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Toward A Feminist Ethics Of Nonviolence [Toc], Timothy J. Huzar, Clare Woodford 2021 Fordham University

Toward A Feminist Ethics Of Nonviolence [Toc], Timothy J. Huzar, Clare Woodford

Philosophy

Edited collection of original essays debating Adriana Cavarero’s feminist ethics of nonviolence. Including an original essay by Adriana Cavarero and responses from Judith Butler, Bonnie Honig, Olivia Guaraldo, Simona Forti, Christine Battersby, Lorenzo Bernini, Mark Devenney, Tim Huzar and Clare Woodford. Although inspired by Cavarero’s recent work on an ethical maternal posture of inclination the responses situate Cavarero’s argument in her wider corpus of nonviolence and uniqueness, that critiques and offers an alternative to the masculine symbolic of philosophy. This introduction endeavours to not only introduce Cavarero’s work, but to chart the journey of an increasingly ...


The Evolutionary Global Vision Of Chinese Political Philosophy; China's Socio-Economic Transformation In The 21st Century, Meryem Gurel 2020 University of San Francisco

The Evolutionary Global Vision Of Chinese Political Philosophy; China's Socio-Economic Transformation In The 21st Century, Meryem Gurel

Master's Projects and Capstones

Evolving relations of East Asia due to trade liberalization raised the search for financial stability for institutional development. It also increased the importance of China integrating the global economy into renewing its political philosophy in the new century. This capstone project aims to examine why China has transformed its socio-economic structure by generating outward investments and how it has affected international political relations in terms of the role of the economic institution Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Quantitative methodology aims to examine the impact of China’s export trade on income distribution and economic growth through linear regression analysis for ...


Infrapolitical Passages: Global Turmoil, Narco-Accumulation, And The Post-Sovereign State [Toc], Gareth Williams 2020 Fordham University

Infrapolitical Passages: Global Turmoil, Narco-Accumulation, And The Post-Sovereign State [Toc], Gareth Williams

Literature

This book proposes to clear a way through some of the dominant political determinations and violent symptoms of contemporary globalization. It does this in in order to make a case for “infrapolitics” as an enactment of intellectual responsibility in the face of a tumultuous world of war and of technological value extraction on a planetary scale. In Infrapolitical Passages the politics of contemporary global capital is a race to the bottom of reason itself, extended in the wake of the subordination of all forms of living to the economized relation between means and ends. It is this relation which, thanks ...


Shibboleth: Judges, Derrida, Celan [Toc], Marc Redfield 2020 Fordham University

Shibboleth: Judges, Derrida, Celan [Toc], Marc Redfield

Philosophy

In the Book of Judges, the Gileadites use the word shibboleth to target and kill members of a closely related tribe, the Ephraimites, who cannot pronunce the initial shin phoneme. In modern European languages, shibboleth has come to mean a hard-to-falsify sign that winnows identities, and establishes and confirms borders; it has also acquired the ancillary meanings of slogan or cliché. The semantic field of shibboleth thus seems keyed to the waning of the logos in an era of technical reproducibility—to the proliferation of technologies and practices of encryption, decryption, exclusion and inclusion that saturate modern life. In the ...


Marin Mersenne And Pierre Gassendi As Descartes’ Questioners, Alejandra Velázquez Zaragoza, Leonel Toledo Marín 2020 UNAM

Marin Mersenne And Pierre Gassendi As Descartes’ Questioners, Alejandra Velázquez Zaragoza, Leonel Toledo Marín

Western Ontario Early Modern Philosophy (WOEMP) Online Event

In the following pages, we will explore the proximity of Marin Mersenne and Pierre Gassendi’s arguments against Descartes’ "Meditations." We will study how, in some of their objections, both Mersenne and Gassendi adopted a nominalist and an empiricist view regarding central topics in Cartesian epistemology, such as the idea of God, and the origin and classification of ideas in the mind. We propose that the assessment of the confrontation between the two objectors and Descartes may provide us a better picture of the complex intellectual debates that took place at the very beginnings of modern philosophy.


Tbd, Melissa Frankel 2020 Carleton

Tbd, Melissa Frankel

Western Ontario Early Modern Philosophy (WOEMP) Online Event

No abstract provided.


Lunch Break!, Bon Appetit 2020 Western University

Lunch Break!, Bon Appetit

Western Ontario Early Modern Philosophy (WOEMP) Online Event

No abstract provided.


