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Detaching Democratic Representation From State And National Borders, Avery C. Shell 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 ...


The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner 2016 Marquette University

The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

No abstract provided.


Miss Piggy's Feminism: Redefining Human Relationships Through Martial Arts, Samantha Brennan 2015 University of Western Ontario

Miss Piggy's Feminism: Redefining Human Relationships Through Martial Arts, Samantha Brennan

Samantha Brennan

No abstract provided.


New And Speculative Organisational Aesthetics, Adam Dzidowski 2015 Wroclaw University of Technology

New And Speculative Organisational Aesthetics, Adam Dzidowski

Organizational Aesthetics

The paper attempts to raise the question whether human perception is still central to organisational aesthetics, especially if we start to give a stakeholder position to artificial systems and when organisational designs and processes have ceased to rely only on human agency. Algorithmically driven, autonomous agents like high-frequency trading (HFT), already exist and are acting within the timeframes (milliseconds) and space (global market) that are unreachable for human perception. All that calls for serious consideration whether emerging philosophical trends, such as Speculative Realism, Object-Oriented Ontology, New and Speculative Aesthetics have their impact on organisational perception and design.


Models Of The Interaction Of Science And Religion, Tony N. Jelsma 2015 Dordt College

Models Of The Interaction Of Science And Religion, Tony N. Jelsma

Faculty Work: Comprehensive List

"As Christians we are... immersed in this scientific culture and yet God’s Word communicates to us from very different cultural contexts."

Posting about religion and science­­­­­­­­ from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/models-of-the-interaction-of-science-and-religion/


Gödel’S Second Incompleteness Theorem, Bernd Buldt 2015 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Gödel’S Second Incompleteness Theorem, Bernd Buldt

Philosophy Faculty Presentations

Slides for the third tutorial on Gödel's incompleteness theorems, held at UniLog 5 Summer School, Istanbul, June 24, 2015


Gödel’S First Incompleteness Theorem, Bernd Buldt 2015 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Gödel’S First Incompleteness Theorem, Bernd Buldt

Philosophy Faculty Presentations

Slides for the second tutorial on Gödel's incompleteness theorems, held at UniLog 5 Summer School, Istanbul, June 24, 2015


Fixed Points, Diagonalization, Self-Reference, Paradox, Bernd Buldt 2015 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Fixed Points, Diagonalization, Self-Reference, Paradox, Bernd Buldt

Philosophy Faculty Presentations

Slides for the first tutorial on Gödel's incompleteness theorems, held at UniLog 5 Summer School, Istanbul, June 24, 2015


Dialogical Interspecies Ethics: Ataraxia, Desire And Hope In The Post-Human World Of Anne Carson's Pastoral, thomas bristow dr 2015 university of melbourne

Dialogical Interspecies Ethics: Ataraxia, Desire And Hope In The Post-Human World Of Anne Carson's Pastoral, Thomas Bristow Dr

The Goose

This review essay implicitly revisits human and non-human power relations within a critical animal studies context that understands the affective conjunction between the manipulation of our worlds (action, partly through knowledge) and degrees of involvement with these others that live in our worlds (comportment via emotions). I take Louise Westling’s new study as the platform for an analysis of two book-length poems, The Autobiography of Red (1998) and red doc> (2013), which centre on the life of a shepherd, Geryon. Rather than revisit classical pastoral, these texts extract power-relations that classical myth and pastoral spatialise. In so doing, I ...


On Being Taught, Ada S. Jaarsma 2015 Mount Royal University

On Being Taught, Ada S. Jaarsma

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

This essay examines the definitions of the key words of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)—scholarship, teaching, and learning—in order to identify the hopes that animate SoTL research and examine these hopes in light of recent critical thinking about the corporatization of higher education. Arguing that Biesta’s (2013b) distinction between “learning from” and “being taught by” offers an important corrective to the prevailing definitions of SoTL, the essay reflects on the tensions between scholarly teaching, as understood by SoTL, and teaching as a contingent and unpredictable event.

