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Food For Thought: Perhaps You Shouldn’T Buy That Cd, Brian Kierland 2010 Boise State University

Food For Thought: Perhaps You Shouldn’T Buy That Cd, Brian Kierland

Brian Kierland

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Abortion And Body-Sharing, Brian Kierland 2010 Boise State University

Abortion And Body-Sharing, Brian Kierland

Brian Kierland

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An Open Letter To The Citizens Of Northwest Louisiana, Frederick J. White III 2010 Willis-Knighton Health System/Cardiovascular Consultants, LLP

An Open Letter To The Citizens Of Northwest Louisiana, Frederick J. White Iii

Frederick J White III

We, the undersigned physicians, want to publicly address our community regarding the health system debate in Congress. This is a historic time, and decisions made in these next days will impact you as citizens and as patients for generations. We recognize that the health system needs change. But the path that the Congress has taken is unwise and unnecessary. And although the American Medical Association has endorsed both the House and Senate bills, (1) we want to be clear—the AMA does not speak for us on these issues.


Green Guilt, Stephen Asma 2010 Columbia College Chicago

Green Guilt, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The essay discusses the more neurotic aspects of environmentalism, involving guilt over failure to recycle or turn off the lights. It notes that those most prone to these sensibilities are those who have left traditional religion. It quotes philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who states that religious emotions such as guilt and indignation are still present in a post-Christian world. The essay argues that we should certainly save the planet but avoid the neurosis that often accompanies it.


Metaphysics And The Charge Of Misanthropy : Ralph Waldo Emerson’S “Circles” As A Cipher For Understanding The Connection Between Robinson Jeffers And Herman Melville, Hunter Stark 2010 Marshall University

Metaphysics And The Charge Of Misanthropy : Ralph Waldo Emerson’S “Circles” As A Cipher For Understanding The Connection Between Robinson Jeffers And Herman Melville, Hunter Stark

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Herman Melville’s and Robinson Jeffers’s metaphysical thoughts reflect Ralph Waldo Emerson’s notion of looking towards Nature for discovery; all three writers’ observations of Nature influence how they see humanity’s place in existence. Both Melville and Jeffers observe Nature decentralizing humanity, which distinguishes their views from Emerson’s. Where Jeffers’s verse sternly voices this message, openly criticizing the anthropocentric viewpoint, Melville utilizes humor, subtly confronting the anthropocentric proponent and downplaying humanity’s power. Jeffers garners the label of misanthrope, whereas Melville’s metaphysical realm in Moby-Dick largely escapes this charge with the masking quality of his ...


Manifestations As Effects, Jennifer McKitrick 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Manifestations As Effects, Jennifer Mckitrick

Faculty Publications - Department of Philosophy

According to a standard characterization of dispositions, when a disposition is activated by a stimulus, a manifestation of that disposition typically occurs. For example, when flammable gasoline encounters a spark in an oxygen-rich environment, the manifestation of flammability—combustion—occurs. In the dispositions/powers literature, it is common to assume that a manifestation is an effect of a disposition being activated. (I use “disposition” and “power” interchangeably). I address two questions in this chapter: Could all manifestations be effects that involve things acquiring only dispositional properties? And, is thinking of manifestations as contributions to effects preferable to thinking of them ...


Avicennan Infinity: A Select History Of The Infinite Through Avicenna, Jon McGinnis 2009 University of Missouri - St. Louis

Avicennan Infinity: A Select History Of The Infinite Through Avicenna, Jon Mcginnis

Jon McGinnis

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