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Feral And Isolated Children From Herodotus To Akbar To Hesse: Heroes, Thinkers, And Friends Of Wolves., Karl Steel 2016 Brooklyn College

Feral And Isolated Children From Herodotus To Akbar To Hesse: Heroes, Thinkers, And Friends Of Wolves., Karl Steel

Faculty Publications and Research

"In 1304, a small child of Hesse was taken by wolves, and lived with them for a while, eating well, learning to run on all fours, perhaps joining them in their raids on sheep and humans, until he was taken by hunters and forced to live, unhappily, in human society, compelled to learn to walk upright, and exhibited as a spectacle. This account, almost certainly legendary, belongs to a small set of similar stories of feral children from roughly the same time, which, unlike so many modern accounts of wild children, are not about isolation, deprivation, or a catastrophic separation ...


Better Together, 2016 DePaul University

Better Together

DePaul Magazine

Faculty have taken full advantage of the university's innovative intercollegiate grant program, and the resulting research is as interesting and diverse as the collaborators themselves. What is resulting is research on "Patient and Primary Care Provider Perspectives on Recreational and Therapeutic Cannabis Use Within a Changing Socioculltural and Political Context;" a new minor in climate change science and policy; a new class, Communication, Coding and Entrepreneurship; brain inflammation research; and the project "Cosmology Meets Continental Philosophy: Natural Laws and Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing"


Impossibility Of Tremor On Social Media, Gregory Convertito 2016 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

Impossibility Of Tremor On Social Media, Gregory Convertito

Senior Theses and Projects

Slavoj Zizek has theorized the possibility of traversing the fantasy through immersion in cyberspace. We investigate this possibility, especially centering on its similarity to Adorno's understanding of aesthetics, wherein the ultimate experience of an autonomous aesthetic work is the destabilization of the coordinates of experience which it momentarily engenders.


Let Fall: Hysteria And The Psychoanalytic Act, Matthew W. Oyer 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Let Fall: Hysteria And The Psychoanalytic Act, Matthew W. Oyer

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This text proposes to examine the contemporary crisis of psychoanalysis by taking seriously feminist critiques of the theory’s phallocentrism, but arguing that the phallus cannot be metaphorically or metonymically replaced by any substitutive term, as most revisionist theories of psychoanalysis have sought to do. Castration is the central psychoanalytic concept, though the theory always seeks to cover it over. In order to develop a psychoanalysis that can confront this castration that is always repressed and yet, in its persistent return, continuously disrupts the continuity of psychoanalytic theory, a detour is proposed, returning to the origins of psychoanalysis and taking ...


Disclaimer, 2016 Cleveland State University

Disclaimer

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents, Regennia N. Williams PhD 2016 Initiative for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in the History of Africa and the Diaspora

Table Of Contents, Regennia N. Williams Phd

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


The Circumference Of Community, Patricia A. F. O'Luanaigh MA 2016 California Institute of Integral Studies

The Circumference Of Community, Patricia A. F. O'Luanaigh Ma

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Souvenir Program Booklet For The Women And Spirituality Symposium, Regennia N. Williams PhD, Patricia A. F. O'Luanaigh MA 2016 Initiative for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in the History of Africa and the Diaspora

Souvenir Program Booklet For The Women And Spirituality Symposium, Regennia N. Williams Phd, Patricia A. F. O'Luanaigh Ma

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


The Normative Architecture Of Reality: Towards An Object-Oriented Ethics, Justin L. Harmon 2016 University of Kentucky

The Normative Architecture Of Reality: Towards An Object-Oriented Ethics, Justin L. Harmon

Theses and Dissertations--Philosophy

The fact-value distinction has structured and still structures ongoing debates in metaethics, and all of the major positions in the field (expressivism, cognitivist realism, and moral error theory) subscribe to it. In contrast, I claim that the fact-value distinction is a contingent product of our intellectual history and a prime object for questioning. The most forceful reason for rejecting the distinction is that it presupposes a problematic understanding of the subject-object divide whereby one tends to view humans as the sole source of normativity in the world. My dissertation aims to disclose the background against which human ethical praxis is ...


