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To Atone And To Forgive: Japsers, Jankélévitch/Derrida And The Possibility Of Forgiveness, Ethan Kleinberg Feb 2013

To Atone And To Forgive: Japsers, Jankélévitch/Derrida And The Possibility Of Forgiveness, Ethan Kleinberg

Division II Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Progress And Liberty: Friends And/Or Foes, Jesse A. Ross-Silverman Dec 2012

Progress And Liberty: Friends And/Or Foes, Jesse A. Ross-Silverman

The Undergraduate Journal of Social Studies

In his Road to Serfdom, Friedrich von Hayek seeks to explain why societies ought not impose limitations on individual freedom in order to further collective goals, claiming that “a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy.” This paper will argue that Hayek's emphasis on the state's relationship with the individual is myopic, that he inadequately examines both what social progress actually entails and the efficacy of classical liberalism as a means to achieve it.


The Lure Of Pan(En)Theism: Difference And Desire In _Divine Enticement_, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Jan 2012

The Lure Of Pan(En)Theism: Difference And Desire In _Divine Enticement_, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Division II Faculty Publications

This response to Karmen MacKendrick’s work follows the thematic trail of desire through Divine Enticement (2012), seeking to clarify the relationship in MacKendrick’s work between God and creation. While MacKendrick expresses an initial desire for an "immanent divine," especially in relation to the work of St. Augustine, she later feels more drawn to "a world that in its beauty calls out the name of its creator" than to a world "in which the creator is simply present." This brief engagement explores MacKendrick’s logic of seduction in relation to the panentheist and pantheist theologies of Cusa and Bruno ...


One Way Up Through The Way Back Into The Out Of Ontotheology (Powerpoint), Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Oct 2011

One Way Up Through The Way Back Into The Out Of Ontotheology (Powerpoint), Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Division II Faculty Publications

This is the powerpoint presentation associated with the lecture whose video can be found at http://condor.wesleyan.edu/openmedia/upub/video/lectures/fall2011/theory/theory_10_05_11.m4v. Please see the text version above, if it would be helpful.


One Way Up Through The Way Back Into The Out Of Ontotheology, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Oct 2011

One Way Up Through The Way Back Into The Out Of Ontotheology, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Division II Faculty Publications

This is the text of the lecture whose video can be found at http://condor.wesleyan.edu/openmedia/upub/video/lectures/fall2011/theory/theory_10_05_11.m4v. Please also see the powerpoint presentation, posted below.


The State-In-Society Approach To Democratization With Examples From Japan, Mary Alice Haddad Oct 2010

The State-In-Society Approach To Democratization With Examples From Japan, Mary Alice Haddad

Division II Faculty Publications

How does an undemocratic country create democratic institutions and transform its polity in such a way that democratic values and practices become integral parts of its political culture? This article uses the case of Japan to advocate for a new theoretical approach to the study of democratization. In particular, it examines how theoretical models based on the European and North American experiences have difficulty explaining the process of democratization in Japan, and argues that a state-in-society approach is better suited to explaining the democratization process diverse cultural contexts. Taking a bottom-up view of recent developments in Japanese civil society through ...


Ontological Ethics, John Adam Kowalko Apr 2010

Ontological Ethics, John Adam Kowalko

Honors Theses - All

No abstract provided.


From Undemocratic To Democratic Civil Society: Japan's Volunteer Fire Departments, Mary Alice Haddad Feb 2010

From Undemocratic To Democratic Civil Society: Japan's Volunteer Fire Departments, Mary Alice Haddad

Division II Faculty Publications

How do undemocratic civic organizations become compatible with democratic civil society? How do local organizations merge older patriarchal, hierarchical values and practices with newer more egalitarian, democratic ones? This article tells the story of how volunteer fire departments have done this in Japan. Their transformation from centralized war instrument of an authoritarian regime to local community safety organization of a full-fledged democracy did not happen overnight. A slow process of demographic and value changes helped the organization adjust to more democratic social values and practices. The way in which this organization made the transition offers important lessons for emerging democracies ...


