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Maimonides And Spinoza: Biblical Interpretation, Randi Feder Jan 2016

Maimonides And Spinoza: Biblical Interpretation, Randi Feder

Master's Theses

This paper focuses on Maimonides’ The Guide of the Perplexed and Spinoza’s Theological‐Political Treatise and their divergent answers to the question as to whether the knowledge acquired through reason alone can be reconciled with Scripture’s content and teachings. Both Maimonides and Spinoza believed that the true understanding of what the Bible says could be achieved by the correct method of biblical interpretation. I show that despite approaching the question of philosophy’s relationship to religion in a similar way, their very different answers are readily understandable in light of each author’s pre‐existing philosophical and religious ...


Being In The Know: Punk, Confrontation, And The Process Of Validating Truth Claims, Christopher Richard Penna Jan 2011

Being In The Know: Punk, Confrontation, And The Process Of Validating Truth Claims, Christopher Richard Penna

Master's Theses

Since the birth of punk, it has been a harbinger of trends within both youth culture and what cultural theorist Theodor Adorno calls the "culture industry" (Adorno & Horkheimer, 1947; Adorno, 1971). However, punk has never been fully embraced by the culture industry, largely, by design. Punk arose as a response, borne out of the frustration of a stagnant world that values profit over people (Sabin, 1999, p. 3). Present within opposition is confrontation--which is the very nature of punk. This thesis seeks to exemplify how punk uses confrontation as the instrument through which punk comes to know truths. The matrix by which ...


Law And Its Order, Daniele Manni Jan 2010

Law And Its Order, Daniele Manni

Master's Theses

Daniele Manni

Loyola University Chicago

LAW AND ITS ORDER: THE PRIORITY OF ETHICS OVER LEGISLATION

IN PLATO'S LAWS.

Despite the fact that the Laws are almost twenty four hundred years old, their reserve of philosophically and politically interesting points is still copious and relevant for the contemporary reader. The present work is an initial attempt to analyze the nature of law as treated in the Laws and to highlight especially the reliance of the legislative sphere on the ethical sphere.

In spite of the many, and often painfully detailed, laws posited by the Athenian in the course of books ...


Reorientation Through Interruption: On The Relation Of Immanuel Kant's Modes Of Egoism To His Critical Philosophy, Giancarlo Tarantino Jan 2010

Reorientation Through Interruption: On The Relation Of Immanuel Kant's Modes Of Egoism To His Critical Philosophy, Giancarlo Tarantino

Master's Theses

The relationship between Immanuel Kant's anthropology, and his Critical philosophy has proven to be a notoriously difficult problem, both for specifically Kantian scholarship as well as for philosophy in general. This thesis attempts to investigate this relationship by showing the importance of Kant's modes of egoism at work in his three Critiques. In doing so this thesis will highlight the phenomena of interruption, and orientation as playing crucial interpretive roles for parsing out the aforementioned relationship. I will try to show that anthropology and Critique mutually interrupt, and re-orient one another's specific contributions to the major themes ...


A Theory Of Just War And Its Application To The American War In Vietnam, Andrew J. Boyd Jan 1991

A Theory Of Just War And Its Application To The American War In Vietnam, Andrew J. Boyd

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Mimesis And Intellectual Conversion Towards And Eschatological Imagination, Peter Bisson Jan 1989

Mimesis And Intellectual Conversion Towards And Eschatological Imagination, Peter Bisson

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Four Charismatic Thinkers On Violence And Non-Violence: Analysis And Evaluation, Thomas Forsthoefel Jan 1987

Four Charismatic Thinkers On Violence And Non-Violence: Analysis And Evaluation, Thomas Forsthoefel

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Instead Of Contempt: Philosophical Complementarity, Christopher John Broniak Jan 1986

Instead Of Contempt: Philosophical Complementarity, Christopher John Broniak

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Social And Political Perspectives In The Thought Of Søren Kierkegaard, David Bruce Fletcher Jan 1980

Social And Political Perspectives In The Thought Of Søren Kierkegaard, David Bruce Fletcher

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Justification Of Civil Disobedience By Groups And Individuals, Gregory Kepferle Jan 1980

