Imagine No Religion: How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities [Table Of Contents], 2016 University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Imagine No Religion: How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities [Table Of Contents], Carlin A. Barton, Daniel Boyarin
“A timely contribution to a growing and important conversation about the inadequacy of our common category ‘religion’ for the understanding of many practices, attitudes, emotions, and beliefs—especially of peoples in other times and contexts—that we usually classify as ‘religion.’” —Wayne A. Meeks, Yale University
Think, Pig! Beckett At The Limit Of The Human [Table Of Contents], 2016 University of Pennsylvania
Think, Pig! Beckett At The Limit Of The Human [Table Of Contents], Jean-Michel Rabate
“Very few critics have all the qualities and competencies required to engage fully with the entirety of Beckett’s work in all genres: a detailed familiarity with Beckett’s texts in both English and French; a sensitivity to his linguistic, stylistic, and thematic maneuvers; an encyclopedic knowledge of his intellectual context; an awareness of the range and detail of Beckett studies; and an ability to write with refinement and wit. It is clear from this remarkable book that Jean-Michel Rabaté is one of those few.” —Derek Attridge, University of York
Scatter 1: The Politics Of Politics In Foucault, Heidegger, And Derrida [Table Of Contents], 2016 Emory University
Scatter 1: The Politics Of Politics In Foucault, Heidegger, And Derrida [Table Of Contents], Geoffrey Bennington
“Bennington’s Scatter 1 is a sophisticated, detailed, and strikingly original demonstration of the political efficacy of deconstruction. As always with Bennington, to read him is to undergo an education in reading.” —Robert Bernasconi, Pennsylvania State University
The Matter Of Voice: Sensual Soundings [Table Of Contents], 2016 Le Moyne College
The Matter Of Voice: Sensual Soundings [Table Of Contents], Karmen Mackendrick
“The Matter of Voice is a work of philosophical theology in a multidisciplinary and poetic key. Its central organizing insight is that voice and voicing are productive of corporeality and rhythm in language. As MacKendrick shows, at the heart of the voice is ‘an irreducible and carnal strangeness’ that refuses closure and invites passion back into thinking. The book is a sterling exemplar of the richness that results from attending to the somatic quality of words, yielding a layering of ideas that forms a virtual chorus of multiperspectival thinking.” —Patricia Cox Miller, Syracuse University
Detaching Democratic Representation From State And National Borders, 2016 East Tennessee State University
Detaching Democratic Representation From State And National Borders, Avery C. Shell
Undergraduate Honors Theses
Maintaining the essential features of local democracy, representation and contestation, my theory allows for the representation of the interest of subpopulations in the global community by actors such as nongovernmental organization and intergovernmental organizations. I will begin by outlining what features are necessary for a theory’s consideration as democratic in nature. Then, relying upon democracy in a broad sense, it will be my aim to demonstrate that the right to democracy is universal human right. The following stage will provide the backing, by way of the moral progress of human rights, that the right to democracy is expressible by ...
Lovecidal: Walking With The Disappeared [Table Of Contents], 2016 University of California - Berkeley
Lovecidal: Walking With The Disappeared [Table Of Contents], Trinh T. Minh-Ha
“Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared is filled with provocation and guided by evocation. Encompassing various forms (poetry, treatise, memoir, and historiography) and capaciously conceived, Trinh T. Minh-ha’s contemplation of war, state-authorized violence, state-sanctioned ‘security,’ and international amnesia is skillfully tempered by observations of beauty, humanity, and resistance. To say that this is an important book is in many ways an understatement; rather, Lovecidal is transformative.” —Cathy Schlund-Vials, author of War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work
Multidimensional Consequentialism And Risk, 2016 University of Liverpool
Multidimensional Consequentialism And Risk, Attila Tanyi, Vuko Andric
In his new book, The Dimensions of Consequentialism, Martin Peterson proposes a version of multi-dimensional consequentialism according to which risk is one among several dimensions. We argue that Peterson’s treatment of risk is unsatisfactory. More precisely, we want to show that all problems of one-dimensional (objective or subjective) consequentialism are also problems for Peterson’s proposal, although it may fall prey to them less often. In ending our paper, we address the objection that our discussion overlooks the fact that Peterson’s proposal is not the best version of multi-dimensional consequentialism. Our reply is that the possibilities of improving ...
