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The Two Conversions Of John Newton: Politics & Christianity In The British Abolitionist Movement, Megan Keller Jan 2018

The Two Conversions Of John Newton: Politics & Christianity In The British Abolitionist Movement, Megan Keller

CMC Senior Theses

This thesis interrogated the relationship between abolition and the evangelical revival in Britain through the life of John Newton. Newton, though not representative of every abolitionist, was a vital figure in the movement. His influence on Hannah More and William Wilberforce along with his contributions to the Parliamentary hearings made him a key aspect of its success. How he came to fulfill that role was a long and complex journey, both in terms of his religion and his understanding of slavery. He began his life under the spiritual direction of his pious, Dissenting mother, became an atheist by nineteen, and ...


Our Lady, Queen Of Undecidable Propositions, Hugh C. Culik Jul 2016

Our Lady, Queen Of Undecidable Propositions, Hugh C. Culik

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Boundary systems take many forms: personal, historical, mathematical, and in the case of an elderly Jesuit and a young mathematician, a struggle to identify the larger boundary that both connects them and provides their separate identities. Their ragged conversation is couched in a pastiche of historical, popular, and personal notions of mathematics; however their language is simultaneously natural and mathematical so that it points to the irremediable gaps that the multitude of our languages attempt to "solve." Father McMann pages through his list of such incommensurables: female/male, young/old, parabola/limit, rational/surd and “all the other 88 asynchronies ...


The Development Of An English Antislavery Identity In The Eighteenth Century, John Gilbert Hyatt Jan 2016

The Development Of An English Antislavery Identity In The Eighteenth Century, John Gilbert Hyatt

CMC Senior Theses

This thesis explores the growth of antislavery sentiment in the English-speaking world during the eighteenth century. I examine the institutional processes, transatlantic discourses, and ideological schema with which individuals and groups reformulated their identities as a means of extricating themselves from slavery's various social, economic, and ethical implications. I argue that abolitionism in England is best understood as the cumulative outcome to a series of identity reconstructions, and that a Histoire des Mentalités, as drawn from the Annales School, is an apt methodology for unmasking the structural underpinnings of an antislavery identity.


Making History: How Art Museums In The French Revolution Crafted A National Identity, 1789-1799, Anna E. Sido Jan 2015

Making History: How Art Museums In The French Revolution Crafted A National Identity, 1789-1799, Anna E. Sido

Scripps Senior Theses

This paper compares two art museums, both created during the French Revolution, that fostered national unity by promoting a cultural identity. By analyzing the use of preexisting architecture from the ancien régime, innovative displays of art and redefinitions of the museum visitor as an Enlightened citizen, this thesis explores the application of eighteenth-century philosophy to the formation of two museums. The first is the Musée Central des Arts in the Louvre and the second is the Musée des Monuments Français, both housed in buildings taken over by the Revolutionary government and present the seized property of the royal family and ...


The Discipline Of History And The “Modern Consensus In The Historiography Of Mathematics”, Michael N. Fried Jul 2014

The Discipline Of History And The “Modern Consensus In The Historiography Of Mathematics”, Michael N. Fried

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Teachers and students of mathematics often view history of mathematics as just mathematics as they know it, but in another form. This view is based on a misunderstanding of the nature of history of mathematics and the kind of knowledge it attempts to acquire. Unfortunately, it can also lead to a deep sense of disappointment with the history of mathematics itself, and, ultimately, a misunderstanding of the historical nature of mathematics. This kind of misunderstanding and the disappointment following from it--both raised to the level of resentment--run through the paper "A Critique of the Modern Consensus in the Historiography of ...


The Efficacy Of Mathematics Education, Eric Geimer Feb 2014

The Efficacy Of Mathematics Education, Eric Geimer

The STEAM Journal

Evidence supports the notion that mathematics education in the United States is inadequate. There is also evidence that mathematics education deficiencies extend internationally. The worldwide mathematics education deficit appears large enough that improving student performance in this educational problem area could yield great economic benefit. To improve the efficacy of mathematics education, education’s root problems must first be understood. Often supposed educational root problems are considered and contrasted against potential deficiencies of mathematics methodologies and curricula that are based on mainstream educational philosophies. The educational philosophies utilized to form early-grade mathematics methodologies and related curricula are judged to be ...


