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Reasons For Iraq War Lack Weight, David Keller Dec 2002

Reasons For Iraq War Lack Weight, David Keller

David R. Keller

No abstract provided.


Consumer Dilemmas: The Right To Know, Safety, Ethics & Policy Of Genetically Modified Food, Taiwo Oriola Dec 2002

Consumer Dilemmas: The Right To Know, Safety, Ethics & Policy Of Genetically Modified Food, Taiwo Oriola

Taiwo Oriola

No abstract provided.


Targeting Emotion In Early Stoicism, Scott M. Rubarth Dec 2002

Targeting Emotion In Early Stoicism, Scott M. Rubarth

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

The Stoic sage is a cold, heartless being who would not grieve over the loss of a beloved companion or child. Unmoved, unemotional, uncaring, the sage is an ethical and emotional monstrosity hiding behind the pretension of the so-called virtues of detachment and austerity. That, at least, is how many who study Stoic ethics perceive the sage in regard to his/her emotional life. In this paper I will argue that this conception of the Stoic theory of emotion and passion is misleading; emotions, in fact, are central to Stoic ethics and apatheia should not be confused with the contemporary ...


Parts And Properties In Aristotle's Categories, Phil Corkum Dec 2002

Parts And Properties In Aristotle's Categories, Phil Corkum

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Call a property recurrent if it can be found in more than one subject, and nonrecurrent otherwise. The question whether Aristotle holds that there are nonrecurrent properties has spawned a lively debate among recent commentators. An assumption held in common by both sides of the debate is that a property is nonrecurrent if it is inseparable from an individual subject. In this paper, I’ll argue that this assumption is false. There are a variety of kinds of separation in Aristotle. When we focus attention on what notion of separation is relevant, we will see that the inseparability possessed by ...


Carneades' Pithanon And Its Relation To Epoche And Apraxia, Suzanne Obdrzalek Dec 2002

Carneades' Pithanon And Its Relation To Epoche And Apraxia, Suzanne Obdrzalek

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Though the interpretation of ancient texts is notoriously difficult, Cameades presents what one might call a worst-case scenario. In the first place, he wrote nothing. His faithful disciple Clitomachus, attempting to play Plato to Cameades' Socrates, reportedly recorded Cameades' teachings in four hundred books. Not one remains. However, Clitomachus' attempt to make a philosophy of Cameades' anti-theoretical stance was not a complete failure; Cameades had a tremendous influence on the later Academy as well as the Stoa, and his views (or lack thereof) have been handed down to us by both Sextus Empiricus and Cicero. These sources are, nonetheless, problematic ...


A Close Shave With Realism: How Ockham's Razor Helps Us Find The Truth, Kevin T. Kelly Dec 2002

A Close Shave With Realism: How Ockham's Razor Helps Us Find The Truth, Kevin T. Kelly

Department of Philosophy

Kevin T. Kelly. A Close Shave with Realism: How Ockham's Razor Helps Us Find The Truth.


Philosophy And Popular Culture: A Philosopher Seeks Value In The Simpsons, Aeon J. Skoble Dec 2002

Philosophy And Popular Culture: A Philosopher Seeks Value In The Simpsons, Aeon J. Skoble

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of The Concept Of Believing In The Narrative Contexts Of John's Gospel, David A. Croteau Dec 2002

An Analysis Of The Concept Of Believing In The Narrative Contexts Of John's Gospel, David A. Croteau

Faculty Publications and Presentations

The thesis explores the meaning of the concept of believing in the Gospel of John. Chapter 1 provides a discussion of the relevance of the subject and the methodology employed in the research. The methodology is primarily a semantic field approach emphasizing the importance context adds to the interpretation process. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 follow the same basic outline. The goal is to provide an analysis of [Special characters omitted.] within its syntactical relationships and verbal forms. Any relevant conclusions are then integrated into an exegetical discussion. The Gospel of John is divided into three sections, one for each ...


Altruism, Impartiality And Moral Demands, Jurgen De Wispelaere Nov 2002

Altruism, Impartiality And Moral Demands, Jurgen De Wispelaere

Jurgen De Wispelaere

Advocates of altruism maintain that altruism is an inherently beneficial and, therefore, morally desirable motivational disposition towards furthering other people’s good. In this paper I dispute this claim by showing various ways in which altruism might come into conflict with plausible moral demands. The underlying problem is always one of moral myopia, an altruistic blind spot that interferes with altruism’s capacity to track moral demands. To resolve the moral dilemmas associated with altruism, I argue, we need to embed altruistic dispositions in a more comprehensive moral framework. I propose that a theory of impartiality might succeed in embedding ...


