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Monsters And The Moral Imagination, Stephen Asma Oct 2009

Monsters And The Moral Imagination, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The article discusses the cultural interest in monsters in the 21st century. The author speculates on the reasons for the interest, citing anxiety after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the war in Iraq, or the global financial crisis of 2008-2009. He notes a conference in September 2009 at the University of Oxford entitled "Monsters and the Monstrous." Cultural uses of monsters, he notes, include scolding ourselves for failure to be inclusive, the medievals' punishment for the sin of pride, or the ancient Greeks' warnings of impending calamity. He notes that monster stories can promote the individual's thought about ...


Ancient Antidotes To Timeless Troubles: Stoicism And The Recession, Stephen Asma May 2009

Ancient Antidotes To Timeless Troubles: Stoicism And The Recession, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The article reviews the books "The Present Alone is Our Happiness," by Arnold I. Davidson and Jeannie Carlier and "A Life Worthy of the Gods: The Materialist Psychology of Epicurus" by David Konstan.


Happy Serf Liberation Day: China And Tibet, Stephen Asma May 2009

Happy Serf Liberation Day: China And Tibet, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

No abstract provided.


Motivation In Spinoza And Rosenzweig Or Transgressing The Boundaries Of A Rationally Constructed Self, Jules Simon Feb 2009

Motivation In Spinoza And Rosenzweig Or Transgressing The Boundaries Of A Rationally Constructed Self, Jules Simon

Jules Simon

No abstract provided.


Obesity: The Bioethics We Need Now, Or What We Owe To Each Other, Lee T. Nutini Jan 2009

Obesity: The Bioethics We Need Now, Or What We Owe To Each Other, Lee T. Nutini

Lee T Nutini

This is an essay written to address the philosophical and food industrial practices underlying the current obesity epidemic in the United States. It appears in its modified lecture format, given at Yale University in 2009. As such, citations are not included. For any question about a specific citation, please contact the author directly.


A Sustainable Future, David A. Bainbridge Jan 2009

A Sustainable Future, David A. Bainbridge

David A Bainbridge

A key step toward a more sustainable future is beginning the discussion of what this would entail. What are the defining characteristics of sustainability? How could we get there? What benefits and costs might this involve?


Hamadryas Visual Identification Guide, David W. Markman Jan 2009

Hamadryas Visual Identification Guide, David W. Markman

David W Markman

No abstract provided.


Making Ethical Sense Of Useless Suffering With Levinas, Jules Simon Jan 2009

Making Ethical Sense Of Useless Suffering With Levinas, Jules Simon

Jules Simon

No abstract provided.


Paul Crook, Darwin’S Coat-Tails. Essays On Social Darwinism., David Depew Dec 2008

Paul Crook, Darwin’S Coat-Tails. Essays On Social Darwinism., David Depew

David J Depew

No abstract provided.


Animal Pleasure And Its Moral Significance, Jonathan P. Balcombe Dec 2008

Animal Pleasure And Its Moral Significance, Jonathan P. Balcombe

Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Ethical Phenomenon Of Gm-Corn: Anger, Anxiety, And Arrogance In Crossing American Borders, Jules Simon Dec 2008

The Ethical Phenomenon Of Gm-Corn: Anger, Anxiety, And Arrogance In Crossing American Borders, Jules Simon

Jules Simon

In terms of phenomenology, I often wonder about the relevance of what I do as a philosopher for the life of those with whom I come into contact. This ‘coming into contact’ happens for me on several levels: as one human among many, as a husband and father and son and brother, as a teacher, as a neighbor, and as country or city dweller. I remember with fondness those times in the late sultry summer months when, as a youth, I would drive with my father to this or that local farm-stand on some remote back road in the hills ...