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Trojan Women And Devil Baby Tales: Jane Addams On Domestic Violence, Marilyn Fischer 2010 University of Dayton

Trojan Women And Devil Baby Tales: Jane Addams On Domestic Violence, Marilyn Fischer

Philosophy Faculty Publications

In this discussion I will show how Addams used these bodies of knowledge in shaping a pragmatist-feminist analysis of the devil baby tales and of domestic violence. Pragmatists begin with people's concrete experience within specific, lived contexts and then return to experience to test their theories and concepts. Feminist pragmatists such as Addams give women's experiences central place. In her analysis of the devil baby tales and domestic violence, Addams presents the most marginalized women, not merely as victims, but as agents and artists in their own right.


Animals As Friends, Cynthia Townley 2010 Macquarie University

Animals As Friends, Cynthia Townley

Between the Species

Whether animals, especially companion animals, count as friends depends on the conception of friendship as well as on the conception of animals. Some accounts of friendship can include (other than human) animals more easily than others. I present an argument in favour of characterising some animal-human connections as friendships, and address some of the standard objections to this characterisation. It might seem that under any conception of friendship, characterising animals as (potential) friends would likely lead to better treatment of animals, as various kinds of ill-treatment or use would not be consistent with treating someone as a friend. However, concern …


Extreme Humanism: Heidegger, Buber, And The Threshold Of Language, Frank Garrett 2010 University of Texas at Dallas

Extreme Humanism: Heidegger, Buber, And The Threshold Of Language, Frank Garrett

Between the Species

Throughout this essay I attempt to bring into focus what I see as the thorniest point of proximity between two giants in twentieth-century ontology; that is, the nature of language in the delineation between human beings and animals within the work of Martin Heidegger and Martin Buber. I consider Heidegger’s conception of world in an attempt to understand how he sees the abyss—as well as the bridge—between animals and humankind. Buber’s more encompassing view of being seems to be a fruitful catalyst for moving Heidegger closer to something at which he hints but from which he withdraws. By exploring the …


Innocent And Innocuous: The Case Against Animal Research, Joel Marks 2010 University of New Haven and Yale Unviersity

Innocent And Innocuous: The Case Against Animal Research, Joel Marks

Between the Species

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Second Nature And Animal Life, Stefano Di Brisco 2010 The New School, New York

Second Nature And Animal Life, Stefano Di Brisco

Between the Species

I am concerned in this paper with McDowell's account of human uniqueness in nature in terms of a fundamental difference between humans and animals. I try to show that the concept of that difference is relevant for a Wittgensteinian understanding of the place of rationality in nature. I then develop an internal criticism of McDowell's transcendental way of approaching this topic by using Diamond's insights about the importance of the details for a realistic philosophical account of human mindedness. My aim is to show that the difference between humans and animals is constitutive of our understanding of what it means …


Husbandry To Industry: Animal Agriculture, Ethics And Public Policy, Jes Harfeld 2010 Aarhus University

Husbandry To Industry: Animal Agriculture, Ethics And Public Policy, Jes Harfeld

Between the Species

The industrialisation of agriculture has led to considerable alterations at both the technological and economical levels of animal farming. Several animal welfare issues of modern animal agriculture – e.g. stress and stereotypical behaviour – can be traced back to the industrialised intensification of housing and numbers of animals in production. Although these welfare issues dictate ethical criticism, it is the claim of this article that such direct welfare issues are only the forefront of a greater systemic ethical problem inherent to industrialisation. Consequently, this article provides an analysis of the foundational ethical problems in animal agriculture which derive from (I) …


Discourse First, Cages Second: A New Locus For Animal Liberation, Brianne Donaldson 2010 Claremont School of Theology

Discourse First, Cages Second: A New Locus For Animal Liberation, Brianne Donaldson

Between the Species

The Animal that was named, categorized, and excluded from the human community by the Greeks has seeped into society at multiple points. This Animal now exists in a paradoxical limbo where she is both excluded from social standing and moral consideration while at the same time being included, utilized and discussed within all sectors of society from advertising to philosophy, neuroscience to the pet industry, religion to farming. Thus, animals have been caught up in multiple mechanisms of explanatory terminology, symbolic use, and physical captivity which all work together to create a Discourse of the Animal, which is employed both …


Review Of Jean Kazez's Animalkind: What We Owe To Animals, James Stanescu 2010 Mercer University

Review Of Jean Kazez's Animalkind: What We Owe To Animals, James Stanescu

Between the Species

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Against Strong Copyright In E-Business, Dylan E. Wittkower 2010 Old Dominion University

Against Strong Copyright In E-Business, Dylan E. Wittkower

Philosophy Faculty Publications

As digital media give increasing power to users—power to reproduce, share, remix, and otherwise make use of content—businesses based on content provision are forced to either turn to technological and legal means of disempowering users, or to change their business models. By looking at Lockean and Kantian theories as applied to intellectual property rights, we see that business is not justified in disempowering users in this way, and that these theories obligate e-business to find new business models. Utilitarian considerations support disempowering users in this way in some circumstances and for the time being, but also show that there is …


