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The Sociophysics of Theopolitics: Nature, Cuture & Human Suffering


The Sociophysics of Theopolitics: Nature, Cuture & Human Suffering

Arnopoulos, Paris (2004) The Sociophysics of Theopolitics: Nature, Cuture & Human Suffering. Skepsis: a journal of philosophy and interdisciplinary research, 15 (1). ISSN 1105-1582

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This presentation discusses the interactive role that religion and politics play in certain aspects of the human condition. The question in this context is what happens in society when religious factors enter politics and politics uses religion to attain its ends. History records a plethora of cases where the combination of these two human activities had significant influence the course of events. Has this influence made things better or worse? Is theopolitics an inflammable mixture, contributing to an increase or decrease human suffering?

If we can make a diagnosis or prognosis, is there a proper therapy for our post-modern era. Are present institutional religions outdated, and newer or older beliefs more appropriate for our present needs? What ideological or philosophical principles can challenge man’s inhumanity to man? Is the answer for politics to become more humanized and religion more naturalized? This is the central hypothesis examined here.

Our methodology is based on the theory of sociophysics, juxtaposing natural and cultural factors to explain a multifaceted reality of the human condition. Accordingly, we analyze the natural causes (physiology & biology) of cultural effects (religion & politics) to determine how they affect social behavior. Eventually, by improving our philosophical understanding of these relationships, we may be in a better position to handle them in practice.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Political Science
Item Type:Article
Authors:Arnopoulos, Paris
Journal or Publication:Skepsis: a journal of philosophy and interdisciplinary research
ID Code:983194
Deposited By: Danielle Dennie
Deposited On:06 Nov 2017 18:54
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:56


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