Cet essai examine la définition des mots-clés de l ...


Women In Philosophy: A Qualitative Assessment Of Experiences At The Undergraduate Level, Crystal Nicole Lilith Aymelek 2015 Portland State University

Women In Philosophy: A Qualitative Assessment Of Experiences At The Undergraduate Level, Crystal Nicole Lilith Aymelek

PSU McNair Scholars Online Journal

The underrepresentation of women in the field of philosophy has been a major concern for women in the discipline for at least the past ten years, and is increasingly gaining attention within academia. Current research at the undergraduate level suggests male and female enrollment occurs in relatively proportionate numbers in introductory philosophy courses but women’s enrollment dramatically decreases with the progression to upper division courses (Paxton, Figdor & Tiberius, 2012). To date, very little research has focused on the experiences of women philosophy majors at the undergraduate level. The present study conducted in-depth interviews with women who were either senior philosophy majors or those who recently received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in order to better understand what factors may contribute to the retention of women in the discipline. Our findings suggests that women with non-traditional gender schemas may be more likely to continue to take courses in philosophy. This finding may be mediated by the following factors: (a) exposure to philosophy prior to college; (b) having mentors irrespective of gender; (c) the presence of female faculty; (d) a supportive environment and; (e) a strong sense of agency as a student.


Models Of Time Travel And Their Consequences, Antonio M. Mantica 2015 Oglethorpe University

Models Of Time Travel And Their Consequences, Antonio M. Mantica

Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research

How do we travel through time? We know that we can move forward in it (we have no choice), but can we jump forward in time? Can we go backward in time? It also gives rise to other troubling questions: is time measurable in distinct increments, or does it flow continuously? In "Models of Time Travel and their Consequences," Antonio Mantica walks the reader through current understandings of how time functions in Einstein's universe and proposes three distinct models to explain it. Following that, he provides a list of experiments to credit or discredit the models. Appropriate for audiences ...


An Essenceless Creation: An Investigation Of Theistic Existentialism, John T. Lane 2015 Oglethorpe University

An Essenceless Creation: An Investigation Of Theistic Existentialism, John T. Lane

Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research

Abstract: The primary objection that most Mainstream Christian theologies, most notably Calvinist theologies, hold against existentialism is that existentialism is incompatible with mainstays of theistic dogma, namely the theistic perception of sin and the concept of Imago Dei. However, upon closer examination, it would appear that existentialism’s rejection of essences is not wholly incompatible with all Mainstream theist doctrine. In this paper I will probe the alleged inconsistencies between Mainstream theist doctrines and the fundamental existentialist tenets of “existence precedes essence” and existential angst. Furthermore, I will argue that these two schools of thought are not just compatible, but ...


Mathematical Models Of Games Of Chance: Epistemological Taxonomy And Potential In Problem-Gambling Research, Catalin Barboianu 2015 University of Bucharest

Mathematical Models Of Games Of Chance: Epistemological Taxonomy And Potential In Problem-Gambling Research, Catalin Barboianu

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

Games of chance are developed in their physical consumer-ready form on the basis of mathematical models, which stand as the premises of their existence and represent their physical processes. There is a prevalence of statistical and probabilistic models in the interest of all parties involved in the study of gambling – researchers, game producers and operators, and players – while functional models are of interest more to math-inclined players than problem-gambling researchers. In this paper I present a structural analysis of the knowledge attached to mathematical models of games of chance and the act of mathematical modeling, arguing that such non-standard knowledge ...


'Listen To What You Say': Rwanda’S Postgenocide Language Policies, Lynne Tirrell 2015 University of Massachusetts Boston

'Listen To What You Say': Rwanda’S Postgenocide Language Policies, Lynne Tirrell

New England Journal of Public Policy

Freedom of expression is considered a basic human right, and yet most countries have restrictions on speech they deem harmful. Following the genocide of the Tutsi, Rwanda passed a constitution (2003) and laws against hate speech and other forms of divisionist language (2008, 2013). Understanding how language shaped “recognition harms” that both constitute and fuel genocide also helps account for political decisions to limit “divisionist” discourse. When we speak, we make expressive commitments, which are commitments to the viability and value of ways of speaking. This article explores reasons a society would decide to say, “We don’t talk that ...


