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The State-In-Society Approach To Democratization With Examples From Japan, Mary Alice Haddad 2010 Wesleyan University

The State-In-Society Approach To Democratization With Examples From Japan, Mary Alice Haddad

Division II Faculty Publications

How does an undemocratic country create democratic institutions and transform its polity in such a way that democratic values and practices become integral parts of its political culture? This article uses the case of Japan to advocate for a new theoretical approach to the study of democratization. In particular, it examines how theoretical models based on the European and North American experiences have difficulty explaining the process of democratization in Japan, and argues that a state-in-society approach is better suited to explaining the democratization process diverse cultural contexts. Taking a bottom-up view of recent developments in Japanese civil society through ...


Moore’S Paradox, Truth And Accuracy, Mitchell S. GREEN, John N. WILLIAMS 2010 University of Virginia - Main Campus

Moore’S Paradox, Truth And Accuracy, Mitchell S. Green, John N. Williams

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

G. E. Moore famously observed that to assert ‘I went to the pictures last Tuesday but I do not believe that I did’ would be ‘absurd’. Moore calls it a ‘paradox’ that this absurdity persists despite the fact that what I say about myself might be true. Krista Lawlor and John Perry have proposed an explanation of the absurdity that confines itself to semantic notions while eschewing pragmatic ones. We argue that this explanation faces four objections. We give a better explanation of the absurdity both in assertion and in belief that avoids our four objections.


Hegel's Phenomenology: Reverberations In His Later System, Howard P. Kainz 2010 Marquette University

Hegel's Phenomenology: Reverberations In His Later System, Howard P. Kainz

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

Hegel indicates toward the end of his Phenomenology of Spirit that there would be a parallelism in the categories of his later system to the various configurations of consciousness in the Phenomenology. Some general correspondences have been indicated by Otto Pöggeler and suggested by Robert Grant McRae, but I argue in this paper that there are at least four important and more specific parallels, bringing out simultaneously a similarity of content and a difference of approach and methodology in the two works: 1) in the philosophical construal of “categories”; 2) in the conceptualization of a “phenomenology”; 3) in the analysis ...


Review Of Feminist Interpretations Of Benedict Spinoza By Moira Gatens, Ericka Tucker 2010 Marquette University

Review Of Feminist Interpretations Of Benedict Spinoza By Moira Gatens, Ericka Tucker

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of El Pensamiento Filosófico Latinoamericano, Del Caribe Y “Latino” [1300-2000]: Historia, Corrientes, Temas, Filósofos, Grant J. Silva 2010 Marquette University

Review Of El Pensamiento Filosófico Latinoamericano, Del Caribe Y “Latino” [1300-2000]: Historia, Corrientes, Temas, Filósofos, Grant J. Silva

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Protecting Indigenous Identity And Culture In The Modern Nation-State: A Case Study Of The Sami In Norway, Claire Lockerby 2010 SIT Study Abroad

Protecting Indigenous Identity And Culture In The Modern Nation-State: A Case Study Of The Sami In Norway, Claire Lockerby

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The plight of indigenous peoples around the world is a serious one, and without significant international action, many valuable cultural and linguistic traditions are in grave danger of disappearing altogether. Many of these indigenous groups have experienced detrimental consequences from the history of slavery, colonialism and imperialism, and the emergence of nation-states that stripped them of their autonomy and greatly threatened their way of life. Today, there are some positive examples of international and national efforts to protect indigenous peoples, but unfortunately, most indigenous populations remain dispossessed and underrepresented. Although the international community has established principles of unalienable human rights ...


The Phenomenal Present, Charlene Elsby 2010 Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

The Phenomenal Present, Charlene Elsby

Charlene Elsby

No abstract provided.


The State-In-Society Approach To Democratization With Examples From Japan, Mary Alice Haddad 2010 Wesleyan University

The State-In-Society Approach To Democratization With Examples From Japan, Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad

How does an undemocratic country create democratic institutions and transform its polity in such a way that democratic values and practices become integral parts of its political culture? This article uses the case of Japan to advocate for a new theoretical approach to the study of democratization. In particular, it examines how theoretical models based on the European and North American experiences have difficulty explaining the process of democratization in Japan, and argues that a state-in-society approach is better suited to explaining the democratization process diverse cultural contexts. Taking a bottom-up view of recent developments in Japanese civil society through ...


Venus In Furs: Why False Confessions Are True, Editor 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Venus In Furs: Why False Confessions Are True, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the nature of truth and false confessions in the context of confession and interrogation.


The Philosopher's Stone, Philosophical Discussion Group, Armstrong State University 2010 Georgia Southern University

The Philosopher's Stone, Philosophical Discussion Group, Armstrong State University

The Philosopher's Stone

No abstract provided.