Tbd, Enrique Chávez-Arvizo 2020 CUNY

Tbd, Enrique Chávez-Arvizo

Western Ontario Early Modern Philosophy (WOEMP) Online Event

No abstract provided.


Kant, Cicero, And The Stoic Doctrine Of The Highest Good, Corey Dyck 2020 Western

Kant, Cicero, And The Stoic Doctrine Of The Highest Good, Corey Dyck

Western Ontario Early Modern Philosophy (WOEMP) Online Event

In this presentation I consider the context for Kant's discussion of the highest good in the Dialectic of the second Critique. I begin by showing how his original account of the highest good in the Canon of the first Critique addresses deficiencies in ancient accounts, particularly in the Stoic identification of virtue and happiness. I then consider the defense of the Stoic conception in Christian Garve's influential translation and commentary on Cicero's De officiis in 1783. It is, I contend, this account, which engages with Kant's discussion in the Canon at a number of junctures, that ...


Introduction, Benjamin Hill, Alberto Luis 2020 Western

Introduction, Benjamin Hill, Alberto Luis

Western Ontario Early Modern Philosophy (WOEMP) Online Event

No abstract provided.


It's Alive: Margaret Cavendish On Matter, Order, And God, Marleen Rozemond 2020 University of Toronto

It's Alive: Margaret Cavendish On Matter, Order, And God, Marleen Rozemond

Western Ontario Early Modern Philosophy (WOEMP) Online Event

Margaret Cavendish is widely regarded as a vitalist: she considers all matter as alive, including an endowment with mental capacities, and rejects dualism. She rejects two important motives for dualism in the period. She agrees with her Cambridge Platonist contemporaries, More and Cudworth (and many others) that the order in nature ultimately comes from God’s plans. But she rejects their view that matter can’t execute God’s commands and that their execution requires immaterial entities. For Cavendish matter is shot through with rationality and the power to implement plans. This conception of matter comes with an utter rejection ...


Descartes And Our Philosophies, Juan Carlos Moreno Romo 2020 UAQ

Descartes And Our Philosophies, Juan Carlos Moreno Romo

Western Ontario Early Modern Philosophy (WOEMP) Online Event

No abstract provided.


Leibniz’S Analysis Of Change: Vague States, Physical Continuity, And The Calculus, Richard Arthur 2020 McMaster University

Leibniz’S Analysis Of Change: Vague States, Physical Continuity, And The Calculus, Richard Arthur

Western Ontario Early Modern Philosophy (WOEMP) Online Event

One of the most puzzling features of Leibniz’s deep metaphysics is the apparent contradiction between his claims (1) that the law of continuity holds everywhere, so that in particular, change is continuous in every monad, and (2) that “changes are not really continuous,” since successive states contradict one another. In this paper I try to show in what sense these claims can be understood as compatible. My analysis depends crucially on Leibniz’s idea that enduring states are “vague,” and abstract away from further changes occurring within them at a higher resolution—consistently with his famous doctrine of "petites ...


The Positiveness Of Imagination In Spinoza’S Epistemology, Luis Ramos-Alarcón 2020 UACM

The Positiveness Of Imagination In Spinoza’S Epistemology, Luis Ramos-Alarcón

Western Ontario Early Modern Philosophy (WOEMP) Online Event

For Spinoza’s epistemology, an image is an idea that represents an external body as actually existent. This kind of knowledge is the only source of inadequate knowledge, falsity, and error. On the contrary, reason is adequate knowledge because it comprehends common notions, i.e, properties of different things. Intuition is also adequate knowledge because it conceives formal essences of singular things. The main example is the genetic definition of a sphere, an adequate knowledge form by the power of thinking of the mind, without regard to existing extramental spheres. From these differences, some scholars conclude that imagination is always ...


Lack Of Consensus On An Aging Biology Paradigm? A Global Survey Reveals An Agreement To Disagree, And The Need For An Interdisciplinary Framework, Alan A. Cohen, Anne M. Bronikowski, Luigi Ferrucci, et al. 2020 University of Sherbrooke

Lack Of Consensus On An Aging Biology Paradigm? A Global Survey Reveals An Agreement To Disagree, And The Need For An Interdisciplinary Framework, Alan A. Cohen, Anne M. Bronikowski, Luigi Ferrucci, Et Al.

