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Book Review Of A Companion To Ricoeur's Freedom And Nature, Edited By Scott Davidson, Pol Vandevelde Mar 2019

Book Review Of A Companion To Ricoeur's Freedom And Nature, Edited By Scott Davidson, Pol Vandevelde

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No abstract provided.


Kant, Neo-Kantianism, And Phenomenology, Sebastian Luft Jul 2018

Kant, Neo-Kantianism, And Phenomenology, Sebastian Luft

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This chapter offers a reassessment of the relationship between Kant, the Kantian tradition, and phenomenology, here focusing mainly on Husserl and Heidegger. Part of this reassessment concerns those philosophers who, during the lives of Husserl and Heidegger, sought to defend an updated version of Kant’s philosophy, the neo-Kantians. The chapter shows where the phenomenologists were able to benefit from some of the insights on the part of Kant and the neo-Kantians, but also clearly points to the differences. The aim of this chapter is to offer a fair evaluation of the relation of the main phenomenologists to Kant and ...


Hope(S) After Genocide, Margaret Urban Walker Jan 2018

Hope(S) After Genocide, Margaret Urban Walker

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Averroes And The Philosophical Account Of Prophecy, Richard C. Taylor Jan 2018

Averroes And The Philosophical Account Of Prophecy, Richard C. Taylor

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Prophecy is conspicuous by its complete absence from all three of the commentaries on De Anima by Averroes. However, prophecy and philosophical metaphysics are discussed by him in his Commentary on the Parva Naturalia, a work written before his methodological work on philosophy and religion, the Faṣl al-maqāl, generally held to have been written ca. 1179-1180. The analyses and remarks of Averroes presented in that Commentary have been characterized by Herbert Davidson as “extremely radical” to the extent that “The term prophet would, on this reading, mean nothing more than the human author of Scripture; and the term revelation would ...


Some Themes In Suárez’S Account Of The Separated Soul, James B. South Jan 2018

Some Themes In Suárez’S Account Of The Separated Soul, James B. South

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In this article, I focus on three issues in Francisco Suárez’s account of the separated soul: the status of the separated soul as a person, the separated soul’s knowledge of itself, and the question of the soul’s nature both as form of the body and as existing outside the body. I place his discussion in dialogue with St. Thomas Aquinas and Cajetan (Thomas de Vio) and show the ways he departs from those two thinkers. Finally, I show that his account of these problems makes for a philosophically probable account of the resurrection of the body.


On National Identity, Owen Goldin, Wolfgang Streeck Aug 2017

On National Identity, Owen Goldin, Wolfgang Streeck

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In response to “Trump and the Trumpists” (Vol. 3, No. 1).


There Is Nothing It Is Like To See Red: Holism And Subjective Experience, Anthony F. Peressini May 2017

There Is Nothing It Is Like To See Red: Holism And Subjective Experience, Anthony F. Peressini

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The Nagel inspired “something-it-is-like” (SIL) conception of conscious experience remains a dominant approach in philosophy. In this paper I criticize a prevalent philosophical construal of SIL consciousness, one that understands SIL as a property of mental states rather than entities as a whole. I argue against thinking of SIL as a property of states, showing how such a view is in fact prevalent, under-warranted, and philosophically pernicious in that it often leads to an implausible reduction of conscious experience to qualia. I then develop a holistic conception of SIL for entities (not states) and argue that it has at least ...


Utopia And The Favelas Of Rio De Janeiro, Curtis L. Carter Apr 2017

Utopia And The Favelas Of Rio De Janeiro, Curtis L. Carter

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Utopias from ancient times to the present have come and gone. They remain as a part of literary, philosophical and historical texts and communal practices. Yet this subject has never ceased to inspire contemporary minds as well. My aim in this paper is to consider the communities known as favelas that have formed on the edges of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as a contemporary form of utopian community. The paper begins with a brief analysis of the concept of utopia. Then follows a discussion of the Favela as an urban utopia as seen from the perspective of ...


