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The Use And Abuse Of The Labels ‘Liberal’ And ‘Conservative', David R. Keller Dec 2005

The Use And Abuse Of The Labels ‘Liberal’ And ‘Conservative', David R. Keller

David R. Keller

No abstract provided.


Risk In Emergency Research Using A Waiver Of/Exception From Consent: Implications Of A Structured Approach For Institutional Review Board Review, Andrew Mcrae, Stacy Ackroyd-Stolarz, Charles Weijer Oct 2005

Risk In Emergency Research Using A Waiver Of/Exception From Consent: Implications Of A Structured Approach For Institutional Review Board Review, Andrew Mcrae, Stacy Ackroyd-Stolarz, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

OBJECTIVE: To apply component analysis, a structured approach to the ethical analysis of risks and potential benefits in research, to published emergency research using a waiver of/exception from informed consent. The hypothesis was that component analysis could be used with a high degree of interrater reliability, and that the vast majority of emergency research would comply with a minimal-risk threshold.

METHODS: A Medline search and manual search were done to identify studies using a waiver of/exception from informed consent published between July 1996 and December 2000. A review panel of physicians and bioethicists independently classified nontherapeutic procedures in ...


Setting The Moral Compass: Essays By Women Moral Philosophers, Edited By Cheshire Calhoun, Samantha Brennan Sep 2005

Setting The Moral Compass: Essays By Women Moral Philosophers, Edited By Cheshire Calhoun, Samantha Brennan

Samantha Brennan

No abstract provided.


Meaningful Work As Due Inducement, Charles Weijer Sep 2005

Meaningful Work As Due Inducement, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

No abstract provided.


This Body Of Art: The Singular Plural Of The Feminine, Helen A. Fielding Sep 2005

This Body Of Art: The Singular Plural Of The Feminine, Helen A. Fielding

Helen A Fielding

I explore the possibility that the feminine, like art, can be thought in terms of Jean-Luc Nancy’s concept of the singular plural. In Les Muses, Nancy claims that art provides for the rethinking of a technë not ruled by instrumentality. Specifically, in rethinking aesthetics in terms of the debates laid out by Kant, Hegel and Heidegger, he resituates the ontological in terms of the specificity of the techniques of each particular artwork; each artwork establishes relations particular to its world or worlds. What is at stake in the singular plural is the multiplicity of relations that are lost in ...


Deliberative Democracy And The Politics Of Recognition, Cillian Mcbride Sep 2005

Deliberative Democracy And The Politics Of Recognition, Cillian Mcbride

Cillian McBride

No abstract provided.


Levels Of Consciousness, Archetypal Energies, And Earth Lessons: An Emerging Worldview, Carroy U. Ferguson Sep 2005

Levels Of Consciousness, Archetypal Energies, And Earth Lessons: An Emerging Worldview, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

Worldviews emerge from our individual and collective Levels of Consciousness at given points in time and space and from what we come to “believe” is possible or not. In my own experience, my research on Consciousness, and my study of various cultures, societies, and Consciousness literature, I have identified at least seven Levels of Consciousness, twenty-five Archetypal Energies, and various Earth Lessons, which we seem to commonly experience as human beings, in our own unique personal, societal, and global life spaces.


Horizons Of Grace In Marilynne Robinson And Simone Weil, Katy Ryan Sep 2005

Horizons Of Grace In Marilynne Robinson And Simone Weil, Katy Ryan

Katy Ryan

No abstract provided.


Review Of Unprincipled Virtue An Inquiry Into Moral Agency By Nomy Arpaly, Matthew Pianalto Aug 2005

Review Of Unprincipled Virtue An Inquiry Into Moral Agency By Nomy Arpaly, Matthew Pianalto

Matthew Pianalto

No abstract provided.


Quotation: Compositionality And Innocence Without Demonstration, Andrew Botterell, Robert J. Stainton Jul 2005

Quotation: Compositionality And Innocence Without Demonstration, Andrew Botterell, Robert J. Stainton

Robert J. Stainton

We discuss two kinds of quotation, namely indirect quotation (e.g., 'Anita said that Mexico is beautiful') and pure quotation (e.g., 'Mexico' has six letters). With respect to each, we have both a negative and a positive plaint. The negative plaint is that the strict Davidsonian (1968, 1979a) treatment of indirect and pure quotation cannot be correct. The positive plaint is an alternative account of how quotation of these two sorts works.


