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Children’S Rights, Well-Being, And Sexual Agency, Samantha Brennan, Jennifer Epp 2015 Western University

Children’S Rights, Well-Being, And Sexual Agency, Samantha Brennan, Jennifer Epp

Samantha Brennan

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Inciting Genocide With Words, Richard Ashby Wilson 2015 SelectedWorks

Inciting Genocide With Words, Richard Ashby Wilson

Richard Ashby Wilson

This article calls for a rethinking of the causation element in the prevailing international criminal law on direct and public incitement to commit genocide. After the conviction of Nazi propagandist Julius Streicher at Nuremberg for crimes against humanity, the crime of direct and public incitement to commit genocide was established in the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide in 1948. The first (and thus far, only) convictions for the crime came fifty years later at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). The ICTR’s incitement jurisprudence is widely recognized as problematic, but no legal commentator has ...


Infinite Power And Finite Powers, Kenneth L. Pearce 2015 SelectedWorks

Infinite Power And Finite Powers, Kenneth L. Pearce

Kenneth L Pearce

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Berkeley's Philosophy Of Religion, Kenneth L. Pearce 2015 SelectedWorks

Berkeley's Philosophy Of Religion, Kenneth L. Pearce

Kenneth L Pearce

Traditionally, religious doctrines and practices have been divided into two categories. Those that purport to be justified by natural reason alone are said to be part of natural religion, while those which purport to be justified only by appeal to supernatural revelation are said to be part of revealed religion. One of the central aims of Berkeley's philosophy is to understand and defend both the doctrines and the practices of both natural and revealed (Christian) religion. This chapter will provide a survey of this aspect of Berkeley's thought.


Europe In Crisis, Call For Papers, Kyriakos N. Demetriou 2014 SelectedWorks

Europe In Crisis, Call For Papers, Kyriakos N. Demetriou

Kyriakos N. Demetriou

The European Union in Crisis: Explorations in Representation and Democratic Legitimacy (Forthcoming, Springer Verlag) Please see the attached doc. You are invited to send me your proposed title, abstract and bio (one paragraph).


The Lord Is There: Christian Views Of The Temple In The First Century Ad, Jonathan Wells 2014 Liberty University

The Lord Is There: Christian Views Of The Temple In The First Century Ad, Jonathan Wells

Masters Theses

During the first century, Yeshua (Jesus) and the original Christians viewed the temple as God's dwelling place on earth. Informed by the Hebrew Bible, which they saw as the Holy Scriptures, they continued to hold the temple in high regard. The writings of the New Testament display the thoughts of the first Christians and the teachings of Yeshua concerning their understanding of the Jerusalem temple. This study explores the views of the temple in the New Testament and other Christian writings from the first century to demonstrate that most Christians and especially the writings of the New Testament continue ...


The Assisi Institute Journal - Complete Issue (V1n1), 2014 Providence College

The Assisi Institute Journal - Complete Issue (V1n1)

The Assisi Institute Journal

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Heidegger, Metaphysics, And The Univocity Of Being By Philip Tonner And Reviewed By Mazen Saleh, 2014 Western University

Heidegger, Metaphysics, And The Univocity Of Being By Philip Tonner And Reviewed By Mazen Saleh

Chiasma: A Site For Thought

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Karl Kautsky's Forerunner's Of Modern Socialism By Roland Boer, 2014 Western University

Karl Kautsky's Forerunner's Of Modern Socialism By Roland Boer

Chiasma: A Site For Thought

The four-volume Forerunners of Modern Socialism, by Karl Kautsky, is one of the most neglected yet important works concerning Christian communism. Only part of this work has been translated, comprising the last section of volume one and all of volume two, as Communism in Central Europe in the Time of the Reformation. The German text is far more extensive. Indeed, so grand was the task that Kautsky was unable to complete it, with the final one and a half volumes written by others. In what follows, I begin by outlining the topics covered, before focusing on the way Kautsky deals ...


Political Percontation By Casey Beal, 2014 Western University

Political Percontation By Casey Beal

Chiasma: A Site For Thought

No abstract provided.


On Dismantling The Master's House: François Laruelle's Theory (In) Practice By Roshaya Rodness, 2014 Western University

On Dismantling The Master's House: François Laruelle's Theory (In) Practice By Roshaya Rodness

Chiasma: A Site For Thought

What follows will be a consideration of non-philosophy as a practice and a pedagogy as well as a methodology that radically reimagines what it means to use critical terms in communities of thought.


