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Introduction: Teaching A Gendered World, Karen Sotiropoulos Jul 2016

Introduction: Teaching A Gendered World, Karen Sotiropoulos

Karen Sotiropoulos

Introduces some essays about infusing gender and women's history in teaching world history.


Introduction: Teaching A Gendered World, Karen Sotiropoulos Jul 2016

Introduction: Teaching A Gendered World, Karen Sotiropoulos

Karen Sotiropoulos

Introduces some essays about infusing gender and women's history in teaching world history.


Giving Voice To Values: An Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum Initiative, Sandra Lynch, Bethne L. Hart, Catherine Costa May 2016

Giving Voice To Values: An Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum Initiative, Sandra Lynch, Bethne L. Hart, Catherine Costa

Bethne Hart

No abstract provided.


Teaching Kant To Undergraduates: Some Notes, Kurt Mosser Apr 2016

Teaching Kant To Undergraduates: Some Notes, Kurt Mosser

Kurt Mosser

No abstract provided.


The Noise Of Battle: Talking Philosophy On The Internet, Kurt Mosser Apr 2016

The Noise Of Battle: Talking Philosophy On The Internet, Kurt Mosser

Kurt Mosser

Although the Internet is often used to talk with those with whom one agrees, this paper presents an "agonistic" strategy designed to help students find discussion partners with whom they disagree. This "agonistic" strategy has a number of advantages, specifically helping students' skills in writing, reading, logic, and rhetoric, as well as helping them recognizes the values of these skills and the importance of being well-informed when one enters a debate. As a further benefit, this approach has improved classroom discussion and improved the substance and form of those discussions. In contrast with those who fear that the Internet has ...


The Philosophical Sins Of Stephen Pinker, Kurt Mosser Apr 2016

The Philosophical Sins Of Stephen Pinker, Kurt Mosser

Kurt Mosser

No abstract provided.


Kant's General Logic And Aristotle, Kurt Mosser Apr 2016

Kant's General Logic And Aristotle, Kurt Mosser

Kurt Mosser

In the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant uses the term “logic” in a bewildering variety of ways, at times making it close to impossible to determine whether he is referring to (among others) general logic, transcendental logic, transcendental analytic, a "special" logic relative to a specific science, a "natural" logic, a logic intended for the "learned" (Gelehrter), some hybrid of these logics, or even some still-more abstract notion that ranges over all of these uses. This paper seeks to come to grips with Kant's complex use of "logic."

Kant is standardly regarded as saying that since Aristotle, there need ...


Development, Ethics And The Ethics Of Nationalism, Messay Kebede Apr 2016

Development, Ethics And The Ethics Of Nationalism, Messay Kebede

Messay Kebede

In a world which exhibits so much power and yet does so little to drive back underdevelopment, it is not to be wondered if the thinking endeavour is shrouded with the impression of being confronted with the greatest enigma, with the most disconcerting sphinx of all times. However, concerning this most pressing and controversial issue of underdevelopment, of all the disciplines which study man, philosophy is the one which until now said the least. Is this due to simple insensitiveness, or to pure neglect, or to the feeling of not being directly concerned? Whatever the reasons may be, the simple ...


Gifted Beggars In The Metaxu: A Study Of The Platonic And Augustinian Resonances Of Porosity In "God And The Between", Renee Köhler Ryan Apr 2016

Gifted Beggars In The Metaxu: A Study Of The Platonic And Augustinian Resonances Of Porosity In "God And The Between", Renee Köhler Ryan

Renée Köhler-Ryan

This essay explores William Desmond’s concept of porosity, especially as developed in God and the Between. The author analyses Desmond’s imagery of the clogging and unclogging of pores in relation to the ability to sense signs of the transcendent, and thus one’s givenness, in the between. The origins of Desmond’s concept of porosity in Plato’s Symposium are then explored, particularly the significance of the dual parentage of Eros (Poros and Penia) in the myth of Diotima. Finally, Desmond’s understanding of porosity is related to St. Augustine’s philosophy of prayer. In conclusion, the significance ...


Book Review: The William Desmond Reader, Renee Köhler Ryan Apr 2016

Book Review: The William Desmond Reader, Renee Köhler Ryan

Renée Köhler-Ryan

This is a book review of The William Desmond Reader, edited by Christopher Ben Simpson. The review focuses on the ethical implications of Desmond's work, but places these in the broader context of his philosophy of the between, or metaxu.


The Concept Of Health: Beyond Normativism And Naturalism, Richard Hamilton Apr 2016

The Concept Of Health: Beyond Normativism And Naturalism, Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton

Philosophical discussions of health and disease have traditionally been dominated by a debate between normativists, who hold that health is an inescapably value-laded concept and naturalists, such as Christopher Boorse, who believe that it is possible to derive a purely descriptive or theoretical definition of health based upon biological function. In this paper I defend a distinctive view which traces its origins in Aristotle's naturalistic ethics. An Arisotelian would agree with Boorse that health and disease are ubiquitous features of the natural world and thus not mere projections of human interests and values. She would differ from him in ...


