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The Psychology Of Plato's Republic: Taking Book 10 Into Account, Daniel Mailick Sep 2018

The Psychology Of Plato's Republic: Taking Book 10 Into Account, Daniel Mailick

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Three puzzles motivate this dissertation. First, how much does Republic Book 10 contribute to the dialogue’s main argument? For centuries, commentators have found Book 10 to be a puzzling and disappointing conclusion to the dialogue. The second puzzle is the important and still much debated question of whether Plato considered the parts of the soul to be independent and agent-like (as ‘realists’ interpret the dialogue) or not (as ‘deflationists’ argue). The third puzzle regards an issue that is much less discussed in the literature, namely the Republic’s notion of character. On the one hand, Socrates never launches an ...


Some Reflections On The Field Of Sermon Studies, Robert Ellison Aug 2018

Some Reflections On The Field Of Sermon Studies, Robert Ellison

Robert Ellison

Multidisciplinary endeavours with the word ‘studies’ in their names have brought like-minded scholars together for over sixty years. Those specializing in certain parts of the world, for example, can join the North American Conference on British Studies (founded in 1950), the British Association for American Studies (1955), the African Studies Association (1957), or a host of other groups. Similarly, organisations for scholars interested in specific time periods include the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (1983), the Society for Renaissance Studies (1967) and the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies. Finally, students of politics, gender and other aspects ...


Effect Of Root Cause Analysis On Pre-Licensure, Senior-Level Nursing Students’ Safe Medication Administration Practices, Kristi Miller Aug 2018

Effect Of Root Cause Analysis On Pre-Licensure, Senior-Level Nursing Students’ Safe Medication Administration Practices, Kristi Miller

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Aim: The aim of this study was to examine if student nurse participation in root cause analysis has the potential to reduce harm to patients from medication errors by increasing student nurse sensitivity to signal and responder bias.

Background: Schools of nursing have traditionally relied on strategies that focus on individual characteristics and responsibility to prevent harm to patients. The modern patient safety movement encourages utilization of systems theory strategies like Root Cause Analysis (RCA). The Patient Risk Detection Theory (Despins, Scott-Cawiezell, & Rouder, 2010) supports the use of nurse training to reduce harm to patients.

Method. Descriptive and inferential analyses of the demographic and major study variables were conducted. Validity and reliability assessments for the instruments were performed.

The Safe Administration of Medications-Revised Scale (Bravo, 2014) was used to measure sensitivity to signal. The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ; Sexton et al., 2006) was used to assess responder bias; this was the first use of this instrument ...


Annie Dillard: At The Altar Of Nature, Kelley A. Kasul Aug 2018

Annie Dillard: At The Altar Of Nature, Kelley A. Kasul

Masters Theses

This thesis intends to delve into Annie Dillard’s time spent at Tinker Creek. Why Dillard chose to go into nature is critiqued, as well as what she found. One of the things it appears Annie Dillard sought and found was a connection to the Divine. She had been searching for this connection in various churches but had not found what she needed there. There is another, perhaps more pressing, issue of the mystical journey Dillard went on as well. This was an internal journey, not a physical journey. Both of these topics are vetted for the purposes of furthering ...


Complete Issue 10(2) Jul 2018

Complete Issue 10(2)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 10, issue 2, January 1973) of Speaker & Gavel.


The Library Of Robert Morris, Civil Rights Lawyer & Activist, Laurel Davis, Mary Sarah Bilder Jun 2018

The Library Of Robert Morris, Civil Rights Lawyer & Activist, Laurel Davis, Mary Sarah Bilder

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

This article analyzes the Robert Morris library, the only known extant, antebellum, African American-owned library. The seventy-five titles, including two unique pamphlet compilations, reveal Morris’s intellectual commitment to full citizenship, equality, and participation for people of color. The article provides a model for the interpretation of lawyers' libraries.


The Utah Statesman, June 12, 2018, Utah State University Jun 2018

The Utah Statesman, June 12, 2018, Utah State University

The Utah Statesman

Weekly student newspaper of Utah State University in Logan.


List: Participants In The Campaign Techniques Workshop, National Women’S Education Fund. Jun 2018

List: Participants In The Campaign Techniques Workshop, National Women’S Education Fund.

Saffy Collection Textual

A participant list in the Campaign Techniques Workshop for the National Women's Education Fund held in Atlanta, Georgia. July 26-29, 1974.


