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Where Do Babies Come From?, Marcio Luis Ferreira Nascimento 2023 Federal University of Bahia

Where Do Babies Come From?, Marcio Luis Ferreira Nascimento

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

According to European folklore, popularized by a fairy tale, storks are responsible for bringing babies to new parents. This probably came from observation in certain European countries, such as Norway, Netherlands or Germany, that storks nesting on the roofs of households were believed to bring good luck, as the possibility of new births. People love stories, but correlation simply means that there is a relationship between two factors that tells nothing about the direction of said relationship, if any. Another possibility is simple coincidence. Let us say that it’s possible that one factor causes another. It’s also possible that the …


A Classification Of Musical Scales Using Binary Sequences, Thomas Hillen 2023 University of Alberta

A Classification Of Musical Scales Using Binary Sequences, Thomas Hillen

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Every beginning music student has gone through the four main musical scales: major, natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor. And some might wonder, why those four and not five, or six, or just three? Here we show that a mathematical classification can be used to identify these scales as representatives of certain scale families. Moreover, the classification reveals another scale family, which is much less known: the harmonic major scale. We find that each scale family contains exactly seven scales, which include the modes (dorian, phrygian,...) and other scales such as the Romanian, …


From A Doodle To A Theorem: A Case Study In Mathematical Discovery, Juan Fernández González, Dirk Schlimm 2023 Harvard University

From A Doodle To A Theorem: A Case Study In Mathematical Discovery, Juan FernáNdez GonzáLez, Dirk Schlimm

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

We present some aspects of the genesis of a geometric construction, which can be carried out with compass and straightedge, from the original idea to the published version (Fernández González 2016). The Midpoint Path Construction makes it possible to multiply the length of a line segment by a rational number between 0 and 1 by constructing only midpoints and a straight line. In the form of an interview, we explore the context and narrative behind the discovery, with first-hand insights by its author. Finally, we discuss some general aspects of this case study in the context of philosophy of mathematical …


Where Does Mathematics Come From? Really, Where?, Mark Huber, Gizem Karaali 2023 Claremont McKenna College

Where Does Mathematics Come From? Really, Where?, Mark Huber, Gizem Karaali

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, 2023 Claremont Colleges

Front Matter

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

No abstract provided.


Three Essays On Substructural Approaches To Semantic Paradoxes, Brian C. Porter 2023 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Three Essays On Substructural Approaches To Semantic Paradoxes, Brian C. Porter

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis consists of three papers on substructural approaches to semantic paradoxes. The first paper introduces a formal system, based on a nontransitive substructural logic, which has exactly the valid and antivalid inferences of classical logic at every level of (meta)inference, but which I argue is still not classical logic. In the second essay, I introduce infinite-premise versions of several semantic paradoxes, and show that noncontractive substructural approaches do not solve these paradoxes. In the third essay, I introduce an infinite metainferential hierarchy of validity curry paradoxes, and argue that providing a uniform solution to the paradoxes in this hierarchy …


Higher Law And Lincoln's Antislavery Constitutionalism: What It Means To Say The Civil War Was Fought Over Slavery, Joel A. Rogers 2023 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Higher Law And Lincoln's Antislavery Constitutionalism: What It Means To Say The Civil War Was Fought Over Slavery, Joel A. Rogers

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The US Civil War was fought over slavery. But what do we really mean when we say that? This paper examines that question, first by exploring the idea of “higher law,” which gained tremendous traction in American society starting around 1850. Proponents of the idea claimed that laws such as the Fugitive Slave Act are immoral; that the immorality of such laws is self-evident, and that such immoral laws should be resisted—sometimes even with violence. Meanwhile, opponents of the idea of higher law were not necessarily in favor of slavery, but they opposed the use of extra-Constitutional means to bring …


"A Decorator In The Best Sense": Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Lilly Reich, The Fabric Curtain Partition, And The Articulation Of The German Modern Interior, Marianne E. Eggler-Gerozissis 2023 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

"A Decorator In The Best Sense": Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Lilly Reich, The Fabric Curtain Partition, And The Articulation Of The German Modern Interior, Marianne E. Eggler-Gerozissis