Review Of Aristotle On Knowledge And Learning: The Posterior Analytics By David Bronstein, Owen Goldin Apr 2017

Review Of Aristotle On Knowledge And Learning: The Posterior Analytics By David Bronstein, Owen Goldin

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Globalization And Chinese Contemporary Art: West To East, East To West, Curtis L. Carter Jan 2017

Globalization And Chinese Contemporary Art: West To East, East To West, Curtis L. Carter

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In this article, Carter tells the weaving tale of the globalization of art and the interplay between eastern and western contemporary art. Carter sketches out the history of contemporary art in China with a keen eye towards the interplay between Chinese artists and the various western influences over time, such as the 16th century Jesuit artists, Impressionism, Cubism, Fauvism, and Dada to name a few. This history is marked by a ubiquitous tension as Chinese artists incorporated western innovations into their work, while also maintaining the poetic and literary foundation of Chinese art. Coupling that with the influence of the ...


Mis-Construction: Changes In Art And Aesthetics East/West, Curtis L. Carter Jan 2017

Mis-Construction: Changes In Art And Aesthetics East/West, Curtis L. Carter

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Ethical Bedrock Under A Changing Negotiation Landscape, Kevin Gibson Jan 2017

Ethical Bedrock Under A Changing Negotiation Landscape, Kevin Gibson

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Editors' Note: Your dilemmas as a negotiator fall into two basic sets, “what’s possible?” and “what's right?” The first is treated by many chapters in this book. Here, from his philosopher's background, Gibson writes about the influence of morality on negotiations, and how we can think more clearly about what's the right thing to do. This chapter should be read in conjunction with Carrie-Meadow’s chapter on The Morality of Compromise.


Ultimate Concern And Finitude: Schelling’S Philosophy Of Religion And Paul Tillich’S Systematic Theology, Michael Vater Jan 2017

Ultimate Concern And Finitude: Schelling’S Philosophy Of Religion And Paul Tillich’S Systematic Theology, Michael Vater

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This paper explores Paul Tillich’s use of the Friedrich Schelling’s philosophy in his explorations of the relevance of historical forms of Christian belief to contemporary culture, where human experience is marked by anxiety and guilt, and where the search for ultimate meanings seems to dead-end in meaninglessness. For Tillich as for Schelling, religion points to metaphysics. The only literal or nonsymbolic truth about God is that God is the affirmation of being over against the possibility of nonbeing, a divine Yes that is an overcoming of a prior No or self-inclusion. The ambiguity of existence as current human ...


Causation, Probability, And The Continuity Bind, Anthony F. Peressini Jan 2017

Causation, Probability, And The Continuity Bind, Anthony F. Peressini

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Analyses of singular (token-level) causation often make use of the idea that a cause increases the probability of its effect. Of particular salience in such accounts are the values of the probability function of the effect, conditional on the presence and absence of the putative cause, analysed around the times of the events in question: causes are characterized by the effect’s probability function being greater when conditionalized upon them. Put this way, it becomes clearer that the ‘behaviour’ (continuity) of probability functions in small intervals about the times in question ought to be of concern. In this article, I ...


Ultimate Concern And Finitude: Schelling’S Philosophy Of Religion And Paul Tillich’S Systematic Theology, Michael Vater Jan 2017

Ultimate Concern And Finitude: Schelling’S Philosophy Of Religion And Paul Tillich’S Systematic Theology, Michael Vater

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

This paper explores Paul Tillich’s use of the Friedrich Schelling’s philosophy in his explorations of the relevance of historical forms of Christian belief to contemporary culture, where human experience is marked by anxiety and guilt, and where the search for ultimate meanings seems to dead-end in meaninglessness. For Tillich as for Schelling, religion points to metaphysics. The only literal or nonsymbolic truth about God is that God is the affirmation of being over against the possibility of nonbeing, a divine Yes that is an overcoming of a prior No or self-inclusion. The ambiguity of existence as current human ...


Review Of Aesthetic Revolutions And Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde Movements Edited By Aleš Erjavec, Curtis Carter Jul 2016

Review Of Aesthetic Revolutions And Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde Movements Edited By Aleš Erjavec, Curtis Carter

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No abstract provided.


Review Of Husserl's Ethics And Practical Intentionality, Pol Vandevelde Jun 2016

Review Of Husserl's Ethics And Practical Intentionality, Pol Vandevelde

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No abstract provided.


