Essays of the birmingham speculative club

The first apparent usage of the term "euthanasia" belongs to the historian Suetoniuswho described how the Emperor Augustus"dying quickly and without suffering in the arms of his wife, Livia, experienced the 'euthanasia' he had wished for. In particular, these include situations where a person kills another, painlessly, but for no reason beyond that of personal gain; or accidental deaths that are quick and painless, but not intentional.

Essays of the birmingham speculative club

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: On Violence, Politics, and the Law Peg Birmingham If each age has its particular point of entry to the central political problems of authority, power, and obligation, then the present age has its point of access in the relation among violence, politics, and the law.

Ours is an age that has largely replaced its theological underpinnings with political revolutions, while at the same time it has grown skeptical of natural right and natural law claims. If the political order is no longer founded in the theological and is unable to appeal to natural right or natural law, is the political then inescapably rooted in violence?

In other words, if founded through violence with no claim to right, is the political order rooted ultimately in the authority of the sword? If this is the case, then how is it possible to think legitimate political power as well as political obligation?

Certainly the question of the relation among violence, power, and law occupies both thinkers.

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Without question these are three claims that Arendt herself took seriously when thinking this relation, and it is not too much to speculate that for her the works of Hobbes and Schmitt were always close at hand. As is well known, for Schmitt the sovereign is he who decides on the exception.

He has the monopoly over this last decision. And because sovereignty is always established upon this border of the legal and extralegal, state sovereignty is established by and through its borders. Politics is therefore a borderline concept. Hobbes gives us the third claim to be taken seriously: The condition of the first law of nature is the right to return to the state of violence if my enemy, now a tentative friend, should decide not to continue to seek peace.

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Literature of Birmingham. he hosted the Birmingham Book Club at John Freeth's Coffee House, giving him a national political importance and a speculative exploration of geometrical dimensions that anticipates Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.

According to the amateur essays from members of the Pioneer Club which were later collected and published as "Early Days of Birmingham, Alabama", "Mudd Town" or "Mudd's Town" was one of the suggestions made for the name of the Elyton Land Company's speculative development which was eventually named, at James Powell's suggestion, "Birmingham".

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