EDC1015 – MAY / JUN 2011
QUESTION 1 – Spreadsheet
QUESTION 1.1 – 3 main claims made by feminism ?????
only women have the right to get pregnant and bear children. Some are pro-choice others are pro-life women are people in their own right
women should reject definitions of what makes a woman valuable
QUESTION 1.2 – 4 reasons why critical theory may fail to help us it can become fanatical
it is sometimes too simplistic in its analysis of power
it can be too idealistic
it may lead to despair and violence
it tends to ignore human emotions and desires
it can be a very grim philosophy
QUESTION 1.3 – What Q does African Philosphy ask when trying to find the truth How should we understand the universe?
Who and what is God?
Who is my neighbour?
What is my duty to my community?
How should my community be governed and led?
QUESTION 1.4 – False statements
a) name-calling : attacking the person and not their opinion b) false cause-and-effect : falsely claiming that an action has, or will have, a certain effect c) appeal to emotion (fear) : appeals to emotion are the easiest type of false argument to spot
QUESTION 1.5 – Nihilism opposite of Exstentialism
It means the philosophy of nothing whereas existentialism says we should discover the meaning of life Existentialists are looking for a way out of man’s inhumanity to man. Our suffering may not have any “higher” or ultimate
cosmological value, but it is suffering none-the-less. The Existentialist says, even if there is no higher meaning, even if existence is ultimately absurd, we are still “forced” by existence (the fact that we are alive) and chance to live out our days. We cannot blame God for the Holocaust; thus, we must blame ourselves when horror occurs, and we must look to ourselves to ensure such horror happens rarely The nihilist says “There is no god, no heaven or hell, so screw it: there can be no right or wrong. Let’s party!” The Existentialist says “There is no god, no heaven or hell, so you and I alone must figure out to make life meaningful and good — we must, in fact, work without cosmic aid to figure out what ‘good’ itself is. ?????
QUESTION B.2 – Phenomenology
concern about what is going on inside us in relation to who we are, and how we as people relate to our world human being and the world interact with each other all the time, the one influencing the other I am in the world and the world is in me
we need to connect with the real world (fauna, flora, buildings, food etc) Other people are very important, I need to have deep emotional connections with at least one other person Content
don’t allow other people to rule you
of self (who am I), social (who and what is my community, cosmic (our place in the Universe) most dangerous thing is falsity (individual pretence, social falsity) people who have promoted : Dalai Lama, Albert Einstein, Credo Mutwa atc examine our lives closely, reject false value systems (materialism), slow down and lead less stressful lives, resist other peoples demands and expectations, find happiness can accept social evil, leads to mental confusion, morally demanding, not a problem-solving philosophy, uncritical of authority
if we ignore, we run much the same risks as when we ignore existentialism. We will probably lack the capacity to feel and we are likely never to experience moments of real joy/pain
Cite this 3 main claims made by feminism
3 main claims made by feminism. (2016, Oct 20). Retrieved from https://graduateway.com/3-main-claims-made-by-feminism/