Religious Inequality In America, Melissa J. Wilde, Patricia Tevington, Wensong Shen Jun 2018

Religious Inequality In America, Melissa J. Wilde, Patricia Tevington, Wensong Shen

Departmental Papers (Sociology)

Sociology has largely ignored class differences between American religious groups under the assumption that those differences “are smaller than they used to be and are getting smaller all of the time” (Pyle & Davidson, 2014, p. 195). This article demonstrates that profound class differences remain amongst American religious groups. These differences are as large as—or larger than—commonly examined forms of inequality such as the gender pay gap and the race achievement gap. Using the most popular categorization of American religious groups, we find that regardless of the particular measure examined (years of education, income, socioeconomic index score, and proportion ...


The Ideologies And Outcomes Of The French And American Revolutions, Donald D. Palmer Jun 2018

The Ideologies And Outcomes Of The French And American Revolutions, Donald D. Palmer

Masters Theses

One effective way to compare the fruits of biblical Christianity with modernism is to contrast the ideologies and outcomes of the American and French Revolutions. Pre-revolutionary America was rich with biblical influence. Adherents of both Protestantism and Deism sought a “Christian society,” and while revolutionaries drew from both biblical Reformation and secular Enlightenment thought, much of the latter was biblical thought in secular form. Ministers employed the Bible extensively to support the Revolution. This relative theological consensus encouraged religious practice and a political system that accommodated dispute. Human rights were secure thanks to man’s subordinate position under God. Even ...


The Place Of Spirituality In Social Work: Practitioners’ Personal Views And Beliefs, Alexis Garcia-Irons Jun 2018

The Place Of Spirituality In Social Work: Practitioners’ Personal Views And Beliefs, Alexis Garcia-Irons

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

The integration of spirituality in Social Work is on the rise, but due to the lack of literature on spiritually-involved interventions and applicable integration of spirituality into ones practice, literature suggests social workers do not feel competent or confident in this area of practice. This study explores the attitudes and beliefs of social workers in San Bernardino County towards spirituality in their own practice and social work overall. The data is collected through audio recording individual interviews with each participant, which are then transcribed into transcripts. The transcripts are coded for themes and commonalities among the participants. Results lay ...


Recognizing America's "Religious Nones" And Their Influence On Political And Legal Norms, Samuel Seeds May 2018

Recognizing America's "Religious Nones" And Their Influence On Political And Legal Norms, Samuel Seeds

Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality

No abstract provided.


Confessional Biblical Preaching In The Face Of Whiteness: Challenging The Preacher’S Understanding Of White Supremacy, Laura P. Feille May 2018

Confessional Biblical Preaching In The Face Of Whiteness: Challenging The Preacher’S Understanding Of White Supremacy, Laura P. Feille

Doctor of Ministry Theses

This thesis addresses the need for preachers to hear the voices of people of color, to hear the “prophets in the streets,” specifically African-Americans, and to have their eyes opened to their own white privilege and role in white supremacy. This thesis argues that this is an important step in preachers finding their confessional voices for preaching before they can begin to help the individual members of those congregations become aware of their individual and collective white privilege and role in white supremacy. With the help of black clergy a “Twin Cities Pilgrimage” was created. This involved learning the stories ...


The Sepulchres Of The Fathers Revisited, Sarah Dennis May 2018

The Sepulchres Of The Fathers Revisited, Sarah Dennis

Criticism

No abstract provided.


'Just Call Me Bill': William Taft Brings Spectacle Politics To The Midwest, Jeffrey Bourdon May 2018

'Just Call Me Bill': William Taft Brings Spectacle Politics To The Midwest, Jeffrey Bourdon

Studies in Midwestern History

Historians long rated William Howard Taft’s campaigning ability during the 1908 presidential contest as below average and in need of Theodore Roosevelt’s resuscitation. Recently, they have given Taft more credit for his electioneering appearances. Taft’s ability to teach out to voters was vital to his candidacy because he ran at a time in American political history when the ability to deliver charismatic speeches and shake hands was put at a premium by larger-than-life candidates such as Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, and Eugene Debs.

Taft toured several regions during the campaign, including the Midwest, the South, the Mid-Atlantic ...


Norby Collection Databases, Brookings Businesses Listed By Street Address, Sdsu Archives And Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library May 2018

Norby Collection Databases, Brookings Businesses Listed By Street Address, Sdsu Archives And Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library

Regional Collections

The Databases sub-group is composed of material was compiled by George Norby. This material covers Brookings (S.D.) related topics and includes businesses, historic homes, churches, city and county government, and South Dakota State University. As noted by George Norby within the collection, information compiled in these databases is as accurate as possible and was gathered from the following sources: Brookings County Press, Brookings Register, Brookings County Sentinel, Brookings telephone directories and business directories, Brookings City publications, Brookings County election returns, Brookings County Commission minutes, and records in the Brookings Count Register of Deeds office. While this material is quite ...


Sanborn, Franklin Benjamin, 1831-1917, Letter. May 2018

Sanborn, Franklin Benjamin, 1831-1917, Letter.

