relatives and friends who have passed from this earthly life.”If there is any possibility for animals to have souls, to what degree should non-humans be granted equal rights to that of humans?--Source: On Faith: God Must Love Dogs, The Washington Post
Friday, July 2, 2010
In Looking Back While Thinking Ahead (Psychiatric Times), Greg Eghigian, Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program and Associate Professor of Modern History and Science, Technology, and Society at Penn State University, observes that
At its heart, madness has consistently been an existential matter, meaning that it prompts us to pose fundamental questions about who we are, what makes us human, what constitutes a good life, and the degree to which we are the authors of that life.What is “madness”? And how should we define it, irrespective of modern diagnostic manuals, such as the myriad DSM editions?
Thursday, July 1, 2010
In his New York Times article Should This be the Last Generation? Peter Singer poses this question:
How good does life have to be, to make it reasonable to bring a child into the world?
Whether the English crown did not formerly pass with us for six shillings? And what inconvenience ensued to the public upon its reduction to the present value, and whether what hath been may not be?