The Search For Certainty: A Pragmatist Critique Of Society’S Focus On Biological Childbearing, 2016 Portland State University
The Search For Certainty: A Pragmatist Critique Of Society’S Focus On Biological Childbearing, Jamie P. Ross
Jamie P Ross
Spaces Of Visibility And Identity, 2016 East Tennessee State University
Spaces Of Visibility And Identity, Shelby R. Purdy
Undergraduate Honors Theses
“Spaces of Visibility and Identity” is an exploration on how being immersed in constant visibility has an effect on an individual’s identity. Visibility is not a narrow term meant to signify solely observation; rather, visibility is the state of existing within a world that does not allow for total isolation. To exist within the world is to be visible to others, and this visibility is inescapable. Visibility can be seen as a presentation or a disclosure of oneself to other beings. Existing within the world inevitably implies that one is presenting oneself to others, whether or not the presentation ...
“Insane For The Destination:” Disrupting The Teleological Impulses Of Sylvia Plath’S Ariel And Adrienne Rich’S Diving Into The Wreck, 2016 College of William and Mary
“Insane For The Destination:” Disrupting The Teleological Impulses Of Sylvia Plath’S Ariel And Adrienne Rich’S Diving Into The Wreck, Noah Christopher Brooksher
College of William & Mary Undergraduate Honors Theses
Despite their complex poetry, the critical scholarship of Sylvia Plath and Adrienne Rich has been dominated by oversimplistic and reductive biographical and feminist readings that fail to engage with the nuanced texts. By contrast, this paper intends to examine these poets through a post-structuralist feminist framework. Not only does such a perspective challenge pre-existing critical assumptions of both poets’ work, but it also draws attention to their key differences: their treatment of selfhood and history. In Ariel, Plath’s rejection of a final, transcendent telos informs a poetics that challenges the romantic humanist view of the uniform subject predicated on ...
Sexual Morality And Owning Our Own Bodies, 2016 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois
Sexual Morality And Owning Our Own Bodies, Sarah E. Foreman
Ethics Essay Contest
In our current age of “hook-up cultures” and premarital sex, the issue of sexual morality in our society is one that must be addressed. As the younger generations become sexually active at earlier times in their lives, we need to discuss appropriate views of sexual activity and the moral limitations of sexual acts. Conventional sexual morality will tell us that sex outside of marriage is immoral. Another sexual ethic might claim that sex without love is not morally permissible. However, in today’s changing and ever more liberal society, it is important for us to come to terms with a ...
Nature, Feminism, And Flourishing: Human Nature And The Feminist Ethics Of Flourishing, 2016 Marquette University
Nature, Feminism, And Flourishing: Human Nature And The Feminist Ethics Of Flourishing, Celeste D. Harvey
Dissertations (2009 -)
This dissertation examines the viability of a feminist ethic of flourishing. The possibility of a eudaimonist, or flourishing-based, ethic adapted for the needs of feminist ethics and politics has recently been raised by a number of feminist moral philosophers. However, in these discussions, the degree to which an ethic of flourishing requires a substantive conception of human nature has not been adequately addressed. Flourishing-based ethical theories appear to require a substantive account of the kind of thing whose flourishing is to be promoted, while contemporary academic feminism is characterized by a strong suspicion toward claims about human nature. Chapter one ...
Turn Me On Or Off: A Study On Epigenetics And Merleau-Ponty In Angela Carter’S “The Lady Of The House Of Love”, 2016 Florida International University
Turn Me On Or Off: A Study On Epigenetics And Merleau-Ponty In Angela Carter’S “The Lady Of The House Of Love”, Solsiree Lynn Skarlinsky
FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This study aims to trace points of intersection between the too often divorced disciplines of literature, continental philosophy, and the hard sciences in Angela Carter’s “The Lady of the House of Love.” In short, this thesis will not only explore how such conversations surface within the short story, but will also serve as an explication of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy of body and space, and the theory of epigenetics. Through these explications, the thesis itself will also gear one discipline towards the other as both theories intimately bind the environment with the body, and the body with the environment ...
David Novak And The Crisis Of Modern Jewish Thought, 2016 Xavier University - Cincinnati
David Novak And The Crisis Of Modern Jewish Thought, Steven Frankel
No abstract provided.
Tesitmony As Significance Negotiation, 2016 The University of Western Ontario
Tesitmony As Significance Negotiation, Jennifer F. Epp
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This dissertation addresses the following questions: How should epistemologists conceptualize testimony? What do people use testimony to do? And why does ‘what people do’ with testimony matter epistemically? In response to these questions I both define and characterize testimony.
While doing so I argue for the following answers, given here very briefly: What do people do when they testify? They tell each other things and avow that those things are true, offering their statements to others as reasons to believe. More importantly, they interact with each other in order to negotiate about significance. Why do these activities matter epistemically? Because ...