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Contributing to the burgeoning study of the domestic interior, a field of inquiry existing in the interstices of architecture, design, interior decoration, and material culture, this dissertation presents a thematic study of the modern domestic interiors of German/American architect/designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1965) designed in collaboration with fellow German architect/designer Lilly Reich (1885–1947) during the 1920s and early 1930s in Weimar Germany. Inspired by a revealing but hitherto overlooked statement by Philip Johnson in the catalogue for the influential 1932 International Style exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York that referred to Mies as “a …


2023 Humanities Symposium: Migration, Messiah University 2023 Messiah University

2023 Humanities Symposium: Migration, Messiah University

Humanities Symposium

The 2023 Humanities Symposium took place at Messiah University from February 20-24, 2023.


Richard Becker, Piano, Department of Music, University of Richmond 2023 University of Richmond

Richard Becker, Piano, Department Of Music, University Of Richmond

Music Department Concert Programs

No abstract provided.


2023: "A Life Worthy Of The Gospel": Studies In The Macedonian Epistles, Trevor Brailey, Daniel Broadwell, Jonathan Brown, Andy Cantrell, Todd Chandler, Terry Francis, Jared Hagan, Benjamin Lee, Phillip Martin, Mark Reeves, Shane Scott, Adam Shanks, Collin Stringer, Travis Walker, Joseph "Joe" Ryan Works, Jason Scott Longstreth 2023 Florida College

2023: "A Life Worthy Of The Gospel": Studies In The Macedonian Epistles, Trevor Brailey, Daniel Broadwell, Jonathan Brown, Andy Cantrell, Todd Chandler, Terry Francis, Jared Hagan, Benjamin Lee, Phillip Martin, Mark Reeves, Shane Scott, Adam Shanks, Collin Stringer, Travis Walker, Joseph "Joe" Ryan Works, Jason Scott Longstreth

Florida College Annual Lecture Books

Table of Contents

Part One--The Evening Lectures

Only Live Worthy of the Gospel, Chandler

Our Citizenship is in Heaven, Francis

Excel Still More, Cantrell

Part Two--The Day Lectures

Think on These Things, Stringer

Not the Word of Men, but the Word of God, Reeves

Peay with Ceasing, Bradiley

To Walk and Please God in a Way Worthy of the Gospel, Lee

Consider Others as More Important, Brown

Standing Firm in One Spirit with One Mind, Martin

Taught by God to Love One Another, Shanks

Admonish Him as a Brother, Works

Rejoice in the Lord Always, Broadwell

The Peace of God …


From The Acting Editor In Chief, Conrad C. Crane 2023 US Army War College

From The Acting Editor In Chief, Conrad C. Crane

The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters

Welcome to the Spring 2023 demi-issue of Parameters. Released approximately one month before the full issue of the journal, the demi-issue addresses unfolding current events and issues critical to our readership, generates interest in the forthcoming full issue by previewing upcoming content, and tackles the big questions being asked today in the fields of military strategy and defense policy. This Spring 2023 demi-issue focuses on Afghanistan and consists of an In Focus special commentary and the SRAD Director’s Corner.


David Versus Goliath: The Power Of Weakness In Asymmetric Warfare—Lessons From History, Nicholas K. Petaludis 2023 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

David Versus Goliath: The Power Of Weakness In Asymmetric Warfare—Lessons From History, Nicholas K. Petaludis

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Under what conditions do violent nonstate actors (VNA) succeed against states? Why does David sometimes beat Goliath? Since at least the time of Thucydides and the Peloponnesian Wars, the realist narrative in international relations measures power primarily in relative, coercive, and deterrent terms. Strong states should accordingly face fewer constraints and enjoy more options while pursuing their national interests. Unconventional warfare, and its subsets of terrorism and insurgency, should—given these circumstances, end in VNA failure. Sometimes, however, VNAs find success. By comparing the literature on historical and current case studies, I propose that a set of preconditions and two mechanisms …


Explorations In Belonging Through Children’S Books About Migration, Melinda S. Burchard Ph.D. 2023 Messiah University

Explorations In Belonging Through Children’S Books About Migration, Melinda S. Burchard Ph.D.

Faculty Educator Scholarship

This session will actively engage with the theme of migration, supporting participants in learning about the 12 types of human migration using selected picture books and engagement activities for fun engagement with specific concepts of migration. Audience members will rotate to stations.

