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Comments On Joseph Chan, Confucian Perfectionism, Stephen C. Angle 2016 Wesleyan University

Comments On Joseph Chan, Confucian Perfectionism, Stephen C. Angle

Stephen C. Angle

I approach this encounter with Joseph Chan’s important work on Confucian perfectionism from a fundamentally sympathetic standpoint. Most basically, I agree with two of his key premises. Confucianism is more than a rich historical tradition: it is a live strand of political (and other types of) theory, able to criticize and contribute to our lives today. But for modern Confucianism to be plausible and attractive, it must find a way to embrace the idea of limited government or constitutionalism in a deeper fashion than it did historically. There are many other issues that Joseph covers in his book, and ...


Actions, Reasons And Self-Expression: A Defense Of Subjectivist-Internalism About Reasons, Carolyn P. Plunkett 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Actions, Reasons And Self-Expression: A Defense Of Subjectivist-Internalism About Reasons, Carolyn P. Plunkett

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

The central question of my dissertation is: what makes it the case that certain considerations are reasons for acting? This is a question about the truth-makers of claims about reasons, that is, what makes it the case that one has a reason to Φ rather than Ψ. There are two leading camps in the philosophical debate devoted to answering this question: subjectivism and objectivism. Subjectivist theories hold that one has a reason to do something when one has a non-truth evaluable favoring attitude towards that thing, e.g. desiring it. Objectivist theories insist that one’s desires are irrelevant to ...


Construing Character: Virtue As A Cognitive-Affective Processing System, Denise Vigani 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Construing Character: Virtue As A Cognitive-Affective Processing System, Denise Vigani

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

This dissertation, Construing Character: Virtue as a Cognitive-Affective Processing System, develops an empirically plausible account of neo-Aristotelian virtue based on the psychological model of personality as a cognitive-affective processing system. The psychological model holds that an individual’s subjective construal of a situation is crucial to understanding that individual’s behavior. The account of virtue developed in the dissertation begins, therefore, with an elaboration of the distinctive way in which the virtuous person construes situations, which is used to develop and defend a McDowellian view of practical reasoning. Aristotle’s method of individuating the virtues is defended and employed to ...


Dawn Or Doom: The Risks And Rewards Of Emerging Technologies, Diana Hancock, Steve Tally, Gerry McCartney, Michele Arthur 2016 Purdue University

Dawn Or Doom: The Risks And Rewards Of Emerging Technologies, Diana Hancock, Steve Tally, Gerry Mccartney, Michele Arthur

Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session

Dawn or Doom is a free and open to the public conference at Purdue where we focus on benefits and risks surrounding some of the technologies that are both the most disruptive to current practices and being adopted the fastest. A collection of Purdue faculty experts and some outside speakers showcase their many perspectives related to this technology explosion, explore conditions that will foster innovation and investment into the next generation, and address the big-picture issues where both optimism and pessimism are warranted.


Solution Of The Disclosure Problem, William F. Cahill, B.A., LL.B., J.C.D. 2016 St. John's University School of Law

Solution Of The Disclosure Problem, William F. Cahill, B.A., Ll.B., J.C.D.

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


The Problem Case - Disclosure, 2016 St. John's University School of Law

The Problem Case - Disclosure

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Immigration - A Legal And Moral Problem, Joseph T. Tinnelly, C.M. 2016 St. John's University School of Law

Immigration - A Legal And Moral Problem, Joseph T. Tinnelly, C.M.

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Fish Pain: An Inconvenient Truth, Culum Brown 2016 Macquarie University

Fish Pain: An Inconvenient Truth, Culum Brown

Culum Brown

Whether fish feel pain is a hot political topic. The consequences of our denial are huge given the billions of fish that are slaughtered annually for human consumption. The economic costs of changing our commercial fishery harvest practices are also likely to be great. Key outlines a structure-function analogy of pain in humans, tries to force that template on the rest of the vertebrate kingdom, and fails. His target article has so far elicited 34 commentaries from scientific experts from a broad range of disciplines; only three of these support his position. The broad consensus from the scientific community is ...


