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The Mystery Of Lonergan, Richard Liddy Oct 2004

The Mystery Of Lonergan, Richard Liddy

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


The Mystery Of Lonergan, Richard M. Liddy Oct 2004

The Mystery Of Lonergan, Richard M. Liddy

Richard M Liddy

No abstract provided.


Gandhi And The Ego Ideal, Michele Gibney Sep 2004

Gandhi And The Ego Ideal, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

If the individual self is not equal to the subject self and “agency”, as Wimal Dissanayake defines it, is seen as the link between the two: can the agency of Gandhi be described as utilizing the Freudian mirror stage development to overthrow subjectivity? I believe that, in fact, Gandhi’s reaction to British imperialism projects a reflected ego ideal which is used to combat the subjectivity of colonization and create an Indian “self”.


'Mass Delusion' Or 'True Myth'? Pbs Considers The Question Of God, Stephen Asma Sep 2004

'Mass Delusion' Or 'True Myth'? Pbs Considers The Question Of God, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The Question of God is a new 4-hour miniseries from PBS. It is based on a long-running course taught by Harvard University psychiatry professor Armand Nicholi that compares the biographies and theories of Sigmund Freud, skeptic, and C. S. Lewis, believer. On balance, the miniseries succeeds as an introduction to complex issues.


Healing The War Between The Genders: The Power Of The Soul-Centered Relationship (Book Author, Linda Marks; Book Reviewer, Carroy Ferguson), Carroy U. Ferguson Apr 2004

Healing The War Between The Genders: The Power Of The Soul-Centered Relationship (Book Author, Linda Marks; Book Reviewer, Carroy Ferguson), Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

As humanity seeks to understand its next evolutionary journey and to evolve its consciousness, insightful thinkers and writers have emerged to identify where we must first heal and to provide guidance for how to heal. In her book Healing The War Between The Genders: The Power of the Soul-Centered Relationship, Linda Marks adeptly discusses what she calls a “cultural heart wound” as being at the center of the gender struggle. In this context, the struggle actually transcends heterosexual relationships, gender-role conflicts, and particular one-to-one dynamics per se. As each person has what are often called male and female energies, “the ...


The Utility Of Offshoring: A Rawlsian Critique, Julian Friedland Jan 2004

The Utility Of Offshoring: A Rawlsian Critique, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

Most prominent arguments favoring the widespread discretionary business practice of sending jobs overseas, known as ‘offshoring,’ attempt to justify the trend by appeal to utilitarian principles. It is argued that when business can be performed more cost-effectively offshore, doing so tends, over the long term, to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number. This claim is supported by evidence that exporting jobs actively promotes economic development overseas while simultaneously increasing the revenue of the exporting country. After showing that offshoring might indeed be justified on utilitarian grounds, I argue that according to Rawlsian social-contract theory, the practice is nevertheless ...


Minds That Matter: Seven Degrees Of Moral Standing, Julian Friedland Jan 2004

Minds That Matter: Seven Degrees Of Moral Standing, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

No abstract provided.


Miniaturen. Studien Zu Kalkül Und Kreativität 1998-2002, Rudolf Kaehr Jan 2004

Miniaturen. Studien Zu Kalkül Und Kreativität 1998-2002, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

Informatik, künstlerische Praktik und Kunsttheorie der digitalen Bildtechnologien NULL&NICHTS; weder leer, noch nicht – oder Kraut und Rüben Gedanken zu einer autonomen Medienwissenschaft Das Menschenbild aus der Sicht einer polykontexturalen Systemtheorie Thesen zum trans-klassischen Menschenbild Gebaute Phantasien, unkontrollierbare Schwankungen Kreativität und Kalkül Ver_Endungen in/der Programmierbarkeit Diagrammatik: Denken a la Carte Zur Verstörung des (H)ortes der Zerstörung Zur Kenogrammatik der Medientheorie


Dynamic Semantic Web, Rudolf Kaehr Jan 2004

Dynamic Semantic Web, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

Dynamic Semantic Web (DSW) is based at first on the techniques, methods and paradigms of the emerging Semantic Web movement and its applications. DSW is advancing one fundamental step further from a static to a dynamic concept of the Semantic Web with extended flexibility in the navigation between ontologies and more profound transparency of the informational system. Web Services are now redefinded by Semantic Web. To proof the advantages of DSW, it is the main aim of this project to develop the tools and methods necessary to develop a DSW based Web Service (DSW business application). The existing framework of ...