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology Publications

At a recent symposium on aging biology, a debate was held as to whether or not we know what biological aging is. Most of the participants were struck not only by the lack of consensus on this core question, but also on many basic tenets of the field. Accordingly, we undertook a systematic survey of our 71 participants on key questions that were raised during the debate and symposium, eliciting 37 responses. The results confirmed the impression from the symposium: there is marked disagreement on the most fundamental questions in the field, and little consensus on anything other than the ...


Fighting Fire With Fire: The Evolution And Problems With Frantz Fanon's Manichean Logic, Brendan J. Dufty 2020 The College of Wooster

Fighting Fire With Fire: The Evolution And Problems With Frantz Fanon's Manichean Logic, Brendan J. Dufty

The Macksey Journal

I am honored to be considered for acceptance to the Macksey journal. I am a rising Math Philosophy double major at the College of Wooster with an intense passion for learning and research. I look forward to the advice and opportunities for growth this journal will provide for me.

My article, `The Evolution of Frantz Fanon’s Manichean Logic,’ illustrates a key problem with Frantz Fanon’s decolonial arguments as presented in `The Wretched of the Earth.` He introduces the concept of Manichean logic, but he implements this concept in a way that I argue dooms any decolonial revolution.

Furthermore ...


“God, Sometimes You Don’T Come Through:” The Presentation Of Religious Trauma Syndrome Through Rock Music, Maggie Elizabeth Parker 2020 Agnes Scott College

“God, Sometimes You Don’T Come Through:” The Presentation Of Religious Trauma Syndrome Through Rock Music, Maggie Elizabeth Parker

The Macksey Journal

Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS) was a term coined by Marlene Winell in 2011. Winell is a popular educator and writer who has done psychological research on human development, and decided to research religious trauma after her own expereiences. She became a licensed psychologist and began to explore the changes that adolescents go through as they age. Most of her work revolves around personal growth and healing, as she teaches about “thriving and not surviving.” In this paper, I will focus on the negative effects that religion can have on different individuals and the ways in which these individuals must use ...


On God’S Eternity: How The Boethian Position On Kairos (Καιρός) Solves The Debate Between Eternalism And Open Theism, Joseph Wolfensberger 2020 Mount St. Mary's University

On God’S Eternity: How The Boethian Position On Kairos (Καιρός) Solves The Debate Between Eternalism And Open Theism, Joseph Wolfensberger

The Macksey Journal

In the theological and philosophical realms, God is often described as being both outside of time and as ever-existing. However, both of these statements present a differing picture on God's relationship with eternity. If God is outside of time, God would know time as a single, eternal present. All events would simultaneously occur before God. However, when we describe God as being ever-existing, we imply that God would experience time in a temporal sense. God then, is present at the beginning and ending of time itself, seeing time as it elapses. The question concerning this relationship is further complicated ...


Adam And The Fall: One That Loved Not Wisely, But Too Well, John A. Murphy 2020 DePaul University

Adam And The Fall: One That Loved Not Wisely, But Too Well, John A. Murphy

The Macksey Journal

Paradise Lost transforms the Bible’s story of Genesis—the creation and the Fall of humanity—into a fully developed epic poem. Traditional readings of both Paradise Lost and Genesis have often blamed Eve’s consumption of the fruit for the loss of paradise; however, it seems that those traditional readings have restricted the interpretations of the Fall to focus merely on the consumption of the fruit. These readings seem to ignore the situational conditions Milton creates and the motivations of the first people. In order to break away from the traditional interpretations of the Fall, I will examine free ...


Ethical Implications Of The Legal Definition Of Brain Death In Light Of Modern Technological Advancements, Jordyn E. Fullaway 2020 Saint Michael's College

Ethical Implications Of The Legal Definition Of Brain Death In Light Of Modern Technological Advancements, Jordyn E. Fullaway

The Macksey Journal

Modern medical advancements in resuscitation and life support shifted the idea of death from a cardio-respiratory view to that of a neurocentric view. As a result, the definition of brain death (BD) emerged, which is the irreversible loss of brain function in both the brainstem and cerebral cortex. Consequentially, guidelines for determining BD were defined under law, and it is now legal to remove a patient from life support if they are diagnosed as brain dead. According to policy, one is considered brain dead if they have no brainstem reflexes, a lack of cerebral blood flow, and an absence of ...


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