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Why The Duty To Self-Censor Requires Social-Media Users To Maintain Their Own Privacy, Earl W. Spurgin 2019 John Carroll University

Why The Duty To Self-Censor Requires Social-Media Users To Maintain Their Own Privacy, Earl W. Spurgin

2019 Faculty Bibliography

Revelations of personal matters often have negative consequences for social-media users. These consequences trigger frequent warnings, practical rather than moral in nature, that social-media users should consider carefully what they reveal about themselves since their revelations might cause them various difficulties in the future. I set aside such practical considerations and argue that social-media users have a moral obligation to maintain their own privacy that is rooted in the duty to self-censor. Although Anita L. Allen provides a paternalist justification of the duty that supports my position that social-media users are obligated to self-censor what they reveal about themselves, I ...


Just Borders: The Foundations Of Immigration Policy, Cody Fenwick 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Just Borders: The Foundations Of Immigration Policy, Cody Fenwick

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Do countries have a presumptive right to limit immigration at their discretion? It is often assumed that they do, though both the immigration restrictions championed in practice and the purported justifications for the principled right to deny entry to foreigners are often supported by implicit (or explicit) racist prejudices. Many political philosophers have offered putatively more sophisticated and reasoned defenses of the state’s discretionary right to restrict immigration. I discuss the philosophical arguments for the restrictionist view on grounds of national territorial rights, and separately, on the grounds of nationalist partiality toward one’s fellow citizens. I will argue ...


Pragmatic Approach Or Constructive-Engagement Strategy?—A Methodology In Comparing Chinese And Western Philosophy, Wei SUN 2019 San Jose State University

Pragmatic Approach Or Constructive-Engagement Strategy?—A Methodology In Comparing Chinese And Western Philosophy, Wei Sun

Comparative Philosophy

No abstract provided.


Sino-African Philosophy: A Re-“Constructive Engagement”, Paul A. DOTTIN 2019 San Jose State University

Sino-African Philosophy: A Re-“Constructive Engagement”, Paul A. Dottin

Comparative Philosophy

“Constructive-Engagement” is a meta-philosophical and meta-methodological “strategy” suggested by Chinese and comparative philosophy scholar Bo Mou for analyzing and enriching philosophical exchange. In this paper, I will use this strategy towards an end, on a scale, and with a topic not attempted before. I will use it as a “template” for redesigning a poorly developing area of cross-cultural comparison I call Sino-African reflective studies (SARS). My goal in this work-in-progress is to design a plan for reconstituting SARS as Sino-African philosophy (SAP), an inclusive yet coherent field of research and innovation unified through organizing principles. I will design the overhaul ...


Correcting Things As Correcting Feelings: A Phenomenological Study Of Wang Yang-Ming’S Doctrine Of Ge-Wu, Minglai DONG 2019 Sichuan University

Correcting Things As Correcting Feelings: A Phenomenological Study Of Wang Yang-Ming’S Doctrine Of Ge-Wu, Minglai Dong

Comparative Philosophy

This article is designed to offer a phenomenological reading of Wang Yang-ming’s (王陽明) doctrine of ge-wu (格物), which, as a part of Wang radical reading of The Great Learning (Da-Xue 大學), distinguishes his doctrine from that of Zhu Xi (朱熹). Wang argues that ge-wu, as rectifying things, is the same process with the act of cheng-yi (誠意), in which yi (意) and wu (物) form a relation of intentionality in Edmund Husserl’s sense. Since for Wang, what can be made sincere are emotional yi such as liking and disliking, Husserl's phenomenology on emotional intentionality will be used ...


Apophatic Community: Yannaras On Relational Being, Fred DALLMAYR 2019 University of Notre Dame, USA

Apophatic Community: Yannaras On Relational Being, Fred Dallmayr

Comparative Philosophy

For Martin Heidegger the story of Western philosophy ended basically in egocentrism or the metaphysics of “subjectivity”; however, he acknowledged the possibility of another path in Greece: that of pre-Socratic thinking. Yet, there is a further path he did not acknowledge: the tradition of Orthodox philosophy and theology. The paper focuses on some key works of the prominent contemporary Greek philosopher Christos Yannaras, for a long time professor in Athens. Taking over the notions of “Being” and ontology, Yannaras construes them (with Heidegger) not as ontic “substances” amenable to epistemic knowledge, but as guideposts to “relational” or participatory experience. His ...


Three Reasons Martin Luther King Jr. Disliked Being Labeled "Civil Rights Leader", Theodore Walker 2019 Southern Methodist University

Three Reasons Martin Luther King Jr. Disliked Being Labeled "Civil Rights Leader", Theodore Walker

Perkins Faculty Research and Special Events

Three reasons King disliked being labeled "civil rights leader:"

(1) He was a religious leader, a preacher (not a secular politician).