What Type Of Man (Or Woman) Are You? Human Ontology In Narnia, Jim D. Stockton Mar 2016

What Type Of Man (Or Woman) Are You? Human Ontology In Narnia, Jim D. Stockton

Jim Stockton

No abstract provided.


Memento, Andrew Kania Mar 2016

Memento, Andrew Kania

Andrew Kania

Within a short space of time, the film Memento has already been hailed as a modern classic. Memorably narrated in reverse, from the perspective of Leonard Shelby, the film’s central character, it follows Leonard’s chaotic and visceral quest to discover the identity of his wife’s killer and avenge her murder, despite his inability to form new long-term memories.

This is the first book to explore and address the myriad philosophical questions raised by the film, concerning personal identity, free will, memory, knowledge, and action. It also explores problems in aesthetics raised by the film through its narrative ...


The Routledge Companion To Philosophy And Music, Theodore Gracyk, Andrew Kania Mar 2016

The Routledge Companion To Philosophy And Music, Theodore Gracyk, Andrew Kania

Andrew Kania

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key topics, subjects, thinkers and debates in philosophy and music. Over fifty entries by an international team of contributors are organised into six clear sections:

  • general issues
  • emotion
  • history
  • figures
  • kinds of music
  • music, philosophy and related disciplines


What Is Memento? Ontology And Interpretation In Mainstream Film, Andrew Kania Mar 2016

What Is Memento? Ontology And Interpretation In Mainstream Film, Andrew Kania

Andrew Kania

At the end of the flashback, quite late in Memento, when we finally get to see what Leonard remembers of the incident that led to his memory impairment, the camera pans slowly away from a close-up of Leonard's head, oozing blood onto the tiles of his bathroom floor (E, 1:19:27). Just before the flashback fades out, and we return to the present in which Leonard is recounting this memory to Natalie, the frame includes only the bathroom floor, tiled entirely in white with the exception of two black tiles in opposite corners of the screen, like dots ...


Silent Music, Andrew Kania Mar 2016

Silent Music, Andrew Kania

Andrew Kania

Most discussions of the nature of music begin with the vague notion that it is the art of sound. The next step is usually to argue that though sounds may be necessary for music, they are not sufficient, since there are sonic arts other than music, most notably linguistic performance arts, such as poetry and drama. However, at some point the issue of silence inevitably comes up. Most theorists want to allow the possibility of musical silence, that is, silence that is part of a musical work or performance, though this seems to require rejecting the necessity of sounds for ...


Piece For The End Of Time: In Defence Of Musical Ontology, Andrew Kania Mar 2016

Piece For The End Of Time: In Defence Of Musical Ontology, Andrew Kania

Andrew Kania

Aaron Ridley has recently attacked the study of musical ontology—an apparently fertile area in the philosophy of music. I argue here that Ridley’s arguments are unsound. There are genuinely puzzling ontological questions about music, many of which are closely related to questions of musical value. While it is true that musical ontology must be descriptive of pre-existing musical practices and that some debates, such as that over the creatability of musical works, have little consequence for questions of musical value, none of this implies that these debates themselves are without value.


Definition, Andrew Kania Mar 2016

Definition, Andrew Kania

Andrew Kania

Much of the time most of us can tell whether, and which of, the sounds we are currently hearing are music. This is so whether or not what we are listening to is a familiar piece, a piece we have not heard before, or even music from a culture or tradition with which we are unfamiliar. In cases where we are unsure, or initially mistaken in our judgment, we will often change our opinion based on further information. This near-universal agreement suggests that the concept of music is one shared by different people, and has boundaries which we are implicitly ...


Towards A New Mysticism By Ursula King, Philip Novak Mar 2016

Towards A New Mysticism By Ursula King, Philip Novak

Philip Novak

"Toward a New Mysticism is, in sum, a chronologically-oriented study of the development of Teilhard's new and evolutionist mysticism, with special attention given to surmises about the roles which Teilhard's years in the East and his readings in Asian philosophy and religion played in that development." ~ from the article


“Time And Life”: Everything Must Go, James South Feb 2016

“Time And Life”: Everything Must Go, James South

James South

No abstract provided.


Lost Horizon: “No, This Is Not A Disentanglement From, But A Progressive Knotting Into.”, James South Feb 2016

Lost Horizon: “No, This Is Not A Disentanglement From, But A Progressive Knotting Into.”, James South

James South

No abstract provided.


Is Fake All That’S Real? Mad Men Winds Down, James South Feb 2016

Is Fake All That’S Real? Mad Men Winds Down, James South

James South

No abstract provided.