God And Eternal Boredom, 2016 University of Liverpool
God And Eternal Boredom, Attila Tanyi, Vuko Andric
God is thought to be eternal. Does this mean that he is timeless? Or is he, rather, omnitemporal? In this paper we want to show that God cannot be omnitemporal. Our starting point, which we take from Bernard Williams’ article on the Makropulos Case, is the intuition that it is inappropriate for persons not to become bored after a sufficiently long sequence of time has passed. If God were omnitemporal, he would suffer from boredom. But God is the greatest possible being and therefore cannot be bored. God, hence, is not omnitemporal. After the presentation of our argument, we address ...
Multi-Dimensional Consequentialism And Degrees Of Rightness, 2016 University of Liverpool
Multi-Dimensional Consequentialism And Degrees Of Rightness, Attila Tanyi, Vuko Andric
In his recent book, The Dimensions of Consequentialism, Martin Peterson puts forward a new version of consequentialism that he dubs ‘multi-dimensional consequentialism’. The defining thesis of the new theory is that there are irreducible moral aspects that jointly determine the deontic status of an act. In defending his particular version of multi-dimensional consequentialism, Peterson advocates the thesis – he calls it DEGREE – that if two or more moral aspects clash, the act under consideration is right to some non-extreme degree. This goes against the orthodoxy according to which – Peterson calls this RESOLUTION – each act is always either entirely right or entirely ...
On The Intrinsic Value Of Genetic Integrity, 2016 University of Liverpool
On The Intrinsic Value Of Genetic Integrity, Attila Tanyi
In their article “Is There a Prima Facie Duty to Preserve Genetic Integrity in Conservation Biology?” Yasha Rower and Emma Harris argue that there is no underived prima facie obligation to preserve genetic integrity. In particular, it is argued that there is no such obligation because genetic integrity has no intrinsic value. In this commentary I raise doubts about this part of the authors’ argument. I argue that (1) there might well be at least prima facie value in genetic integrity, (2) that the Moorean isolation test the authors use might not work in their favour, and (3) that connecting ...
The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, 2016 Marquette University
The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner
Ulrich L. Lehner
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Theory At Yale: The Strange Case Of Deconstruction In America [Table Of Contents], 2015 Brown University
Theory At Yale: The Strange Case Of Deconstruction In America [Table Of Contents], Marc Redfield
This book examines the affinity between “theory” and “deconstruction” that developed in the American academy in the 1970s by way of the “Yale Critics”: Harold Bloom, Paul de Man, Geoffrey Hartman, and J. Hillis Miller, sometimes joined by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida.
With this semi-fictional collective, theory became a media event, first in the academy and then in the wider print media, in and through its phantasmatic link with deconstruction and with “Yale.” The important role played by aesthetic humanism in American pedagogical discourse provides a context for understanding theory as an aesthetic scandal, and an examination of the ...
Music Copyright: Undestanding Student Beliefs And Perceptions, 2015 College of William and Mary
Music Copyright: Undestanding Student Beliefs And Perceptions, Kathleen Delaurenti
This presentation highlights findings from a phenomenological research study examining undergraduate student beliefs about music copyright. Using this methodology provided students an opportunity to share how they understand music copyright and how it influences their decision making. Study results show that students have complicated, nuanced, and variable ideas about how music copyright does and should affect them. New methods of access to music have changed undergraduates’ approach to decision making and have had significant effects on their attitudes towards piracy. This presentation will share the full study results and propose librarianled solutions to better educating students about copyright law.
Climbing A Ladder To Heaven. Gnostic Vision Of The World In Jacob's Ladder (1990), 2015 Jagiellonian University, Cracow
Climbing A Ladder To Heaven. Gnostic Vision Of The World In Jacob's Ladder (1990), Fryderyk Kwiatkowski
Journal of Religion & Film
Contemporary film-makers quite willingly employ motifs typical of various gnostic trends. The author shows that ancient gnosticism is a treasury of motifs and a source of aesthetical and narrative strategies present in contemporary cinema. The article treats Jacob’s Ladder (1990, dir. Adrian Lyne) which is analyzed through Gnostic beliefs. In the author’s opinion, this film can be treated as a model where the gnostic thought has been presented in a coherent and systematic manner.
