PRIVATE OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY ACCORDING TO JOHN LOCKE -by: Pilla Genda Joseph

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INTRODUCTION

Man cannot live without the use of material goods which the earth provides. People take it for granted that human beings generally make use of property for survival and so, do not always find it necessary inquiring into the origin, the acquisition, ownership and use of property and what property system will best provide the good life for man. There are variations in views regarding what is or what should be the best property system. Some thinkers like Plato consider common property system as the best[1] while Aristotle supports Private property system in ownership but suggests common use.[2] John Locke Continue reading

JEAN-PAUL SARTRE’S EXISTENTIALISM AND THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE HUMAN PERSON. By: JOSEPH PILLA

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OUTLINE

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. LIFE AND WORKS
  3. SARTRE ON EXISTENCE AND ESSENCE
  4. THE IDEA OF FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY
  5. SATRE ON NOTHINGNESS AND BAD FAITH
  6. ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSION
  1. INTRODUCTION

Jean-Paul Sartre as an existentialist and of course a phenomenologist, in his desperation to set man free and give him responsibility, denies the existence of God, denies the idea of a universal human nature, denies an objective value system and denies prior essence.  It is only the individual that exists. Continue reading

THE HAPPINESS OF MAN CONSISTS IN THE CONTEMPLATION OF THE TRUTH: AN ILLUSTRATION OF AQUINAS’ METHOD IN HIS SUMMA CONTRA GENTILES III, CAPP. 27-37. By: Joseph Pilla

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INTRODUCTION

Happiness is the desire and aspiration of everyman, yet the source of stable and permanent happiness for man remains confusing and sometimes contestable. “Man has certain tendencies, desires, longings cravings, appetites, as all human experiences bear witness, and he feels empty and restless until they are satisfied.”[1] Continue reading

THE FALL OF ADAM AND THE ORIGIN OF DEATH (MORTALITY): A FOCUS ON BOOK XIII OF AUGUSTINE’S ‘CITY OF GOD’ (DE CIVITATE DEI) By: Joseph Pilla

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20150311_160512INTRODUCTION:

Augustine whose book I treat in this work was born in on 13th November, 354 and died on 28th August, 430. He was born to a pagan father, Patricius and a Christian mother, Monica at Tagaste, the then Roman province of Africa in present-day Algeria. He studied at Carthage and taught in Milan. His mother Monica and St. Ambrose influenced him towards Christianity. Continue reading

A CRITICAL REVIEW OF OWEN ANDERSON’S STUDY OF ‘THE NATURAL LAW’ IN HIS BOOK, THE NATURAL MORAL LAW: THE GOOD AFTER MODERNITY – By: Pilla Genda Joseph

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INTRODUCTION:

The natural law is the law which makes the case that there is a universal law that can be known through reason by all persons and which has its foundation in human nature, the good and the real. Owen Anderson in his book takes a cursory look at the notion of the natural law in relation to the good. Continue reading