Sponsored by: Melinda Burchard (education)

Boyer 432

Activity stations include:

Station 1: David Hazen. Types of migration.

Station 2: Sarah Myers and Lauren Trumbore. Original lands of Indigenous People.

Station 3: Emily Nell with Sami Fisher. Native American languages.

Station 4: Lijuan Ye and Will Reeder. Exploring Chinese Traditions.

Station 5: Aly Poole and Catie Brubaker. Finding Beauty …


Neo-Nazi Postmodern: Right-Wing Terror Tactics, The Intellectual Neue Rechte, And The Destabilization Of Memory In Germany Since 1989, Esther E. Adaire 2023 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Neo-Nazi Postmodern: Right-Wing Terror Tactics, The Intellectual Neue Rechte, And The Destabilization Of Memory In Germany Since 1989, Esther E. Adaire

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation argues that from 1989 onwards an increasingly terroristic neo-Nazi underground in Germany became gradually entangled with the reactionary Neue Rechte, whose crusade against the German culture of remembrance is also a crusade against European integration, increased migration, and the conceits of liberal democracy. This entanglement produced an ideologically coherent extreme-right political movement with a heavily armed and tactical paramilitary faction that has, contrary to what various governments of the Federal Republic have wanted to believe, been developing in Germany since the early 1990s. Moreover, tactics of information warfare initiated by so-called “postmodern” terrorists of the 1990s would, by …


The Impact Of Natural Resources And Foreign Aid On Governance: Evidence From The Mena Countries, Dalia Moharram 2023 American University in Cairo

The Impact Of Natural Resources And Foreign Aid On Governance: Evidence From The Mena Countries, Dalia Moharram

Theses and Dissertations

Theoretical and empirical literature points out the “Curse of Natural Resources” where the abundance of resources in certain countries may hamper economic growth through several channels. The paper extends the previous research and investigates whether higher revenues- not only from natural resources’ rent but also from foreign aid- exhibit another type of curse in MENA countries. That is, do higher natural resources rent, and foreign aid erode the quality of institutions as measured by governance indicators in the MENA countries? This research utilizes a panel data fixed-effect model to investigate the abovementioned relationship during the period 2000-2020. The countries are …


Slamdance Film Festival 2023 Introduction, William L. Blizek 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Slamdance Film Festival 2023 Introduction, William L. Blizek

Journal of Religion & Film

Introduction to the 2023 Slamdance Film Festival


Decolonizing Municipal Policing: Indigenous Discrimination And Institutional Approaches, Terran Morris 2023 University of Windsor

Decolonizing Municipal Policing: Indigenous Discrimination And Institutional Approaches, Terran Morris

Major Papers

For decades, there have been growing calls to address systemic Indigenous racism in Canadian police institutions. However, progress in this area has remained troublingly slow as recent movements have had little impact on institutional reform. Indigenous Peoples are left disproportionately victimized and overrepresented in the criminal justice system due to discriminatory policing practices. In recent years calls for institutional reforms have been amplified with the completion of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls as well as countless other scathing reports from oversight bodies into racism within municipal police services. Given this newfound urgency, municipal police …


Making And Unmaking Collective Memory Through Food: A Case Study Of Windsor, Ontario’S Yugoslav Diaspora, Amanda Skocic 2023 University of Windsor

Making And Unmaking Collective Memory Through Food: A Case Study Of Windsor, Ontario’S Yugoslav Diaspora, Amanda Skocic

Major Papers

The preparation and consumption of food is not merely a physical act, but a deeply social one, conveying cultural meaning that functions to tie us to our identity and profoundly influence our memory. Drawing upon interviews done with members of Windsor’s Yugoslav diaspora community, this research seeks to explore the ways in which this group has negotiated its collective memory within the host society through the use of food. I identify four central aspects of food’s relation to collective memory within the diaspora. First, the use of food as a means of connection to the homeland, and therefore, to collective …


Concordia Seminary Magazine Fall/Winter 2023, Vicki Biggs 2023 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Concordia Seminary Magazine Fall/Winter 2023, Vicki Biggs

Concordia Seminary Magazine

Sharing the Gospel. Sharing Our Lives.


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