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What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction To His Life And Thought, Lewis R. Gordon, Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun, Drucilla Cornell 2015 Fordham University

What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction To His Life And Thought, Lewis R. Gordon, Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun, Drucilla Cornell

Philosophy

Challenging the notion of theory as white and experience as black, Lewis Gordon here offers a philosophical portrait of the thought and life of the Martinican-turned-Algerian revolutionary psychiatrist and philosopher Frantz Fanon as an example of “living thought” against the legacies of colonialism and racism, and thereby shows the continued relevance and importance of his ideas.


Senses Of The Subject, Judith Butler 2015 Fordham University

Senses Of The Subject, Judith Butler

Philosophy

"In this exceptional collection, Judith Butler displays the unusually vivid, even startling insight that makes her indisputably the world’s most interesting contemporary philosopher. These lucid essays climb in and out of the me, the her, the you, dream and reality, subject, object, nature and the preternatural, meaning and its deadly discontents. Butler wrestles the narratives of embodiment into language that lives."--Patricia J. Williams, Columbia Law School

"For me, Judith Butler is simply the most important philosopher of our age. This is an extremely interesting and wide-ranging collection of essays by that provide characteristically close readings of an impressive ...


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

No abstract provided.


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

No abstract provided.


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.


Introduction To Linguistic Content, Margaret Cameron, Robert J. Stainton 2015 Western University

Introduction To Linguistic Content, Margaret Cameron, Robert J. Stainton

Robert J. Stainton

No abstract provided.


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).


Augustine’S De Musica In The 21st Century Music Classroom, John MacInnis 2014 Dordt College

Augustine’S De Musica In The 21st Century Music Classroom, John Macinnis

Faculty Work

MacInnis briefly summarizes De musica’s contents and its importance in subsequent Christian writings and outlines and explains how he has used it in his classes at Dordt College, a Christian liberal arts college in the Reformed tradition.


Augustinian Approach To Holistic Christian Pedagogy, Adam Schultz, Neal DeRoo 2014 Dordt College

Augustinian Approach To Holistic Christian Pedagogy, Adam Schultz, Neal Deroo

Faculty Work

Presenters explain how in their CORE philosophy class they seek to demonstrate that their students' real life-spiritual life distinction is symptomatic of a dualism endemic to contemporary Christianity (section 1), and that their reading of Augustine's Confessions can provide a unified and holistic corrective to it (section 2) and that doing so helps students see a more radical vision of Christian faithfulness, one that calls for a holistic, life-wide response to the work of Christ that will not allow for an easy distinction between ‘spiritual’ life and everyday life (section 3).


Epistemology Of The Cartesian Image, Mikhail Pozdniakov 2014 Western University

Epistemology Of The Cartesian Image, Mikhail Pozdniakov

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This study is an examination of the epistemological history of the image. Its first strands are to be found in the Christian concept of profanity, in the difference of the world to the divine. The highest form of intelligibility profanity could have, second only to theology, was mathematics. Derived from the problems surrounding this concept are the techniques of inquiry that eventually resulted in the development of analytic geometry by Descartes. The latter marked a new sensibility regarding the physical universe and its constitution, one that is coterminous with the development of exact procedures in science. Being that exactitude regards ...


Antigone And Democratic Theory, Andrés Fabián Henao Castro 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Antigone And Democratic Theory, Andrés Fabián Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.


Environmental Inequalities And Democratic Citizenship: Linking Normative Theory With Empirical Research, Fabian Schuppert, Ivo Wallimann-Helmer 2014 SelectedWorks

Environmental Inequalities And Democratic Citizenship: Linking Normative Theory With Empirical Research, Fabian Schuppert, Ivo Wallimann-Helmer

Fabian Schuppert

The aim of this paper is to link empirical findings concerning environmental inequalities with different normative yard-sticks for assessing whether these inequalities should be deemed unjust, or not. We argue that such an inquiry must necessarily take into account some caveats regarding both empirical research and normative theory. We suggest that empirical results must be contextualised by establishing geographies of risk. As a normative yard-stick we propose a moderately demanding social-egalitarian account of justice and democratic citizenship, which we take to be best suited to identify unjust as well as legitimate instances of socio-environmental inequality.


