He [Osama bin Laden] came to thank me for my efforts to bring the Americans, our friends, to help us against the atheists. First, the United States began a troop surge in Afghanistan designed to deliver the final blow to the Taliban insurgency.
You are such a Boy Scout! You see everything in black and white! Jack Ryan [Harrison Ford]: Not black and white, Ritter, right and wrong!
Clear and Present Danger [Paramount Pictures, ] The inescapable conclusion is that subjectivity, relativity and irrationalism are advocated [by Richard Rorty] not in order to let in all opinions, but precisely so as to exclude the opinions of people who believe in old authorities and objective truths.
This is the short cut to [Antonio] Gramsci's new cultural hegemony: Thus, almost all those who espouse the relativistic 'methods' introduced into the humanities by Foucault, Derrida and Rorty are vehement adherents to a code of political correctness that condemns deviation in absolute and intransigent terms.
The relativistic theory exists in order to support an absolutist doctrine. We should not be surprised therefore at the extreme disarray that entered the camp of deconstructionwhen it was discovered that one of the leading ecclesiastics, Paul de Man, once had Nazi sympathies.
It is manifestly absurd to suggest that a similar disarray would have attended the discovery that Paul de Man had once been a communist -- even if he taken part in some of the great communist crimes.
Sharp fluctuations of moral absolutism and moral relativism are also among the attitudes of intellectuals revealed in this study. The moral absolutism is reserved for the stern judgments of their own society, while a pragmatic moral relativism appears when they give the benefit of the doubt to certain dictators and their political systems as long as they find them fundamentally praiseworthy and well intentioned.
It follows that the centrality and consistent use of the critical faculties of intellectuals has often been overestimated.
But the philosophy that killed off truth proclaims unlimited tolerance for the 'language games' i. The outcome is expressed in the words of Karl Kraus: Selected Essays, Basic Books,p.
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He says somewhere that man is the measure of all things, of the existing, that they are, and of the non-existing, that they are not. The first clear statement of relativism comes with the Sophist Protagoras of Abdera,as quoted by Plato: The way things appear to me, in that way they exist for me; and the way things appears to you, in that way they exist for you" [Theaetetus a] Thus, however I see things, that is actually true -- for me.
If you see things differently, then that is true -- for you. There is no separate or objective truth apart from how each individual happens to see things. Consequently, Protagoras says that there is no such thing as falsehood.
Unfortunately, this would make Protagoras's own profession meaningless, since his business is to teach people how to persuade others of their own beliefs. It would be strange to tell others that what they believe is true but that they should accept what you say nevertheless.Benjamin Barber's Jihad Vs Mcworld - In Jihad vs.
McWorld, Benjamin Barber puts forth two opposing extremes of ideology, Jihad and McWorld. Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed We’ve all seen the breathless stories about the latest sign of the coming Artificial Intelligence apocalypse, and we’ve all seen the fine print revealing those stories to be empty hype.
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The plasticity of the word, especially in regard to its context, has made it a source for a lot of debates. The Real Meanings of Jihad - The concept of Jihad was not widely known in the western world before the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, Since then, the word has been woven into what our media and government feed us along with notions of Terrorism, Suicide Bombings, Hamas, Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, and now, Jihad.
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