Review of Contemporary Philosophy

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Vol. 18, 2019

Critical Philosophy of the Postdigital
IntroductionThe postdigital does not describe a situation, condition or event after the digital. It is not a chronological term but rather a critical attitude (or philosophy) that inquires into the digital world, examining and critiquing its constitution,...
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Democratic Metaphysics and Political Anxieties in Houellebecq's Novels
1.IntroductionHouellebecq's fiction addresses numerous dominating political anxieties in presentday France. (Williams and Sweeney, 2019) In Houellebecq's novels a mechanism of de-politicization is identifiable that advances throughout the generations...
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Governing Self-Driving Cars: Do Autonomous Vehicles Pose a Significant Regulatory Problem?
1. IntroductionAutonomous vehicles may refashion driving and may necessitate important alterations to current motor vehicle laws and procedures. (Pearl, 2018) The regulatory system's present settings are confronting the relevant difficult task of integrating...
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Big Data Governance of Automated Algorithmic Decision-Making Processes
1.IntroductionAlgorithms depend on a range of characteristics (the particularities of the data set considered relevant to the decision) as information. Which attributes of the data set are carefully chosen as significant may be either pertinent or unsuitable...
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Constructing Human Body as Digital Subjectivity: The Production and Consumption of Selfies on Photo-Sharing Social Media Platforms
1. IntroductionDigital self-portraits constitute the substance of the self-constructed and widely disseminated human brand. The strength of the selfie consists in its cogent expression of meaning, which is incorporated into operations of self-construction,...
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Regulating Human Germline Genome Editing: Medical Counseling, Ethical Permissibility, and Potentially Grave Threats
1.IntroductionGene editing is more coherent, technically more manageable, can be rearranged swiftly, and is rather affordable in comparison with the automation of zinc finger nuclease and transcription factor-like effector nucleases. (Kuo, 2019) Given...
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Towards a Cultural Phenomenology of Actions and Forms of Life
The appearance does not hide the essence, it reveals it; it is the essence. The essence of an existent is no longer a property sunk in the cavity of this existent; it is the manifest law which presides over the succession of its appearances, it is the...
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Mental Footnotes: Knowledge Constructivism from Logical Thinking to Daily Functioning
IntroductionOne of the very first questions humans ask when they begin to develop consciousness is "How do we think?" In a philosophical sense, thinking can be defined as "every activity and creation of the mind." In this wide definition, one can include...
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Peirce and Deleuze in the "Protoplasm of Philosophy": Triadic Relations and Habit as Pragmatic Concepts
Pragmatist, n., in philosophy, one who professes to practice pragmatism. Thus Schiller of Oxford, author of Riddles of the Sphinx, is a pragmatist, although he does not very thoroughly understand the nature of pragmatism. (Peirce, 1935, vol. 5: 13, n....
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Can Social Media Influencers Shape Corporate Brand Reputation? Online Followers' Trust, Value Creation, and Purchase Intentions
1.IntroductionSocial media influencers communicate their viewpoint in relation to products and brands via social media notices that are either funded by a brand, or are displayed as sincere advice. (Stubb and Colliander, 2019) The factual practicality...
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Vol. 17, 2018