Correspondence

Letter, Concord, Mass., to Edwin R. Champlin, Fall River, Mass. Regarding his book and others on John Brown. Also mentions publications on Theodore Parker-Abraham Lincoln correspondence.


T.S. Eliot, "The Waste Land", And Yoga Philosophy, Jessica Cloud May 2018

T.S. Eliot, "The Waste Land", And Yoga Philosophy, Jessica Cloud

Master's Theses

While pursuing his graduate studies at Harvard, T.S. Eliot put a year into deep study of the Yoga Sutras with renowned scholar James Haughton Woods. Yoga, defined in the Sutras as the practice of stopping “the fluctuations of the mind-stuff” (Patañjali 8), provides the possibility of hope and equanimity in Eliot’s poem The Waste Land (1922), which depicts a world seemingly devoid of meaning. Not only can the influence of the Yoga Sutras be seen in the poetic form, style, and voice of The Waste Land and in the explanatory notes to the poem provided by Eliot ...


Postwar Churches Of Christ Mission Work: The Philippines As A Case Study, Brady Kal Cox May 2018

Postwar Churches Of Christ Mission Work: The Philippines As A Case Study, Brady Kal Cox

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

There was a large increase in the number of Churches of Christ missionaries and missionary efforts following World War II (WWII). There were also significant changes and developments in American religious culture following WWII—Churches of Christ were not exempt from these changes. This study examines the question of how postwar developments in American religion influenced missionary efforts of American Churches of Christ by looking at examples of American missionaries in the Philippines.

The study relies heavily on primary sources, including letters and news reports from archival collections, Churches of Christ periodicals, and email correspondence with people familiar with the ...


I'D Strike The Son If He Insulted Me: Milton's And Melville's Flawed Revolutionaries, Benjamin Platt May 2018

I'D Strike The Son If He Insulted Me: Milton's And Melville's Flawed Revolutionaries, Benjamin Platt

Honors Theses AY 17/18

John Milton and Herman Melville, despite 184 years and an ocean of separation, created two of Western literature’s grandest rebels in Satan and Ahab. I propose that these two characters are blueprints for a literary type, that of the fallen revolutionary. Both assert their own equality and try to overthrow the power structures that they feel oppress them in their respective settings, but both, instead of destroying the inequality that drove them to rebel, betray their own cause and comrades by serving only themselves. Both Milton and Melville advocated for increasing political democratization within their societies; Milton fought against ...


Tracing Moral Injury In Us Wars And Implications For The Year 2050, Robert A. Jensen May 2018

Tracing Moral Injury In Us Wars And Implications For The Year 2050, Robert A. Jensen

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Throughout conflicts in history, the psycho-spiritual construct known today as “moral injury” can be found. This term was coined in 1994 out of conceptions of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to describe intense shame and guilt aspects resulting from military service. The challenge comes with extrapolating this injury in the wake of nuances in terminology about related symptoms in conjunction with an evolving consciousness in identifying invisible military-related injuries. With current research and a historic pattern of unnamed moral injuries, this study explores the following: How did military chaplains address moral injuries without this construct? What are Unitarian Universalist (UU) military ...


School Of Music Faculty Newsletter, May 2018, School Of Music May 2018

School Of Music Faculty Newsletter, May 2018, School Of Music

School of Music Faculty Newsletter

Accomplishments and news from the faculty of the School of Music at Illinois State University.


Investigating Seismic Successes And Failures In 1886 Charleston, James Stevenson Lyles May 2018

Investigating Seismic Successes And Failures In 1886 Charleston, James Stevenson Lyles

All Theses

The Charleston Earthquake of 1886 damaged every recorded masonry building on the Charleston Peninsula. Newer unreinforced masonry buildings experienced more extensive damage than older ones. A USGS survey of this phenomenon, produced in 1889 by Captain C. E. Dutton, concluded that this variation in damage was caused by the difference in seismicity between “made” ground and solid ground. A more recent study by Robinson and Talwani (1983) concluded that quality of materials and craftmanship in construction caused the variation in damage. This thesis assesses Charleston’s masonry buildings’ susceptibility to seismic damage by their orientation, date of construction, brick bond ...


“Did You Like It?”: Adolescent Sex Education In The United States, 1980-2018, Sydney Rayne Thompson May 2018

“Did You Like It?”: Adolescent Sex Education In The United States, 1980-2018, Sydney Rayne Thompson

Women's History Theses and Capstones

This thesis examines the social and political history of public adolescent sex education in the United States between 1980 and 2018, while working to highlight contemporary teenage narratives. Tying together theories of citizenship, welfare, and adolescence, this thesis explores how American teenagers have been treated as dependent citizens without personal responsibility or choice during this historical moment. I examine how the State justifies denying access to quality comprehensive sex education in favor of punitive abstinence-only curricula based on the position adolescents hold in American society. This marginalization resulting from age intersects with other identities —race, class, gender, sexuality, citizenship— to ...