Disclosure Of Research Result To Research Participants: Needs And Attitudes Of Adolescents And Parents, Conrad Fernandez, Shaureen Taweel, Eric Kodish, Charles Weijer Jun 2005

Disclosure Of Research Result To Research Participants: Needs And Attitudes Of Adolescents And Parents, Conrad Fernandez, Shaureen Taweel, Eric Kodish, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

BACKGROUND: Researchers have a moral responsibility to offer to return research results to participants, but the needs and attitudes of parents and adolescents with cancer in paediatric oncology regarding the issue are relatively unknown.

OBJECTIVES: To explore the needs of potential research participants or their guardians with respect to the offer of a return of research results. METHODS: A questionnaire was used in a focus group and in telephone interviews with eight adolescents and 12 parents of children with cancer. The participants were asked to respond to the questions and to comment on the inclusiveness of the questionnaire.

RESULTS: The ...


Review Of Woodruff: Ritual And Reverence, Stephen C. Angle Jun 2005

Review Of Woodruff: Ritual And Reverence, Stephen C. Angle

Stephen C. Angle

It is a sad commonplace that works in moral philosophy rarely do much to make their readers more moral. Unusually gifted classroom teachers can sometimes make a difference in students' lives, though, and now and again there appears a piece of philosophical writing that makes a similar impact. Paul Woodruff has written an extraordinary book that has a chance of joining this select company. Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue wears its scholarship and philosophy lightly; in addi- tion to lucid exposition and argument, it employs anecdotes, readings of a range of poems, and in one chapter a question-and-answer format in ...


Review Of Woodruff: Ritual And Reverence, Stephen C. Angle Jun 2005

Review Of Woodruff: Ritual And Reverence, Stephen C. Angle

Stephen C. Angle

It is a sad commonplace that works in moral philosophy rarely do much to make their readers more moral. Unusually gifted classroom teachers can sometimes make a difference in students' lives, though, and now and again there appears a piece of philosophical writing that makes a similar impact. Paul Woodruff has written an extraordinary book that has a chance of joining this select company. Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue wears its scholarship and philosophy lightly; in addi- tion to lucid exposition and argument, it employs anecdotes, readings of a range of poems, and in one chapter a question-and-answer format in ...


Uvsc Is Not Shifting To The Left, David Keller Jun 2005

Uvsc Is Not Shifting To The Left, David Keller

David R. Keller

No abstract provided.


Review Of Assisted Suicide And The Right To Die The Interface Of Social Science, Public Policy, And Medical Ethics By Barry Rosenfeld, Matthew Pianalto Jun 2005

Review Of Assisted Suicide And The Right To Die The Interface Of Social Science, Public Policy, And Medical Ethics By Barry Rosenfeld, Matthew Pianalto

Matthew Pianalto

Barry Rosenfeld nicely captures the central virtue of his book Assisted Suicide and the Right to Die in the final paragraph: "Although this book began as a summary of what we know and do not know, it has resulted in a litany of opportunities for contributing to this important and still-evolving social and legal policy issue" (175). Rosenfeld's work canvasses the territory of assisted suicide, euthanasia, and other means of "hastened death" by providing both an historical account of these practices as well as a critical overview of some of the most recent studies on end-of-life issues. Through careful ...


Review Of Understanding People Normativity And Rationalizing Explanation By Alan Millar, Matthew Pianalto May 2005

Review Of Understanding People Normativity And Rationalizing Explanation By Alan Millar, Matthew Pianalto

Matthew Pianalto

Suppose I make a promise to meet a friend for lunch on Friday. By promising, I incur an obligation to meet my friend for lunch. One explanation of why I incur this obligation is that the concept of promising (as well as the action of promising) possesses an essentially normative element. If I make a promise to do such and such, then I have a normative reason to do such and such. If I do not intend to perform a particular action, then I ought not promise to do it -- that is, given that I understand what is involved in ...


