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Artificial Intelligence And Angelology, Howard P. Kainz Nov 2011

Artificial Intelligence And Angelology, Howard P. Kainz

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Fatima & Private Interpretations, Howard P. Kainz Nov 2011

Fatima & Private Interpretations, Howard P. Kainz

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

The article looks into the private interpretations of the private revelations given by the Blessed Virgin Mary to the shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal during World War I at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. It mentions that these interpretations have been subjected to the changes by Catholics who changed the Magisterium of the Church. It also notes the Russian country's consecration and conversion to the Catholic Church demonstrating obedience, confession, and Holy Communion.


Milwaukee Art Museum Highlights Impressionist Masters: Degas, Van Gogh, Cézanne And More, Curtis L. Carter Oct 2011

Milwaukee Art Museum Highlights Impressionist Masters: Degas, Van Gogh, Cézanne And More, Curtis L. Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Sexualized Violence, Moral Disintegration And Ethical Advocacy, Melissa Mosko Oct 2011

Sexualized Violence, Moral Disintegration And Ethical Advocacy, Melissa Mosko

Dissertations (2009 -)

This dissertation develops and defends a conception of sexualized violence that is rooted in philosophical theories of violence, and at the same time helps us understand the way that violence is connected to various kinds of oppression, namely, the oppression of women. It argues that sexualized violence, which is typically theorized through related notions of physical violation and psychological trauma, is best understood in terms of its moral quality. Sexualized violence against women is fundamentally a moral problem insofar as it disrupts victims' ability to grow and develop in relationships with others, to conceive and meet responsibilities to and emerging ...


Why So Stuck?, Margaret Urban Walker Oct 2011

Why So Stuck?, Margaret Urban Walker

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

In a 1998 book, the psychologist Virginia Valian asked the question of her title, Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women (Valian 1998). This question has become perennial specifically within the profession of philosophy, where the advancement, or just the representation, of women seems a bit worse than slow. While the past decades have seen advances in our numbers within professional philosophy, in recent years we seem to be stuck.


Janet Zweig's Pedestrian Drama: New Public Art On East Wisconsin Avenue, Curtis L. Carter Aug 2011

Janet Zweig's Pedestrian Drama: New Public Art On East Wisconsin Avenue, Curtis L. Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Spinoza On Individuals And Individuation: Metaphysics, Morals, And Politics, Matthew David Wion Jul 2011

Spinoza On Individuals And Individuation: Metaphysics, Morals, And Politics, Matthew David Wion

Dissertations (2009 -)

This dissertation examines Spinoza's position regarding the relationship of the individual to the community and to other individuals in the context of a particular reading of Spinoza's metaphysics as holistic. By the term "holistic metaphysics," I refer to a view of reality as a unified whole rather than as a collection of entirely separate parts. The latter I call a "reductionistic metaphysics." If a reductionistic metaphysics tends to see individuals as essentially separate and only secondarily relational, a holistic metaphysics pictures individuals as primarily relational and only by means of their relations capable of any meaningful "separateness" from ...


Knowledge And Thought In Heidegger And Foucault: Towards An Epistemology Of Ruptures, Arun Anantheeswaran Iyer Jul 2011

Knowledge And Thought In Heidegger And Foucault: Towards An Epistemology Of Ruptures, Arun Anantheeswaran Iyer

Dissertations (2009 -)

This dissertation shows how Martin Heidegger and Michel Foucault, by questioning the very understanding of the subject-object relationship on which all epistemology is grounded, challenge two of its most cherished beliefs: 1. Thought and knowledge are essentially activities on the part of the subject understood anthropologically or transcendentally. 2. The history of knowledge exhibits teleological progress towards a better and more comprehensive account of its objects. In contrast to traditional epistemology, both Heidegger and Foucault show how thought and knowledge are not just acts, which can be attributed to the subject but also events which elude any such subjective characterization ...


Meet William Rudolph, New Curator At Milwaukee Art Museum: Bringing A Vision To Mam's American Collections, Curtis L. Carter Jun 2011

Meet William Rudolph, New Curator At Milwaukee Art Museum: Bringing A Vision To Mam's American Collections, Curtis L. Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Entering The Forbidden City: Milwaukee Art Museum Offers Rare Glimpse Of Treasures From China, Curtis Carter May 2011

Entering The Forbidden City: Milwaukee Art Museum Offers Rare Glimpse Of Treasures From China, Curtis Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Conflict And Cosmopolitanism In Plato And The Stoics, Owen Goldin Apr 2011

Conflict And Cosmopolitanism In Plato And The Stoics, Owen Goldin

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


The Ontological Foundations For Natural Law Theory And Contemporary Ethical Naturalism, Bernard Mauser Apr 2011

The Ontological Foundations For Natural Law Theory And Contemporary Ethical Naturalism, Bernard Mauser

Dissertations (2009 -)

This dissertation explores some objections to natural law theory- many of which are also leveled against contemporary naturalism. Despite the way the natural law tradition has fallen into disrepute in much of the American academy, this dissertation defends a classical Thomistic approach to natural law from some modern and contemporary criticisms. It begins with a brief explanation of the theory of natural law that will be defended from these contemporary objections. Chapter three examines G.E. Moore and David Hume's classical problems posed to natural law, along with some contemporary defenders of Moore's position. These arguments are purported ...


