Power Relations and the Socially Constructed Self: What does this say about “belief”? Part V: Conclusion

Could it be that any Creator worth existing must be beyond human understanding, so that religion is actually a human construct? Perhaps speculating on human behavior in regards to religious habits should be no different than studying any other type of human behavior, because if God is behind it at all, God is behind it... Continue Reading →

Power Relations and the Socially Constructed Self: What does this say about “belief”? Part III: Michel Foucault

This is the third in a series, in which I will present a partial summary of systems for three theorists and then apply them to a question in the final post.  To read the previous post, regarding Louis Althusser, read here. To jump to the first post and read from the beginning, read here.  This... Continue Reading →

Power Relations and the Socially Constructed Self: What does this say about “belief”? Part II: Louis Althusser

In the previous post, I presented an overview of this series. Here, I will focus on Louis Althusser. After providing a more comprehensive overview of the three theorists, I will discuss the relationship between social indoctrination and personal belief. Althusser Louis Althusser claims that a primary function of State Power in a capitalist society is to perpetuate the... Continue Reading →

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