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Allowing For Every Contingency, Raam P. Gokhale Nov 2012

Allowing For Every Contingency, Raam P. Gokhale

Raam P Gokhale

A Dialogue on Determinism, Contingency and Free Will


Mindscapes And Landscapes: Hayek And Simon On Cognitive Extension, Leslie Marsh Oct 2012

Mindscapes And Landscapes: Hayek And Simon On Cognitive Extension, Leslie Marsh

Leslie Marsh

Hayek’s and Simon’s social externalism runs on a shared presupposition: mind is constrained in its computational capacity to detect, harvest, and assimilate “data” generated by the infinitely fine-grained and perpetually dynamic characteristic of experience in complex social environments. For Hayek, mind and sociality are co-evolved spontaneous orders, allowing little or no prospect of comprehensive explanation, trapped in a hermeneutically sealed, i.e. inescapably context bound, eco-system. For Simon, it is the simplicity of mind that is the bottleneck, overwhelmed by the ambient complexity of the environmental. Since on Simon’s account complexity is unidirectional, Simon is far more ...


Origins Shrouded In Myth, Raam P. Gokhale Oct 2012

Origins Shrouded In Myth, Raam P. Gokhale

Raam P Gokhale

A Dialogue Exploring the Philosophical Roles of Myths


Taking Up The Cause Of Causality, Raam P. Gokhale Sep 2012

Taking Up The Cause Of Causality, Raam P. Gokhale

Raam P Gokhale

A Dialogue Exploring the Basis of Causal Reasoning


Prison Through A Philosophic Prism, Raam P. Gokhale Aug 2012

Prison Through A Philosophic Prism, Raam P. Gokhale

Raam P Gokhale

A Dialogue Between Prisoners Past, Present and Future


Forced Displacement In Colombia, Fernando Estrada Jul 2012

Forced Displacement In Colombia, Fernando Estrada

Fernando Estrada

No abstract provided.


The Sociology Of Harriet Martineau In Eastern Life, Present And Past: The Foundations Of The Islamic Sociology Of Religion, Deborah A. Ruigh Apr 2012

The Sociology Of Harriet Martineau In Eastern Life, Present And Past: The Foundations Of The Islamic Sociology Of Religion, Deborah A. Ruigh

Sociology Theses, Dissertations, & Student Research

This paper is a critical analysis of Harriet Martineau’s philosophical stance and epistemological modes, her systematic sociological methodology, her use of this methodology, and her sociology of religion. How to Observe Morals and Manners (1838), Eastern Life, Present and Past (1848), and other relevant works will be used to examine Martineau’s evolving epistemological modes as well as her sociology of religion. How to Observe, Martineau’s treatise on systematic sociological methodology and cultural relativism, will serve as an exemplar for analysis of Martineau’s methodological practice as evidenced in Eastern Life. The research problem herein is three-fold: (1 ...


The Spiritual Impulse To Turn Within And The Engagement In A World Of Action, Jared A. Rodriguez Apr 2012

The Spiritual Impulse To Turn Within And The Engagement In A World Of Action, Jared A. Rodriguez

Senior Theses and Projects

In this essay, I will compare three modern, contemporary thinkers, Thomas Merton, Mahatma Gandhi and Jiddu Krishnamurti. These three come from relatively different theological backgrounds. Thomas Merton is a Catholic monk, Mahatma Gandhi is a traditional Hindu with sentiments that come from Buddhism, and Krishnamurti, from birth was predetermined to belong to the Theosophists as their new World Leader. The underlying themes that connects these three profound figures together is, first, their transcendentalist approach in understanding the self, the cosmos, and the profane world by methods of contemplation, meditation and silence. Second, they are connected by a familiar personal spiritual ...


Essentialist Abstraction, Jeffrey Strayer Mar 2012

Essentialist Abstraction, Jeffrey Strayer

Jeffrey Strayer

Also presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Aesthetics, May 29, 2006 in Toronto, Canada and at the Second International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature, and the Arts in Aberystwyth, Wales, UK


Are We Three?, Raam P. Gokhale Feb 2012

Are We Three?, Raam P. Gokhale

Raam P Gokhale

A Mindful Trialogue


A Catholic Core Curriculum, Richard Liddy Jan 2012

A Catholic Core Curriculum, Richard Liddy

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


Stigmergy 3.0: From Ants To Economies, Leslie Marsh, Margery Doyle Dec 2011

Stigmergy 3.0: From Ants To Economies, Leslie Marsh, Margery Doyle

Leslie Marsh

No abstract provided.


A Catholic Core Curriculum, Richard M. Liddy Dec 2011

A Catholic Core Curriculum, Richard M. Liddy

Richard M Liddy

No abstract provided.