Mr. Monk Meets Alexander The Great, D. E. Wittkower 2010 Old Dominion University

Mr. Monk Meets Alexander The Great, D. E. Wittkower

Philosophy Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Mr. Monk And The Death Drive, Giancarlo Tarantino, D. E. Wittkower 2010 Old Dominion University

Mr. Monk And The Death Drive, Giancarlo Tarantino, D. E. Wittkower

Philosophy Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Sixth Tseten Zhabdrung, Jigme Rigpai Lodro, Nicole Willock 2010 Old Dominion University

The Sixth Tseten Zhabdrung, Jigme Rigpai Lodro, Nicole Willock

Philosophy Faculty Publications

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Jigme Rigpai Lodro ('jigs med rigs pa'i blo gros), the Sixth Tseten Zhabdrung (tshe tan zhabs drung), was born on May 31, 1910, the twenty-second day of the fourth month of the iron dog year in the fifteenth rab byung cycle. He was the second youngest of eight children born to his father Yang Cai, whose Tibetan name was Lobzang Tashi (blo bzang bkra shis), and his mother, Lhamotar (lha mo thar). His birthplace, Yadzi (ya rdzi), is more commonly known today by its Chinese name, Jishi Town (Jishi zhen 积石镇) in today's Xunhua Salar Autonomous County of …


Making Parents: Conventions, Intentions, And Biological Connections, Yvette Pearson, Stephen Scales (Ed.), Linda Oravecz (Ed.), Adam Potthast (Ed.) 2010 Old Dominion University

Making Parents: Conventions, Intentions, And Biological Connections, Yvette Pearson, Stephen Scales (Ed.), Linda Oravecz (Ed.), Adam Potthast (Ed.)

Philosophy Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Aesthetics Of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri): From The Scientific Laboratory To An Artwork, Silvia Casini 2010 Observa Science in Society

The Aesthetics Of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri): From The Scientific Laboratory To An Artwork, Silvia Casini

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal Archive)

This article investigates the aesthetic potential of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), a medical imaging technique, both inside the laboratory and in the arts. By combining Rancière’s understanding of aesthetics with Merleau-Ponty’s notion of embodied perception, it argues that an image-generating technique conceived in the scientific field can successfully migrate into the realm of fine art, opening up new aesthetic and perceptual possibilities. Although aesthetic qualities are already present in the laboratory, they remain hidden by the necessity of reading the image-data obtained according to the interpretative framework of the medical discourse. Two paths are covered: the first goes from the …


Musical Presence: Towards A New Philosophy Of Music, Charles Ford 2010 University of London

Musical Presence: Towards A New Philosophy Of Music, Charles Ford

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal Archive)

Most recent writings about the philosophy of music have taken an analytic or linguistic approach, focusing on terms such as meaning, metaphor, emotions and expression, invariably from the perspective of the individual listener or composer. This essay seeks to develop an alternative, phenomenological framework for thinking about music by avoiding these terms, and by extrapolating from the writings of Hegel, Husserl, and Heidegger. On the basis of discussions of musical time, its multiple levels of matter, and its internal dialectics, the essay presents a particular understanding of “style” as the primary basis for mediation between production and reception. It concludes …


A Functional Model Of The Aesthetic Response, Daniel Conrad 2010 Rhode Island School of Design

A Functional Model Of The Aesthetic Response, Daniel Conrad

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal Archive)

In a process of somatic evolution, the brain semi-randomly generates initially-unstable neural circuits that are selectively stabilized if they succeed in making sense out of raw sensory input. The human aesthetic response serves the function of stabilizing the circuits that successfully mediate perception and interpretation, making those faculties more agile, conferring selective advantage. It is triggered by structures in art and nature that provoke the making of sense. Art is deliberate human action aimed at triggering the aesthetic response in others; thus, if successful, it serves the same function of making perception and interpretation more agile. These few principles initiate …


Interpretation, Sincerity & "Theory", John Gibson 2010 University of Louisville

Interpretation, Sincerity & "Theory", John Gibson

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal Archive)

No abstract provided.


Allowing The Accidental; The Interplay Between Intentionality And Realism In Photographic Art, Katrina Mitcheson 2010 Bath Spa University

Allowing The Accidental; The Interplay Between Intentionality And Realism In Photographic Art, Katrina Mitcheson

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal Archive)

We experience photographs both as intentional and as prone to the accidental. The photograph is both capable of being an artwork with its own, constructed world and of drawing our attention to the reality of the objects used in creating it. In this article I employ the insights contained in the concepts of Barthes’ studium and punctum in order to explore how the artist’s intentions and the realism of photography interact aesthetically. I advance the idea that a unique aesthetics of photography can be rooted in the tension between the intentional, culturally coded message of a photograph and the emanation …


Response To Critics, Laurent Stern 2010 Rutgers University

Response To Critics, Laurent Stern

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal Archive)

No abstract provided.


Interpretations: Deep, Reasonable, And Free, Paul Guyer 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Interpretations: Deep, Reasonable, And Free, Paul Guyer

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal Archive)

No abstract provided.


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