ANTH 100 Lecture Notes - Universal Rule, Realpolitik, Office Management

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SOCB43 – Lecture #4 – 2014-Jan-30
Religion rejections of the world  systematic methodical way of thinking; this total
system of life practice has deep influence on every aspect of life; he was
comparing Christianity to see how it relates to the world
oSalvation religion  means saving, save from the world, which is thought
of, which according to salvation religions, are corrupt, dirty, fallen; when
people believe that they are not actually governed by the world that
exists, when there is a greater law above the current law, they do not feel
obligated by the world, they do not feel the need to change, the bonds
between relatives are not as important because there are more important
relationships; this is fundamentally transformative because it introduces
the idea that your obligations and loyalties do not just go to your
neighbors and your relatives
oEthic of brotherliness  how this type of religions deals with the world; the
ethic of brotherliness comes into tension, in conflict with the world; as
people pursue this ethic, that means they are pursuing their goals and life
in a pure way according to their ethic, that is, when doing business it’s
just about business, no morality, friendship, etc.;
oActive religion  although the world is fallen and corrupt, we can do
something about it; not just other worldly, but also inner worldly
You can only care about the saved ones, the chosen ones, and
you should work hard, as you know the people who are the saved
ones as well will work hard and reach at the same height as you
are
oEconomy  tensions in economic aspect
Impersonal  money has no face, doesn’t matter who you are
where you come from, there’s no tag of a particular person; most
importantly if you are a good business person, you treat
everybody the same way; for example if you know someone for 25
years and fires him but you should not get blamed for doing it,
because a good businessman does things impersonal
oPolitical  salvation religion usually comes in conflict with the political life,
because it encourages people to completely reorganize things; tensions
in political aspect include:
Impersonality  apply universal stand points to everyone, an idea
that nothing should be personal, it should all be about politics
Power  people who are above and people who are below
Violence  states use violence to control the means of killing
people, there is one legitimate agency that we accept to murder,
that is the state; when states go to war, the ethic of brotherliness
can’t stand brother killing brother; there is something
fundamentally violent about politics
Realpolitik  despite moralities and friendship, only about goals,
just about politics
Patriotism  the state claim the right to start wars, that declares
powerful bond between communities of the same state; and that
bond can rival with the bond in religion, with the ethic of
brotherliness; the sense of community can be more profound than
religions, life now has meaning of patriotism and not from religion
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Impersonality apply universal stand points to everyone, an idea that nothing should be personal, it should all be about politics. Power people who are above and people who are below. Realpolitik despite moralities and friendship, only about goals, just about politics. Anti-pleasure the world is sinful, the world is corrupt and filled with temptations, and art offers pleasure, which salvation religion claims that people are giving up into the temptations. Meaning vs. form art says style is important, making things beautiful, which salvation religion says that art is trying to make the sinful and corrupt world beautiful, tempted. Eroticism vs. sex the consistent principle of sexual life, the idea that this part of life can give life meaning, the rational approach to sex can threat salvation religion. Irrationalism body is part of the world, therefore it is sinful, damned with temptations, to allowing a person into sex is like giving up to the world.

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