Narrative And The Reconfiguration Of The Humanist Subject In Robbe-Grillet, Ballard, And Ligotti, Zachary L. Acosta-Lewis 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University

Narrative And The Reconfiguration Of The Humanist Subject In Robbe-Grillet, Ballard, And Ligotti, Zachary L. Acosta-Lewis

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the utility of the novels, short stories, critical writing, and generically indistinct work of Alain Robbe-Grillet, J.G. Ballard, and Thomas Ligotti in developing a critique of the contemporary manifestations of liberal humanist social, economic, and political subjectivities. To this end, the concurrence of formal fragmentation and sublime aesthetics in early Gothic fiction models the manner in which narrative structures can appropriate structural tropes of dominant institutions, critically reflecting ideological fracture. Read according to the assemblative approach outlined by Deleuze and Guattari, these authors serve as a productive and incisive response to the hegemony of capitalist territorialization ...


Proto-Postmodernism: Constructing Postmodern Ethics Through Cold War Literature And Theory, Rock LaManna 2016 Hamline University

Proto-Postmodernism: Constructing Postmodern Ethics Through Cold War Literature And Theory, Rock Lamanna

Departmental Honors Projects

While postmodern theory and literature is typically viewed as either “anti-humanist” or a rejection of Humanism, this essay reconsiders these assumptions by exploring ethical questions in early postmodern novels and theory, referred to as “proto-postmodernism.” For proto-postmodernists such as Hannah Arendt, Albert Camus, Ralph Ellison, Joseph Heller, and Kurt Vonnegut, Humanism—the ethical framework that asserts a centered “self” and a collective “metanarrative” of human progress—causes and legitimates violence, yet in their theories and literature, they promote the humanist value of dignity in their critiques of modern ethics and politics. To examine this hybrid stance toward Humanism, the first ...


Beckett Beckons: Abductive Approaches To The Post-Human Present, Dan Mellamphy 2015 Western University

Beckett Beckons: Abductive Approaches To The Post-Human Present, Dan Mellamphy

Dan Mellamphy

No abstract provided.


Marx And Social Justice: Ethics And Natural Law In The Critique Of Political Economy, George McCarthy 2015 Kenyon College

Marx And Social Justice: Ethics And Natural Law In The Critique Of Political Economy, George Mccarthy

George E. McCarthy

No abstract provided.


The Contemporary Relevance Of Carl Schmitt: Law, Politics, Theology, Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström, Panu Minkkinen 2015 Lund University

The Contemporary Relevance Of Carl Schmitt: Law, Politics, Theology, Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström, Panu Minkkinen

Matilda Arvidsson

What does Carl Schmitt have to offer to ongoing debates about sovereignty, globalization, spatiality, the nature of the political, and political theology? Can Schmitt’s positions and concepts offer insights that might help us understand our concrete present-day situation? Works on Schmitt usually limit themselves to historically isolating Schmitt into his Weimar or post-Weimar context, to reading him together with classics of political and legal philosophy, or to focusing exclusively on a particular aspect of Schmitt’s writings. Bringing together an international, and interdisciplinary, range of contributors, this book explores the question of Schmitt’s relevance for an understanding of ...


Building Bridges To Distant Shores, Stephen C. Angle 2015 Wesleyan University

Building Bridges To Distant Shores, Stephen C. Angle

Stephen C. Angle

Late in 1987, having graduated from college and headed to Taiwan to study more Chinese, I decided to attend an international conference on Confucianism. At lunchtime on the first day I was sitting by myself, intimidated by the luminaries all around, when a smiling scholar sat down across from me, introduced himself as Roger Ames, and immediately made me feel at home. (Although he did question the wisdom of my intention to attend a graduate school other than Hawaii.) 1987 also saw the publication of Thinking Through Confucius, Roger’s seminal collaboration with David Hall; shortly after I met Roger ...