The Chun-Tzu, Philip Novak Feb 2016

The Chun-Tzu, Philip Novak

Philip Novak

The question of personal immortality-life after death-has haunted us ever since human beings realized a basic fact of existence: everything that lives is going to die. Filippo Liverziani considers evidence for life after death; from the out-of-body journeys of mystics to the near-death experiences of ordinary people who reached the threshhold of the other side and returned to tell the tale. Compelling reading for anyone who has asked that timeless question: What happens when I die?


Mysticism, Enlightenment, And Morality, Philip Novak Feb 2016

Mysticism, Enlightenment, And Morality, Philip Novak

Philip Novak

"Our outspoken anthropologist friend, Dr. A. Bharati, once remarked that if someone is a stinker before a mystical experience, he'll be a stinker afterwards .1 The swami's observation stemmed from years spent among the holy men of India and , no doubt, from considerable personal experience. It is an exaggeration , of course, but we cannot dismiss his crucial point: it is quite possible to be a mystic and a stinker. If we refuse to take Bharati's word for it, we need only to examine the numerous recent accounts of the oafish behavior displayed by acclaimed mystic-teachers. Or we ...


Teaching Engineering Ethics: A Case Study Approach, Michael Pritchard Feb 2016

Teaching Engineering Ethics: A Case Study Approach, Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

No abstract provided.


The Vision Of Nietzsche, Philip Novak Feb 2016

The Vision Of Nietzsche, Philip Novak

Philip Novak

God is dead, there are no universal truths, no morality. We stand alone in the universe ... Nietzsche conjured up nihilism, embraced it, then discovered that this philosophy was untenable. But out of his struggle emerged his great redemptive vision - the will to power of the Superman. This powerful book presents an introduction to Nietzsche's life, while carefully selected excerpts from his writings show the development of his thinking. Finally Novak compares Nietzsche's ideal of the Superman with Buddhism's tried and tested notion of the Bodhisattva.


Reasonable Children, Michael Pritchard Feb 2016

Reasonable Children, Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

The public outcry for a return to moral education in our schools has raised more dust than it's dispelled. Building upon his provocative ideas in On Becoming Responsible, Michael Pritchard clears the air with a sensible plan for promoting our children's moral education through the teaching of reasonableness.Pritchard contends that children have a definite but frequently untapped capacity for reasonableness and that schools in a democratic society must make the nurturing of that capacity one of their primary aims, as fundamental to learning as the development of reading, writing, and math skills. Reasonableness itself, he shows, can ...


Obstacles To Ethical Decision-Making: Mental Models, Milgram And The Problem Of Obedience, Patricia Werhane, Laura Pincus Hartman, Crina Archer, Elaine Englehardt, Michael Pritchard Feb 2016

Obstacles To Ethical Decision-Making: Mental Models, Milgram And The Problem Of Obedience, Patricia Werhane, Laura Pincus Hartman, Crina Archer, Elaine Englehardt, Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

In commerce, many moral failures are due to narrow mindsets that preclude taking into account the moral dimensions of a decision or action. In turn, sometimes these mindsets are caused by failing to question managerial decisions from a moral point of view, because of a perceived authority of management. In the 1960s, Stanley Milgram conducted controversial experiments to investigate just how far obedience to an authority figure could subvert his subjects' moral beliefs. In this thought-provoking work, the authors examine the prevalence of narrow mental models and the phenomenon of obedience to an authority to analyse and understand the challenges ...


Engineering Ethics: Concepts And Cases, Michael Pritchard, Charles Harris, Michael Rabins Feb 2016

Engineering Ethics: Concepts And Cases, Michael Pritchard, Charles Harris, Michael Rabins

Michael Pritchard

Extend your analytical skills to moral deliberation with this best-selling engineering ethics text. ENGINEERING ETHICS: CONCEPTS AND CASES, 4E bridges the gap between theory and practice with more than 200 current case studies available in the text and on the companion website, including current and controversial topics, such as Hurricane Katrina and global warming. This edition introduces you to a proven, structured methodology for analyzing cases, as well as examples of cases that already have been analyzed, to ensure you can practice ethical engineering yourself. The text also discusses Engineering Codes of Ethics. You'll learn the importance of critical ...


Taking Sides: Clashing Views In Business Ethics And Society, Lisa Newton, Elaine Englehardt, Michael Pritchard Feb 2016

Taking Sides: Clashing Views In Business Ethics And Society, Lisa Newton, Elaine Englehardt, Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

The Taking Sides Collection on McGraw-Hill Create™ includes current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. This Collection contains a multitude of current and classic issues to enhance and customize your course. You can browse the entire Taking Sides Collection on Create, or you can search by topic, author, or keywords. Each Taking Sides issues is thoughtfully framed with Learning Outcomes, an Issue Summary, an Introduction, and an Exploring the Issuesection featuring Critical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?, and Additional Resources andInternet References. Go to McGraw-Hill Create ...