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- Suburban outlaws are not just part of a youth culture, instead they represent an extreme delinquency that starts with suburban school shooters. As they “leave their marks for all to see” what is the rationale for their violence? Is it simply that they are disaffected youth? Explain why or why not. Is it social and cultural alienation? Explain why or why not. What can we do as a society to change this culture of juvenile violence? Use information from the chapters to answer these questions.
- Consider the clear similarities to the transitional time of the 1990s and of the mid to late 2010s. As Wooden & Blazak claim, there was a belief that “the safe-cocoon of middle-class youth was eroding.” Respond to this statement taking the time to consider what the authors have to say about increased pessimism and the American Dream and how this is relevant in 2018. What political, social and economic forces make this true today?
meaning they are a noumenon. A noumenon is unique to the observer, it depends on one’s perception, meaning depending on the individual’s senses, each person will believe either the thesis or anthesis but there will never be a true answer. (Bowie 28-29). In the third antinomy, Kant’s thesis states that “there are free causes” and the antithesis is that “there are no free causes.” (Williston). This argument is based on one’s senses of morality. To prove the thesis, Kant states that if we are not free, then we cannot be held responsible for our actions. We are able to interfere with causal sequences, meaning we can change the cause and effect of a situation depending on the decision we make. Therefore, if we make a bad or morally wrong decision, then we must be held accountable for that action and therefore we are free. The antithesis states that there is a cause for everything which is the principle of sufficient reason. Since everything has a reason or cause, we are therefore not free because the cause or reason drove us to make that decision or action. It seems that Kant’s philosophical way of thinking is transcendental. There must be a reason and cause to all the events that occur. Although Kant argues the unconditioned (antinomies) in a very unbiased way, his way of philosophical thinking is transcendental. “Kant insists, however, that the subject is really only accessible to itself at particular moments of apperception, not in a timeless manner in which it would grasp itself as a whole.” (Bowie 29). Kant believes that there is no timeless because the way the world appears to us is in a priori way of experience, meaning our experiences are structured in a way that there is a cause and effect to everything that happens to us. Kant also believes that each person has a sense of morality and reason which leads us into making decisions which make us free and are based on our individual morals. “Kant’s moral philosophy is strongly committed to the human being’s capacity of acting morally, viz. its ability to act from respect for the moral law.” (Geert Van Eekert, 348). Kant targets this way of philosophical thinking because we must have experiences which leads to making our own decisions and then being held accountable for our decisions. (Allison Henry. E, pg.3). Therefore, there must be a being (God) that started the initial move causing all of our human experiences. One might argue that Kant’s form of critique is unsuccessful because he himself has his own opinion. Even though he proves that both the antithesis and thesis of each antinomy can be possible, he still has a slight turn towards a particular side. One might argue that the antinomies are therefore not unconditioned because if they are in fact based on cau>GET ANSWER