Polka-Dotted Truth Adam Worden Collages, Scott Abbott Apr 2005

Polka-Dotted Truth Adam Worden Collages, Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

No abstract provided.


A Death In The Family: Reflections On The Terri Schiavo Case, Charles Weijer Apr 2005

A Death In The Family: Reflections On The Terri Schiavo Case, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

No abstract provided.


My Teaching Experience In Cambodia, Stephen Asma Apr 2005

My Teaching Experience In Cambodia, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

No abstract provided.


Is Clinical Research And Ethics A Zero-Sum Game?, Charles Weijer Mar 2005

Is Clinical Research And Ethics A Zero-Sum Game?, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

No abstract provided.


Minimizing Inaccuracy For Self-Locating Beliefs, Brian Kierland, Bradley Monton Feb 2005

Minimizing Inaccuracy For Self-Locating Beliefs, Brian Kierland, Bradley Monton

Brian Kierland

One's inaccuracy for a proposition is defined as the squared difference between the truth value (1 or 0) of the proposition and the credence (or subjective probability, or degree of belief) assigned to the proposition. One should have the epistemic goal of minimizing the expected inaccuracies of one's credences. We show that the method of minimizing expected inaccuracy can be used to solve certain probability problems involving information loss and self-locating beliefs (where a self-locating belief of a temporal part of an individual is a belief about where or when that temporal part is located). We analyze the ...


Review Of Fatal Freedom The Ethics And Politics Of Suicide By Thomas Szasz, Matthew Pianalto Jan 2005

Review Of Fatal Freedom The Ethics And Politics Of Suicide By Thomas Szasz, Matthew Pianalto

Matthew Pianalto

Dying voluntarily is an option that all cognizant human beings possess. To intentionally bring about one's own death is to enact suicide. In Fatal Freedom, Thomas Szasz calls attention to the fact that although suicide is not a crime, thinking about it, attempting it, or failing to perform suicide successfully all prompt psychiatric interventions and often involuntary institutionalization, which Szasz refers to as "coercive psychiatric suicide prevention" (CPSP). Szasz explores the historical connections between suicide and depression--a diagnosis which is purported both to explain (psychologically) and to excuse (morally) suicide--and reveals that the psychiatric perspective has gradually diluted the ...


Protecting Communities In Research: From A New Principle To Rational Protections, Ezekiel Emanuel, Charles Weijer Dec 2004

Protecting Communities In Research: From A New Principle To Rational Protections, Ezekiel Emanuel, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

No abstract provided.


Homogeneity And Free Speech In Utah, David Keller Dec 2004

Homogeneity And Free Speech In Utah, David Keller

David R. Keller

No abstract provided.


Clinical Trials, Charles Weijer Dec 2004

Clinical Trials, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

No abstract provided.


Feminist Philosophy In The Analytic Tradition, Anita Superson, Samantha Brennan Dec 2004

Feminist Philosophy In The Analytic Tradition, Anita Superson, Samantha Brennan

Samantha Brennan

No abstract provided.


Understanding Religion In Global Society, Kent Richter, Eva Raepple, John Modschiedler, R. Peterson Dec 2004

Understanding Religion In Global Society, Kent Richter, Eva Raepple, John Modschiedler, R. Peterson

Eva Maria Raepple

No abstract provided.


Darkness In El Dorado: The Textual Construction Of Ethos In An Anthropological Controversy, David Depew Dec 2004

Darkness In El Dorado: The Textual Construction Of Ethos In An Anthropological Controversy, David Depew

David J Depew

No abstract provided.


Knowledge Of The Self-Revealing God In The Thought Of Thomas Forsyth Torrance, John Morrison Dec 2004

Knowledge Of The Self-Revealing God In The Thought Of Thomas Forsyth Torrance, John Morrison

John D. Morrison

No abstract provided.


Can Alain Badiou's Notion Of Time Account For Political Events?, Antonio Calcagno Dec 2004

Can Alain Badiou's Notion Of Time Account For Political Events?, Antonio Calcagno

Antonio Calcagno

No abstract provided.