Know Thyself, Raam P. Gokhale 2010 SelectedWorks

Know Thyself, Raam P. Gokhale

Raam P Gokhale

An Imagined Dialog on Eastern and Western Philosophy and the Nature of Knowledge


Regarding Scientific Significance, P.D. Magnus 2010 University at Albany, State University of New York

Regarding Scientific Significance, P.D. Magnus

Philosophy Faculty Scholarship

In Science, Truth, and Democracy, Philip Kitcher introduces significance graphs (structures that illustrate how and which questions are significant) and well ordered science (a norm defined by an imagined process of ideal deliberation). Jeremy Simon has argued that these two parts of Kitcher's account are intimately connected. In this paper, I argue that the connection between significance graphs and well-ordered science is rather more complicated. I survey three objections to Kitcher's account, two from Simon and a third by analogy with similar positions in ethics. This paper aims to show that Kitcher's account relies on some questions ...


Feeling, Impulse And Changeability: The Role Of Emotion In Hume's Theory Of The Passions, Katharina A. Paxman 2010 University of Western Ontario

Feeling, Impulse And Changeability: The Role Of Emotion In Hume's Theory Of The Passions, Katharina A. Paxman

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Hume’s “impressions of reflection” is a category made up of all our non-sensory feelings, including “the passions and other emotions.” These two terms for affective mental states, ‘passion’ and ‘emotion’, are both used frequently in Hume’s work, and often treated by scholars as synonymous. I argue that Hume’s use of both ‘passion’ and ‘emotion’ in his discussions of affectivity reflects a conceptual distinction implicit in his work between what I label ‘attending emotions’ and ‘fully established passions.’ The former are the transient, changeable, valenced feelings that flow between perceptions and constitute their felt nature and impulse. The ...


The Strange Fruit Of 9/11, Editor 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The Strange Fruit Of 9/11, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks and the larger psychological narrative and context of the attacks. Stoicism is considered as a viable response.


History Of Communication And Its Application In Multicultaral,Multilingual Social System In India Across Ages, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr 2010 India Today Group

History Of Communication And Its Application In Multicultaral,Multilingual Social System In India Across Ages, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

The history of communication dates back to the earliest signs of cavemen.Communication can range from very subtle processes of exchange, to full conversations and mass communication. Human communication was revolutionized with speech perhaps 200,000 years ago, Symbols were developed about 30,000 years ago and writing about 7,000. On a much shorter scale, there have been major developments in the field of telecommunication in the past few centuries.


A Visão De Homem Em Fromm, Wagner Amodeo Prof. 2010 SelectedWorks

A Visão De Homem Em Fromm, Wagner Amodeo Prof.

Wagner Amodeo

Fromm defende não existir qualidades boas ou más inatas no ser humano. Propõe, sim, existir uma agressividade instintual na natureza humana, condição de sobrevivência, mas será a aculturação a responsável pelo direcionamento desse instinto para o “bem” ou para o “mal”, ou seja, para um espírito construtivo ou destrutivo. Esse direcionamento estruturado forma um sistema orientacional que Fromm denominará como caráter biófilo ou necrófilo, respectivamente.


Honor Code Ethics 101, Simon Feldman 2010 Connecticut College

Honor Code Ethics 101, Simon Feldman

Convocation Addresses

Simon Feldman, assistant professor of philosophy, addresses the college community at Convocation, the first day of classes: "My plan is to try to provoke you into doing some thinking of your own about the Honor Code and the point of a liberal arts education. If I fail, I hope at least you’ll be very confused. And because being confused is the starting point of all philosophy, I’ll be pretty happy with that."


The Medium Or The Message? Communication Relevance And Richness In Trust Games, Cristina Bicchieri, Azi Lev-On, Alex Chavez 2010 University of Pennsylvania

The Medium Or The Message? Communication Relevance And Richness In Trust Games, Cristina Bicchieri, Azi Lev-On, Alex Chavez

Goldstone Research Unit

Subjects communicated prior to playing trust games; the richness of the communication media and the topics of conversation were manipulated. Communication richness failed to produce significant differences in first-mover investments. However, the topics of conversation made a significant difference: the amounts sent were considerably higher in the unrestricted communication conditions than in the restricted communication and no-communication conditions. Most importantly, we find that first-movers’ expectations of second-movers’ reciprocation are influenced by communication and strongly predict their levels of investment.


Sagp/Ssips 2010 Program, Anthony Preus 2010 Binghamton University

Sagp/Ssips 2010 Program, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Contre La Digitalisation De La Vie Même, Éloge De La Récalcitrance, Antoinette Rouvroy 2010 National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) and Information Technology & Law Research Centre, University of Namur (CRID)

Contre La Digitalisation De La Vie Même, Éloge De La Récalcitrance, Antoinette Rouvroy

Antoinette Rouvroy

No abstract provided.


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