Emotions shape our mental and social lives. However, moral philosophy paid scant attention to emotions and found it hard to judge them. Are they simply animal energies or impulses with no connection to our thoughts? And are they therefore morally irrelevant?
Symmetries, principle of sufficient reason and ambiguity
Tuesday 22 March 2005 - 10:45 am
Symmetry is a concept which functions in almost any science. In this lecture the focus is on its importance in mathematics and physics. Imagine a square. You can turn it 90° and find the same square again. We say that the square has rotational symmetry.
On the issue of immigration and integration, a cold wind is blowing in Europe. A lot of opinion leaders and politicians seem to consider immigration synonymous to problems, except when immigrants thoroughly assimilate and reach a state of complete invisibility.