Deconstruction And Non-Philosophy By François Laruelle And Translated By Nicholas Hauck, 2014 Western University

Deconstruction And Non-Philosophy By François Laruelle And Translated By Nicholas Hauck

Chiasma: A Site For Thought

In order to determine the characteristics of non-philosophy, we frame it in opposition to an image of an established paradigm: Deconstruction (as suggested by Jean-Luc Nancy in La deconstruction du christianisme). We comment on this image, we add to it, we transform it. It is a simple image of Deconstruction, one that speaks for itself independently of all textual techniques or mechanisms, yet it allows for an easy comparison with non-philosophy: it allows us to identify clearly their different objectives and respective methods. In the text below, the first number refers to the various themes of Deconstruction and non-philosophy that ...


Wonder Without Domination By Andrew Reszitnyk, Chiasma A Site For Thought 2014 Western University

Wonder Without Domination By Andrew Reszitnyk, Chiasma A Site For Thought

Chiasma: A Site For Thought

A singular figure among contemporary theorists whose work poses a direct challenge to many of the practices and presuppositions of Western philosophy, François Laruelle has been referred to as “the most important unknown philosopher working in Europe today. ” Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari called his philosophical project, which involves a ceaseless attempt to unfold new ways of making use of philosophical material, “one of the most interesting undertakings of contemporary philosophy.” Although it is only recently that Laruelle has entered the consciousness of theorists in the English-speaking world, his impact has been profound, influencing such thinkers as Ray Brassier, Eugene ...


A Time For Radical Hope : Freedom, Responsibility, Publishing, And Building New Publics By Eileen A. Joy, 2014 Western University

A Time For Radical Hope : Freedom, Responsibility, Publishing, And Building New Publics By Eileen A. Joy

Chiasma: A Site For Thought

No abstract provided.


Editor's Introduction, 2014 Western University

Editor's Introduction

Chiasma: A Site For Thought

Chiasma: A Site for Thought was established in September 2013 as an annual, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal to further the disruption, generation and dispersion of theory. Each year we will feature invited essays, peer-reviewed articles, and solicited reviews of books and of academic fields, from both established and emerging scholars. While housed in Western University’s Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, Chiasma’s editorial board and contributors are drawn together each year from disciplines within the arts, humanities and social sciences to a common site—theory—where we pursue the breakdown and reconfiguration of what, how and why ...


Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard And The Unspeakable, Joseph C. Mohrfeld 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard And The Unspeakable, Joseph C. Mohrfeld

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Soren Kierkegaard and Ludwig Wittgenstein have long been thought of as philosophers with little, if anything in common. There are but a handful of contemporary philosophers who have provided links between works by Kierkegaard and works by Wittgenstein; however no one has, at least explicitly, provided the following link I intend to show in this paper. I will show Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling and Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico Philosophicus have a remarkably common theme. The theme is the ability of one to communicate, or understand the unspeakable, that which remains beyond the limits of language. Both have a unique ...


Applying Early Existential Critiques To Contemporary Themes In American Culture, Erik S. Berquist, Derek J. Skillings 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Applying Early Existential Critiques To Contemporary Themes In American Culture, Erik S. Berquist, Derek J. Skillings

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Charles Taylor, Carl Elliot, Alexis De Tocqueville, and Lionel Trilling have presented and critically analyzed a number of ideals that animate currents in contemporary American Culture, which include authenticity, sincerity, pluralism, subjectivism, and self-actualization, but these ideals do not harmoniously coexist; rather, they inevitably conflict. These notions have been realized in a way that is unique in their current understandings. Though there is the appearance of some homogeneity amongst these themes, they inevitably clash and contain internal tensions. The philosophers Kierkegaard and Nietzsche respond to many of the ideas that underlie these modern notions. Though differing in degrees, these critiques ...


Human Dependence On Nature: How To Help Solve The Environmental Crisis By Haydn Washington, Lorelei Hanson 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University

Human Dependence On Nature: How To Help Solve The Environmental Crisis By Haydn Washington, Lorelei Hanson

The Goose

Review of Human Dependence on Nature: How to Help Solve the Environmental Crisis by Haydn Washington.


Critical Animal Studies: An Introduction By Dawne Mccance, Rosemary-Claire Collard 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University

Critical Animal Studies: An Introduction By Dawne Mccance, Rosemary-Claire Collard

The Goose

Review of Critical Animal Studies: An Introduction by Dawne McCance.


The Problem Of Sovereignty, International Law, And Intellectual Conscience, Richard L. Lara 2014 SelectedWorks

The Problem Of Sovereignty, International Law, And Intellectual Conscience, Richard L. Lara

Richard Louis Lara

The concept of sovereignty is a recurring and controversial theme in international law, and it has a long history in western philosophy. The traditionally favored concept of sovereignty proves problematic in the context of international law. International law’s own claims to sovereignty, which are premised on traditional concept of sovereignty, undermine individual nations’ claims to sovereignty. These problems are attributable to deep-seated flaws in the traditional concept of sovereignty. A viable alternative concept of sovereignty can be derived from key concepts in Friedrich Nietzsche’s views on human reason and epistemology. The essay begins by considering the problem of ...


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