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Review Of Fichte’S Transcendental Philosophy: The Original Duplicity Of Intelligence And Will By Günter Zöller, Michael Vater Oct 2005

Review Of Fichte’S Transcendental Philosophy: The Original Duplicity Of Intelligence And Will By Günter Zöller, Michael Vater

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


On The Question Of Latin American Philosophy, Michael Monahan Oct 2005

On The Question Of Latin American Philosophy, Michael Monahan

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


[Book Review Of] Moral Acquaintances: Methodology In Bioethics, By Kevin Wm. Wildes, Janet Smith Aug 2005

[Book Review Of] Moral Acquaintances: Methodology In Bioethics, By Kevin Wm. Wildes, Janet Smith

The Linacre Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Private Property And Public Interest, Michael Monahan Jul 2005

Private Property And Public Interest, Michael Monahan

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

In this paper I explore the limitations of liberal political theory in relation to the notions of public property and public interest. I argue that the fundamentally atomistic and individualistic ontological foundations of the liberal tradition preclude any coherent notion of public goods and public interest.


Husserl’S Concept Of The ‘Transcendental Person’: Another Look At The Husserl–Heidegger Relationship, Sebastian Luft Jun 2005

Husserl’S Concept Of The ‘Transcendental Person’: Another Look At The Husserl–Heidegger Relationship, Sebastian Luft

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

This paper offers a further look at Husserl’s late thought on the transcendental subject and the Husserl–Heidegger relationship. It attempts a reconstruction of how Husserl hoped to assert his own thoughts on subjectivity vis-à-vis Heidegger, while also pointing out where Husserl did not reach the new level that Heidegger attained. In his late manuscripts, Husserl employs the term ‘transcendental person’ to describe the transcendental ego in its fullest ‘concretion’. I maintain that although this concept is a consistent development of Husserl’s earlier analyses of constitution, Husserl was also defending himself against Heidegger, who criticized him for framing ...


Cassirer’S Philosophy Of Symbolic Forms: Between Reason And Relativism; A Critical Appraisal, Sebastian Luft Apr 2005

Cassirer’S Philosophy Of Symbolic Forms: Between Reason And Relativism; A Critical Appraisal, Sebastian Luft

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

This paper pursues the double task of (a) presenting Cassirer’s Philosophy of Symbolic Forms as a systematic critique of culture and (b) assessing this systematic approach with regards to the question of reason vs. relativism. First, it reconstructs the development of his theory to its mature presentation in his Philosophy of Symbolic Forms. Cassirer here presents a critique of culture as fulfilling Kant’s critical work by insisting on the plurality of reason as spirit, manifesting itself in symbolic forms. In the second part, the consequences of this approach will be drawn by considering the systematics Cassirer intended with ...


The Conservation Of Authenticity: Political Commitment And Racial Reality, Michael Monahan Mar 2005

The Conservation Of Authenticity: Political Commitment And Racial Reality, Michael Monahan

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

Discusses issues related to the conservation of racial authenticity, political commitment and racial reality in the U.S. Growing interest in racial ontology in philosophical circles; Analysis of the concept of social constructivism.


Festschrift For Dr. John Mullooly, Eugene F. Diamond Feb 2005

Festschrift For Dr. John Mullooly, Eugene F. Diamond

The Linacre Quarterly

No abstract provided.


[Book Review Of] The Virus And The Vaccine, By Debbie Bookchin And Jim Schumacher, Eugene F. Diamond Feb 2005

[Book Review Of] The Virus And The Vaccine, By Debbie Bookchin And Jim Schumacher, Eugene F. Diamond

The Linacre Quarterly

No abstract provided.


[Book Review Of] George Pell, By Tess Livingstone, Catholic Medical Association Feb 2005

[Book Review Of] George Pell, By Tess Livingstone, Catholic Medical Association

The Linacre Quarterly

No abstract provided.


The Non-Modularity Of Moral Knowledge: Implications For The Universality Of Human Rights, Theresa Tobin Jan 2005

The Non-Modularity Of Moral Knowledge: Implications For The Universality Of Human Rights, Theresa Tobin

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

Many contemporary human rights theorists argue that we can establish the normative universality of human rights despite extensive cultural and moral diversity by appealing to the notion of overlapping consensus. In this paper I argue that proposals to ground the universality of human rights in overlapping consensus on the list of rights are unsuccessful. I consider an example from Islamic comprehensive doctrine in order to demonstrate that apparent consensus on the list of rights may not in fact constitute meaningful agreement and may not be sufficient to ground the universality of human rights. I conclude with some general suggestions for ...


Faktizität Und Geschichtlichkeit Als Konstituentien Der Lebenswelt In Husserls Spätphilosophie, Sebastian Luft Jan 2005

Faktizität Und Geschichtlichkeit Als Konstituentien Der Lebenswelt In Husserls Spätphilosophie, Sebastian Luft

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

In this paper I shall present two elements of Husserl’s theory of the life-world, facticity and historicity, which are of exemplary importance for his late phenomenology as a whole. I compare these two notions to two axes upon which Husserl’s phenomenology of the life-world becomes inscribed. Reconsidering and reconstructing Husserl’s late thought under this viewpoint sheds new light on a notoriously enigmatic problem, i.e., the concept of the transcendental and its relation to the „mundane“ – to the world as constituted by transcendental consciousness. Drawing on unpublished manuscript material I claim, specifically, that the transcendental subject, in ...


Zabarella, Prime Matter, And The Theory Of Regressus, James B. South Jan 2005

Zabarella, Prime Matter, And The Theory Of Regressus, James B. South

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Herbert Spiegelberg, Sebastian Luft Jan 2005

Herbert Spiegelberg, Sebastian Luft

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


The Agent Intellect As “Form For Us” And Averroes’S Critique Of Al-Fârâbî, Richard C. Taylor Jan 2005

The Agent Intellect As “Form For Us” And Averroes’S Critique Of Al-Fârâbî, Richard C. Taylor

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

This article explicates Averroes's understanding of human knowing and abstraction in this three commentaries on Aristotle's De Anima. While Averroes's views on the nature of the human material intellect changes through the three commentaries until he reaches is famous view of the unity of the material intellect as one for all human beings, his view of the agent intellect as 'form for us' is sustained throughout these works. In his Long Commentary on the De Anima he reveals his dependence on al-Fârâbî for this notion and provides a detailed critique of the Farabian notion that the agent ...


Averroes: Religious Dialectic And Aristotelian Philosophical Thought, Richard C. Taylor Jan 2005

Averroes: Religious Dialectic And Aristotelian Philosophical Thought, Richard C. Taylor

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

Abu al-Walid Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Rushd (ca. 1126-98), who came to be known in the Latin West as Averroes, was born at Cordoba into a family prominent for its expert devotion to the study and development of religious law (shar'ia). In Arabic sources al-Hafid (“the Grandson”) is added to his name to distinguish him from his grandfather (d. 1126), a famous Malikite jurist who served the ruling Almoravid regime as qadi (judge) and even as imam (prayer leader and chief religious authority) at the magnificent Great Mosque which still stands today in the city of Averroes ...