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Legal Pragmatism: Banal Or Beneficial As A Jurisprudential Position?, Brian E. Butler Jun 2002

Legal Pragmatism: Banal Or Beneficial As A Jurisprudential Position?, Brian E. Butler

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Pragmatism’S Instrumental View Of Moral Reasoning, D. S. Clark Jun 2002

Pragmatism’S Instrumental View Of Moral Reasoning, D. S. Clark

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Review Of “Having Thought”, Zsolt Bátori Jun 2002

Review Of “Having Thought”, Zsolt Bátori

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Introduction: Pragmatism And Neopragmatism, David Boersema Jun 2002

Introduction: Pragmatism And Neopragmatism, David Boersema

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Review Of “Kant Trouble: The Obscurities Of The Enlightened”, Elizabeth Millán-Zaibert Jun 2002

Review Of “Kant Trouble: The Obscurities Of The Enlightened”, Elizabeth Millán-Zaibert

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In her book, Kant Trouble, Diane Morgan sets out to show readers that there is much more to Kant’s work than meets the eye of most traditional Kant scholars. Her book draws upon a wide range of Kant’s texts -- some of them still not available in English translation. Morgan explicitly rejects the standard ways of assessing Kant’s work in terms of the pre-critical, critical, and post-critical phases, treating all of Kant’s work with the same respect. She thereby breaks with the tendency of some Kant scholars to judge the "critical" work as representative of Kant’s ...


Review Of “Utopias, Dolphins And Computers: Problems Of Philosophical Plumbing”, Susan Armstrong Jun 2002

Review Of “Utopias, Dolphins And Computers: Problems Of Philosophical Plumbing”, Susan Armstrong

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Review Of “Philosophy And Tragedy”, Clancy W. Martin Jun 2002

Review Of “Philosophy And Tragedy”, Clancy W. Martin

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Naturalized Epistemology, Normativity And The Argument Against The A Priori, Mark Mcevoy Jun 2002

Naturalized Epistemology, Normativity And The Argument Against The A Priori, Mark Mcevoy

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Review Of “The Sage And The Second Sex: Confucianism, Ethics, And Gender”, Lawrence Udell Fike Jr. Jun 2002

Review Of “The Sage And The Second Sex: Confucianism, Ethics, And Gender”, Lawrence Udell Fike Jr.

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Habermas On Human Rights And Cloning: A Pragmatist Response, Kevin Decker Jun 2002

Habermas On Human Rights And Cloning: A Pragmatist Response, Kevin Decker

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The Idea Of The Good In John Dewey And Aristotle, Gregory M. Fahey Jun 2002

The Idea Of The Good In John Dewey And Aristotle, Gregory M. Fahey

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John Dewey looks to the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle for the general outlines of his ethical thought. In his 1932 Ethics, he describes the ethical framework that he shares with Aristotle in terms of knowledge, choice and character: "The formula was well stated by Aristotle. The doer of the moral deed must have a certain 'state of mind' in doing it. First, he must know what he is doing; secondly, he must choose it, and choose it for itself, and thirdly, the act must be the expression of a formed and stable character."1 This paper examines the interaction of ...


Neopragmatism And The Christian Desire For A Transcendent God: Is A Meaningful Dialogue Possible?, Hendrik R. Pieterse Jun 2002

Neopragmatism And The Christian Desire For A Transcendent God: Is A Meaningful Dialogue Possible?, Hendrik R. Pieterse

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Emergence Theories And Pragmatic Realism, Charbel Niño El-Hani, Sami Pihlström Jun 2002

Emergence Theories And Pragmatic Realism, Charbel Niño El-Hani, Sami Pihlström

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Review Of “Kierkegaard After Macintyre: Essays On Freedom, Narrative, And Virtue”, Steven Schroeder Jun 2002

Review Of “Kierkegaard After Macintyre: Essays On Freedom, Narrative, And Virtue”, Steven Schroeder

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Who Is Exaggerating? The Mystery Of Common Sense, Heidi Salaverria Jun 2002

Who Is Exaggerating? The Mystery Of Common Sense, Heidi Salaverria

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Jane Campion's The Piano: The Female Gaze, The Speculum And The Chora Within The H(Y)St(E)Rical Film, Jaime Bihlmeyer Jun 2002

Jane Campion's The Piano: The Female Gaze, The Speculum And The Chora Within The H(Y)St(E)Rical Film, Jaime Bihlmeyer

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Female specificity in narrative films is a topic as illusive and controversial as it is incredibly rich with potential for analysis and research. Particularly illusive is scholarly research on the female gaze in mainstream filmmaking. Male specificity in the movies is far less illusive and controversial. So pervasive is the male presence in mainstream film form that the term the male gaze1 has become institutionalized in theory and practice. The female gaze, perhaps unavoidably so, eludes institutionalization.2 My paper presents a glimpse into the traces (semios) of the female gaze in Jane Campion's historical film, The Piano. Campion ...


