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Phenomena Supportive Of Metaphysical Idealism, Kedar Joshi Dec 2005

Phenomena Supportive Of Metaphysical Idealism, Kedar Joshi

Kedar Joshi

This work lists some of the problems that I find supportive of metaphysical/philosophy of mind idealism.
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The Problem Of Moral Dirigisme: A New Argument Against Moralistic Legislation, Mario Rizzo Nov 2005

The Problem Of Moral Dirigisme: A New Argument Against Moralistic Legislation, Mario Rizzo

Mario Rizzo

This Article applies a theory of rational choice to moral decisionmaking. In this theory, agents act primarily on local and personal knowledge to instantiate moral principles, virtues and moral goods. The State may seek to prevent them from acting as they independently determine by prescribing or proscribing certain conduct by formal legal means. If its purpose is to ensure that people act morally or become better persons, we call this “moral dirigisme.” Our thesis is that the need to use decentralized knowledge to determine the moral status of an act makes the task of the moral dirigiste well-neigh impossible. The ...


Formalismo, Sistemismo Y Explicación, Jorge Gibert-Galassi Mar 2005

Formalismo, Sistemismo Y Explicación, Jorge Gibert-Galassi

jorge gibert-galassi

This essay discusses three axioms of sociopoietic theory from the point of view of philosophy of social science. The first axiom, its de-ontologised character, it is associated to theory formalism and it allows to question the validity of a factual theory that do not presuppose the reality. The second one, allow to discuss the pertinence of the social system concept adopted by the sociopoietic view. Finally, argue that a theory about something it is not possible without having an explanation about this "something", and it is asked how an epistemology of the event can acquired content excluding the radical determinism ...


Missing Levite Paper, David Randall Jenkins Mar 2005

Missing Levite Paper, David Randall Jenkins

David Randall Jenkins

The Book of Numbers Chapters 1, 2 and 26 Twelve Tribe listings are derived from model operation and not reports of historical fact. The Numbers 3:22, 28 and 34 (7500, 8600, 6200) numerical references are Twelve Tribe encrypted missing Levite intra-triune position and census determinative methodology references.


Wittgenstein And The Aesthetic Robot's Handicap, Julian Friedland Jan 2005

Wittgenstein And The Aesthetic Robot's Handicap, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

No abstract provided.


Reason Unhinged: Passion And Precipice From Montaigne To Hume, Saul Traiger Jan 2005

Reason Unhinged: Passion And Precipice From Montaigne To Hume, Saul Traiger

Saul Traiger

No abstract provided.


Fibonacci In Contextures, An Application, Rudolf Kaehr Jan 2005

Fibonacci In Contextures, An Application, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

No abstract provided.


Contextures. Programming Dynamic Complexity, Rudolf Kaehr Jan 2005

Contextures. Programming Dynamic Complexity, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

No abstract provided.


Gödel Games: "Cloning Gödel's Proofs", Rudolf Kaehr Jan 2005

Gödel Games: "Cloning Gödel's Proofs", Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

Gödel's Proofs in the context of beautifying (Hehner) and re-beautifying in polycontextural logic. Deconstruction of the relevance.


Lambda Calculi In Polycontextural Situations, Rudolf Kaehr Jan 2005

Lambda Calculi In Polycontextural Situations, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

No abstract provided.


Polylogics. Towards A Formalization Of Polycontextural Logics, Rudolf Kaehr Jan 2005

Polylogics. Towards A Formalization Of Polycontextural Logics, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

No abstract provided.


Chechens Through The Russian Prism, Rebecca Gould Jan 2005

Chechens Through The Russian Prism, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Behind The Wall Of The Caucasus, Rebecca Gould Jan 2005

Behind The Wall Of The Caucasus, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Becoming Other: Heidegger And The Trace Of A Post-Metaphysical Ethics, Andre De Macedo Duarte Jan 2005

Becoming Other: Heidegger And The Trace Of A Post-Metaphysical Ethics, Andre De Macedo Duarte

Andre de Macedo Duarte

Criticizing current interpretations that stress the existential solipsism of the resolute Dasein, the present investigation emphasizes Heidegger’s contribution to the question of the acknowledgment of otherness in Being and Time. The key to uncover the post-metaphysical ethical dimension of the existential analytic is to be found in the theoretical articulation between the phenomenological analysis of anguish and that of the call of conscience. The main argument is that by responsibly hearing to the strange appeal of conscience, resolute Dasein is simultaneously opened to the acknowledgment and welcoming of the other as other.


