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Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Euthanasia, Christopher Kaczor Oct 2015

Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Euthanasia, Christopher Kaczor

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In this article the author discusses the views of Luc Bovens on euthanasia in referance to his work "Child Euthanasia: Should We Just Not Talk about It?". Topcis discussed include Palliative Care, Legalization of euthanasia, killing of patients than relieving pain, euthanasia for minors, and parents for pressuring of children into euthanasia by their parents.


On Alan Goldman’S "Philosophy And The Novel", Richard Thomas Eldridge Oct 2015

On Alan Goldman’S "Philosophy And The Novel", Richard Thomas Eldridge

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Meaningful And More Meaningful: A Modest Measure, Peter Baumann Oct 2015

Meaningful And More Meaningful: A Modest Measure, Peter Baumann

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Philosophy And Theology: Separating Conjoined Twins, Christopher Kaczor Jul 2015

Philosophy And Theology: Separating Conjoined Twins, Christopher Kaczor

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Willful Understanding: Avicenna’S Philosophy Of Action And Theory Of The Will, Jon Mcginnis, Anthony Ruffus Jun 2015

Willful Understanding: Avicenna’S Philosophy Of Action And Theory Of The Will, Jon Mcginnis, Anthony Ruffus

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In this study, we look at two interpretive puzzles associated with the thought of Avicenna that are still of intrinsic philosophical interest today. The first concerns to what extent, if at all, Avicenna’s deity can be said to act freely. The second concerns to what extent, if at all, humans within Avicenna’s philosophical system can be said to act freely. It is our contention that only through a careful analysis of Avicenna’s theory of action can one begin to assess his position concerning the status of the will and so provide a satisfactory response to these two ...


Philosophy And Theology: Artificial Gametes, Christopher Kaczor Apr 2015

Philosophy And Theology: Artificial Gametes, Christopher Kaczor

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The Moral Value Of Envy, Krista Karbowski Thomason Mar 2015

The Moral Value Of Envy, Krista Karbowski Thomason

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It is common to think that we would be morally better people if we never felt envy. Recently, some philosophers have rejected this conclusion by arguing that envy can often be directed toward unfairness or inequality. As such, they conclude that we should not suppress our feelings of envy. I argue, however, that these defenses only show that envy is sometimes morally permissible. In order to show that we would not be better off without envy, we must show how envy is not merely morally permissible, but morally valuable. Here I provide a defense of envy's moral value. I ...


A Small Discovery: Avicenna's Theory Of Minima Naturalia, Jon Mcginnis Jan 2015

A Small Discovery: Avicenna's Theory Of Minima Naturalia, Jon Mcginnis

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There has been a long-held misconception among historians of philosophy and science that apart from brief comments in Aristotle and Averroes, the theory of minima naturalia had to await Latin Schoolmen for its full articulation. Recently scholars have shown that far from sporadic comments on minima naturalia, Averroes in fact had a fully developed and well-integrated theory of them. In this study, I complement these scholars’ important work by considering Avicenna’s place in the history and development of the doctrine of the minima naturalia. There is no study to date that mentions Avicenna in connection with this doctrine despite ...


Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Dignity, Christopher Kaczor Jan 2015

Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Dignity, Christopher Kaczor

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The article discusses the human dignity of a person. The meaning of human dignity in the philosophy of religion means each and every person value or worth of great respect. In Catholic teachings it believes that human being are created in the image and likeness of God has had the dignity of a person.


