Coursera-Princeton: final assignment “on a global state of peace”

Subject: Based on this course, is a global state of peace possible?

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1. “Based on this course”: what may that mean? Well, what is this course based upon? Rough trial for answer would be: This course is based on EMPIRICAL METHODS as applied in today sociology. The unspoken implication of this would be, that we have mainly a longing for INDUCTIVE methods – the “axiomatic-deductive” not really in favor here.

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2. So we reach the question: IS A WORLD OF PEACE within the range of possibilities in INDUCTIVE and EMPIRICAL methods of today sociology? First impression would be here: NO, peace is a “higher concept”, that cannot be “derived” by empirical methods, because the HIGHER CANNOT BE COMPLETELY within the LOWER. In other words: PEACE, if seen as a HIGHER CONCEPT, beyond just empiricial descriptive methods CANNOT BE WITHIN THE EMPIRICAL WORLD of 3-D-reality, because ANYTHING from HIGHER SPIRITS cannot  be derived from crude matter. Or in other words: If you start with the world of CRUDE MATTER, why should you try to TRANSCEND and LEAVE the level of “crude matter”? Or what shall be really wrong with the general rule of “beast behavior”, if you are in a world of “beasts”?

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3. From this we see, that IF you insist, to put such question as “world without war” or “world in peace”, you have to DEFINE, that MAN is NOT beast! Or rather: SOMEONE MUST INTERVENE AND TELL and INTRODUCE, that MAN IS NOT BEAST, and BECAUSE of this new quality of “being no beast”, should try to TRANSCEND the conditions of the world of “crude matter”.

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4. Even worse: There is a strange double-faced and tricky thing, that not only SOMEONE must tell mankind, what SHALL BE the higher concept of “peace” whatever, but there is SECONDLY the  problem, that IF you have been told, what “peace” SHALL be, that you must CHANGE BEAST BEHAVIOR to some civilisized manners WHATEVER, which is the TERRIBLE introduction of the PROBLEMS OF MORALS and PERSONAL ETHICS. And here we have the EMPIRICAL situation, that thousands of years ago SOMEONE introduced the LAW  “YOU SHALL NOT KILL” – but that until today NOBODY in earnest is FOLLOWING THIS LAW, even not those civilizations that were given this law, i.e. the Christians and the Hebrew Jews.

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5. Now let us consider, what effect may have the fact in modern sociology, that she is SKIPPING quite a LOT of topics, that once were important and discussed. Or in other words: Today sociology may feel authorisized, to SKIP  every UTOPY (Augustinus, Hobbes, Rousseaa, Defoe, even Marx), to SKIP every CONCEPT OF STATE (or socialogical interior organisation) as for instance in BYZANTINE Eastchristian theory and in Western theory by Thomas of Aquinas, to SKIP the DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, especially as related to war (Hugo Grotius, Haager Conferences 1905 f., Geneva Convention). to SKIP ACTUAL STATE OF ART in HYPER-WEAPONRY with PLANET-BURST-CAPACITY and MANIPULATION OF THE PHYSICAL FUNDAMENTS OF THIS UNIVERSE, to become MASTER OF SPACETIME, which all startet with IDEAS conceived in NAZI-times and TODAY are ready to go.

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6. I may take now from course materials the “effectivness curve”, and may OBJECT, that this is PUREST IDEOLOGY, but not from MILITARY, but from TAYLORISM and SKINNERISM and BEAVIORISM, especially as applied in the fields of ECONOMICS. IF there is ANYTHING within this courve, it is NOT “peace” or “ANYTHING from philosophy”, but to INCREASE EFFECTIVENESS, that is to OPTIMIZE with application of MORAL-FREE SCIENTIFIC methods the DESTRUCTIVE OUTPUT of this SORT of sociology.

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7. My result therefor is, that we all have REACHED ALREADY a situation, in which a MANMADE CATACLYSMOS has become POSSIBLE – and to some elite-esoteric folks may be feasable -, which is NOTHING NEW to this planet, and was KNOWN to the ANTIQUE GREEK, from which the very word “cataclysmos” is taken. (The Greek proverbial today  is something like: “Pyr, gyni, thalassa will shake the existance of this globe”, which is in translation: “Fire, women and the oceans will make this globe shaking in agony!”)

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8. We may however doubt, what comes first “manmade cataclysmos” or “APOCALYPSE” as in western-type religious texts of obscure meanings.

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9. If now the impression is, that we may end up all in some sort of BASIC PESSIMISM, this may not be necessarely so, because we have the PROPHECY of JESAIA, telling that AFTERWARDS – after all the mess of cataclysmos or apocalypse or both – PEACE, as some sort of the REAL THING will prevail, because under (CHANGED PHYSICAL CONDITIONS and with a CHANGED PHYSICS?) “there will be the child playing with the lion” – BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

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10. If I were offered a last wish before cataclysmos and apocalypse I would ask, to be be granted the chance, to fight under the Archangle Michael and St. Mary, Mother of the Christian God, for the LIGHT. I certainly would not ask for the chance to have another course in today US-Westeuropean-type sociology, skipping such a lot of IMPORTANT TO ME subjects and problems, as was detailed above.

In the end, if feeling embarrassed by this short statement of mine, I would have to admit,to the audience  that I DO NOT UNDERSTAND GEOPOLITICS of today (nor of yesterday, which was mainly BRITISH COLONIAL-IMPERIAL and NAZI, as for instance Prof. K. Haushofer), , that I am LACKING “verified hard-facts-informations” – something just little bit beyond the “political correctness” of papers and media, so that I myself may label this statement as some sort of “educated guess”: Sorry, if I dissapointed someone!

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– attachment  (on sources and works cited)-

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I am a polite man – and therefor feel no necessity to convince the audience and public, that I have seen and evaluated quite a lot of books on war and even produced several volumes of  own writings on war, but all done without academical degrees and outside university, but linked to specialisized institutes and libraries  in the field. Everybody even is invited to check for themselves my writings in https://brunobuike.wordpress.com – because it may turn out, that the real prblem today is NOT “espionage” and/or “open intelligence”, but the CAPABILITY TO THINKING AND UNDERSTANDING HIGHER CONCEPTS of every sort, even reaching out to COSMOLOGY, (“Is “war” a basic pattern in the known astronomical universe of “galactical quadrants”?)

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- *1953 in Bremen / Germany - since decennia in Neuss / Germany - classical composer (registered since 2005) - scientific freelance writer - registered to German National Library "Deutsche Bibliothek", search "Bruno Buike", with 246 items in 2013 1996-97 - 5000 qm Rekultivierung Obstwiese mit Kleintierhaltung 2004/05 - 3 Wochen Gartenpflege in einem orthodoxen Kloster in Deutschland 2009 - 3 Wochen Katastrophenhilfe Einsturz des Kölner Stadtarchivs 2011 - journey to Przemysl/Poland - and learning of basic Polish vocabulary and reading/pronounciation 2013 University of Tokyo - Conditions of war and peace - Coursera - Certificate 2013, December - after 15 years in mainly Russian-orthodox and Greek-orthodox affairs return to Roman-Catholic church 2014 National University of Singapur, Conservatory - Write like Mozart. Introduction to classical composition - Coursera Certifikate "with distinction"
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