Shall We Stop Trying To Solve The Sorites Paradox?, Alexander Jackson 2015 Boise State University

Shall We Stop Trying To Solve The Sorites Paradox?, Alexander Jackson

Alexander Jackson

According to Kit Fine (2001), ‘non-factualism’ about a subject-matter explains in more fundamental terms what makes judgements about it ‘acceptable’ in a particular sense. For example, non-factualist expressivism about morality says that what makes moral judgements ‘acceptable’ is that they faithfully reflect the judge’s commitments. For ‘factual’ subject-matters, what makes a judgement that p acceptable is: that p. ‘Generalized non-factualism’ holds that every non-fundamental domain of discourse is non-factual in Fine’s sense. The view can take the following three puzzling intuitions about vagueness at face value: there are some questions on which either answer is acceptable; there are ...


A Teleological Exploration Of The Plausibility Of Moral Knowledge, Kevin Lebel King Jr. 2015 Liberty University

A Teleological Exploration Of The Plausibility Of Moral Knowledge, Kevin Lebel King Jr.

Masters Theses

Natural selection seems to offer a compelling case for the development of evaluative judgments independent of evaluative facts. If such a case can be made, then how do moral judgments correlate to moral facts? It seems that there would be no tight connection from judgments to truth and moral judgments would be unwarranted. Gilbert Harman realized the implications of a probable non-moral genealogy. Richard Joyce goes on to provide a probable non-moral genealogy that would epistemically undermine moral judgments as Harman thought. Joyce argues that in a naturalistic world natural selection can account for moral judgments, but that the truth ...


Forme Della Psicoanalisi E Teoria Del Riconoscimento. La Psiche Intersoggettiva Di Axel Honneth, In "Psicoterapia E Scienze Umane", Xlix, N. 2 (2015), Pp. 221-242., Marco Solinas 2015 Florence University

Forme Della Psicoanalisi E Teoria Del Riconoscimento. La Psiche Intersoggettiva Di Axel Honneth, In "Psicoterapia E Scienze Umane", Xlix, N. 2 (2015), Pp. 221-242., Marco Solinas

Marco Solinas

"Patterns of psychoanalysis and theory of recognition. Axel Honneth’s intersubjective psyche". An overview of the several scopes and patterns used over time by Axel Honneth in his “theory of recognition” is presented. After a discussion of the use of object relations theory (especially with reference to D.W. Winnicott’s contributions) in Honneth’s 1992 book Struggle for Recognition, the theoretical revision of psychoanalysis in light of his theory of recognition is examined. Finally, Honneth’s suggestion of a new alliance between a renewed “critical theory” and psychoanalysis, which concerns also the dimension of political psychology, is discussed.

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Aquinas The Pacifist? A Comparative Study, Lloyd George Pemberton 2015 Liberty University

Aquinas The Pacifist? A Comparative Study, Lloyd George Pemberton

Masters Theses

It is claimed by some scholars that when recent analytical tools of interpretation are placed upon the Summa Theologica, a presumption against harm emerges from the mind of Thomas Aquinas as he formulated his just war theory. This presumption against harm is thereby construed as Aquinas having an affinity toward pacifism. The present thesis offers a comparative study between two scholars, Richard Miller and Gregory Reichberg. Miller supports this claim while Reichberg finds it unjustifiable. The thesis lays out the arguments put forth by both, ultimately siding with Reichberg as making the better case. In addition, I offer my own ...


Husserl’S Transcendental Turn As An Expression Of Brentano’S Scholasticism, Charlene Elsby 2015 Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Husserl’S Transcendental Turn As An Expression Of Brentano’S Scholasticism, Charlene Elsby

Charlene Elsby

No abstract provided.


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