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After a long pause, the Ben Wood Johnson Podcast is back. In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about the notion of criminality. Dr. Johnson elaborates on the nature of human criminality. This episode is not an endorsement of crime in society. Let us listen!Kirjoittanut Ben Wood Johnson
 
In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson examines two main theories about crime (Natural and spiritual explanations for crime). Dr. Johnson elaborates on the ramifications of these theoretical approaches to understanding crime in society. He discusses the implications of such approaches for the man. This is not an endorsement of criminal conduct of an…
 
In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson dissects the notion of crime. There is a need to understand the nature of crime in society. There is a need to understand the reason people commit crimes. Dr. Johnson argues that contemporary viewpoints about the notion of crime are in error. Let us listen!Kirjoittanut Ben Wood Johnson
 
Welcome to a new season. In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson examines the notion of choice. He talks about the degree to which people have choice. Dr. Johnson notes that the individual does not have choices. This concept is erroneous. It is the result of mistaken assumptions about human nature. Let us listen!…
 
In this final installment about the concept of legal obligation, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about the notion of self-censorship. The individual censors the self. He forces the self to obey the law. The obligation is not intrinsic; it is not innate. Instead, the citizen obligates the self to obey the law for his own sake. Let us listen!…
 
In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson examines the concept of artificial duties. The understanding here is that unnatural duties are artificial responsibilities in nature. In this case, the person is obligated to be or he or she must omit from being, depending on the laws that are in effect in a particular social milieu. These duties are not inhere…
 
In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about intrinsic duties and legal obligation. The notion of intrinsic duties implies an unnatural sense of being in the world. The individual rationalizes his state of being. Intrinsic duties are part of the person’s identity. Let us listen!Kirjoittanut Ben Wood Johnson
 
In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues the conversation about legal obligation. The focus this week is on the notion of “Natural Evolution.” In this case, the individual learns to obey. But it is a process. The individual learns to be a certain way. He does so overtime. Dr. Johnson notes that consent annuls obligation and vice versa. Whene…
 
In this installment, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues the conversation about legal obligation. The focus this week is on the notion of consent. Dr. Johnson argues that consent is unnecessary so long as the citizen has a natural inclination to obey. Consent and social contract contradict one another. Let us listen!…
 
In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson examines the mechanism of enforcing legal obedience. The discussion centers on the role of the police in compelling individuals to obey the law. Dr. Johnson points fallacies in the debate about police brutality and the notion of "defunding" the police. Let us listen!…
 
In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues the conversation about legal obligation. The focus this week is on the notion of inducing obedience. Dr. Johnson argues that the being or the person is not inherently obedient. He must learn to obey. The learning process itself could be understood as the induction of obedience. Let us listen!…
 
In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues the conversation about legal obligation. The focus this week is about the degree to which the person must compel the self. Dr. Johnson argues that there ought to be a mechanism for compulsion. Let us listen!Kirjoittanut Ben Wood Johnson
 
The concept of legal obligation is the trademark of political philosophy. In this podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson introduces the concept of legal obedience. This is the first installment of a series of podcasts about the notion of citizen obedience. Let us listen!Kirjoittanut Ben Wood Johnson
 
This is the third installment in a series of episodes about human freedom. This podcast examines the role of politics in human freedom. Dr. Johnson argues that politics is the core of human survival. It is the essence of self-identity. Every human being must strategize to survive. Politics is the mechanism that enables the being to hide the self.…
 
This podcast is the second installment in a series of episodes about freedom. This entry discusses the notion of human freedom in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic. In it, Dr. Johnson argues that the pandemic makes it indisputable that nobody is free in society. To learn more about human freedom, grab a copy of Dr. Johnson's recent book about th…
 
This podcast discusses the notion of human freedom. Dr. Johnson argues that there is no freedom to be had. Men live in a state of perpetual bondage. Freedom is a feel-good notion, which is nowhere tangible. To learn more about human freedom, grab a copy of Dr. Johnson's recent book about the subject.…
 
Ce podcast souligne la nature conflictuelle du terme anti-racisme. Le Dr Ben Wood Johnson parle de la complexité de la notion de racisme. Il n'est pas facile de mettre une étiquette sur certains comportements, que certains pourraient considérer comme racistes. Il faut faire preuve de prudence. Le terme antiracisme est une distraction d'un problème …
 
After the death of an African American (George Floyd) by a Minneapolis Police Officer (Derrick Chauvin), there has been a debate about police brutality in America. In this podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson notes that brutality is the nature of the police itself. Police institutions are designed to be brutal. Police officers are trained to be brutal. Mo…
 
Este podcast describe la naturaleza divisiva del término antirracismo. El Dr. Ben Wood Johnson habla sobre la complejidad de la noción de racismo. No es fácil poner una etiqueta a ciertas conductas, que algunas personas podrían considerar racistas. Hay una necesidad de precaución. El término antirracismo es una distracción de un problema grave en l…
 
This podcast outlines the divisive nature of the term anti-racism. Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about the complexity of the notion of racism. It is not easy to put a label on certain conducts, which some people might consider racist. There is a need for caution. The term antiracism is a distraction from a serious problem in American society. It dimin…
 
This podcast points out a difference between the term anti-racism and the term anti-fascism. Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about the need to be cautious when determining which conduct is which. He argues that anyone could be a racist. However, a fascist does not have to be a racist. Let us listen!Kirjoittanut Ben Wood Johnson
 
In this podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson discusses the implications of staying-at-home orders. He discusses the potential implications of government actions for civil liberties. Dr. Johnson argues that we must be cautious not to infringe on individual rights in the name of public safety. He points out that staying-at-home orders are not sustainable in…
 
