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2019

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Writing The Future: The Circular And The Transformative In Revolutionary Politics, Qian (Alice) Huang Jan 2019

Writing The Future: The Circular And The Transformative In Revolutionary Politics, Qian (Alice) Huang

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Response Through The Intentional Arc: Merleau-Ponty, Dreyfus And Second Language Acquisition, Mia Burnett Jan 2019

Response Through The Intentional Arc: Merleau-Ponty, Dreyfus And Second Language Acquisition, Mia Burnett

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Identifying Errors In The Ethical Narrativity Thesis, Winston Meier Jan 2019

Identifying Errors In The Ethical Narrativity Thesis, Winston Meier

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Critical Remarks On An Interpretation Of Reid On Perceptual Apprehension, J. W. Waldrop Jan 2019

Critical Remarks On An Interpretation Of Reid On Perceptual Apprehension, J. W. Waldrop

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I argue that Thomas Reid’s theory of perception can be defended against the charges of inconsistency levied against it by Nicholas Wolterstorff. The challenge to be met is roughly that of showing how the Reidian account of perception can avoid being hampered by a descriptive theory of mental reference for perceptual states. First, I will review Reid’s theory of perception and Wolterstorff’s objections to it. Wolterstorff maintains that Reid is committed to an account of perceptual reference according to which mental representations are conceptual intermediaries between the perceiver and the objects of perception. I hope in section ...


Sympathia Aesthetica: On The Possible Significance Of Intersubjective Cognitive Uniformity In The Critical-Era Philosophy Of Immanuel Kant, Riley Andrew Pike Jan 2019

Sympathia Aesthetica: On The Possible Significance Of Intersubjective Cognitive Uniformity In The Critical-Era Philosophy Of Immanuel Kant, Riley Andrew Pike

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Issue Introduction, Ian O'Loughlin Jan 2019

Issue Introduction, Ian O'Loughlin

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Estranged From The World: The Film Audience As The Flâneur, Amir Maharjan Jan 2019

Estranged From The World: The Film Audience As The Flâneur, Amir Maharjan

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Can Contractualism And Consequentialism Be Used Together In A Two-Stage Model?, Daisy O’Connor Jan 2019

Can Contractualism And Consequentialism Be Used Together In A Two-Stage Model?, Daisy O’Connor

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Contractualism and consequentialism, two of the most prominent theories in contemporary morality, are often perceived to be in opposition to each other. This essay will propose a novel two-stage system for moral decision-making which combines the two. I will explain how this model retains the strengths of contractualism and consequentialism, whilst resolving many of the problems with the theories as they stand alone.


Science Vs. Non-Science, Natural Vs. Constructed Who Is In Charge Of Sorting Claims?, Heather M. Lawson Jan 2019

Science Vs. Non-Science, Natural Vs. Constructed Who Is In Charge Of Sorting Claims?, Heather M. Lawson

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The Incompatibility Of Democracy And Equal Freedom, Samantha Koreman Jan 2019

The Incompatibility Of Democracy And Equal Freedom, Samantha Koreman

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It is commonly believed that democracies are freedom preserving. In a limited, consequentialist sense, this presumption may be correct. However, if someone were to look critically at an application of liberal democracy, she would discover that democracy is not as consistent with freedom as it appears to be. This paper argues that democracy is incompatible with equal freedom as realistic applications of democracy undermine liberty on both a practical and structural level. To accomplish this task, this paper discusses the role of group agents in a democratic political system. While voting allows citizens to express their opinions, voting cannot—in ...