Character Virtues, Epistemic Agency, And Reflective Knowledge, Jason Baehr Jan 2015

Character Virtues, Epistemic Agency, And Reflective Knowledge, Jason Baehr

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Intellectual Humility: Owning Our Limitations, Dennis Whitcomb, Heather Battaly, Jason Baehr, Daniel Howard-Snyder Jan 2015

Intellectual Humility: Owning Our Limitations, Dennis Whitcomb, Heather Battaly, Jason Baehr, Daniel Howard-Snyder

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What is intellectual humility? In this essay, we aim to answer this question by assessing several contemporary accounts of intellectual humility, developing our own account, offering two reasons for our account, and meeting two objections and solving one puzzle


Poetry And Emphatic Truth: Walter Benjamin’S Reading Of Hölderlin, Richard Thomas Eldridge Jan 2015

Poetry And Emphatic Truth: Walter Benjamin’S Reading Of Hölderlin, Richard Thomas Eldridge

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Benjamin’s poetic theory is commented. It is noted that Benjamin follows Hölderlin in regarding a successful poem as a particular configuration that joins the intellectual and perceptual orders. Such a successful poem aims at and can possess not truth as correspondence to a given object, but rather what in the text is described as “emphatic truth”.


Forgiveness Or Fairness?, Krista Karbowski Thomason Jan 2015

Forgiveness Or Fairness?, Krista Karbowski Thomason

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Several philosophers who argue that forgiveness is an important virtue also wish to maintain the moral value of retributive emotions that forgiveness is meant to overcome. As such, these accounts explicate forgiveness as an Aristotelian mean between too much resentment and too little resentment. I argue that such an account ends up making forgiveness superfluous: it turns out that the forgiving person is not praised for a greater willingness to let go of her resentment, but rather for her fairness or good judgment. I conclude by arguing that the virtue of fair-mindedness is more compatible with maintaining the value of ...


Review Of "Wittgenstein And Natural Religion" By G. Graham, Richard Thomas Eldridge Jan 2015

Review Of "Wittgenstein And Natural Religion" By G. Graham, Richard Thomas Eldridge

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According to this richer reading of Wittgenstein, practices and uses matter: [...]philosophical understanding of religion as a human phenomenon" [p. xii] must be neither an abstract, intellectual theology, nor a form of physical-material science that denies the existence of will and commitment, nor a non-critical acceptance of all sincerely passionate ritual.


Review Of "After The Beautiful: Hegel And The Philosophy Of Pictorial Modernism" By R. B. Pippin, Richard Thomas Eldridge Jan 2015

Review Of "After The Beautiful: Hegel And The Philosophy Of Pictorial Modernism" By R. B. Pippin, Richard Thomas Eldridge

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Food And Agricultural Systems For The Future: Science, Emancipation And Human Flourishing, Hugh Lacey Jan 2015

Food And Agricultural Systems For The Future: Science, Emancipation And Human Flourishing, Hugh Lacey

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It has been proposed that the policies and practices of food sovereignty, unlike those of today's hegemonic food/agricultural system, provide the means for satisfying and safeguarding the right to food security for everyone everywhere. My principal objective in this article, which gains its significance in the light of an explanatory critique of the current system, is to explore how scientific research — using what kinds of methodologies, and building on experiences of what and of whom? — can constructively inform these practices and policies, and contribute towards appraising this proposal.


A Agroecologia: Uma Ilustração Da Fecundidade Da Pesquisa Multiestratégica, Hugh Lacey Jan 2015

A Agroecologia: Uma Ilustração Da Fecundidade Da Pesquisa Multiestratégica, Hugh Lacey

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The aims of the article are (1) to highlight the fact that research conducted under agroecological strategies serves to illustrate the fruitfulness of multi-strategic research, and (2) to point to the relevance of agroecology in Brazil, as well as to its growing importance in the production of foodstuffs throughout the world.


Preface, Richard Thomas Eldridge Jan 2015

Preface, Richard Thomas Eldridge

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Art and its Objects ends abruptly with the claim – surprising in an age obsessed with distinguishing between facts and values and with worrying about the logical status of value judgments – that, deliberately, next to nothing has been said in this book about the evaluation of art. Instead, Wollheim's central aim is to understand what we are doing when we are either making or attending to art – an enterprise, as it were, of descriptive phenomenology. Two related, central ideas running through his account are that we demand a certain sort of experience from the things that we undertake to engage ...