The Biopolitical Unconscious: Not-All Persons Are Political, 2010 Macalester College
The Biopolitical Unconscious: Not-All Persons Are Political, Ross G. Shields
Media and Cultural Studies Honors Projects
It is a tenet of post-structuralist theory that discursive series fail in their attempts to constitute themselves as totalities. A system can fail in two distinct ways—from Kant’s dynamic and mathematic failures of reason, to Jacques Lacan’s equation of the two failures of language with the two failures (male and female) of sex. Biopolitical theory offers the most recent account of failure and collapse, now on the geopolitical scale. Given that the biopolitical subject too is sexed, this thesis asks the question: How does biopolitics fail? Franz Kafka’s aborted novels offer a premonition to a possible ...
On Constructive-Engagement Strategy Of Comparative Philosophy: A Journal Theme Introduction [Abstract], 2010 San Jose State University
On Constructive-Engagement Strategy Of Comparative Philosophy: A Journal Theme Introduction [Abstract], Bo Mou
In this journal theme introduction, first, I explain how comparative philosophy as explored in the journal Comparative Philosophy is understood and how it is intrinsically related to the constructive engagement strategy. Second, to characterize more clearly and accurately some related methodological points of the constructive-engagement strategy, and also to explain how constructive engagement is possible, I introduce some needed conceptual and explanatory resources and a meta-methodological framework and endeavor to identify adequacy conditions for methodological guiding principles in comparative studies. Third, as a case analysis, I show how the constructive-engagement reflective practice bears on recent studies of Chinese and comparative ...
Vol 1 No 1_Contents Page, 2010 San Jose State University
Vol 1 No 1_Contents Page, Comparative Philosophy
This page provides the table of contents of the current issue.
Whole Set Of Volume 1 No 1 (2010) Of Comparative Philosophy, 2010 San Jose State University
Whole Set Of Volume 1 No 1 (2010) Of Comparative Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy
Whole Set of Contents of Current Issue (for cross-reference reading and hard-copy preservation of the whole issue)
Vol 1 No 1_Information Page, 2010 San Jose State University
Vol 1 No 1_Information Page, Comparative Philosophy
This page provides some basic journal information (the constitution of the international editorial board of the journal, the identity of itsl publisher, its emphasis, coverage and orientation, etc.).
Logical Analysis And Later Mohist Logic: Some Comparative Reflections [Abstract], 2010 New York Institute of Technology
Logical Analysis And Later Mohist Logic: Some Comparative Reflections [Abstract], Marshall D. Willman
Any philosophical method that treats the analysis of the meaning of a sentence or expression in terms of a decomposition into a set of conceptually basic constituent parts must do some theoretical work to explain the puzzles of intensionality. This is because intensional phenomena appear to violate the principle of compositionality, and the assumption of compositionality is the principal justification for thinking that an analysis will reveal the real semantical import of a sentence or expression through a method of decomposition. Accordingly, a natural strategy for dealing with intensionality is to argue that it is really just an isolable, aberrant ...
Typology Of Nothing: Heidegger, Daoism And Buddhism [Abstract], 2010 San Jose State University
Typology Of Nothing: Heidegger, Daoism And Buddhism [Abstract], Zhihua Yao
Parmenides expelled nonbeing from the realm of knowledge and forbade us to think or talk about it. But still there has been a long tradition of nay-sayings throughout the history of Western and Eastern philosophy. Are those philosophers talking about the same nonbeing or nothing? If not, how do their concepts of nothing differ from each other? Could there be different types of nothing? Surveying the traditional classifications of nothing or nonbeing in the East and West have led me to develop a typology of nothing that consists of three main types: 1) privative nothing, commonly known as absence; 2 ...
Comparison Paradox, Comparative Situation And Inter-Paradigmaticy: A Methodological Reflection On Cross-Cultural Philosophical Comparison [Abstract], Xianglong Zhang
It is commonly believed that philosophical comparison depends on having some common measure or standard between and above the compared parts. The paper is to show that the foregoing common belief is incorrect and therewith to inquire into the possibility of cross-cultural philosophical comparison. First, the comparison paradox will be expounded. It is a theoretical difficulty for the philosophical tendency represented by Platos theory of Ideas to justify comparative activities. Further, the connection of the comparative paradox with the obstacles met by cross-cultural philosophical comparisons will be demonstrated. It will be shown that to attribute the difficulty of cross-cultural ...
On The Value Of Philosophy: The Latin American Case [Abstract], 2010 San Jose State University
On The Value Of Philosophy: The Latin American Case [Abstract], Manuel Vargas
There is very little study of Latin American philosophy in the English-speaking philosophical world. This can sometimes lead to the impression that there is nothing of philosophical worth in Latin American philosophy or its history. The present article offers some reasons for thinking that this impression is mistaken, and indeed, that we ought to have more study of Latin American philosophy than currently exists in the English-speaking philosophical world. In particular, the article argues for three things: (1) an account of cultural resources that is useful for illuminating the fact of cultural differences and variations in cultural complexity, (2) a ...
The Minimal Definition And Methodology Of Comparative Philosophy: A Report From A Conference [Abstract], 2010 Wesleyan University
The Minimal Definition And Methodology Of Comparative Philosophy: A Report From A Conference [Abstract], Stephen C. Angle
In June of 2008, the International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy (ISCWP) convened its third Constructive Engagement conference, on the theme of Comparative Philosophy Methodology. During the opening speeches, Prof. Dunhua ZHAO, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Peking University, challenged the conferences participants to put forward a minimal definition of comparative philosophy and a statement of its methods. Based on the papers from the conference and the extensive discussion that ensued, during my closing reflections at the end of the conference I offered a tentative synthesis of the conferences conclusions. That summary has ...
