When they come to Europe, they are confronted by still closed borders. Thus, the concept of open borders is a very selective concept, one that is not taken seriously at all in the experience of non-Europeans.
Pure phenomenology claims to be the science of pure phenomena. This concept of the phenomenon, which was developed under various names as early as the eighteenth century without being clarified, is what we shall have to deal with first of all.
Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the essential content of the original thought: sudden and lasting betterment.
I think that there’s something in the American psyche, it’s almost this kind of right or privilege, this sense of entitlement, to resolve our conflicts with violence. There’s an arrogance to that concept if you think about it. To actually have to sit down and talk, to listen, to compromise, that’s hard work.
Just the concept of personal freedom within a democracy, for instance, is a relatively young idea – only about 300 years old in this country.
This awful concept of underclass is really horrifying. You’re not lower class, you are excluded – outside.
Truth as such is not a particularly important concept in naturalistic philosophy.
Within this widest concept of object, and specifically within the concept of individual object, Objects and phenomena stand in contrast with each other.
However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power.
Almost everybody accepts that some people can be killed. ‘The concept of ‘brain death’ – the belief that people on respirators can legitimately be killed – shows that.