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Economies Of The Internet, Kylie Jarrett, D. E. Wittkower Oct 2016

Economies Of The Internet, Kylie Jarrett, D. E. Wittkower

Philosophy Faculty Publications

The papers in this issue of First Monday were originally presented as a series of panels at the Association of Internet Researchers 2015 conference in Phoenix, Arizona. This short introduction explains the impetus behind the organization of these panels-- which was to document diversity in approaches to the study of internet economies-- and briefly introduces each paper by locating them in the nexus between political economy and cultural studies.


How Should Catholics Vote? Bringing Moral Principles To Life, Stephen J. Heaney Jan 2007

How Should Catholics Vote? Bringing Moral Principles To Life, Stephen J. Heaney

Philosophy Faculty Publications

As a follow-up to Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life), the Bishops of the United States released, in 1998, a remarkable (yet little remarked) document entitled “Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics.” In November of 2002, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published a “Doctrinal Note on some questions regarding the participation of Catholics in political life,” which, after a momentary flurry, also slipped to the back of people’s minds. These documents contain centuries of wisdom, not only practical but speculative, on the nature of participation in ...


Playing Politics With Bioethics: Now That's Repugnant, Yvette E. Pearson May 2004

Playing Politics With Bioethics: Now That's Repugnant, Yvette E. Pearson

Philosophy Faculty Publications

In a recent Washington Post editorial, Leon Kass claimed that neither he nor the President's Council on Bioethics (PCB) is "playing politics with science." At this point, it is clear that nobody really buys this claim. Nonetheless, even if they are not playing politics with science, someone certainly is playing politics with bioethics, which is just as unacceptable, if not worse.


Ethics And Sovereignty, William L. Blizek, Rory J. Conces Jan 1996

Ethics And Sovereignty, William L. Blizek, Rory J. Conces

Philosophy Faculty Publications

In the political arena, every nation is considered to be sovereign. That is, what happens within the legitimate borders of a nation, what docs not affect other nations, is to be decided by the people of that nation or the government of' that nation and no one else. If a nation wants to centralize economic decisions, that is its business. If a nation wants a free market economy, no other nation can interfere. If a nation wants to be represented by a new form of government, it has the right to change governments. And so on.

Outside or the political ...


Reading And Writing In The Text Of Hobbes's Leviathan, Gary Shapiro Apr 1980

Reading And Writing In The Text Of Hobbes's Leviathan, Gary Shapiro

Philosophy Faculty Publications

Critics have often suggested that Hobbes is a paradigm case of a philosopher whose own style of writing violates the norms he sets down for rational discourse. Philosophy, he says, "professedly rejects not only the paint and false colors of language, but even the very ornaments and graces of the same." More specifically he says that metaphors must be "utterly excluded" from "the rigorous search of truth ... seeing they openly professe deceit, to admit them into counsel, or reasoning, were manifested folly.” Nevertheless, attention focuses on his flair for the dramatic or metaphorical, as in the great mise en scene ...