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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

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

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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

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

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

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

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

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

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The Conceptual Priority Of The Perfect, Matthew Peter Zdon Oct 2015

The Conceptual Priority Of The Perfect, Matthew Peter Zdon

Dissertations (2009 -)

The doctrine of the conceptual priority of the perfect (CPP) is the claim that the concept of the perfect is prior to that of the imperfect insofar as possessing the latter presupposes a grasp of the former, but not vice versa. The goals of this study are to provide an account and defense of the Cartesian argument for CPP, to determine the consequences of this priority for the relationship between our concepts of human and divine properties, and to explore its implications for bottom-up accounts of theological concept formation. I argue that the predicates “perfect” or “infinite” in Descartes’ version ...


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

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

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Virtue, Oppression, And Resistance Struggles, Trevor William Smith Jul 2015

Virtue, Oppression, And Resistance Struggles, Trevor William Smith

Dissertations (2009 -)

This dissertation explores and develops an account of the moral obligation to engage in resistance struggles against oppression and it does so by situating oppression squarely within the framework of neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics. It is argued that when oppression is investigated through the lens of virtue ethics the harmful and damning nature of oppression must be understood as a substantial moral, not merely political, problem. In short, it is shown that oppression acts in a variety of ways as a barrier for the achievement of flourishing for the oppressed. Turning from, and building on, this investigative and largely descriptive analysis ...


Remembering The Philosopher Ted Cohen (1939-2014), Curtis L. Carter Jun 2015

Remembering The Philosopher Ted Cohen (1939-2014), Curtis L. Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Off The Cuff With Monica Obniski, Curtis L. Carter May 2015

Off The Cuff With Monica Obniski, Curtis L. Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Editor's Introduction To The Neo-Kantian Reader, Sebastian Luft May 2015

Editor's Introduction To The Neo-Kantian Reader, Sebastian Luft

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

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Subversive Humor, Chris A. Kramer Apr 2015

Subversive Humor, Chris A. Kramer

Dissertations (2009 -)

Oppression is easily recognized. That is, at least, when oppression results from overt, consciously professed racism, for example, in which violence, explicit exclusion from economic opportunities, denial of adequate legal access, and open discrimination perpetuate the subjugation of a group of people. There are relatively clear legal remedies to such oppression. But this is not the case with covert oppression where the psychological harms and resulting legal and economic exclusion are every bit as real, but caused by concealed mechanisms subtly and systematically employed. In many cases, those with power and privilege use cultural stereotypes in order to sustain an ...


Health As Embodied Authenticity, Margaret Steele Apr 2015

Health As Embodied Authenticity, Margaret Steele

Dissertations (2009 -)

This dissertation offers a phenomenological and existential account of health. It considers the model of health that is dominant in the contemporary USA. Using the example of fatness, this dissertation argues that the dominant model of health is deeply flawed, because of its largely unexamined commitment to naturalism and positivism (in the Husserlian senses of these terms). It concludes that purported alternatives to the dominant model, such as the Foucault-influenced constructivist approach to health, fail to respond adequately to the problems posed by naturalism and positivism. Instead, this dissertation proposes a model of health as embodied authenticity. This model is ...


Recognition And Political Ontology: Fichte, Hegel, And Honneth, Velimir Stojkovski Apr 2015

Recognition And Political Ontology: Fichte, Hegel, And Honneth, Velimir Stojkovski

Dissertations (2009 -)

The primary focus of my dissertation is to defend the notion of recognition, found in the work of such thinkers as G.W.F. Hegel and Axel Honneth, as a primary concept in contemporary political discourse by emphasizing its ontological foundations. At its most basic, the notion of recognition states that the way one understands her or him-self to be a conscious subject and a full political agent is only through being acknowledged as such by another. Likewise, one must simultaneously reciprocate this acknowledgement in order for both to be elevated to the position of full subject. The general problem ...


Embodying A "New" Color Line: Racism, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment And Racial Identities In The "Postracial" Era, Grant J. Silva Mar 2015

Embodying A "New" Color Line: Racism, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment And Racial Identities In The "Postracial" Era, Grant J. Silva

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

This essay explores the intersection of racism, racial embodiment theory and the recent hostility aimed at immigrants and foreigners in the United States, especially the targeting of people of Latin American descent and Latino/as. Anti-immigrant and anti-foreigner sentiment is racist. It is the embodiment of racial privilege for those who wield it and the materiality of racial difference for those it is used against. This manifestation of racial privilege and difference rests upon a redrawing of the color line that is meant towards preserving exclusive categories of political membership. The charge of racism, however, is elided by the fact ...


"Fashion Is Freedom": Milwaukee Art Museum's '50 Years Of Ebony Fashion', Curtis L. Carter Jan 2015

"Fashion Is Freedom": Milwaukee Art Museum's '50 Years Of Ebony Fashion', Curtis L. Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


After Cassirer: Art And Aesthetic Symbols In Langer And Goodman, Curtis L. Carter Jan 2015

After Cassirer: Art And Aesthetic Symbols In Langer And Goodman, Curtis L. Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Philosophical Historiography In Marburg Neo-Kantianism: The Example Of Cassirer’S Erkenntnisproblem, Sebastian Luft Jan 2015

Philosophical Historiography In Marburg Neo-Kantianism: The Example Of Cassirer’S Erkenntnisproblem, Sebastian Luft

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Rousseau, Fanon, And The Question Of Method In Political Theory, A Review Of Jane Anna Gordon's Creolizing Political Theory: Reading Rousseau Through Fanon, Michael J. Monahan Jan 2015

Rousseau, Fanon, And The Question Of Method In Political Theory, A Review Of Jane Anna Gordon's Creolizing Political Theory: Reading Rousseau Through Fanon, Michael J. Monahan

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Making Reparations Possible: Theorizing Reparative Justice, Margaret Urban Walker Jan 2015

Making Reparations Possible: Theorizing Reparative Justice, Margaret Urban Walker

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


"In And Of Itself Nothing Is Finite": Schelling's Nature (Or So-Called Identity) Philosophy, Michael Vater Jan 2015

"In And Of Itself Nothing Is Finite": Schelling's Nature (Or So-Called Identity) Philosophy, Michael Vater

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


The Philosophy Of The Marburg School: From The Critique Of Scientific Cognition To The Philosophy Of Culture, Sebastian Luft Jan 2015

The Philosophy Of The Marburg School: From The Critique Of Scientific Cognition To The Philosophy Of Culture, Sebastian Luft

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Troubles With Truth Commissions: Putting The Moral Aims Of Truth Commissions To The Fore, Margaret Urban Walker Jan 2015

Troubles With Truth Commissions: Putting The Moral Aims Of Truth Commissions To The Fore, Margaret Urban Walker

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Somaesthetics And Dance, Curtis L. Carter Jan 2015

Somaesthetics And Dance, Curtis L. Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

Dance is proposed as the most representative of somaesthetic arts in Thinking Through the Body: Essays in Somaesthetics and other writings of Richard Shusterman. Shuster- man offers a useful, but incomplete approach to somaesthetics of dance. In the examples provided, dance appears as subordinate to another art form (theater or photography) or as a means to achieving bodily excellence. Missing, for example, are accounts of the role of dance as an independent art form, how somaesthetics would address differences in varying approaches to dance, and attention to the viewer’s somaesthetic dance experience. Three strategies for developing new directions for ...