From DNA to Economics: Analogy in Econobiology
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.IntroductionThe last economic crisis generated a lot of debates and questions about the ability of economists to deal with economic complexity. Roughly speaking, complexity can be associated with the formation/emergence...
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The Grand Pessimistic Induction
1.IntroductionPessimists constructed the old pessimistic induction (Laudan, 1977; Putnam, 1978) and the new pessimistic induction (Stanford, 2006) to rebut scientific realism, the view that successful scientific theories are (approximately) true. After...
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The Socratic Process of Learning: Being-Educated as a Philosophical Way of the Ethical Life
1.IntroductionAll kinds of human learning are imperfect: all human attempts expand within the ontological framework configured and defined by finitu.de. Phenomenology aims to convey the massive variety of the human practice from an ontological view (Alpopi...
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Cultural Decline, Capitalist Deterritorialization, and Social Degeneration in Houellebecq's Fiction
1.IntroductionA structural characteristic of Houellebecq's art is the reconceptualizing of institutional outlines. His protagonists inhabit realms impregnated by dominant cultural forces attempting to regulate symbolic settings. The sex industry is an...
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The Ethics of Algorithmic Sociality, Big Data Analytics, and Data-Driven Research Patterns
1.IntroductionBig data covers obtaining, depositing, distributing, assessing, and implementing information that individuals and devices produce and share (Benedikter, Siepmann, and Reymann, 2017; Collins, 2017; Grcic Fabic, Zekic, and Samaržija, 2016;...
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In a World Characterized by Moral Pluralism, Is Dialogic Consensus a Way to Establish Moral Truth?
IntroductionThe development of a system of morals is a characteristic feature of human societies. In part, such systems aim to guide decision making about what is permissible and what is impermissible, as well as providing guidance in resolving conflicts...
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The Self-Sublation of Empirical Consciousness: Developing Mcdowell's Heterodox Interpretation of Hegel's Lord/bondsman Dialectic
IntroductionPerhaps the single most famous episode in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (PhG) is the "Lordship and Bondage" dialectic (LBD). While this episode has inspired copious and variegated commentaries, a certain interpretive orthodoxy has held...
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Truth and Truth-Telling in the Age of Trump
1. Imagine that you have been lied to by your partner or closest friend. It's a hurtful lie and you feel let down and disappointed. Lying is a violation of trust and it destroys relationships.2 A lie has social and political consequences. A single lie...
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Reality-Construction Processes in Information Societies: Algorithmic Regulation, Automated Decision-Making, and Networked Governance
1.IntroductionBroad arrays of routine activities on the whole and media consumption especially are progressively influenced by automated algorithmic selection (algorithms represent problem-solving processes) that is chiefly characterized by the programmed...
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Vol. 16, 2017

Thinking in Action: An Interview with Richard Kearney
In the second half of the traumatic and explosive twentieth century, thinkers began considering the possibility of viewing our time as a new Axial Age affecting all areas of existence and thinking. In theological philosophy the interpretation of God...
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New Directions in the Philosophy of Social Science
New Directions in the Philosophy of Social Science Daniel Little (The University of Michigan-Dearbom and The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor) Rowman & Littlefield: London and New York, 2016, 280 pp. ISBN 978-1-78348-740-0Little asserts that social...
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A Companion to Woody Allen
A Companion to Woody Allen Peter J. Bailey (St. Lawrence University, Canton) Sam B. Girgus (Vanderbilt University) (eds.) John Wiley & Sons: Malden, MA, 2013, 583 pp. ISBN 978-1-4443-3723-5Several of Allen's films consecrate themselves to elucidating...
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Performance Appraisal Satisfaction in Organizations
1. IntroductionRealistic, constantly applied, unambiguously and soundly conveyed and satisfactorily grasped performance expectations generate employee confidence, employer reliability, and uninterrupted employment relationships. An agreement on performance...
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The Alienated Language of the Affective Commodity in Houellebecq's Novels
1.IntroductionHouellebecq has reintroduced the satire into the absurd, without leaving behind any of the mindfulness of the despondency of the human condition, and depreciates the outlines utopias that individuals envisage to shield them from the misfortunes...
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Michel Serres's Encyclopedic Philosophical Vision of an Ever-Changing Human Landscape
1. IntroductionIn this review paper based on the research conducted for my latest book The Encyclopedic Philosophy of Michel Serres: Writing the Modern World and Anticipating the Future (2016), I will demonstrate both the originality and importance of...
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Hegemony, Mass Media, and Cultural Studies: Properties of Meaning, Power, and Value in Cultural Production
Hegemony, Mass Media, and Cultural Studies: Properties of Meaning, Power, and Value in Cultural Production Sean Johnson Andrews (Columbia College Chicago) Rowman & Littlefield: London and New York, 2016, 238 pp. ISBN 978-1-78348-556-7Johnson Andrews...
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Moral Philosophy and Society
IntroductionA philosophical understanding focuses on the most general issues about reality, human knowledge, human conduct, community affairs and aesthetics. All these would need to be laid out and shown to be right. Yet whatever amounts to being right...
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Against Extrinsic Dispositions
1.IntroductionAre there extrinsic dispositions? Philosophers have different answers to this question. Mark Johnston (1992: 234), George Molnar (1999: 3), and David Lewis (1997: 148) say no, claiming that all dispositions are intrinsic. Jennifer McKitrick...
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Traffic Jams: Analysing Everyday Life through the Immanent Materialism of Deleuze & Guattari
Traffic Jams: Analysing Everyday Life through the Immanent Materialism of Deleuze & Guattari David R. Cole (University of Western Sydney) New York: Punctum Books, 2013, 43 pp. ISBN 978-0-6157-6700-0Cole argues that ordinary life is a type of reflexive,...
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I Speak, Therefore I Am: Seventeen Thoughts about Language
I Speak, Therefore I Am: Seventeen Thoughts about Language Andrea Moro (Scuola Universitaria Superiore, Pavia) Translated from the Italian by Ian Roberts New York: Columbia University Press, 2016, 84 pp. ISBN 978-0-2311-7741-2Moro holds that doing science...
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Vol. 15, 2016

