The Philosophy Of Punishment And Discipline Essay

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Anderson: It looks as if more authors have graced us with their presence to warn us about something else we need to fix in our current society. Thank you so much Atwood, Huxley, Frankl, Wilson, and Freud for your views and have a safe trip back to wherever you might be going. Welcome Foucault, Orwell, Andreas, Burgess, and Rorty, it is great to have you here. I have noticed that all of your books contain common themes. Some of those themes include forms of discipline and punishment, control of power, and war. That being said who wants to start off the discussion?
Foucault: I guess I will start. I think when talking about these topics in relation to the modern society, it is important to understand the history of punishment and discipline. Throughout history there has been a shift in the focus from the body to the soul. In the past society focused on punishment through the methods of torture and pain. The fear of being punished is what made people behave and conform to society’s expectations. In modern society, it is more focused on discipline of the soul and mind. Changing the way an individual thinks and feels, to try and change them into an improved person.
Alex: From what I experience in A Clockwork Orange, I would say that the punishment of the mind is worse than any kind of punishment of the body. While the Ludovico technique included both manipulating my mind and making my body feel sick, it was worse what they did to my head. It was like I had two…

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