Monthly Archives: February 2016

Nudity versus nakedness

To this day, the naked body is considered unnatural. With the development of social norms and standards,  civilization’s attitude toward nudity has fluctuated greatly. John Berger explains how “to be naked is to be oneself. To be nude is to be seen naked by others and yet not recognized for oneself”. In the past and in the modern day, nudity is greatly used as a form of art, most of times it is used to represent an idea or for the viewer of the art piece to capture certain feelings. Do you agree with Berger’s distinguishment between nudity and being naked? Is there such a distinguishment nowadays? How does our society regard nudity and nakedness today?

Public punishment vs prison?

There is much debate as to whether the system of imprisonment is better or equal to the effects of a punitive city. What are the similarities and differences between the effects of the two? Do you think there is ever a time where someone should be publicly punished or humiliated?

also food for thought, what would Foucault think of the death penalty, would he be for or against it?