History & Causes of Mental Illnesses

Nearly two-thirds of all people with diagnosable mental disorders do not seek treatment. –Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Illness What is mental illness? Mental illness is a disorderly functioning of the mind Early Explanations Demonology-thought that an evil being possessed a person; use exorcism to cast out evil spirits (e.g. chanting, elaborate prayer, force to…

Hitler’s Henchmen: Hess, Himmler, Goring, Speer

RUDOLF HESS: DEPUTY TO ADOLF HITLER  1894—1987 Acting as Hitler’s private secretary, he transcribed and partially edited Hitler’s book Mein Kampf, and eventually rose to deputy party leader and third in leadership of Germany, after Hitler and Hermann Göring. He would introduce Hitler at Nazi party rallies and held the official title of “Deputy Fuhrer”…

Conservatism: Traditional, Neo-Conservatism, Individualist

Conservatism Classical Conservatism Contemporary North America Conservatism Traditional Conservatism Individualist Conservatism Neo-Conservatism Social/Religious Conservatism Key Ideas Differences between early or classical conservatives and self-proclaimed conservatives of recent years Opposed to “social engineering” of society by society, social groups, or government Humans are imperfect & no structure can make them perfect Government has very limited or…

Liberalism: Classical, Reform, Contemporary

Liberalism Classical Liberalism 1700s-1800s Locke & Smith Reform Liberalism 1800s-1900s Mill & Green Contemporary Liberalism 1930s- Keynes (1930s) & Rawls (1970s) Key Ideas Personal freedom – freedom from coercion Limited government – state serves & performs limited functions Equality of right – everyone must abide by laws, which must be applied equally and impartially Consent…