committed to alife that revealed this under-
standing. Spinoza notes that, since we share in divine nature, we
should “act only from God’s command” (Spinoza II, IV A). Love
and morality formed the basis for the application of Spinoza’s phi-
losophy in his daily life.
Spinoza asserts that the motivating
other living entities. What would
contemporary Western ethics concerning human life look like if
extended to all life-forms? This portion of the book stands as a chal-
lenge for a more consistent ethic regarding the preservation and pro-
tection of life, as an inspiration to individuals inclined toward
codes are action guides” (Pluhar 283). Sloan Coffin pro-
vides a noteworthy distinction: “Socrates was mistaken. It’s not the
unexamined life that is not worth living, it’s the uncommitted life”
(11). Professors and scholars have not only been among the first to
take action on behalf of social change
migration in recent years has
been motivated essentially by what was viewed as a real threat to a middle class
sense of values-security, discipline, order in public life, and comtnunist
subversion - rather than by any discrimination or lack of loyalty to the country."
In other words, they have
, textile and food indus
try) than to a lesser ability of women to do more responsible and better paid
Owing to the differences in the average incomes of men and women, the
woman's actual contribution to the family's standard of living is naturally,
despite the high employment of women
be illustrated by the figure of
BERNHARD OLSEN (1836-1922), who established a ‘Danish Folk Museum’ in 1884
(now part of the Danish National Museum) and an open-air museum in 1901 (now
Frilandsmuseet). OLSEN wanted to document and exhibit the daily life of the common
people but was motivated by
problems of the inner voice are full of
pitfalls and hidden snares. Treacherous, slippery ground, as
dangerous and pathless as life itself once one lets go of the
railings" (21, p. 186).
lung believes that from this process one will discover
the undiscovered vein which is aliving part of the
and students, a contact which brings life blood to a formerly culturally and socially
isolated area .
How do we explain creative individuals such as Katherine Dunham and other
leaders, who are motivated to take on a bureaucratic, mechanistic and often de
structive system and counter its
150 pounds for himself. Almost im-
mediately he left for Beirut in an effort to find out his true
interests in life. In a short time the money was gone. To return
home would solve his loneliness but not his internal problem.
He decided to travel in whatever manner he could.
From Beirut he