An Auto-Ethnography of Vegan Praxis and Encounters with the Meat-Eating Cyborg
IntroductionA cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction ...The cyborg is our ontology, it gives us our politics ... the cyborg is also the awful apocalyptic telos...
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Bureaucratic Reputation Management in the Public Sector
1. IntroductionReputation is permanently under negotiation and thus challenged regularly in various forums. A manager aiming to consolidate reputation should bear in mind that communication can fortify the present reputation (Kets de Vries, 2015), but...
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Beauvoir's Feminist Realism
1. IntroductionBeauvoir holds that woman should be grasped on the foundation of her possibilities and not on the foundation of her constraints. Sex and reproduction entail a desire, an anger, and a displeasure which defy all attempts at being policed....
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The Eco-University in the Green Age
The force that through the green fuse drives the flower Drives my green age.-Dylan Thomas1"Eco" Introduction: The Twin Cognates of "Ecology" and "Economy"In a chapter for The International Handbook of Environmental Research (Stevenson et al., 2012) entitled...
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A Plea for the Plurality of Function
[It is] difficult for any one who tries to make out the use of a structure to avoid the word purpose.-Charles Darwin, a letter to A. de Candolle1. Function and Its Place in NatureTalks about function are ubiquitous not only in daily life, but also in...
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Zoltan Istvan's "Teleological Egocentric Functionalism:" a Libertarian Philosophical Basis for "Transhumanist" Politics
Introduction: The FrameworkIn recent years the importance of technology in daily life has been growing steadily. This trend is reflected by the rise of technology and its applications to ever more crucial factors within the economy, the health care sector,...
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Non-Priority of the Freedom Principles: Non-Frustration, Non-Interference, Non-Domination
As a general rule, a generous variety of definitions for the same term is an inevitable byproduct of a lengthy genealogy. The ancients invented a separate genre that is entirely focused on preserving and representing a wide array of existing opinions,...
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Sustainability Implementation and Organizational Performance
1. IntroductionSustainability is a critical objective for organizations: intentional, value-based performances of internal stakeholders are the mainstay of organizational sustainability. Values displayed in organizational culture (Constantin, 2015a,...
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Narrative Features of Marguerite Duras's Fiction, Drama, and Cinema
1. IntroductionBoth Duras's novels and plays and her cinema are populated by the individuals, places and experiences of her existence. Duras separates outstanding moments and compresses them, in dramatized configuration, into the repetitive plots that...
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Digital Reading: From the Reflective Self to Social Machine
Prologue: The Augustinian Model of ReadingMichael Peters (MP): Chad Wellmon writing for the Hedgehog Review discusses Augustine's faith in the power of reading as a kind of ascent that is transformative. The divine gift of words is the basis of readerly...
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Pedagogy of Insurrection: From Resurrection to Revolution
Pedagogy of Insurrection: From Resurrection to Revolution Peter McLaren (Chapman University) New York: Peter Lang, 2015, 465 pp. ISBN 978-1-4331-2897-4One of the leading education architects of what has come to be called "critical pedagogy," Peter McLaren...
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New Approaches to Curriculum as Phenomenological Text
New Approaches to Curriculum as Phenomenological Text James M. Magrini (College of DuPage) New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 129 pp. ISBN 978-1-137-57317-9Magrini displays via the practice of phenomenology a grasp of curriculum as a one of life in...
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Stanley Cavell and the Claim of Literature
Stanley Cavell and the Claim of Literature David Rudrum (University of Huddersfield) Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013, 285 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-1048-7As Rudrum puts it, Cavell claims that what is grasped by (or as) reading is something...
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The Fairy Way of Writing: Shakespeare to Tolkien
The Fairy Way of Writing: Shakespeare to Tolkien Kevin Pask (Concordia University) Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013, 178 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0982-5According to Pask, the early modern account of the fairy way of writing is component...
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Vol. 14, 2015