Shall We Stop Trying To Solve The Sorites Paradox?, Alexander Jackson 2014 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 ...


Quantifiers, Domains, And (Meta-) Ontology, Lajos L. Brons 2014 SelectedWorks

Quantifiers, Domains, And (Meta-) Ontology, Lajos L. Brons

Lajos Brons

In metaphysics, quantifiers are assumed to be either binary or unary. Binary quantifiers take the concept(s) "all of" and/or "some of" as primitive(s); unary quantifiers take the concept(s) "everything" and/or "something" as primitive(s). Binary quantifiers (explicitly) range over domains. However, "everything" and "something" are reducible to the binary quantifiers "all of" and "some of": "everything" is all of some implied domain, and there is no natural, default, or inherent domain U such that everything is all of U. Therefore, any quantifier ranges over a domain, and is thus binary, and there are no unary ...


Dionysian Biopolitics: Karl Kerényi’S Concept Of Indestructible Life, KRISTÓF FENYVESI 2014 San José State University

Dionysian Biopolitics: Karl Kerényi’S Concept Of Indestructible Life, Kristóf Fenyvesi

Comparative Philosophy

Scholar of religion Karl Kerényi’s last book, Dionysos, is a grand attempt at reinterpreting ζωη (zoe), the Greek concept of indestructible life, which he distinguishes from βίος (bios), finite life. In Kerényi’s view, the meaning and sensual experience of zoe was expressed in its richest form in the Cretan beginnings of the cult of Dionysos. The major characteristics of this cult, as Kerényi describes, were beyond the cultural, political, and sexual limits of the Christian interpretations of life and nature. Searching for modern analogies to zoe, Kerényi explains the idea in relation to molecular biology’s minimum definition ...


Ecological Tension: Between Minimum And Maximum Changes, CHANGFU XU 2014 San José State University

Ecological Tension: Between Minimum And Maximum Changes, Changfu Xu

Comparative Philosophy

This article elaborates the conditions as well as four potential modes of the ecological problem: (1) The mode of the absolute minimization of the ecological problem: minimum population plus minimum Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is characterized by the quantity of destruction being less than the quantity of natural rehabilitation of an ecosystem. This mode is the poorest mode with minimum change. (2) The mode of the relative minimization of the ecological problem: minimum population plus maximization of GDP, which is characterized by the quantity of destruction being less than the quantity of both natural rehabilitation and human rehabilitation of ...


Anti-Nature In Nature Itself, RYŌSUKE ŌHASHI 2014 San José State University

Anti-Nature In Nature Itself, Ryōsuke Ōhashi

Comparative Philosophy

Nature and civilization are often regarded in opposition to each other. However, civilization employs technologies and is based on laws of nature. Also, the historical world is a result of the development of the natural world. An “anti-nature” must thus be contained somewhere within nature. The idea of “anti-nature” is neither alien to the Eastern nor to the Western traditional concepts of nature. The philosophy of Lao Zi never embraces mere naturalism. Lao Zi has observed that things in the world are not always “so on their own” but rather in the mode of anti-nature. Anti-nature in nature itself does ...


All Or Nothing? Nature In Chinese Thought And The Apophatic Occident, WILLIAM FRANKE 2014 San José State University

All Or Nothing? Nature In Chinese Thought And The Apophatic Occident, William Franke

Comparative Philosophy

This paper develops an interpretation of nature in classical Chinese culture through dialogue with the work of François Jullien. I understand nature negatively as precisely what never appears as such nor ever can be exactly apprehended and defined. For perception and expression entail inevitably human mediation and cultural transmission by semiotic and hermeneutic means that distort and occult the natural in the full depth of its alterity. My claim is that the largely negative approach to nature that Jullien finds in sources of Chinese tradition can also be found in the West, particularly in its apophatic currents or countercurrents that ...


Introduction, MARIO WENNING 2014 San José State University

Introduction, Mario Wenning

Comparative Philosophy

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