William James's Undivided Self And The Possibility Of Immortality, Anthony Karlin Apr 2011

William James's Undivided Self And The Possibility Of Immortality, Anthony Karlin

Dissertations (2009 -)

The dissertation explores William James's conception of the self and his belief in the possibility of immortality. In The Divided Self of William James, James scholar Richard M. Gale argues that James unwittingly advanced two incompatible types of selves: a self-assertive "Promethean" self who maximizes desire-satisfaction and a passive mystic self who favors conceptless, mystical intuition. I argue that Gale's dichotomy of James is incorrect and that James's conception of the self is better understood through his growing belief in the possibility of immortality. I develop this idea by considering relevant aspects of both James's personal ...


The Poetics Of Remembrance: Communal Memory And Identity In Heidegger And Ricoeur, David Leichter Apr 2011

The Poetics Of Remembrance: Communal Memory And Identity In Heidegger And Ricoeur, David Leichter

Dissertations (2009 -)

In this dissertation, I explore the significance of remembering, especially in its communal form, and its relationship to narrative identity by examining the practices that make possible the formation and transmission of a heritage. To explore this issue I use Martin Heidegger and Paul Ricoeur, who have dedicated several of their major works to remembrance and forgetting. In comparing Heidegger and Ricoeur, I suggest that Ricoeur's formulation of the identity of a subject and a community offers an alternative to Heidegger's account. For, if Heidegger's critique of subjectivity offers the possibility of a new relationship to history ...


Reginald Baylor, Milwaukee Artist, Curtis L. Carter Mar 2011

Reginald Baylor, Milwaukee Artist, Curtis L. Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Chinese Contemporary Art: The Challenges Of Urbanization And Globalization, Curtis Carter, Disikate Ke, Huifang Shuai Jan 2011

Chinese Contemporary Art: The Challenges Of Urbanization And Globalization, Curtis Carter, Disikate Ke, Huifang Shuai

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Husserls Ethik, Sebastian Luft Jan 2011

Husserls Ethik, Sebastian Luft

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Humane Dignity, Margaret Urban Walker Jan 2011

Humane Dignity, Margaret Urban Walker

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

The ethics of care has developed as a movement of allied thinkers, in different continents, who have a shared concern and who reflect on similar topics. This shared concern is that care can only be revalued and take its societal place if existing asymmetrical power relations are unveiled, and if the dignity of care givers and care receivers is better guaranteed, socially, politically and personally.

In this first volume of a new series leading care ethicists from Europe and the United States focus on the moral significance of two concepts in the debate that ask for further reflection. In discussion ...


Avant Garde In Chinese Art, Curtis Carter Jan 2011

Avant Garde In Chinese Art, Curtis Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

The question that I propose to examine here is to what extent or in what sense there has been an avant-garde presence in Chinese art. And in what sense is the avant-garde present in contemporary Chinese art connected to avant-garde in the west. Before examining the relevance of the avant-garde to developments in Chinese art, it is necessary to provide a brief account of avant-garde in western art.


Averroes' Philosophical Conception Of Separate Intellect And God, Richard C. Taylor Jan 2011

Averroes' Philosophical Conception Of Separate Intellect And God, Richard C. Taylor

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Nelson Goodman Hockey Seen: A Philosopher And Performer, Curtis Carter Jan 2011

Nelson Goodman Hockey Seen: A Philosopher And Performer, Curtis Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Truth Commissions And Human Rights, Margaret Urban Walker Jan 2011

Truth Commissions And Human Rights, Margaret Urban Walker

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


'Look What Free Will Has Gotten You': Isolation, Individuality, And Choice In Angel, Susanne E. Foster, James B. South Jan 2011

'Look What Free Will Has Gotten You': Isolation, Individuality, And Choice In Angel, Susanne E. Foster, James B. South

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Phänomenologie Als Erste Philosophie Und Das Problem Der Wissenschaft Von Der Lebenswelt, Sebastian Luft Jan 2011

Phänomenologie Als Erste Philosophie Und Das Problem Der Wissenschaft Von Der Lebenswelt, Sebastian Luft

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Objects And Objectives Of Contemporary Art, Curtis L. Carter Jan 2011

Objects And Objectives Of Contemporary Art, Curtis L. Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


The Political Body In Chinese Art, Curtis Carter Jan 2011

The Political Body In Chinese Art, Curtis Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


The Pavilion Of China In The Globalization Of Time, Curtis Carter Jan 2011

The Pavilion Of China In The Globalization Of Time, Curtis Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of Idea And Ontology. An Essay In Early Modern Metaphysics Of Ideas By Marc A. Hight, Ericka Tucker Jan 2011

Review Of Idea And Ontology. An Essay In Early Modern Metaphysics Of Ideas By Marc A. Hight, Ericka Tucker

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of Explanation And Teleology In Aristotle's Science Of Nature By Mariska Leunissen, Owen Goldin Jan 2011

Review Of Explanation And Teleology In Aristotle's Science Of Nature By Mariska Leunissen, Owen Goldin

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.