Ultrasheaves And Double-Negation, Steve Awodey, Jonas Eliasson Nov 2002

Ultrasheaves And Double-Negation, Steve Awodey, Jonas Eliasson

Department of Philosophy

Moerdijk has introduced a topos of sheaves on a category of filters. Following his suggestion, we prove that its double negation subtopos is the topos of sheaves on the subcategory of ultrafilters - the ultrasheaves. We then use this result to establish a double negation translation of results between the topos of ultrasheaves and the topos on filters.


Blues Man On A Mojo Mission, Stephen Asma Nov 2002

Blues Man On A Mojo Mission, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

Presents an article on rhythm and blues music in the U.S. Non-sponsorship of actual blues music in the House of Blues; Information on Mississippi bluesman Robert Johnson; Insights on using charms and amulets to improve guitar skills.


Renew Your Hope, All You Who Enter Here. Pax Vobiscum. Here Stands Earth's Last "Parking Lot", Richard A. Watson Nov 2002

Renew Your Hope, All You Who Enter Here. Pax Vobiscum. Here Stands Earth's Last "Parking Lot", Richard A. Watson

The Linacre Quarterly

No abstract provided.


[Book Review Of] A Primer For Health Care Ethics: Essays For A Pluralistic Society, 2nd Ed., Edited By Kevin O'Rourke, O.P., James Keating Nov 2002

[Book Review Of] A Primer For Health Care Ethics: Essays For A Pluralistic Society, 2nd Ed., Edited By Kevin O'Rourke, O.P., James Keating

The Linacre Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Mitt Romney, Byu, And Abortion Rights, Scott Abbott Oct 2002

Mitt Romney, Byu, And Abortion Rights, Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

No abstract provided.


Bishop Connop Thirlwall: Historian Of Ancient Greece, Kyriakos Demetriou Oct 2002

Bishop Connop Thirlwall: Historian Of Ancient Greece, Kyriakos Demetriou

Kyriakos N. Demetriou

The purpose of this article is to revisit and reappraise Connop Thirlwall’s much-neglected 8-volume History of Greece (London, 1835-1844). It is shown that the historical work of the great classicist and theologian represents the practical embodiment of the spirit of transition between partisan and “scientific”, as called at the time, historiography. Constituting a bridge between the old and the new, and having fulfilled its role, Thirlwall’s work was destined to sink into oblivion, virtually obscured in the shadow of George Grote’s Greece.


The Philosopher's Stone, Philosophical Discussion Group, Armstrong State University Oct 2002

The Philosopher's Stone, Philosophical Discussion Group, Armstrong State University

The Philsopher's Stone

No abstract provided.


A 'Legend' In Crisis: The Debate Over Plato's Politics, 1930-1960, Kyriakos Demetriou Oct 2002

A 'Legend' In Crisis: The Debate Over Plato's Politics, 1930-1960, Kyriakos Demetriou

Kyriakos N. Demetriou

From the early 1930s to the early 1960s many scholars, whether liberal-minded or socialist ideologues, Marxist or scientific positivists, classical scholars or political theorists and historians, have shown a widespread consensus in discrediting and assailing the man and political philosopher Plato. Such an extensive assault led the ‘Platonic Legend’ to an unprecedented crisis. Philosophically, it was a reaction to the undisguised Platonolatry coming from Oxford and the school of the British Idealists. Ideologically, the appropriation of Plato by Nazi apologists fostered further this vehement indictment. But a lot of other causes worked to the same effect. The general anguish and ...


Reid’S Foundation For The Primary/Secondary Quality Distinction, Jennifer Mckitrick Oct 2002

Reid’S Foundation For The Primary/Secondary Quality Distinction, Jennifer Mckitrick

Faculty Publications - Department of Philosophy

Thomas Reid (1710-1796) offers an under-appreciated account of the primary/secondary quality distinction. He gives sound reasons for rejecting the views of Locke, Boyle, Galileo and others, and presents a better alternative, according to which the distinction is epistemic rather than metaphysical. Primary qualities, for Reid, are qualities whose intrinsic natures can be known through sensation. Secondary qualities, on the other hand, are unknown causes of sensations. Some may object that Reid’s view is internally inconsistent, or unacceptably relativistic. However, a deeper understanding shows that it is consistent, and relative only to normal humans. To acquire this deeper understanding ...