In this podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson discusses the nature of human survival. He argues that survival is a personal experience. Every living entity on planet earth must survive. But sometimes, survival is not possible in a particular milieu. In this case, the being must find viable means to survive elsewhere. Dr. Johnson talks about the concept of …
 
In this podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues his discussion about the extent of the Coronavirus in society. In this installment, Dr. Johnson reflects on the omnipotence of men in the natural. He talks about freedom or the lack thereof because of the pandemic. Dr. Johnson argues that because of the disease, some are taking advantage of the vulner…
 
Understanding the Concept of Time (Part 4) In this entry, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson wraps up his monologue about the concept of time. The argument is that present understandings about time are based on subjective viewpoints. But there is more to time than meets the human eye, Dr. Johnson argues. Time is the essence of the universe itself. Everything exi…
 
Understanding the Concept of Time (Part 3) This podcast expands on the notion of time. The common belief is that time is a linear continuum. It comes from the past (Point A), merges into the present (Point B), and goes to the future (Point C). Dr. Ben Wood Johnson refutes that understanding. The argument presented in this entry is that time is not …
 
Understanding the Concept of Time (Part 2) This podcast continues in our discussion about time. This session elaborates on the notion of time as a subjective understanding of the nature of time itself. Dr. Ben Wood Johnson explains how human perceptions about time are limited to a human capacity to grasp what is readily available in order to unders…
 
Understanding the Concept of Time (Part 1) This podcast is a departure from other entries. This session discusses the notion of time. Here, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson reflects on the link between time and beingness in general. Dr. Johnson refutes the notion that time is trifurcated in the past, the present, and the future. Dr. Johnson argues that time is…
 
What makes a man hate another man? This podcast discusses the reason people are likely to succumb to hatred. In this entry, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about personal experience as a reason people hate one another. If we do not keep ourselves in check, Dr. Johnson argues, we are likely to treat others in a way that might incite them to hate us. Let …
 
What it means to be evil? This podcast discusses the notion of evil in the world. In this entry, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about the nature of good versus bad. He delineates nuances between being righteous and being evil. Dr. Johnson argues that the world is not black or white. Rather, the world is black and white. Let us listen!…
 
This podcast is part of a series about education. In this entry, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson highlights the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Dr. Johnson examines Rousseau as a great philosopher in human history. He explores some of the views Rousseau echoed about the role of education in society. Let us have a listen!…
 
This is the final installment in a series of podcasts about the role of experience in education. In this entry, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson examines the notion of social control in education. He echoes John Dewey’s understanding about the need for a balance in our approach to education. It is unlikely that society would be able to function without control…
 
This is the fifth installment in a series of podcasts about the role of experience in education. In this entry, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson examines the notion of experience. He delineates the nuance John Dewey makes between continuity and interaction. The argument is that the individual must be allowed to experience the world on his own. Let us have a li…
 
This is the forth installment in a series of entries about education. In this Podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about John Dewey’s approach to experience in education. The Podcast examines the degree to which experience is a feature of a traditional approach to education, as opposed to a trademark of a more progressive approach. Dr. Johnson notes…
 
In this Podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about education from the perspective of a contemporary philosopher. He examines the dichotomy between a traditional view of education and a progressive approach. He relates John Dewey’s concerns as to the usefulness of a progressive approach without taking into account aspects of the traditional contingen…
 
In this Podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about education a little further. He explores the concept as a means of coercion. Dr. Johnson argues that education is not supposed to teach the person how to be in society. Rather, it should teach the person how to learn about the world. Education should teach the person how to find the self in the world…
 
In this Podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about education. He examines the concept in context. Education is a complex issue. Various philosophers have examined the concept. Yet, there is no consensus as to the meaning of the term. In this installment, Dr. Johnson outlines his understanding about the purpose of education in society. Have a listen!…
 
In this Podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about the concept of rights. The argument here is that natural rights are inviolable. That is, natural rights are inherent. Therefore, such rights could neither be given nor taken away. Dr. Johnson outlines two kinds of rights (natural rights and social rights) and four subcategories of rights. They inclu…
 
In this Podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson discusses the notion of “Good and Bad.” The argument centers on the idea that there is no such a thing as good or bad. There is no universality in the way human beings understand their world. Every human approach is subjective in nature. Therefore, any collective agreement about the world must be arbitrary, for…
 
In this podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson discusses the notion of individuality. What does it mean to be detached from the collective? What does it mean to be detached from the natural? Is it possible to be detached form the collective? Dr. Johnson argues that the concept of individuality is a fallacy. He notes that the individual could not be detached…
 
This podcast is part of a series of episodes about the notion of rights. It discusses the degree to which human beings enjoy any form of rights in society. The podcast provides an in-depth analysis of the term. It revisits some popular assumptions about the concept known as human rights.Kirjoittanut Ben Wood Johnson
 
This podcast examines the notion of censorship. It tackles head-on the issue of Internet censorship, particularly when it comes to the emprises of powerful entities, such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook, to name a few, on preventing civil discourse. In this monologue, Dr. Johnson discusses the degree to which silencing dissent is bad for society a…
 
This podcast talks about the nature of human hate. It examines the ramifications of love. In this podcast, Dr. Johnson explores the reasons human beings hate one another. Dr. Johnson argues that fear could always be understood as catalysis for human hatred. It could also be understood as a catalyst for love. In any case, the being must be attuned t…
 
In this podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson examines the notion that social media is on the rise. He challenges to view that social media is destructive to society and to the human mind in particular. Dr. Johnson argues that social media is there to stay. Humanity must embrace it.Kirjoittanut Ben Wood Johnson
 
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