Review Of Infinite Phenomenology: The Lessons Of Hegel's Science Of Experience By John Russon, Michael Vater Jun 2016

Review Of Infinite Phenomenology: The Lessons Of Hegel's Science Of Experience By John Russon, Michael Vater

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Russon suggests a pedagogy of cross-cultural awareness that can be derived from taking chapters of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit as a pattern for solving contemporary problems involving racial, ethnic, cultural and religious conflict.


Imprecise Probability And Chance, Anthony F. Peressini Jun 2016

Imprecise Probability And Chance, Anthony F. Peressini

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Understanding probabilities as something other than point values (e.g., as intervals) has often been motivated by the need to find more realistic models for degree of belief, and in particular the idea that degree of belief should have an objective basis in “statistical knowledge of the world.” I offer here another motivation growing out of efforts to understand how chance evolves as a function of time. If the world is “chancy” in that there are non-trivial, objective, physical probabilities at the macro-level, then the chance of an event e that happens at a given time is e goes to ...


Aristotle, The Pythagoreans, And Structural Realism, Owen Goldin Jun 2016

Aristotle, The Pythagoreans, And Structural Realism, Owen Goldin

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Aristotle’s main objection to Pythagorean number ontology is that it posits as a basic subject what can exist only as inherent in a subject. I then show how contemporary structural realists posit an ontology much like that of Aristotle’s Pythagoreans. Both take the objects of knowledge to be structure, not the subject of structure. I discuss both how pancomputationalists such as Edward Fredkin approach the Pythagorean account insofar as on their account all reality can in principle be expressed as one (very big) number, made up of discrete units, and even more moderate varieties of structural realism, like ...


Review Of Theory And Practice In Aristotle's Natural Science, Owen Goldin Feb 2016

Review Of Theory And Practice In Aristotle's Natural Science, Owen Goldin

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No abstract provided.


Review Of Aristotle As Teacher: His Introduction To A Philosophical Science By Christopher Bruell, Owen Goldin Jan 2016

Review Of Aristotle As Teacher: His Introduction To A Philosophical Science By Christopher Bruell, Owen Goldin

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No abstract provided.


Spiritual Violence, Gender, And Sexuality: Implications For Seeking And Dwelling Among Some Catholic Women And Lgbt Catholics, Theresa Tobin Jan 2016

Spiritual Violence, Gender, And Sexuality: Implications For Seeking And Dwelling Among Some Catholic Women And Lgbt Catholics, Theresa Tobin

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No abstract provided.


Seekers And Dwellers: Some Critical Reflections On Charles Taylor’S Account Of Identity, James B. South Jan 2016

Seekers And Dwellers: Some Critical Reflections On Charles Taylor’S Account Of Identity, James B. South

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No abstract provided.


Diversity And Felicity: Hobbes's Science Of Human Flourishing, Ericka L. Tucker Jan 2016

Diversity And Felicity: Hobbes's Science Of Human Flourishing, Ericka L. Tucker

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No abstract provided.


Marquette’S Haggerty Museum Has A New Director: Off The Cuff With Susan Longhenry, Curtis L. Carter Dec 2015

Marquette’S Haggerty Museum Has A New Director: Off The Cuff With Susan Longhenry, Curtis L. Carter

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No abstract provided.


Review Of Living Alterities: Phenomenology, Embodiment, And Race By Emily Lee, Michael J. Monahan Oct 2015

Review Of Living Alterities: Phenomenology, Embodiment, And Race By Emily Lee, Michael J. Monahan

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No abstract provided.


Why The Struggle Against Coloniality Is Paramount To Latin American Philosophy, Grant J. Silva Oct 2015

Why The Struggle Against Coloniality Is Paramount To Latin American Philosophy, Grant J. Silva

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No abstract provided.


Review Of Formal Causes: Definition, Explanation, And Primacy In Socratic And Aristotelian Thought By Michael T. Ferejohn, Owen Goldin Oct 2015

Review Of Formal Causes: Definition, Explanation, And Primacy In Socratic And Aristotelian Thought By Michael T. Ferejohn, Owen Goldin

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No abstract provided.


Spinoza's Social Sage: Emotion And The Power Of Reason In Spinoza's Social Theory, Ericka Tucker Jul 2015

Spinoza's Social Sage: Emotion And The Power Of Reason In Spinoza's Social Theory, Ericka Tucker

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No abstract provided.