Europe In Crisis, Call For Papers, 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).
Human Agency In Law And Jurisprudence, 2014 McMaster University
Human Agency In Law And Jurisprudence, Jessica Murphy
Open Access Dissertations and Theses
This dissertation explores the way in which different conceptions of human agency have helped to shape the course of jurisprudential thought. The overarching aim is to bring to the surface the deeper commitments of Hartian positivism in its various engagements with rival accounts of the nature of law. In particular, I argue that although contemporary positivists take their account of law to be metaphysically noncommittal, views of what it is to be a human agent continue to motivate, if implicitly, their positions on such enduring jurisprudential questions as the nature and source of law’s normativity, the relationship between law ...
Fragments Of What? Postmodernism, Hybridity And Collage, 2014 The Florida State University
Fragments Of What? Postmodernism, Hybridity And Collage, David A. Gall
Journal of Art for Life
This paper argues that unresolved issues about identity affecting art historical and art education theory-practice are traceable to modernism’s anxiety about hybridity’s imagined threat to cultural purity and integrity. Postmodernism’s solution to modernist anxiety involved showing the fallacy of deriving identity from essences and exposing identity’s socially constructed origins. This advanced recognition of cultural plurality and relativity, but cast identity’s integrity as the effect of cultural imagination projected onto autonomous fragments. Fragments, however, presuppose wholes. A picture of integrated interrelated dynamic wholes is retrieved by reconceiving the concepts of hybridity and collage outside the dualistic ...
A Weakened Mechanism Is Still A Mechanism: On The Causal Role Of Absences In Mechanistic Explanation, Alexander Mebius
Much contemporary debate on the nature of mechanisms centers on the issue of modulating negative causes. One type of negative causability, which I refer to as ‘‘causation by absence,’’ appears difficult to incorporate into modern accounts of mechanistic explanation. This paper argues that a recent attempt to resolve this problem, proposed by Benjamin Barros, requires improvement as it overlooks the fact that not all absences qualify as sources of mechanism failure. I suggest that there are a number of additional types of effects caused by absences that need to be incorporated to account for the diversity of causal connections in ...
Conservative Evolution, Sustainability, And Culture, 2014 Purdue University
Conservative Evolution, Sustainability, And Culture, Gábor Náray-Szabó
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture
In his article "Conservative Evolution, Sustainability, and Culture" Gábor Náray-Szabó argues that evolution is conservative in the sense that throughout the history of the universe old constructs like elementary particles, amino acids, and living cells remained conserved while the world evolved/evolves in complexity. A similar process can be observed in cultural evolution as components of society and culture continue to evolve. Considering the increasing pressure on natural resources by material consumption, a close alliance between past, present, and future generations is unavoidable and thus Náray-Szabó posits that concepts of conservative evolution and sustainability are related. However, in order to ...
Intuitions About Contract Formation, 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School
Intuitions About Contract Formation, Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, David A. Hoffman
Legally, much depends on the moment that a negotiation becomes a deal. Unlike torts or civil procedure or any area of public law, the laws of promissory exchange only apply to parties who have manifested their assent to be bound. Even so, the moral norms of exchange and promise are quite firmly entrenched and more broadly applicable than just legal contracts. Norms of promise-keeping and reciprocity, interpersonal courtesy, community reputation—these kinds of intangible goods have real effects on contract behavior. For this reason it is especially surprising that intuitions about formation have gotten so little attention from legal and ...
Ought Implies Can: Why It Is Wrong And How That Impacts Deontic Logics, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ought Implies Can: Why It Is Wrong And How That Impacts Deontic Logics, Kevin Michael Gayler
Philosophy Publications and Other Works
In this paper I show why the principle ought implies can is false via counter-examples, why other philosophers have failed to do so, and defend my view against various objections. I also show that the inference rule Kant’s Law as used in standard deontic logics and the relevance logics of Andersonian-Kangerian reduction must be equivalent to ought implies can in order to be coherent and why that makes it an invalid inference rule. I then explore how rejection of ought implies can means that there must be other ways of restricting obligation other than through ability or suffer a ...