Vol 1 No 1_Cover Page, 2010 San Jose State University
Vol 1 No 1_Cover Page, Comparative Philosophy
This page provides the journal cover design, which can be used as the cover page of a hard copy of the whole or partial set of the contents of the current issue (vol 1, no 1) of the journal.
The ‘Isms’Wars: Reflections On Philosophical Models In Health Care And Chiropractic., 2010 Richards Chiropractic
The ‘Isms’Wars: Reflections On Philosophical Models In Health Care And Chiropractic., Dennis M. Richards
Dennis M Richards
This paper is based on a presentation made at the Macquarie University’s Department of Chiropractic Advisory Board’s Quo Vadis? Forum on the Teaching and Learning of Chiropractic Principles and Philosophy at Macquarie, held on May 8, 2010 on the Macquarie campus.
Scraping Down The Past: Memory And Amnesia In W. G. Sebald's Anti-Narrative, 2010 Wilfrid Laurier University
Scraping Down The Past: Memory And Amnesia In W. G. Sebald's Anti-Narrative, Kathy Behrendt
Philosophy Faculty Publications
Vanguard anti-narrativist Galen Strawson declares personal memory unimportant for self-constitution. But what if lapses of personal memory are sustained by a morally reprehensible amnesia about historical events, as happens in the work of German author W. G. Sebald? The importance of memory cannot be downplayed in such cases. Nevertheless, contrary to expectations, a concern for memory needn’t ally one with the narrativist view of the self. Recovery of historical and personal memory results in self-dissolution and not self-unity or understanding in Sebald’s characters. In the end, Sebald shows how memory can be significant, even imperative, within a deeply ...
An Online Ethics Training Module For Public Relations Professionals: A Demonstration Project, 2010 University of Northern Colorado
An Online Ethics Training Module For Public Relations Professionals: A Demonstration Project, Lee Anne Peck, Nancy J. Matchett
Department of Philosophy Faculty Publications
Peer review of online courses can be done at a distance using a combination of asynchronous course visits and synchronous discussion with online meeting tools. This technology-mediated approach gives online faculty the opportunity to experience an unfamiliar course interface from a student's perspective, encourages a focus on design elements distinct from course content, and promotes a feeling of community. IT personnel can enhance this process by providing faculty with archived peer-review sessions and detailed "how to" instructions, while also facilitating their hands-on experience with new technologies.
What About The Children? Benjamin And Arendt: On Education, Work, And The Political, 2010 University of Texas at El Paso
What About The Children? Benjamin And Arendt: On Education, Work, And The Political, Jules Simon
This article is a rough draft of an article that I contributed to an edited volume of articles dealing with progressive education theory. I reflect on articles that Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin wrote that deal with educational reform and innovation, both political in nature.
Affirmative Judgments: The Sabbath Of Deconstruction, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Affirmative Judgments: The Sabbath Of Deconstruction, Roland K. Végső
Faculty Publications -- Department of English
For reasons that are equally strategic and philosophical, we need to understand that the correct answer to the question ‘What is deconstruction?’ is that deconstruction is the unconditional affirmation of the undeconstructible. Calling upon Derrida, Kant, and Hegel, Végső posits that the fact that we have almost completely lost sight of this dimension of deconstructive thought accounts for much of the confusion surrounding its ethical and political force. In order to clarify some of these points, an explanation of the nature of this unconditional affirmation is needed. Végső puts forth the proposition that the truth of deconstruction is aptly encapsulated ...
The Sixth Tseten Zhabdrung, Jigme Rigpai Lodro, 2010 Old Dominion University
The Sixth Tseten Zhabdrung, Jigme Rigpai Lodro, Nicole Willock
Philosophy Faculty Publications
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 ...
Review: God's Rivals: Why Has God Allowed Different Religions? Insights From The Bible And The Early Church, Michael S. Jones
SOR Faculty Publications and Presentations
No abstract provided.
Therapeutic Discourse And The American Public Philosophy: On American Liberalism's Troubled Relationship With Psychology, Clifford D. Vickrey
I explore the main currents of postwar American liberalism. One, sociological, emerged in response to the danger of mass movements. Articulated primarily by political sociologists and psychologists and ascendant from the mid-fifties till the mid-seventies, it heralded the "end of ideology." It emphasized stability, elitism, positive science and pluralism; it recast normatively sound politics as logrolling and hard bargaining. I argue that these normative features, attractive when considered in isolation, taken together led to a vicious ad hominem style in accounting for views outside the postwar consensus. It used pseudo-scientific literature in labeling populists, Progressives, Taft conservatives, Goldwaterites, the New ...
On Perfect Friendship: An Outline And A Guide To Aristotle's Philosophy Of Friendship, Kristen Psaty
Providing insight into such timeless questions as: What is friendship? Are the best friends similar or dissimilar? and Does having friends make you a better person?, the paper addresses the importance of friendship for Aristotle, but also for the modern reader as well. A topic of special philosophical concern, Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) considered friendship to be necessary in achieving a virtuous and fulfilling life. Consequently, he wrote more about friendship than any other virtue he presented. This paper lays the foundation for understanding Aristotle’s philosophy of friendship as well as its position within his larger moral schema. The ...