Une Éthique De La Modestie Dans Les Essais De Montaigne (Towards A Modest Ethics In Montaigne's Essays), Catherine Parker Sweatt Apr 2012

Une Éthique De La Modestie Dans Les Essais De Montaigne (Towards A Modest Ethics In Montaigne's Essays), Catherine Parker Sweatt

Scripps Senior Theses

La plupart des lectures contemporaines des Essais ignore la pensée morale de Montaigne. Ici, je maintiens que Montaigne épouse ‘une éthique de la modestie’ en même temps qu’il rejette toute éthique normative. En particulier, je cherche à aborder comment Montaigne suggère que nous connaissons la vertu et agissons si deux individus ne partagent pas le même perspective et on ne peut pas être le même sujet éthique deux fois. Je vais commencer par discuter la position épistémique de Montaigne par rapport aux universels pour illustrer comment Montaigne met en question l’universalité des lois éthiques et un bien connu ...


T.S. Eliot's Anti-Modernism: Poetry And Tradition In The European Waste Land, John Bedecarré Jan 2012

T.S. Eliot's Anti-Modernism: Poetry And Tradition In The European Waste Land, John Bedecarré

CMC Senior Theses

This thesis hopes to contribute to a reconciliation of the apparent conflict between Eliot's conservative outlook and his formally innovative poetry. I do not advocate stripping Eliot of his modernist label. I would rather amend the term "modernism." This qualification is important because the modernist label carries connotations that simply do not do justice to Eliot. For example, the label implies that modernists wanted to move forward, away from the past. Eliot wanted to move backwards, partly because he felt other artists had left the past behind. In an essay introducing the early twentieth-century modernists, the Norton Anthology of ...


Jürgen Habermas And The Third Reich, Max Schiller Jan 2012

Jürgen Habermas And The Third Reich, Max Schiller

CMC Senior Theses

Jürgen Habermas is a preeminent European intellectual who was a German teenager during World War II. He was profoundly impacted by the devastation wrought by the Nazi regime and the social regression that it embodied. He dedicated his intellectual efforts to studying philosophy and developing a theoretical framework that demonstrates how collaboration and unimpeded dialogue are consistent with the promotion of human interest and how there exist quasi-transcendent protections against threats to modern social progress. This thesis explicates how the Third Reich, from Habermas's perspective, exemplifies violence to Habermas's model of communicative action and how we can learn ...


Exhumándo La Memoria: La Memoria Histórica Español Tras El Cine Y Los Periodicos, Jillian Kate Raftery Jan 2012

Exhumándo La Memoria: La Memoria Histórica Español Tras El Cine Y Los Periodicos, Jillian Kate Raftery

CMC Senior Theses

(In Spanish) The Spanish Civil war isn't over in the hearts and minds of the people of Spain; rather, it is still being fought in the ideological realm of historical memory. Originally explored in literature and film, the theme of historical memory has not only become more visible and more explicit, but has taken the leap from art and literature into the political realm to become one of Spain's most pressing political issues.


The Regeneration Of Hellas: Influences On The Greek War For Independence 1821-1832, Stefanie Chan Jan 2011

The Regeneration Of Hellas: Influences On The Greek War For Independence 1821-1832, Stefanie Chan

CMC Senior Theses

The paper attempts to analyze the greater influences of the Greek War for Independence through an assessment of the greater forces of the. Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Great Power politics


The Foundations And Early Development Of Mormon Mission Theory, David Golding Jan 2010

The Foundations And Early Development Of Mormon Mission Theory, David Golding

CGU Theses & Dissertations

This study seeks to answer a fundamental question facing missiologists and historians of Mormonism: given their sustained preoccupation with converting others to Mormonism and their thriving tradition of missionary work, how do Mormons conceive of their mission? By focusing on the theoretical frame in which Mormon missionaries imagined the non-Mormon world, prepared for missionary engagement, and derived their expectations for their mission work, this study aims to illuminate the development of Mormon missionary activities and explain the processes by which Mormons fashioned for themselves a missional character. Beginning with Joseph Smith and the emergence of his missional thought and ending ...


