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Monsters And The Moral Imagination, Stephen Asma Oct 2009

Monsters And The Moral Imagination, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The article discusses the cultural interest in monsters in the 21st century. The author speculates on the reasons for the interest, citing anxiety after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the war in Iraq, or the global financial crisis of 2008-2009. He notes a conference in September 2009 at the University of Oxford entitled "Monsters and the Monstrous." Cultural uses of monsters, he notes, include scolding ourselves for failure to be inclusive, the medievals' punishment for the sin of pride, or the ancient Greeks' warnings of impending calamity. He notes that monster stories can promote the individual's thought about ...


On Monsters: An Unnatural History Of Our Worst Fears, Stephen Asma Oct 2009

On Monsters: An Unnatural History Of Our Worst Fears, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

Real or imagined, literal or metaphorical, monsters have exerted a dread fascination on the human mind for many centuries. Using philosophical treatises, theological tracts, newspapers, films, and novels, author Stephen T. Asma unpacks traditional monster stories for the clues they offer about the inner logic of our fears and fascinations throughout the ages.


Fear And Projection As Root Causes Of War, And The Archetypal Energies "Trust" And "Peace" As Antidotes, Carroy U. Ferguson Sep 2009

Fear And Projection As Root Causes Of War, And The Archetypal Energies "Trust" And "Peace" As Antidotes, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

I want to use this opportunity to discuss a phenomenon that continues to plague the human experience. It is called the game of war. War is perhaps the deadliest game that humanity has created. The conflict itself represents what appears to be opposing views about the way things should be. Each side believes that it is right and that its actions are justified. Each side therefore seeks to impose its views on the other or to defend its views against the other. Each side fears the other as an enemy and each side projects its fears onto its perceived “enemy.”


“The Negro Speaks Of Rivers” An African Centered Historical Study Of The Selfethnic Liberatory Education Nature And Goals Of The Poetry Of Langston Hughes: The Impact On Adult Education, Sarah E. Howard Jun 2009

“The Negro Speaks Of Rivers” An African Centered Historical Study Of The Selfethnic Liberatory Education Nature And Goals Of The Poetry Of Langston Hughes: The Impact On Adult Education, Sarah E. Howard

Dissertations

The purposes of this historical study were to 1) document the Selfethnic Liberatory adult education nature and goals of the poetry of Langston Hughes (from 1921 to 1933); and 2) to document the impact this poetry had on members of the African Diaspora. In addition, the goal of this research was to expand the historical knowledge base of the adult education field, so that it is more inclusive of the contributions of African Americans.

This study addressed the problem that the historical and philosophical literature of the field does not to any significant degree include the intellectual and adult education ...


The Problem Of Hylomorphism And Dualism In Avicenna: A Guide To Resolving Other Tensions, Andre M. Gregori May 2009

The Problem Of Hylomorphism And Dualism In Avicenna: A Guide To Resolving Other Tensions, Andre M. Gregori

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

One of the greatest challenges posed to the student of Avicenna's psychology is whether he upholds a hylomorphic or dualistic conception of the soul. The hylomorphic position is the one espoused by Aristotle, in nuce that the soul is the entelecheia, or substantial form, of the body considered as matter. The dualistic position is that the soul is a separate substance that controls the body, itself also a substance. The goal of this essay is to determine the full complexity of Avicenna's position, by dissecting four of his great psychological works, each from a different point in his ...


Ancient Antidotes To Timeless Troubles: Stoicism And The Recession, Stephen Asma May 2009

Ancient Antidotes To Timeless Troubles: Stoicism And The Recession, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The article reviews the books "The Present Alone is Our Happiness," by Arnold I. Davidson and Jeannie Carlier and "A Life Worthy of the Gods: The Materialist Psychology of Epicurus" by David Konstan.


Happy Serf Liberation Day: China And Tibet, Stephen Asma May 2009

Happy Serf Liberation Day: China And Tibet, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

No abstract provided.


