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Justice And Justification In The War On Terrorism, Emma Norman Nov 2006

Justice And Justification In The War On Terrorism, Emma Norman

Emma R. Norman

This paper offers a few preliminary reflections on some ethical implications stemming from the disconnect between the moral rhetoric and the reality of the War on Terrorism. I suggest that the Bush Administration certainly shares a large part of the responsibility for constantly attempting to justify a war that, by the standards of traditional just war theory, is almost impossible to see as just. However, I also suggest that part of the responsibility lies with a public that demands high ethical standards of its public officials, but appears to be ultimately unprepared to face the full consequences of acting ethically ...


Dewey: The First Ghost-Buster?, Leslie Marsh Jan 2006

Dewey: The First Ghost-Buster?, Leslie Marsh

Leslie Marsh

Ghost-busting, or less colloquially, anti-Cartesianism or non-representationalism, is a loose and internally fluid coalition (philosophical and empirical) comprising Dynamical, Embodied, Extended, Distributed, and Situated (DEEDS) theories of cognition. Gilbert Ryle – DEEDS’ anglophonic masthead [1] – supposedly exorcised the Cartesian propensity to postulate mind as an apparition-like entity somehow situated in the body. Ryle’s behaviouristic recommendation was, that just as we don’t see the wind blowing but only see the trees waving, so too should we conceive intelligence as manifest though action. The Cartesian ghost of old has mutated, taking the form of the ‘Machine in the Machine’, the brain ...


“Sobre El Concepto De Estado: El Debate Contemporáneo" (On The Concept Of The State: The Current Debate), Andrés Henao Castro, Nathaly Rodríguez Sánchez Dec 2005

“Sobre El Concepto De Estado: El Debate Contemporáneo" (On The Concept Of The State: The Current Debate), Andrés Henao Castro, Nathaly Rodríguez Sánchez

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.


A History Of Political Experience, Leslie Marsh Dec 2005

A History Of Political Experience, Leslie Marsh

Leslie Marsh

This book survives superficial but fails deeper scrutiny. A facile, undiscerning criticism of Lectures in the History of Political Thought (LHPT) is that on Oakeshott’s own account these are lectures on a non-subject: ‘I cannot detect anything which could properly correspond to the expression “the history of political thought”’ (p. 32). This is an entirely typical Oakeshottian swipe – elegant and oblique – at the title of the lecture course he inherited from Harold Laski. If title and quotation sit awkwardly we should remember that Oakeshott never prepared the text for publication – a fortiori he did not prepare it for publication ...


“Análisis De Las Resistencias Desde La Perspectiva De Michel Foucault” (Political Resistance According To Michel Foucault), Andrés Henao Castro Dec 2005

“Análisis De Las Resistencias Desde La Perspectiva De Michel Foucault” (Political Resistance According To Michel Foucault), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.


“Análisis Crítico De La Desobediencia Civil” (Critical Analysis Of Civil Disobedience), Andrés Henao Castro Dec 2005

“Análisis Crítico De La Desobediencia Civil” (Critical Analysis Of Civil Disobedience), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.


“La Teoría Post-Rawlsiana De La Desobediencia Civil” (Civil Disobedience After Rawls), Andrés Henao Castro Dec 2005

“La Teoría Post-Rawlsiana De La Desobediencia Civil” (Civil Disobedience After Rawls), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.