Avoiding The Super-Naturalistic Fallacy: Practical Reasoning And The Insightful Undergraduate, Steven Gimbel Oct 2002

Avoiding The Super-Naturalistic Fallacy: Practical Reasoning And The Insightful Undergraduate, Steven Gimbel

Philosophy Faculty Publications

It has become cliche to say that today's student are moral relativists. With the twin movements of ethics across the curriculum and critical thinking across the curriculum sweeping the Academy, one might think that we are in a good place to start making inroads towards creating careful and willing discussants of contemporary moral issues out of our students. Unfortunately, the reverse is far too often true. Associated with the standard sort of introduction to ethical theory, there is a regularly arising trap that brings with it the worst of all possible results - the alienation of our very best students ...


Response To My Readers, Albert Borgmann Oct 2002

Response To My Readers, Albert Borgmann

Philosophy Faculty Publications

I hope no one is disappointed when I say right at the start that I basically agree with my critics. Not all is irenic, of course, and in philosophy it should not be. What distinguishes the philosophical from the poetic or the narrative discourse is the expectation of questions and objections. Much as I appreciate Myron Tuman's generous remarks on the occasionally poetic quality of Holding On to Reality (henceforth Holding), I have always enjoyed the give and take of philosophical exchanges though I have tried, over the years, to be gentler in giving and stronger in taking. There ...


The Pennsylvania Constitution's Protection Of Free Expression, Seth F. Kreimer Oct 2002

The Pennsylvania Constitution's Protection Of Free Expression, Seth F. Kreimer

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Theistic Belief And Positive Epistemic Status: A Comparison Of Alvin Plantinga And William James, David J. Baggett Oct 2002

Theistic Belief And Positive Epistemic Status: A Comparison Of Alvin Plantinga And William James, David J. Baggett

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Three Orientations And Four ‘Sins’ In Comparative Studies, Bo Mou Oct 2002

Three Orientations And Four ‘Sins’ In Comparative Studies, Bo Mou

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Der Wert Des Privaten" By B. RöSsler, Peter Baumann Oct 2002

Review Of "Der Wert Des Privaten" By B. RöSsler, Peter Baumann

Philosophy Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Review Of Citizenship In Diverse Societies, Margaret Urban Walker Oct 2002

Review Of Citizenship In Diverse Societies, Margaret Urban Walker

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Asking The Deeper Questions About 9/11, Harlan Stelmach Sep 2002

Asking The Deeper Questions About 9/11, Harlan Stelmach

Harlan Stelmach

No abstract available


Placebo Tribulations, Charles Weijer Sep 2002

Placebo Tribulations, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

No abstract provided.


Review: Kants Naturtheoretische Begriffe (1747-1780). Eine Datenbank Zu Ihren Expliziten Und Impliziten Vernetzungen., Konstantin Pollok Sep 2002

Review: Kants Naturtheoretische Begriffe (1747-1780). Eine Datenbank Zu Ihren Expliziten Und Impliziten Vernetzungen., Konstantin Pollok

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Faculty Diversity, Kyle Scafide, Barbara Johnson Aug 2002

Faculty Diversity, Kyle Scafide, Barbara Johnson

Kyle Scafide

This article presents a broad view of issues related to faculty diversity. Headings include Demographics, The Growth of Faculty Diversity as an Ideal, and Barriers in the Academic Workplace. Race, ethnicity, and gender are the most common characteristics that institutions observe in order to measure faculty diversity. An even broader approach to faculty diversity involves age, socioeconomic background, national origin, sexual orientation, and diverse learning styles and opinions. Until the latter part of the twentieth century, the professoriate in the western world was composed almost exclusively of privileged, heterosexual males of Caucasian descent. Higher education institutions are generally concerned with ...


Matters Of Life And Death: Making Moral Theory Work In Medical Ethics And The Law, James Anderson, Charles Weijer Aug 2002

Matters Of Life And Death: Making Moral Theory Work In Medical Ethics And The Law, James Anderson, Charles Weijer

Charles Weijer

No abstract provided.