Heidegger E A Linguagem: Do Acolhimento Do Ser Ao Acolhimento Do Outro, Andre De Macedo Duarte Jan 2005

Heidegger E A Linguagem: Do Acolhimento Do Ser Ao Acolhimento Do Outro, Andre De Macedo Duarte

Andre de Macedo Duarte

This text investigates the ethical implications of Heidegger’s conception of language, starting with Being and Time and then analyzing his mature texts of the fifties. It develops itself around two interrelated hypothesis: the first one is that Heidegger’s mature understanding of the essence of language was already defined in its major lines in Being and Time, although at that moment it had not yet received its full development. The second hypothesis is that the welcoming of Being that underlies and constitutes the core of Heidegger’s meditation on the essence of language brings with itself intrinsic ethical implications ...


Historia Indigena E Do Indigenismo No Alto Rio Negro, Robin M. Wright Jan 2005

Historia Indigena E Do Indigenismo No Alto Rio Negro, Robin M. Wright

Robin M Wright

Capítulo 1: A Escravidão Indígena no Noroeste Amazônico. Capítulo 2: Histórias de Guerras e Alianças Capítulo 3: Kamiko, Profeta Baniwa, e o Canto da Cruz Capítulo 4: “Uma Conspiração contra os Civilizados”. Profetas no Uaupés e Xié Capítulo 5: Uétsu – Profeta de Pariká e Caapi Capítulo 6: O Tempo de Sophie: História e Cosmologia da Conversão Baniwa Capítulo 7: Novas Guerras: Os Baniwa, a Mineração, e o Projeto Calha Norte Capítulo 8: Fontes para a História do Alto Rio Negro Epílogo - 2003


Posibilidad Y Principio De Plenitud En Tomás De Aquino, Santiago Argüello Jan 2005

Posibilidad Y Principio De Plenitud En Tomás De Aquino, Santiago Argüello

Santiago Argüello

No abstract provided.


Review Of Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles To A Science Of Consciousness, Leslie Marsh Jan 2005

Review Of Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles To A Science Of Consciousness, Leslie Marsh

Leslie Marsh

The question of how a physical system gives rise to the phenomenal or experiential (olfactory, visual, somatosensitive, gestatory and auditory), is considered the most intractable of scientific and philosophical puzzles. Though this question has dominated the philosophy of mind over the last quarter century, it articulates a version of the age-old mind–body problem. The most famous response, Cartesian dualism, is on Daniel Dennett’s view still a corrosively residual and redundant feature of popular (and academic) thinking on these matters. Fifteen years on from his anti-Cartesian theory of consciousness (Consciousness Explained, 1991), Dennett’s frustration with this tradition is ...


Limits Of Truth: Exploring Epistemological Approaches To Argumentation, Michael H.G. Hoffmann Jan 2005

Limits Of Truth: Exploring Epistemological Approaches To Argumentation, Michael H.G. Hoffmann

Michael H.G. Hoffmann

Some proponents of epistemological approaches to argumentation (Biro, Siegel, Lumer, Goldman) assume that it should be possible to develop non-relative criteria of argument evaluation. By contrast, this paper argues that any evaluation of an argument depends (a) on the cognitive situation of the evaluator, (b) on background knowledge that is available for this evaluator in a certain situation, and (c)—in some cases—on the belief-value-system this person shares.


Logical Argument Mapping: A Method For Overcoming Cognitive Problems Of Conflict Management, Michael H.G. Hoffmann Jan 2005

Logical Argument Mapping: A Method For Overcoming Cognitive Problems Of Conflict Management, Michael H.G. Hoffmann

Michael H.G. Hoffmann

A crucial problem of conflict management is that whatever happens in negotiations will be interpreted and framed by stakeholders based on their different belief-value systems and world views. This problem will be discussed in the first part of this article as the main cognitive problem of conflict management. The second part develops a general semiotic solution of this problem, based on Charles Peirce's concept of "diagrammatic reasoning." The basic idea is that by representing one 's thought in diagrams, the conditions that determine interpretations can become visible, we can "experiment" with them, and we can change them eventually. The ...


The Seller's Right To Cure A Failure To Perform In International Sales, Jonathan Yovel Jan 2005

The Seller's Right To Cure A Failure To Perform In International Sales, Jonathan Yovel

Jonathan Yovel

The right of a defaulting party to cure a non-performance under the condition that such cure does not create any – or at least any excessive – hardship for the aggrieved party, correlated by the aggrieved party’s obligation to receive such curative performance, has emerged as the single most innovative contribution of the Uniform Commercial Code to sales law in general. However, in comparative perspective the cure doctrine is by no means universal nor uniform. This study offers a construction of the meaning of contractual cure and in particular its relation to the aggrieved party’s power to terminate the contract ...