(2) He advanced "economic rights" ("civil rights" do not include "economic rights").

(3) He opposed war in Vietnam (not a civil rights issue).


Slogans Appropriate To The Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr., Theodore Walker 2019 Southern Methodist University

Slogans Appropriate To The Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr., Theodore Walker

Perkins Faculty Research and Special Events

For printing signs, banners, posters, tee shirts, and bumper stickers (and for preaching sermons) that are appropriate to the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., please consider the following slogans: ABOLISH WAR, ABOLISH POVERTY, AMEND THE CONSTITUTION, SUPPORT AN ECONOMIC BILL OF RIGHTS, JOBS FOR ALL, GUARANTEED INCOME FOR ALL, SUPPORT UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME, and GOOD NEWS TO THE POOR - Luke 4:14-19.


Pleasure In Virtue: The Possibility Of Willful Virtuous Behavior, Kaleb TerBush 2019 Western Michigan University

Pleasure In Virtue: The Possibility Of Willful Virtuous Behavior, Kaleb Terbush

The Hilltop Review

Virtuous behavior has often been construed as having three requisite elements: right action, done for the right reason, and also carried out with the “right feeling,” i.e. without the contrary inclination of Aristotle’s merely continent individual. Some have argued that even if the right motivating reason(s) for action might not be directly within our power to act on at will, there are a number of steps we can take in order to make ourselves more responsive to the appropriate reasons – thus giving us indirect control over which reasons we take to be compelling. However, I believe that ...


Ethics In A Global Society (Chapter 12 Of Organizational Ethics: A Practical Approach, Craig E. Johnson 2019 George Fox University

Ethics In A Global Society (Chapter 12 Of Organizational Ethics: A Practical Approach, Craig E. Johnson

Faculty Publications - School of Business

Globalization is having a dramatic impact on life in the 21st century. We inhabit a global society knit together by free trade, international travel, immigration, satellite communication systems, and the Internet. In this interconnected world, ethical responsibilities extend beyond national boundaries. Decisions about raw materials, manufacturing, outsourcing, farm subsidies, investments, marketing strategies, suppliers, safety standards, and energy use made in one country have ramifications for residents of other parts of the world. Organizational citizenship is now played out on a global stage. Businesses, in particular, are being urged to take on a larger role in solving the world's social ...


A Sorry State Of Affairs: Chinese Arrivants, Indigenous Hosts, And Settler Colonial Apologies, Angie Wong 2019 Lakehead University

A Sorry State Of Affairs: Chinese Arrivants, Indigenous Hosts, And Settler Colonial Apologies, Angie Wong

The Canadian Society for Study of Practical Ethics / Société Canadienne Pour L'étude De L'éthique Appliquée — SCEEA

We make and give gestures of apology every day, Canadians doubly so. Yet, grand acts of apology for more serious and sustained matters, such as historical and contemporary injustice against those with the least amount of social power, require far more ethical consideration and transformation than simply saying, “I am sorry.” Since the early 2000s, several political parties of the Canadian government have taken up the trend of making a spectacle out of national apologies to historically oppressed groups. Engaging with the concept of the settler colonial triad to theorize the histories of early Chinese arrivants’ experience, this work departs ...


Toward An Interdependent Conception Of The Self: Implications For Canadian Policy Reform, Laila Khoshkar 2019 University of Toronto

Toward An Interdependent Conception Of The Self: Implications For Canadian Policy Reform, Laila Khoshkar

The Canadian Society for Study of Practical Ethics / Société Canadienne Pour L'étude De L'éthique Appliquée — SCEEA

This paper explores three ways of conceptualising the self and the implications of these various conceptions on mental health and the treatment of mental illness. First, I explicate the egocentric view, which is predominantly assumed by Canadian doctors, psychiatrists, and psychologists. Second, I consider an ecocentric approach adopted by some traditional Inuit people. Third, I describe a sociocentric conception, typically upheld by Syrians. I argue that, in order to treat mental disorders in Syrian refugees in Canada more appropriately and effectively, Canadian healthcare providers must avoid imposing the egocentric view and seek to understand their patients’ mental health in terms ...


Opposites, Bruce Morito 2019 University of Athabasca

Opposites, Bruce Morito

The Canadian Society for Study of Practical Ethics / Société Canadienne Pour L'étude De L'éthique Appliquée — SCEEA

Irony appears to be deeply rooted in the practice of ethics. Attempts to prescribe morally obligatory duties, and to will morally justified actions, often bring about the opposite of their intended result. Imposing imperatives, e.g., justice, in efforts to produce fair, equitable, caring societies, inadvertently plants seeds of failure. The imposition of moral imperatives increasingly appears to generate polarities rather than unities, as cases of abortion, euthanasia, reactions to liberal immigration, and environmental protection policies have illustrated. Imposed imperatives generate counter imperatives and counterclaims of having justice on “our” side. I attempt here to explain this phenomenon and, in ...


