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Heidegger And The Concealment Of Crisis, Joel Morrow Jan 2013

Heidegger And The Concealment Of Crisis, Joel Morrow

Humanities Capstone Projects

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Virtue Ethics And Non-Human Animals: The Missing Link To The Animal Liberation Movement, Priscilla Rader May 2012

Virtue Ethics And Non-Human Animals: The Missing Link To The Animal Liberation Movement, Priscilla Rader

Humanities Capstone Projects

In this thesis, I will be arguing for a more balanced assessment for the protection and treatment of non-human animals while expanding our moral concern to include them. Currently, arguments for what has been coined ‘the animal liberation movement’ center around the act of the person toward the animal, yet the character of the person is neither questioned nor examined. It is through this concentration that the movement, and ultimately the animals, suffers. Classical virtue ethics fills in the gaps left by utilitarianism and deontology by shifting some of the attention away from the outcome to the source. Essentially, in ...


The Context Of Plato, Michelle Bingaman Jan 2010

The Context Of Plato, Michelle Bingaman

Humanities Capstone Projects

The Platonic dialogues serve as a launching point for any student of philosophy and are often used in other fields such as literature as a base for a specific type of writing and critical thinking. Plato is not the first philosopher; however, it is his dialogues that introduce many of the fundamental problems of philosophy and launched a foundational approach to philosophy, dialectic. Plato is also a primary focus of advanced scholars for both his historical position as a philosopher as well as the content found within his writings. Such scholars find themselves consumed with one perplexing question: how should ...