Building Bridges To Distant Shores, Stephen C. Angle 2015 Wesleyan University

Building Bridges To Distant Shores, Stephen C. Angle

Stephen C. Angle

Late in 1987, having graduated from college and headed to Taiwan to study more Chinese, I decided to attend an international conference on Confucianism. At lunchtime on the first day I was sitting by myself, intimidated by the luminaries all around, when a smiling scholar sat down across from me, introduced himself as Roger Ames, and immediately made me feel at home. (Although he did question the wisdom of my intention to attend a graduate school other than Hawaii.) 1987 also saw the publication of Thinking Through Confucius, Roger’s seminal collaboration with David Hall; shortly after I met Roger ...


Against Totalitarianism: Agamben, Foucault, And The Politics Of Critique, C. Heike Schotten 2015 University of Massachusetts Boston

Against Totalitarianism: Agamben, Foucault, And The Politics Of Critique, C. Heike Schotten

C. Heike Schotten

Despite appearances, Agamben’s engagement with Foucault in Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life is not an extension of Foucault’s analysis of biopolitics but ra-ther a disciplining of Foucault for failing to take Nazism seriously. This moralizing rebuke is the result of methodological divergences between the two thinkers that, I argue, have fun-damental political consequences. Re-reading Foucault’s most explicitly political work of the mid-1970s, I show that Foucault’s commitment to genealogy is aligned with his commitment to “insurrection”—not simply archival or historical, but practical and political insurrection—even as his non-moralizing understanding of critique makes ...


La Redécouverte De La « Via Regia ». Freud Lecteur De Platon, Revue Philosophique De Louvain, N. 113/4 (2015), Pp. 535-567., Marco Solinas 2015 Florence University

La Redécouverte De La « Via Regia ». Freud Lecteur De Platon, Revue Philosophique De Louvain, N. 113/4 (2015), Pp. 535-567., Marco Solinas

Marco Solinas

Résumé — À partir du renvoi à la «maxime de Platon» insérée dans l’avant-dernière page de la première édition de L’interprétation du rêve, l’auteur expose d’abord les convergences entre la conception du rêve de Platon présentée dans La République et les intuitions qui fondent l’édifice métapsychologique freudien. À la lumière des sources textuelles citées par Freud et de ses intérêts, l’auteur avance ensuite l’hypothèse selon laquelle Freud aurait non seulement omis de reconnaître la généalogie théorétique platonicienne de la «via regia menant à la connaissance de l’inconscient», mais aussi utilisé le dialogue antique ...


Historiography In French Theory, Eric J. Guzzi 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Historiography In French Theory, Eric J. Guzzi

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis examines historical writing by drawing on the works of historians, philosophers, theorists and intellectuals, from antiquity to the contemporary moment. In order to answer the demand for scholarship that assembles insights of the Annales historians with other French intellectuals, I treat historians as theorists and theorists as historians. Through the course of my analysis, I examine issues of historical writing such as the scope of historical research and the historian’s task and place; I treat theoretical questions of constructivism, potentiality, agency, causality, teleology, and politics. In order to consolidate these issues into a single analysis, my research ...


Insensible And Inexplicable - On The Two Meanings Of Occult, Florian Sprenger 2015 Digital Cultures Research Lab/Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

Insensible And Inexplicable - On The Two Meanings Of Occult, Florian Sprenger

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While the distinction between spiritualism and science was understood affirmatively as a demarcation of true science against pseudo-science, nowadays, after several Science Wars, it is obvious for us that this distinction does not correspond to the actual practices of science but reflects a work of ‘purification’ typical for modernity in the Latourian sense. In the physico-philosophical surroundings of this boundary epistemological foundations are shaped and modern science is constituted as the primary way to knowledge. Referring to studies on the history of the occult in the early modern period, the article shows that in order to understand the stakes of ...


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