Justification Of Civil Disobedience By Groups And Individuals, Gregory Kepferle

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Seriousness And Playfulness In Plotinus' Enneads, Roman T. Ciapalo Jan 1978

Seriousness And Playfulness In Plotinus' Enneads, Roman T. Ciapalo

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Ontological Status Of The Cartesian Simple Natures, Michael D. Smith Jan 1976

The Ontological Status Of The Cartesian Simple Natures, Michael D. Smith

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Nature And Moral Excellence In The Aristotelian Ethics, Robert Geis Jan 1976

Nature And Moral Excellence In The Aristotelian Ethics, Robert Geis

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Buildings And Values: An American Urban Aesthetic, Eleanor Regina Kaatz Jan 1976

Buildings And Values: An American Urban Aesthetic, Eleanor Regina Kaatz

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


José Ortega Y Gasset And The Dilemma Of Modern Man, Thomas Bucaro Jan 1975

José Ortega Y Gasset And The Dilemma Of Modern Man, Thomas Bucaro

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Ecology Of Insanity, Dominic F. Burke Jan 1972

The Ecology Of Insanity, Dominic F. Burke

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Certainty As Regards The Existence Of Physical Objects In The Later Philosophy Of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Robert Mishlove Jan 1972

Certainty As Regards The Existence Of Physical Objects In The Later Philosophy Of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Robert Mishlove

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Idea And Absolute In The Philosophy Of Josiah Royce, William Joseph Zanardi Jan 1972

Idea And Absolute In The Philosophy Of Josiah Royce, William Joseph Zanardi

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Husserl's Idea Of Phenomenology, Richard Allan Berg Jan 1971

Husserl's Idea Of Phenomenology, Richard Allan Berg

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Beliefs About Death And Immortality Observed By Opinion Scaling In Students At Two Midwestern Catholic Medical Schools, Jean Frances Gagan Jan 1971

Beliefs About Death And Immortality Observed By Opinion Scaling In Students At Two Midwestern Catholic Medical Schools, Jean Frances Gagan

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Man's Transcendence In The Wisdom Of The Sands By Antoine De Saint-Exupery, William F. Briel Jan 1971

Man's Transcendence In The Wisdom Of The Sands By Antoine De Saint-Exupery, William F. Briel

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Logical Problems That Prevented David Hume From Refuting The Argument From Design, Jeffery L. Grove Jan 1971

The Logical Problems That Prevented David Hume From Refuting The Argument From Design, Jeffery L. Grove

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Brief Study Regarding G. W. Leibniz's Conceptions Of Time, Loo Ina Van Jan 1971

A Brief Study Regarding G. W. Leibniz's Conceptions Of Time, Loo Ina Van

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


An Examination Of The Meaning And Difference Between Mind And Mind In Huang Po's Text, Huang Po Ch'uan Hsin Fa Yao, William Leslie Cheshier Jan 1970

An Examination Of The Meaning And Difference Between Mind And Mind In Huang Po's Text, Huang Po Ch'uan Hsin Fa Yao, William Leslie Cheshier

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Common Sense Philosophy Of G. E. Moore, Mark A. Phillips Jan 1970

The Common Sense Philosophy Of G. E. Moore, Mark A. Phillips

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Philipp G. Frank: Critic Of Modern Science, Justin. Synnestvedt Jan 1969

Philipp G. Frank: Critic Of Modern Science, Justin. Synnestvedt

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


John Wild's Transition To A Philosophy Of The Lebenswelt, David Goicoechea Jan 1969

John Wild's Transition To A Philosophy Of The Lebenswelt, David Goicoechea

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Human And Divine Knowledge In The Oedipus Tyrannus, James Carroll Arimond Jan 1968

Human And Divine Knowledge In The Oedipus Tyrannus, James Carroll Arimond

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Preliminary Investigation And Critique Of The Ethics Of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, David W. Clark Jan 1968

A Preliminary Investigation And Critique Of The Ethics Of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, David W. Clark

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Man In Battle: The Atheism Of Jean-Paul Sartre, Lawrence M. Hinman Jan 1968

A Man In Battle: The Atheism Of Jean-Paul Sartre, Lawrence M. Hinman

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.