Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish – The Panopticon

In Discipline and Punish, Michel Foucault explores the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham's panopticon in idea and in practice. A panopticon is, in its general form, a building structured so as to have one central observation point, like the watch tower in the centre of the panopticon prison, and rooms or spaces surrounding this central point; structured… Continue reading Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish – The Panopticon

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Is the mind the same as the brain?

Identity theory can be traced back to the mid sixteen hundreds, when Descartes argued that there is a distinction between physical things (res extensa) and mental things (res cogitans). Descartes argued that physical things and mental things must be ontologically distinct from one another because each has properties that the other not only does not… Continue reading Is the mind the same as the brain?