Wicked Problems And Transdisciplinarity Workshop., 2016 Grand Valley State University
Wicked Problems And Transdisciplinarity Workshop., Danielle Lake
Danielle L Lake
Homonationalism: From Critique To Diagnosis, Or, We Are All Homonational Now, 2016 University of Massachusetts Boston
Homonationalism: From Critique To Diagnosis, Or, We Are All Homonational Now, C. Heike Schotten
C. Heike Schotten
Feminist Futures And Campus Changes: Dismantling Ursinus College's Greek Life, 2016 Ursinus College
Feminist Futures And Campus Changes: Dismantling Ursinus College's Greek Life, Jordan Ostrum
Richard T. Schellhase Essay Prize in Ethics
No abstract provided.
Antithetical Commentaries On X, Y And The Disruption Of Being, 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University
Antithetical Commentaries On X, Y And The Disruption Of Being, Eva Rocha
Theses and Dissertations
Through discursive essays and poetic narrative, Antithetical Commentaries on X, Y and the Disruption of Being explores the tenuous relationship between modes of measurement and the struggle for human relevance in the post-contemporary digital age. In the introductory essay, “Not the Feather, but the Bird”, I give an overview of the inherent problems of object-oriented ontology, and how it relates to aesthetics and social issues of our times. In the Developmental Overview, I detail how I developed my installation approach and techniques, particularly with regard to the three-way dynamic of the artist:work:viewer relationship and how it can encourage ...
Equal Representation For Women: Why It Is Unjust For Men To Represent The Majority In Government When Writing And Passing Legislation Regarding Women's Reproductive Rights, 2016 University of Colorado, Boulder
Equal Representation For Women: Why It Is Unjust For Men To Represent The Majority In Government When Writing And Passing Legislation Regarding Women's Reproductive Rights, Arielle Berne
Undergraduate Honors Theses
Women's reproductive rights are an extremely contentious issue in the United States. I argue that women must be equally represented in government for it to be just to write and pass legislation regarding women's reproductive rights. Throughout this thesis, I consider reproductive rights as negative rights that aim to protect procreative liberty for women. Procreative liberty is the freedom for people to choose to either procreate or refrain from doing so. As a negative right, procreative liberty is the protection of a man or woman’s ability to make the choice to procreate without interference from others or ...
The Tension Between Traditional Consent And Affirmative Consent: A Kantian Solution, 2016 University of Akron
The Tension Between Traditional Consent And Affirmative Consent: A Kantian Solution, Marissa N. Deshon
Honors Research Projects
In this paper I analyze the issues present in the standard form of consent in contrast to the new form of affirmative consent being implemented across college campuses. I then offer a Kantian solution to the rape myths and beliefs present in our current rape culture. This view of sexual morality can then help the new affirmative consent laws function as they aim to.
The Public Vs. The Private, 2016 Augustana College
The Public Vs. The Private, Elise "Alice" G. Roberson
Mary Wollstonecraft Writing Award
No abstract provided.
Sari Not Sorry: A Discussion On Whether Or Not Gulabi Gang's Feminist Vigilantism Is Necessary In A Welfare State, Namrata Mohan
Scripps Senior Theses
The Gulabi Gang is a feminist vigilante based in northern India. They are known as a group that uses physical violence to fight systems of oppressive power. The idea of a Gulabi Gang vigilante, interacting with the people and the state will be discussed, while incorporating John Locke’s social contract theory into the argument as a way to critique vigilantism, or as a basis of critique to then argue why the Gulabi Gang’s vigilantism is necessary. After both sides of argument are weighed, possible solutions of how the Gulabi Gang can better their organization will be discussed in ...
Cultivating Wildness, 2016 University of Montana
Cultivating Wildness, Christopher Reed
Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers
The thesis discusses wildness within the context of agriculture. Wildness can be characterized as autonomous, innate and Other. As autonomous, wildness can never be fully controlled. Because it is innate, wildness is inborn in human beings and inherent in the Other-than-human world. As Other, wildness cannot be fully understood. Because wildness is Other, our only avenue to knowledge is experience of the Other-than-human world through which wildness is present.
Our ultimate concern is the wildness inherent in humans. By experiencing manifestations of wildness, we provide ourselves with opportunities for co-creation. Co-creation requires humans to be receptive to the Other-than-human world ...
Care And Justice: Reading Mencius, Kant, And Gilligan Comparatively, 2015 Nanyang Technological University
Care And Justice: Reading Mencius, Kant, And Gilligan Comparatively, Chenyang Li
No abstract provided.
"The Indeterminacy Of Race: The Dilemma Of Difference In Medicine And Health Care", 2015 Portland State University
"The Indeterminacy Of Race: The Dilemma Of Difference In Medicine And Health Care", Jamie P. Ross
Jamie P Ross
The Visual Memoir Project: Searching For An Art Of Memory, 2015 The University of British Columbia
The Visual Memoir Project: Searching For An Art Of Memory, Blake Smith
Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education
This essay describes an in-progress arts-based dissertation project that attempts “visual life writing” (Sinner & Owen, 2011) as photographic memoir. Spanning several years to date, the series addresses the idea of visually archiving the self through an everyday photographic ritual. Ruminations on loss, presence/absence, and the passage of time are given creative and emotional consideration from behind the camera. Through narrative reflections on my experiences as an artist, teacher, and researcher, the process of art-making is brought alongside the images themselves. Drawing as its subject matter selected scenes, encounters, and objects from everyday life, I share how the project came ...