History Of Mathematics, An Intuitive Approach, Alejandro R. Garciadiego Jun 2002

History Of Mathematics, An Intuitive Approach, Alejandro R. Garciadiego

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

The main goal of this essay is to discuss, informally, an intuitive approach to the history of mathematics as an academic discipline. The initial point of departure includes the analysis of some traditional definitions of the concept of 'history' taken from standard dictionaries. This concise dissection attempts to suggest the complexity of the discipline.


A Note On The Decimal Numeral System, Shaharir Bin Mohamad Zain May 2001

A Note On The Decimal Numeral System, Shaharir Bin Mohamad Zain

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Hamilton's Icosian Calculus And His Icosian Game, Katye O. Sowell May 2001

Hamilton's Icosian Calculus And His Icosian Game, Katye O. Sowell

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Ode To The Square Root: A Historical Journey, Dorothy W. Goldberg Sep 2000

Ode To The Square Root: A Historical Journey, Dorothy W. Goldberg

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

The author gives a personal history of experiences in finding the square root of a number by the “do it thus” method—from algorithm to table to calculator. Why each procedure works is elucidated, making liberal use of the history of mathematics.


Beloved, Anthony Shay Jan 2000

Beloved, Anthony Shay

Pomona Faculty Publications and Research

The "beloved" forms a central literary concept, highly developed during the medieval Islamic period and still popular in our own times, in the urbanized societies of the Middle East and Central Asia. Encountered throughout the literatures of Persian, Ottoman, and Chaghatay (Uzbek) Turkish, Urdu, and Arabic, among others, this concept manifests itself through highly charged, homoeroticized images and metaphors. The beloved is characterized through such highly eroticized and theatrical tropes of wanton allurement as disheveled locks, torn garments, intoxication symbolized by a wine cup in hand, and appearing at the bedside of the feverish lover. (See, for example, the poems ...


Anneli Lax: In Memoriam, Elena Marchisotto Dec 1999

Anneli Lax: In Memoriam, Elena Marchisotto

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


An Informal History Of Classical Rhetoric For Mathematicians (Plato And Aristotle), Phillip Keith, Sandra Z. Keith Jul 1999

An Informal History Of Classical Rhetoric For Mathematicians (Plato And Aristotle), Phillip Keith, Sandra Z. Keith

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Book Reviews: Einstein, A Life, By Denis Brian, And The Silver Horse-Shoe, By Javad Tarjemanov, Harald M. Ness Mar 1999

Book Reviews: Einstein, A Life, By Denis Brian, And The Silver Horse-Shoe, By Javad Tarjemanov, Harald M. Ness

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Mathematicians Can Be Wrong, Tony Dunlop, Ken Kaminsky Mar 1999

Mathematicians Can Be Wrong, Tony Dunlop, Ken Kaminsky

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Leibniz: His Philosophy And His Calculi, Eric Ditwiler Mar 1999

Leibniz: His Philosophy And His Calculi, Eric Ditwiler

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Al-Khawarizmi's Algebra: The First Paradigm In Algebra, Murad Jurdak Jul 1997

Al-Khawarizmi's Algebra: The First Paradigm In Algebra, Murad Jurdak

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


The Most Humanistic Mathematician: Florentin Smarandache, Joanne S. Growney Oct 1995

The Most Humanistic Mathematician: Florentin Smarandache, Joanne S. Growney

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Leibniz — Beyond The Calculus, Hardy Grant May 1991

Leibniz — Beyond The Calculus, Hardy Grant

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


An Alternative Approach To The History Of Mathematics, Claudia Henrion May 1991

An Alternative Approach To The History Of Mathematics, Claudia Henrion

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


An Historical Approach To Precalculus And Calculus, Victor J. Katz May 1991

An Historical Approach To Precalculus And Calculus, Victor J. Katz

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.