How You Know You Are Not A Brain In A Vat, 2015 Boise State University
How You Know You Are Not A Brain In A Vat, Alexander Jackson
A sensible epistemologist may not see how she could know that she is not a Brain In a Vat (BIV); but she doesn’t panic. She sticks with her empirical beliefs, and as that requires, believes that she is not a BIV. (She does not inferentially base her belief that she is not a BIV on her empirical knowledge—she rejects that ‘Moorean’ response to skepticism.) Drawing on the psychological literature on metacognition, I describe a mechanism that’s plausibly responsible for a sensible epistemologist coming to believe she is not a BIV. I propose she thereby knows that she ...
On The Coexistence Of Freedom And Necessity, 2015 University of Kentucky
On The Coexistence Of Freedom And Necessity, George Younger
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"Speak 'Em Fair": Discourse And Dissembling In The Jew Of Malta, 2015 University of Kentucky
"Speak 'Em Fair": Discourse And Dissembling In The Jew Of Malta, Andrew Bozio
Barabas, the title character of Marlowe's tragedy, is the embodiment of contradiction. Under persecution, he trangresses Christian norms in order to create his own identity, and yet, in the same instant, his antics make him the very monster of medieval legend. Hence the question arises: is Barabas' rebellion skillful enough to deconstruct Maltese (and English) anti-Semitism, or do his actions merely confirm the Jewish stereotype? In working toward an answer, in this paper I provide an introduction to the French philosopher Michel Foucault, using containment theory to create a theoretical framework for addressing the problems of representation in The ...
Enhancing Academic Integrity And Facing Academic Dishonesty Afternoon Plenary Session & Wrap-Up, 2015 University of Northern Iowa
Enhancing Academic Integrity And Facing Academic Dishonesty Afternoon Plenary Session & Wrap-Up, Abbylynn Helgevold, Jennifer Waldron, Disa Lubker Cornish, Brittany Flokstra, Craig Vansandt
Conference on Ethics in Higher Education
A core classroom value for many college and university instructors is academic integrity and honesty. Instructors often employ a range of strategies to strengthen academic integrity and limit academic dishonesty in their individual courses. By bringing together panelists from a variety of disciplines and professional experiences, who teach a range of courses in diverse formats, levels, and sizes, this panel aims to generate a discussion about how to support a culture of academic integrity. We will address these issues based on how we think about academic integrity and dishonesty, our discipline or course specific concerns, our physical and institutional environments ...
An Interprofessional Approach To Plagiarism Prevention, 2015 Allen College
An Interprofessional Approach To Plagiarism Prevention, Jacqueline Meyer, Lisa Brodersen, Seth Vickers, Dana Wedeking
Conference on Ethics in Higher Education
The Graduate Nursing program employs a comprehensive, interprofessional approach to facilitate academic integrity for Master’s of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice students. This panel presentation will address the various facets of this approach, focusing specifically on plagiarism prevention.
An Academic Integrity Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) addresses expectations for students in regard to all aspects of academic integrity, including plagiarism. In addition, this SOP establishes a mechanism for dealing with instances of plagiarism when they occur. As a condition of the SOP, students sign the plagiarism policy at program orientation and annually thereafter. During their “Academic Success ...
Factors Contributing To Faculty Research Misconduct, 2015 University of Northern Iowa
Factors Contributing To Faculty Research Misconduct, Anita Gordon, Helen Harton
Conference on Ethics in Higher Education
This session shares selected results from a national survey, funded by the U.S. Office of Research Integrity, to investigate the perceptions of research misconduct by faculty researchers from four disciplinary areas (biology, social work, sociology, and psychology). About 4,500 faculty from 107 randomly selected research-intensive and master’s comprehensive universities were invited to participate, leading to a response rate of approximately 40%. Respondents assessed scenarios depicting researcher misbehavior and reported how likely they would be to take those actions under the same circumstances. They also rated their perceptions of how wrong the actions were, how likely the actions ...