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Christianity In Nineteenth Century American Law, Steven Alan Samson Nov 2008

Christianity In Nineteenth Century American Law, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

The religious underpinnings of American political and legal institutions have been duly noted by legal scholars, historians, judges, politicians, and clergymen alike. Church polities provided models not only for colonial civil governments but also for the present constitutional system.


Francis Lieber On The Sources Of Civil Liberty, Steven Alan Samson Nov 2008

Francis Lieber On The Sources Of Civil Liberty, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

Francis Lieber (1798-1872), one of the first university-trained German scholars to migrate to America, served as a bridge between the intellectual and political cultures of Germany, England, and America. While cultivating an astonishing range of activities and interests, Lieber helped lay the foundation of academic political science in America and promoted its practical application to public affairs. His theory of institutional liberty, which attributes the rise of civil liberty to the development of an increasingly integrated complex of self-governing institutions, may be his most original contribution to the political science literature.


Constitutional Government And Free Enterprise, Steven Alan Samson Oct 2008

Constitutional Government And Free Enterprise, Steven Alan Samson

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The Emerging New Human Being, The Culture-In-The-Self, And Ahp's New Multidimensional Intercultural Initiative, Carroy U. Ferguson Jun 2008

The Emerging New Human Being, The Culture-In-The-Self, And Ahp's New Multidimensional Intercultural Initiative, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

The emerging New Human Being will need to explore and come to terms with a phenomenon, operating deeply, uniquely, and diversely at a core level of all human beings on the planet. I call this phenomenon the “culture-in-the-Self,” a term coined some years ago by cofounders of Interculture Inc. What we commonly think of as culture is just the surface of this phenomenon, often appearing outwardly in the diverse “forms” of cultural scripts, beliefs, values, behaviors, and customs). I want to call attention to what goes on beneath surface culture(s), and how AHP intends to play a primary role ...


A Primary Human Challenge, Carroy U. Ferguson Apr 2008

A Primary Human Challenge, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

We may ask why, at both the individual and collective levels, it has seemed so difficult for us to choose to evolve our human games with Joy. There is no one answer for such a question, for each of us has the gift of free will. I will suggest, however, that built into our human games is what I call a primary human challenge. That primary human challenge is a dynamic tension, flowing from our creative urge for the freedom “to be” who we really are in our current physical form, and simultaneously to embrace our responsibility for our Being-ness.


Govt 497, Directed Research: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Steven Alan Samson Apr 2008

Govt 497, Directed Research: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Steven Alan Samson

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Comparative Economics And Political Ideas 2008, Steven Alan Samson Apr 2008

Comparative Economics And Political Ideas 2008, Steven Alan Samson

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James Mcclellan: Liberty, Order, And Justice Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

James Mcclellan: Liberty, Order, And Justice Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

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Glenn R. Martin: Prevailing Worldviews Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

Glenn R. Martin: Prevailing Worldviews Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

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Acton Institute: The Birth Of Freedom Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

Acton Institute: The Birth Of Freedom Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

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Henry Hazlitt: Economics In One Lesson Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

Henry Hazlitt: Economics In One Lesson Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

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Ahmed Rashid: Taliban Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

Ahmed Rashid: Taliban Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

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Dore Gold: Tower Of Babble Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

Dore Gold: Tower Of Babble Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

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Walter Russell Mead: Power, Terror, Peace, And War For No. 149, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

Walter Russell Mead: Power, Terror, Peace, And War For No. 149, Steven Alan Samson

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Walter Russell Mead places this volume (which builds on Special Providence) into the context of the ideological and theological debates that have shaped American history. Like Michael Oakeshott and various conservatives, Mead depicts the contemporary world as the outworking of a “modern temper” or an “Enlightenment project,” two phases of which he focuses on: Fordism (resembling Lewis Mumford’s modern megamachine) and millennial capitalism. Mead’s identification of several competing schools of thought or dispositions in chapter six is somewhat comparable to earlier “models of historical interpretation,” such as Daniel Elazar’s three American “political cultures” and David Hackett Fischer ...


James V. Schall: Another Sort Of Learning Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

James V. Schall: Another Sort Of Learning Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

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Alain Finkielkraut: In The Name Of The Other Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

Alain Finkielkraut: In The Name Of The Other Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

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John H. Hallowell: The Criteria Of Integral Liberalism: Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

John H. Hallowell: The Criteria Of Integral Liberalism: Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

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Brian C. Anderson: Democratic Capitalism And Its Discontents: Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

Brian C. Anderson: Democratic Capitalism And Its Discontents: Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

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Christopher Catherwood: A Brief History Of The Middle East Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

Christopher Catherwood: A Brief History Of The Middle East Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

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Roger Scruton: Rousseau And The Origins Of Liberalism: Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

Roger Scruton: Rousseau And The Origins Of Liberalism: Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

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John Eidsmoe: God And Caesar Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

John Eidsmoe: God And Caesar Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

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James Piereson: Camelot And The Cultural Revolution: Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

James Piereson: Camelot And The Cultural Revolution: Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

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H.J. De Blij And Peter O. Muller: Concepts And Regions In Geography Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2008

H.J. De Blij And Peter O. Muller: Concepts And Regions In Geography Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

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Affective Flexibility: Evaluative Processing Goals Shape Amygdala Activity, William A. Cunningham, Jay J. Van Bavel, Ingrid Johnsen Haas Jan 2008

Affective Flexibility: Evaluative Processing Goals Shape Amygdala Activity, William A. Cunningham, Jay J. Van Bavel, Ingrid Johnsen Haas

Faculty Publications: Political Science

Although early research implicated the amygdala in automatic processing of negative information, more recent research suggests that it plays a more general role in processing the motivational relevance of various stimuli, suggesting that the relation between valence and amygdala activation may depend on contextual goals. This study provides experimental evidence that the relation between valence and amygdala activity is dynamically modulated by evaluative goals. During functional magnetic resonance imaging, participants evaluated the positive, negative, or overall (positive plus negative) aspects of famous people. When participants were providing overall evaluations, both positive and negative names were associated with amygdala activation. When ...