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    Etymologically the term power derives from the Latin word posse which is translated as ‘to be able’. Human beings are biologically inclined to be critical or rather, appear to denote the differences between items or people through a process of categorisation in their process of recognising their environment. As this simple process is developed, categorisation becomes a form of classification and therefore forms the need for one adapt it to a system of inferiority in regards to one’s perception of meaning, strength, ability for something to stand, last or rule. As a consequence, the concept of ability becomes meaningful teleologically. Nevertheless, despite the range of political philosophies that tend to reflect on the aforementioned classification and expand it in a manner that would suit the interest of the creator of such a theory. Power has become a nurture-ly manipulative concept. The difference between people and the concept of sovereignty of any kind lead to only one thing; separation of the whole [humankind] and our conditioning into believing that we are weak and thus, as a matter of fact exposed to the rulers we choose and the meaning we adjust to the options we are given. Unfortunately, my view is not an optimist perspective unraveling a conspiracy theory, but an alarm to shake humans’ understanding of words and symbols. Power as advertised is nothing but a state of mind within the comfort of trust relationship, the last resort or a voluntarily ignorance. The archetype of power refers to energy.

    Stefania Katapodi, University of Reading, UK

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ACERP2015 - The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2015


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