Intuitive And Reflective Inferences, Hugo Mercier, Dan Sperber Apr 2009

Intuitive And Reflective Inferences, Hugo Mercier, Dan Sperber

Behavioral Ethics Lab

Much evidence has accumulated in favor of such a dual view of reasoning (Evans, 2003, in press; for arguments against, see Osman, 2004). There is however some vagueness in the way the two systems are characterized. Instead of a principled distinction, we are presented with a bundle of contrasting features - slow/fast, automatic/controlled, explicit/implicit, associationist/rule based, modular/central - that, depending on the specific dual process theory, are attributed more or less exclusively to one of the two systems. As Evans states in a recent review, “it would then be helpful to have some clear basis for this ...


Scripture As Word Of God: Evangelical Assumption Or Evangelical Question?, John D. Morrison Mar 2009

Scripture As Word Of God: Evangelical Assumption Or Evangelical Question?, John D. Morrison

John D. Morrison

Examines the views of D. Bloesch, G. Fackre, and C. Pinnock. Indicates their disjunctive positions introduce ontological and epistemological dualism into the doctrine of revelation. Takes Packer's view of the Bible as the Word of God written, affirming that the human languages used to reflect God's person and work are competent to do so. Finds Wolterstorff's answer to Barth and John Baillie insightful, but we must move past his views to the full-orbed acceptance of the Word of God as written to avoid negating propositional revelation.


Review: Biblical Narrative In The Philosophy Of Paul Ricoeur: A Study In Hermeneutics And Theology, John D. Morrison Mar 2009

Review: Biblical Narrative In The Philosophy Of Paul Ricoeur: A Study In Hermeneutics And Theology, John D. Morrison

John D. Morrison

No abstract provided.


Review Of Mark D. Morelli, At The Threshold Of The Halfway House: A Study Of Bernard Lonergan's Encounter With John Alexander Stewart, Richard Liddy Mar 2009

Review Of Mark D. Morelli, At The Threshold Of The Halfway House: A Study Of Bernard Lonergan's Encounter With John Alexander Stewart, Richard Liddy

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of Mark D. Morelli, At The Threshold Of The Halfway House: A Study Of Bernard Lonergan's Encounter With John Alexander Stewart, Richard M. Liddy Feb 2009

Review Of Mark D. Morelli, At The Threshold Of The Halfway House: A Study Of Bernard Lonergan's Encounter With John Alexander Stewart, Richard M. Liddy

Richard M Liddy

No abstract provided.


Where Business Meets Philosophy: The Matter Of Ethics, Julian Friedland Jan 2009

Where Business Meets Philosophy: The Matter Of Ethics, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

No abstract provided.


The Logic Of Bailout Strategies, Rudolf Kaehr Jan 2009

The Logic Of Bailout Strategies, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

Some thoughts about/of the logic, blend, chiasm and diamond of bailout strategies. Eliciting aspects of the maxim: “Without insurrection, no resurrection".


Diamond Semiotic Short Studies, Rudolf Kaehr Jan 2009

Diamond Semiotic Short Studies, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

A collection of papers on semiotics, polycontexturality and diamond theory


Hamadryas Visual Identification Guide, David W. Markman Jan 2009

Hamadryas Visual Identification Guide, David W. Markman

David W Markman

No abstract provided.


Empathy, Mental Dispositions, And The Physicalist Challenge, Karsten Stueber Jan 2009

Empathy, Mental Dispositions, And The Physicalist Challenge, Karsten Stueber

Philosophy Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Reconsidering The Mind/Body Distinction: Towards A Continuist Ontology Of Consciousness, Michael Robillard Jan 2009

Reconsidering The Mind/Body Distinction: Towards A Continuist Ontology Of Consciousness, Michael Robillard

Undergraduate Review

In his paper, “The State and Fate of Contemporary Philosophy of Mind,” John Haldane likens the present condition of Philosophy of Mind to that of the philosophically stultifying period of late scholasticism, where naming took the place of explaining, and philosophy was reduced to taxonomy. Haldane argues that our current physicalistic lexicon has made it virtually “impossible to accommodate the basic features of mindedness revealed in reflection and direct experience.” For Philosophy of Mind to progress, Haldane argues, we must “make space” for alternative modes of knowing that exist beyond the bounds of our current, overly physicalistic terminology.