Peter Carruthers And Brute Experience; Descartes Revisited, Lisa M. Kretz Ph.D Jan 2004

Peter Carruthers And Brute Experience; Descartes Revisited, Lisa M. Kretz Ph.D

Lisa Kretz

Peter Carruthers argues in favour of the position that the pains of non-human animals are nonconscious ones, and from this that non-human animals are due no moral consideration.1 I outline Carruthers’ argument in Section II, and call attention to significant overlap between Carruthers’ standpoint regarding non-human animals and Rene Descartes’ position. In Section III I specify various ways Carruthers’ premises are undefended. I argue that we are either forced to take seriously an absurd notion of pain experience that fails to be adequately defended, or we are forced to accept an underlying problematic ideology Carruthers shares with Descartes that ...


The Halcyon Tone As Birdsong, Gary Shapiro Jan 2004

The Halcyon Tone As Birdsong, Gary Shapiro

Philosophy Faculty Publications

Contained in one of Nietzsche's favorite words is the name of a seabird that flits back and forth across the landscapes and seascapes of Mediterranean reality, classical myth, and Nietzsche's imagination. Lexical authorities credit Nietzsche with reintroducing the word "halcyon [halkyonisch]" into the German language. That word will recall the "halcyon days," part of the metamorphic complex in the story of Alcyone, who lost her husband Ceyx at sea but was transformed along with him into a pair of seabirds, the female having the extraordinary characteristic of building a floating nest, in which she hatched her eggs during ...


Dogs, Domestication, And The Ego, Gary Shapiro Jan 2004

Dogs, Domestication, And The Ego, Gary Shapiro

Philosophy Faculty Publications

In Zarathustra's "On the Vision and the Riddle," three animals-a spider, a snake, and a dog-make significant appearances, as do three human or quasihuman figures-Zarathustra himself, the dwarf known as the Spirit of Gravity, and the shepherd who must bite off the head of the snake. Of these animals, it is the dog who receives the most extended attention. Here, in the passage that along with "The Convalescent" (with its eagle and serpent) is usually and rightly taken to be Nietzsche's most articulate and yet highly veiled approach to explaining the teaching of eternal recurrence, the riddling vision ...


Poetry And The Question Of God, Richard Liddy Jan 2004

Poetry And The Question Of God, Richard Liddy

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


Augustine's Intellectual Conversion, Richard Liddy Jan 2004

Augustine's Intellectual Conversion, Richard Liddy

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


Panpsychism As Personal Experience: Resolving A Paradox, Jonathan Cotton Jan 2004

Panpsychism As Personal Experience: Resolving A Paradox, Jonathan Cotton

Theses : Honours

The thesis of panpsychism is that throughout the natural universe there is mentality, although I prefer the term "mind". We human beings experience this mentality in everyday consciousness and by analogy we are able to assert that mentality is not confined to the human experience alone. The extent to which this mentality penetrates, or is imbued by, our natural world has been a subject for discussion in western schools of philosophy since the ancient Greeks and in the even more ancient eastern schools of theosophy, such as Buddhism and the Hinduism of the Upanishads. I use the term "theosophy" here ...


Poetry And The Question Of God, Richard M. Liddy Dec 2003

Poetry And The Question Of God, Richard M. Liddy

Richard M Liddy

No abstract provided.


Augustine's Intellectual Conversion, Richard M. Liddy Dec 2003

Augustine's Intellectual Conversion, Richard M. Liddy

Richard M Liddy

No abstract provided.