Stop Factory Farming For The Sake Of Humanity!, Alexander V. DiMauro 2016 Salve Regina University

Stop Factory Farming For The Sake Of Humanity!, Alexander V. Dimauro

ENV 434 Environmental Justice

Abstract: The world is being destroyed. We do not care about the mistreatment of animals in factory farms because of our consumeristic taste buds, but this gluttony is even more problematic than we think. It is blinding us from an even larger factor at stake. Our factory farming methods are a leading contributor in the causes of global warming. What this means for us is that our consumption has a direct impact on our destruction. We need to think big, and act. The only way to combat this issue is through taking courses of action that will force people to ...


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 ...


A Machiavellian Christian: Analyzing The Political Theology Of 'The Prince', John G. Addison 2016 University of Arkansas

A Machiavellian Christian: Analyzing The Political Theology Of 'The Prince', John G. Addison

History Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper attempts to reconsider the role that Christian religion played in the political philosophy of Niccolò Machiavelli, focusing specifically on The Prince. Despite regnant popular and scholastic opinion, this paper posits that Machiavelli's ideological foundation falls squarely into the theological and moral traditions and scripture of Christianity, and is thus an inseparable element of the political theory of Machiavelli. Further, this work seeks to illustrate the presence of orthodox political and religious beliefs contained within The Prince and throughout the Machiavellian corpus, focusing on the socio-political milieu of Renaissance Florence and the broader traditions of humanist thought. In ...


Contract Ethics And The Problem Of Collective Action, Tyler W. Stolt 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Contract Ethics And The Problem Of Collective Action, Tyler W. Stolt

Philosophy Undergraduate Honors Theses

Collective action problems are a unique family of puzzles in ethics about what people do together. These puzzles pervade our modern and globalized world. In collective harms, individual actions lead to a serious moral wrong; yet, the individual actions themselves do not seem to be moral wrongs. In collective benefits, individuals fail to bring about serious moral good; yet, individual actions do not seem to be morally wrong. In this paper, I will explore three different ways of grounding reasons why we ought not participate in the production of collective harms (or, refrain from producing a collective benefit). I argue ...


Authenticity As Compassionate Being In The World, Rosemary Season 2016 Dominican University of California

Authenticity As Compassionate Being In The World, Rosemary Season

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

This paper will present a thesis on what it means to be authentic in the world and how a person can cultivate an authentic being. I will argue that being authentic leads to a healthier self that lives her life to its fullest potential and how being authentic will result in a more compassionate and ethical self.


Plato's Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Emmanuelle M. McKinney 2016 Clackamas High School

Plato's Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Emmanuelle M. Mckinney

Young Historians Conference

Plato is undeniably one of the most influential men in the history of Western philosophy, and he deeply examined a remarkable number of diverse fields. However, in the attempt to understand his various writings, scholars too often over-categorize Plato’s work without recognizing that there are no partitioning lines between subjects: they are all blended together to form a complex body of thought. This paper summarizes Plato’s philosophy of ethics, with a focus on its inclusion of many contrasting disciplines.


The Prisoner's Right To Hear Mass; Sunday Laws; Religious Provision In Corporate Charter; Religious Requirements For Tax Exemption; Professional Disciplining Of Attorneys, 2016 St. John's University School of Law

The Prisoner's Right To Hear Mass; Sunday Laws; Religious Provision In Corporate Charter; Religious Requirements For Tax Exemption; Professional Disciplining Of Attorneys

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Justice Denied - The Ellis Case, Henry M. Leen 2016 St. John's University School of Law

Justice Denied - The Ellis Case, Henry M. Leen

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


The Supreme Court - An Operational Survey, John T. Fey 2016 St. John's University School of Law

The Supreme Court - An Operational Survey, John T. Fey

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Some General Criteria Of Morality, William F. Cahill, B.A., LL.B., J.C.D. 2016 St. John's University School of Law

Some General Criteria Of Morality, William F. Cahill, B.A., Ll.B., J.C.D.

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Natural Law Jurisprudence In Legal Practice, William F. Cahill, B.A., LL.B., J.C.D. 2016 St. John's University School of Law

Natural Law Jurisprudence In Legal Practice, William F. Cahill, B.A., Ll.B., J.C.D.

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Solution Of The Problem Cases, William F. Cahill, B.A., LL.B., J.C.D. 2016 St. John's University School of Law

Solution Of The Problem Cases, William F. Cahill, B.A., Ll.B., J.C.D.

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


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