Left-Libertarianism As A Promising Form Of Liberal Egalitarianism, Peter Vallentyne Jan 2009

Left-Libertarianism As A Promising Form Of Liberal Egalitarianism, Peter Vallentyne

Philosophic Exchange

Left libertarianism is a theory of justice that is committed to full self-ownership and to an egalitarian sharing of the value of natural resources. It is, I shall suggest, a promising way of capturing the liberal egalitarian values of liberty, security, equality, and prosperity.


Stories And The Meaning Of Life, John Martin Fischer Jan 2009

Stories And The Meaning Of Life, John Martin Fischer

Philosophic Exchange

This paper argues that the value of acting freely and responsibly is a species of the value of self-expression. When I act freely, I write a sentence in the story of my life, and this gives my life the shape of a narrative, which, in turn, gives my life a unique sort of meaning and value.


Atheism: Young Hegelian Style, Andrew Levine Jan 2009

Atheism: Young Hegelian Style, Andrew Levine

Philosophic Exchange

In the decade after the death of Hegel in 1833, a group of young philosophers sought to extend some of Hegel’s ideas to criticize contemporary thought and society. These were the so-called “Young Hegelians,” which included the young Karl Marx. With interest in Marx and Marxism on the wane, interest in the Young Hegelians has also subsided. That is unfortunate, since the Young Hegelians have much to teach us. This paper recounts the Young Hegelians’ critique of religion, beginning with that of Ludwig Feuerbach in his seminal work, The Essence of Christianity.


Preface, Richard Liddy Jan 2009

Preface, Richard Liddy

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


Method And Intellectual Conversion, Richard Liddy Jan 2009

Method And Intellectual Conversion, Richard Liddy

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


The Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Richard Liddy Jan 2009

The Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Richard Liddy

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


Method In History, Richard Liddy Jan 2009

Method In History, Richard Liddy

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


Review- Starting Strangeness: Reading Lonergan's Insight By Richard M. Liddy, Andrew Beards Jan 2009

Review- Starting Strangeness: Reading Lonergan's Insight By Richard M. Liddy, Andrew Beards

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


The Primate Mindreading Controversy : A Case Study In Simplicity And Methodology In Animal Psychology, Simon Fitzpatrick Dec 2008

The Primate Mindreading Controversy : A Case Study In Simplicity And Methodology In Animal Psychology, Simon Fitzpatrick

Simon Fitzpatrick

This volume is a collection of fourteen new essays by leading philosophers on issues concerning the nature, existence, and our knowledge of animal minds. The nature of animal minds has been a topic of interest to philosophers since the origins of philosophy, and recent years have seen significant philosophical engagement with the subject. However, there is no volume that represents the current state of play in this important and growing field. The purpose of this volume is to highlight the state of the debate. The issues which are covered include whether and to what degree animals think in a language ...


Method And Intellectual Conversion, Richard M. Liddy Dec 2008

Method And Intellectual Conversion, Richard M. Liddy

Richard M Liddy

No abstract provided.


Preface, Richard M. Liddy Dec 2008

Preface, Richard M. Liddy

Richard M Liddy

No abstract provided.


Review- Starting Strangeness: Reading Lonergan's Insight By Richard M. Liddy, Andrew Beards Dec 2008

Review- Starting Strangeness: Reading Lonergan's Insight By Richard M. Liddy, Andrew Beards

Richard M Liddy

No abstract provided.