In The Mood For A Little Dialogue?, 2014 SelectedWorks
In The Mood For A Little Dialogue?, Raam P. Gokhale
Raam P Gokhale
A Dialogue About Whether or Not to Dialogue
Understanding Leadership: An Experimental-Experiential Model, 2014 E. H. Butler Library at Buffalo State College
Understanding Leadership: An Experimental-Experiential Model, George T. Hole Ph.D
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education
Books about leadership are dangerous to readers who fantasize about being leaders or apply leadership ideas as if they were proven formulas. As an antidote, I offer an experimental framework in which any leadership-management model can be tested to gain experiential understanding of the model. As a result one can gain reality-based insights about leadership and oneself. The experiment is described; resistances to engaging it are considered; and examples from a leadership group implementing Covey’s “Seven Principles are summarized. In the course of discussing individual’s experiments objections were voiced against this Socratic approach to understanding leadership. Finally, I ...
Workshop On Beauty And Explanation In Mathematics, 2014 Claremont Colleges
Workshop On Beauty And Explanation In Mathematics, Manya Raman-Sundström
Journal of Humanistic Mathematics
On March 10-12, 2014, Umeå University in Sweden will host a workshop on mathematical beauty and explanation. The goal of this workshop is explore the question of whether beauty and explanation are related in mathematics. The workshop will bring together top researchers from fields such as mathematics, philosophy, and mathematics education for which this topic is relevant. Many of these researchers have till now worked within their own discipline boundaries on related topics, but have not met or worked with each other. We hope the workshop not only develops the programs of these established researchers, but also sparks interest in ...
The Failure Of Evolution In Antiquity, 2014 Western University
The Failure Of Evolution In Antiquity, Devin Henry
This paper traces the emergence and rejection of evolutionary thinking in antiquity. It examines Empedocles' original theory of evolution and why his ideas failed to gain traction among his predecessors.
Poverty Knowledge, Coercion, And Social Rights: A Discourse Ethical Contribution To Social Epistemology, 2014 Loyola University Chicago
Poverty Knowledge, Coercion, And Social Rights: A Discourse Ethical Contribution To Social Epistemology, David Ingram
Philosophy: Faculty Publications and Other Works
In today’s America the persistence of crushing poverty in the midst of staggering affluence no longer incites the righteous jeremiads it once did. Resigned acceptance of this paradox is fueled by a sense that poverty lies beyond the moral and technical scope of government remediation. The failure of experts to reach agreement on the causes of poverty merely exacerbates our despair. Are the causes internal to the poor – reflecting their more or less voluntary choices? Or do they emanate from structures beyond their control (but perhaps amenable to government remediation)? If both of these explanations are true (as I ...
China's_Meritocratic_Examinations, 2014 SelectedWorks
China's_Meritocratic_Examinations, Chenyang Li
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Confucian_Conception_Of_Freedom, 2014 SelectedWorks
Confucian_Conception_Of_Freedom, Chenyang Li
No abstract provided.
Characteristics_Of_Confucian_Ritual_Propriety, 2014 SelectedWorks
Characteristics_Of_Confucian_Ritual_Propriety, Chenyang Li
No abstract provided.
Befriending Death: 120 Views, 2014 University of Rhode Island
Befriending Death: 120 Views, Michael C. Vocino, Alfred G. Killilea
michael c vocino
This book provides brief essays from people of a vast array of backgrounds, all taking death seriously and openly reflecting on how and where they find meaning in life. Many of these voices are from the smallest state, Rhode Island, which we feel serves as a microcosm of the diversity and insight of the larger country. This chance for a rare sharing of views on a truly profound subject has attracted commentators who are deeply religious and those who are not religious, noted authors and people who have never published a word, people celebrated by the world and people ignored ...
Beyond The National Resource Privilege: Towards An International Court Of The Environment, Fabian Schuppert
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Towards A Republican Understanding Of Equality: Non-Domination, Non-Alienation And Social Equality, Fabian Schuppert
No abstract provided.
In Search Of A Just Political Economy: Why We Should Go Beyond Rawls's Pod And Schefczyk's Ruws, Fabian Schuppert
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Three Appraoches To Human Cognitive Development: Neo-Nativism, Standard Neuroconstructivism, And Dynamic Enskilment, Mirko Farina
In section 1, I introduce three approaches that explain human cognitive development from different standpoints: Marcus’ neo-nativism, standard neuroconstructivism, and neo-neuroconstructivism. In section 2, I assess Marcus’ attempt to reconcile nativism with developmental flexibility. In section 3, I argue that in structurally reconfiguring nativism, Marcus ends up transforming it out of a recognizable form, and claim that his view can be accommodated within the more general framework provided by standard neuroconstructivism. In section 4, I focus on recent empirical findings in neuropsychology and cultural/social neuroscience, and propose a significant revision to standard neuroconstructivism, thus developing the neo-neuroconstructivism view. I ...