Terrorism And The Philosophy Of History: Liberalism, Realism, And The Supreme Emergency Exemption, Andrew Fiala Apr 2002

Terrorism And The Philosophy Of History: Liberalism, Realism, And The Supreme Emergency Exemption, Andrew Fiala

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John Rawls' Law Of Peoples: Some Of The Important Themes And Issues Raised, H. Eugene Cline Apr 2002

John Rawls' Law Of Peoples: Some Of The Important Themes And Issues Raised, H. Eugene Cline

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Scenic National Landscapes: Common Themes In Japan And The United States, Yuriko Saito Jan 2002

Scenic National Landscapes: Common Themes In Japan And The United States, Yuriko Saito

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Review Of “Reconsidering Logical Positivism”, David Boersema Jan 2002

Review Of “Reconsidering Logical Positivism”, David Boersema

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Defining Dilemmas Down: The Case Of 24, John M. Parrish Jan 2002

Defining Dilemmas Down: The Case Of 24, John M. Parrish

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One of the most important concepts in the field of political ethics is the idea of a moral dilemma – understood as a situation in which an agent’s public responsibilities and moral imperatives conflict in such a way that no matter what the agent does she will in some way be committing a moral wrong. In the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001, the notion of a moral dilemma has undergone a profound reconceptualization in American political discourse, and there has perhaps been no more important cultural forum for that conceptual revision than the quintessential post-9/11 melodrama ...


Review Of “Labyrinth: A Search For The Hidden Meaning Of Science”, Alexander Klein Jan 2002

Review Of “Labyrinth: A Search For The Hidden Meaning Of Science”, Alexander Klein

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A Hybrid Theory Of Environmentalism, Steve Matthews Jan 2002

A Hybrid Theory Of Environmentalism, Steve Matthews

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The destruction and pollution of the natural environment poses two problems for philosophers. The first is political and pragmatic: which theory of the environment is best equipped to impact policymakers heading as we are toward a series of potential ecocatastrophes? The second is more central: On the environment philosophers tend to fall either side of an irreconcilable divide. Either our moral concerns are grounded directly in nature, or the appeal is made via an anthropocentric set of interests. The lack of a common ground is disturbing. In this paper I attempt to diagnose the reason for this lack. I shall ...


Nature Restoration Without Dissimulation: Learning From Japanese Gardens And Earthworks, Thomas Heyd Jan 2002

Nature Restoration Without Dissimulation: Learning From Japanese Gardens And Earthworks, Thomas Heyd

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On the face of it, the expression "nature restoration" may seem an oxymoron, for one may ask whether it makes any sense to suppose that human beings could restore that which is not human. Several writers recently have argued that, strictly speaking, this is nonsense and, furthermore, that the conceptual confusion involved may lead to ethically problematic consequences. In this essay I begin by discussing the problematic perceived in the notion of nature restoration. I proceed to consider Japanese gardens and earthworks, insofar as both types of art forms foreground the relationship of artefactuality to nature. I conclude that the ...


Aesthetics And Environmental Argument, Ken Cussen Jan 2002

Aesthetics And Environmental Argument, Ken Cussen

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The human-centred notion of the “instrumental value of nature” and the eco-centred notion of the “intrinsic value of nature” both fail to provide satisfactory grounds for the preservation of wild nature. This paper seeks to identify some reasons for that failure and to suggest that the structure - though not the content - of the “aesthetic value” approach is the most promising alternative, though the notion of “the aesthetic value of nature”, as usually employed, also fails to capture the real motivation for such preservation. I argue that these problems arise because humans are, for good reasons, deeply ambivalent about their relation ...


Review Of “What We Owe To Each Other”, Dennis R. Cooley Jan 2002

Review Of “What We Owe To Each Other”, Dennis R. Cooley

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Interpreting Environments, Emily Brady Jan 2002

Interpreting Environments, Emily Brady

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Review Of “Key Concepts In Eastern Philosophy”, Mark Owen Webb Jan 2002

Review Of “Key Concepts In Eastern Philosophy”, Mark Owen Webb

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Review Of “Martin And Hannah: A Novel”, Steven Schroeder Jan 2002

Review Of “Martin And Hannah: A Novel”, Steven Schroeder

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Review Of “Philosophy Of Literature”, Steven Schroeder Jan 2002

Review Of “Philosophy Of Literature”, Steven Schroeder

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