“Freud And Levinas: Talmud And Psychoanalysis Before The Letter”, Ethan Kleinberg Jan 2010

“Freud And Levinas: Talmud And Psychoanalysis Before The Letter”, Ethan Kleinberg

Division II Faculty Publications

This article exlores the ways that Sigmund Freud and Emmanuel Levinas each used the figure of Moses to authorize their own readings and understanding of the Jewish tradition.


Photographic Ambivalence And Historical Consciousness, Michael S. Roth Dec 2009

Photographic Ambivalence And Historical Consciousness, Michael S. Roth

Division I Faculty Publications

This essay focuses on three topics that arose at the Photography and Historical Interpretation conference: photography’s incapacity to conceive duration; photography and the “rim of ontological uncertainty;” photography’s “anthropological revolution.” In the late nineteenth century, blindness to duration was conceptualized as the cost of photographic precision. Since the late twentieth century, blindness to our own desires, or inauthenticity, has been underlined as the price of photographic ubiquity. These forms of blindness, however, are not so much disabilities to be overcome as they are aspects of modern consciousness to be acknowledged. The engagement with photography’s impact on historical ...


Laboratory Fictions, Joseph Rouse Jan 2008

Laboratory Fictions, Joseph Rouse

Joseph Rouse

No abstract provided.


Laboratory Fictions, Joseph Rouse Jan 2008

Laboratory Fictions, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of Georg Gasser, Ed., How Successful Is Naturalism?, Joseph Rouse Jan 2008

Review Of Georg Gasser, Ed., How Successful Is Naturalism?, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of Georg Gasser, Ed., How Successful Is Naturalism?, Joseph Rouse Jan 2008

Review Of Georg Gasser, Ed., How Successful Is Naturalism?, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Educating Moral Theory: Nietzsche, Dewey, And Living Ethics, Micah Dubreuil May 2007

Educating Moral Theory: Nietzsche, Dewey, And Living Ethics, Micah Dubreuil

Honors Theses - All

No abstract provided.


Naturalism And Scientific Practices: A Concluding Scientific Postscript, Joseph Rouse Jan 2007

Naturalism And Scientific Practices: A Concluding Scientific Postscript, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Social Practices And Normativity, Joseph Rouse Jan 2007

Social Practices And Normativity, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Practice Theory, Joseph Rouse Jan 2007

Practice Theory, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Epistemological Derangement, Joseph Rouse Jan 2006

Epistemological Derangement, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Heidegger On Science And Naturalism, Joseph Rouse Jan 2005

Heidegger On Science And Naturalism, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Power/Knowledge, Joseph Rouse Jan 2005

Power/Knowledge, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Civilizing Knowledge, Joseph Rouse Jan 2005

Civilizing Knowledge, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Mind, Body, And World: Todes And Mcdowell On Bodies And Language, Joseph Rouse Jan 2005

Mind, Body, And World: Todes And Mcdowell On Bodies And Language, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Merleau-Ponty And The Existential Conception Of Science, Joseph Rouse Jan 2004

Merleau-Ponty And The Existential Conception Of Science, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Feminism And The Social Construction Of Scientific Knowledge, Joseph Rouse Jan 2004

Feminism And The Social Construction Of Scientific Knowledge, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Barad’S Feminist Naturalism, Joseph Rouse Jan 2004

Barad’S Feminist Naturalism, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


From Realism Or Antirealism To Science As Solidarity, Joseph Rouse Jan 2003

From Realism Or Antirealism To Science As Solidarity, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Vampires: Social Constructivism, Realism, And Other Philosophical Undead, Joseph Rouse Feb 2002

Vampires: Social Constructivism, Realism, And Other Philosophical Undead, Joseph Rouse

Joseph Rouse

No abstract provided.


Vampires: Social Constructivism, Realism, And Other Philosophical Undead, Joseph Rouse Feb 2002

Vampires: Social Constructivism, Realism, And Other Philosophical Undead, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Kuhn’S Philosophy Of Scientific Practice, Joseph Rouse Jan 2002

Kuhn’S Philosophy Of Scientific Practice, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.