Philosophical Papers and Review

  • Abbreviation: Philos. Papers Rev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-663X
  • DOI: 10.5897/PPR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 44

Table of Content: July 2009; 1(2)

July 2009

Does submission to a deity relieve depression? Illustrations from the book of Job and the Bhagavad Gita

Two ancient texts feature a hero who does not submit completely to his deity. One, Arjuna, depicted in the Bhagavad Gita, decided not to fight in defiance of his mentor and deity Krishna. The other, Job of the Old Testament, complained bitterly that his god treated him unfairly. Both suffer affective disturbance. Arjuna, dejected, displays a panic attack, Job shows severe depression. After each interacts with his god...

Author(s): J. S. Price and R. Gardner, Jr

July 2009

Review of Baum Bruce: Re-reading power and freedom in J.S. Mill, University of Toronto press, 2000

One of the most interesting books about J.S. Mill’s political and social philosophy is Bruce Baum’s PhD thesis. His book is one of the very few that seriously try to lift to the surface economic freedom and distributive justice in Mill’s social theory and to relate liberty and equality in this philosopher’s social thought.   Key words: Social expediency, democracy, working class,...

Author(s): Vasilis Grollios