Decolonization: Resolving The Crisis In Indigenous Peoples’ Health Care, Sandra Tomsons 2019 University of Winnipeg

Decolonization: Resolving The Crisis In Indigenous Peoples’ Health Care, Sandra Tomsons

The Canadian Society for Study of Practical Ethics / Société Canadienne Pour L'étude De L'éthique Appliquée — SCEEA

When colonialism is invisible to the colonizer/settler, that one inevitably misdiagnoses the so-called “Aboriginal problem”. So, unsurprisingly, any proposed solution fails. Problems resulting from colonialism, including the health crisis in Indigenous communities, are so visible Canada cannot deny seeing them. Yet, the voices of Indigenous leaders, community workers, and scholars insisting Canada address colonialism to solve the problems fall on deaf ears. This paper argues that the justice requirement to address colonialism is not simply based in an Indigenous moral and legal perspective. Canada’s justice foundation is provided by liberal theory, and liberalism supports Indigenous solutions. Colonialism has ...


Moral Agency, Bureaucracy & Nurses: A Qualitative Study, Elisabeth Fortier, David Malloy 2019 University of Regina

Moral Agency, Bureaucracy & Nurses: A Qualitative Study, Elisabeth Fortier, David Malloy

The Canadian Society for Study of Practical Ethics / Société Canadienne Pour L'étude De L'éthique Appliquée — SCEEA

This research explores moral agency among a group of nurses in an urban hospital located in a Western Canadian province. For this study, six Nurses were recruited and their stories describe various limitations within the culture of the healthcare system appears to constrict moral agency and possibly lead to moral distress among nurses. Moral agency seems to be influenced by hierarchy and taking initiatives, time/workload, and the “politics of healthcare”. Nurses also shared experiences of resiliency in facing moral dilemmas in the nursing profession. In conclusion, nurses appear to juggle conflicting priorities between providing quality care to patients and ...


Help Or High Water: On The Moral Entitlements Of And State Responsibilities To Climate Refugees, Jordan Michael Kincaid 2019 University of Colorado at Boulder

Help Or High Water: On The Moral Entitlements Of And State Responsibilities To Climate Refugees, Jordan Michael Kincaid

Environmental Studies Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation argues that states have a moral responsibility to resettle climate refugees because climate displacement constitutes a distinct form of moral wrongdoing, which thus entitles refugees to rectification and imbues in states a reciprocal ‘duty to rectify.’ I argue first that climate displacement is a moral problem fundamentally because of its anthropogenicity, and that it is mistaken to conceptualize climate displacement as a moral problem because of its bads—i.e. harm, suffering, and loss. Compensation-based approaches to the rectification of climate displacement in particular make this mistake and run aground of value-incommensurability. Generative rights-based approaches, on the other ...


Pro Tanto Principles In Public Policy, Marisa Galvez 2019 Claremont Colleges

Pro Tanto Principles In Public Policy, Marisa Galvez

CMC Senior Theses

Even when given the exact same moral dilemma, equally rational peers, colleagues, and friends will disagree about the right course of action. Pro tanto principles are one way to resolve moral conflicts such as these. When broadening the conflicts to real life situations, such as those seen in public policy, pro tanto principles prove to be an extremely useful tool. This paper explores the difference between the way that the individual interacts with pro tanto principles and the way that public policy interacts with such a moral system. In the end, difficulties in public policy attempt to be resolved by ...


Art's Truth: An Aid To Ethical Sensibility, Nova Quaoser 2019 Claremont Colleges

Art's Truth: An Aid To Ethical Sensibility, Nova Quaoser

CMC Senior Theses

In this paper I explore the philosophical implications of decision theory and deliberation on ethics, paying special attention to how vicious individuals yearn for a separate philosophical account. Drawing largely on Fricker, McDowell, Paul, and Nussbaum I discuss how transformative experiences open a window for understanding moral development in terms of habituation in the Aristotelian sense, and further how the vicious individual’s failure to deliberate may be remedied via a transformation through art.


Mujeres Bizarras: Cuerpos Y Resistencias En Las Narrativas Del Conflicto Armado Colombiano, Luz Tatiana Gómez Sánchez 2019 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Mujeres Bizarras: Cuerpos Y Resistencias En Las Narrativas Del Conflicto Armado Colombiano, Luz Tatiana Gómez Sánchez

Maestría en Filosofía

No abstract provided.


Narrativas De Duelo Y Trauma: Perspectivas De Memoria Del Conflicto Armado En Colombia, Diana Constanza Mejía Sabogal 2019 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Narrativas De Duelo Y Trauma: Perspectivas De Memoria Del Conflicto Armado En Colombia, Diana Constanza Mejía Sabogal

Maestría en Filosofía

No abstract provided.


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