"Perhaps No One General Answer Will Do": Cotton Mather's Commentary On The Synoptic Gospels In "Biblia Americana", Grace Sara Harwood Apr 2018

"Perhaps No One General Answer Will Do": Cotton Mather's Commentary On The Synoptic Gospels In "Biblia Americana", Grace Sara Harwood

English Dissertations

The Bible began to lose its privileged place in Western society when skeptics found its contradictions irreconcilable. Cotton Mather (1663-1728) witnessed the integration of radical ideas into mainstream hermeneutics and attempted to respond honestly in his “Biblia Americana.” Although Mather never left New England, his exegesis was shaped almost entirely by European radicalism and its conservative responses. His remarks on the Synoptic Gospels reveal that as he tried to weigh radical arguments objectively, so he often accepted the radical conclusions that undermined the Bible’s authority. While Mather seemingly did not recognize the significance of the concessions he made, examination ...


Hard Times In The Big Easy: The Medical, Social, And Political Effects Of The Yellow Fever Epidemic Of 1853 In New Orleans, Molly Iker Apr 2018

Hard Times In The Big Easy: The Medical, Social, And Political Effects Of The Yellow Fever Epidemic Of 1853 In New Orleans, Molly Iker

Voces Novae

From May to October 1853, the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, battled a terrifying epidemic of yellow fever. This paper examines the spread of the disease, the death toll as the epidemic continued, and the political, medical, and social effects of this particular epidemic. Several thousand individuals succumbed to yellow fever between May 28 and October 8, 1853, and over 8,000 of these died. The medical, political, and social views on yellow fever varied by region, but all held that it was a mysterious and terrifying disease that carried off an excessive number of individuals. The 1853 yellow fever ...


Satyrs, Syphilis, And Sailors: The Influence Of Gaius Petronius’ Satyricon Liber On Samuel Taylor Coleridge’S “The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner”, Spencer Fugate Apr 2018

Satyrs, Syphilis, And Sailors: The Influence Of Gaius Petronius’ Satyricon Liber On Samuel Taylor Coleridge’S “The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner”, Spencer Fugate

English Honors Projects

For generations, Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” has befuddled readers. This project argues that many of its apparent puzzles disappear once we recognize its base text as the Satyricon Liber, Gaius Petronius’ first-century vulgar comedy. Attending to Coleridge’s broader literary corpus alongside images of sexual dysfunction in “The Rime” itself to justify this foundational claim, I then explore how a comic source transforms the reader’s experience of “The Rime” and its criticism. “The Rime” refutes cohesive readings as a horror-poem because it was never intended as pure horror: rather, the poem is Coleridge ...


Visions Of Indecency: The Intersection Between The Church And Prostitution In Augsburg, Rome, And Southwark From The Twelfth To Seventeenth Century Ce, Samantha Leahy Apr 2018

Visions Of Indecency: The Intersection Between The Church And Prostitution In Augsburg, Rome, And Southwark From The Twelfth To Seventeenth Century Ce, Samantha Leahy

Young Historians Conference

The following research paper endeavors to present and enhance knowledge on the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and prostitution across Italy, England, and Germany from the 12th to the 17th century CE. The paper traces the Church’s opinion of reluctant tolerance prostitution to openly condemning it and argues that this ecclesiastical shift can be traced to various syphilitic breakouts that occurred in association with the Columbian Exchange and the growing popularity of Prostitute Reform Houses. The paper argues that these aspects of European history, in conjunction with the increased influence of Protestant Reformers in the 16th century, expedited ...


The Lantern 2009, Interdenominational Theological Center Apr 2018

The Lantern 2009, Interdenominational Theological Center

Interdenominational Theological Center, The Lantern

No abstract provided.


You Are What You Eat: The Grimke´-Weld Family And The Graham Diet, Ilana Gabrielle Newman Apr 2018

You Are What You Eat: The Grimke´-Weld Family And The Graham Diet, Ilana Gabrielle Newman

Honors Theses - All

This thesis will explore the dietary theories of Sylvester Graham and how they were practiced by the Grimke´-Welds, a family of abolitionists. To Graham and his adherents, a diet was connected to the idea of living a good life, which implied spirituality, morality, and especially, a social conscience. The desire to eat was driven by more than merely taste or possible health benefits. The moral and political implications were just as important. Thus, through his dietary theories, Graham visualized a means to the ideal civilization. For this reason, abolitionists and radicals like the Grimke´-Welds found the Graham diet ...