In Praise of Liberalism: An Assessment of Liberal Political Thought from the 17th Century to Today
1. IntroductionConservative - and even centrist - opponents of liberalism reject it because they identify it with cumbersome government; reckless spending; high taxation; naiveté about economics, crime, and world power; and lack of moral values. What...
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Irigaray and the Feminism of Sexual Difference
ABSTRACT.The material gathered in this study provides a rich and diverse context for understanding Irigaray's philosophy of natural sexual difference, her accounts of nature and sexed humanity, and the Irigarayan interval of sexual difference. The analysis...
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The History and Practice of Lying in Public Life
ABSTRACT.This paper provides an introduction to the history and practice of lying in public life. The paper argues that such an approach is required to balance the emphasis on truth and truth-telling. Truth and lies, truth-telling and the practice of...
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The Effects of Emotional Content on Memory in Patients with Alzheimer's Dementia
ABSTRACT.Over the past decade, there has been increasing evidence describing the impact of emotional features of dementia on both the distinct and broader social arrangements, emotion processing in Alzheimer's disease, the key function of the amygdala...
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Reflections on Modern Democracy
ABSTRACT.The main thesis of this article is that democracy by itself is insufficient for deciding what is right versus wrong. Democracy presupposes a prior moral stance, namely, that individuals in the polity have basic rights to their lives, liberty...
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Definition of Duty and Freedom with Conflict
ABSTRACT.The author gives a definition of duty and freedom. Many other normative concepts like crime, harm, guilt, punishment and justification are defined too. The aim is to define these concepts in not normative but descriptive terms. The conceptual...
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Heuristic Reasoning in the Psychology of Mathematics Education
ABSTRACT.The purpose of this article is to gain a deeper understanding of the ecological rationality of the recognition heuristic, heuristic decision-making in people, and the employment of judgment heuristics to make social decisions. The current study...
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Names and Naming in Literary Works
ABSTRACT.This paper discusses the major trends in scholarship about linguistic onomastic processes of construing names, the semantic standing of proper names, and the probable consequences names have on readers. The objective of this paper is to emphasize...
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Emotional Memory Deficits in Alzheimer's Disease
ABSTRACT.The purpose of this article is to gain a deeper understanding of relevant social and behavioral disorders detected in patients with Alzheimer's disease, the neuroanatomical correlates of emotional learning and memory processing in Alzheimer's...
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Cognitive Psychology, Mathematical Reasoning, and Organizational Creativity
ABSTRACT.The mainstay of the paper is formed by an analysis of organizational elements that further or enable creativity, the cognitive foundations of creativity, the nature of mathematical creativity, and features of mental activity related to creative...
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Learning, Creative Col(labor)ation, and Knowledge Cultures
ABSTRACT.In this conversation, Michael A. Peters analyses the advent of knowledge cultures and their relationships to human learning. The first part of the conversation analyses social transformation towards the network society and links digital technologies...
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Aesthetic Origins: Peter Viereck and the Imaginative Sources of Politics
Aesthetic Origins: Peter Viereck and the Imaginative Sources of Politics Jay Patrick Starliper (PhD, the Catholic University of America) Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Books/Rutgers University, 2014, 219 pp. ISBN 978-1-4128-5389-7Starliper points out that...
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Philosophy of Education in the Age of Digital Reason
ABSTRACT.In this conversation, Michael A. Peters discusses his philosophy of education in and for the age of digital media. The first part of the conversation classifies Michael Peters' work in three interlocked themes: philosophy, political knowledge...
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Seeking Balance: Philosophical Issues in Globalization and Policy Making
Seeking Balance: Philosophical Issues in Globalization and Policy Making A. Pablo Iannone (Central Connecticut State University) Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Books/Rutgers University, 2014, 390 pp. ISBN 978-1-4128-5395-8Iannone focuses on the unmanageable...
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Vol. 13, 2014

The Role of Emotional Labor in the Delivery of Public Services
ABSTRACT. Research on emotional labor in organizations, the notion of emotional labor, the outcomes of emotional labor, and the connection between the behavioral feature of job results and emotional labors has yielded fairly consistent findings over...
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Anarchy and International Law: The Approaches of Hedley Bull and Noam Chomsky
ABSTRACT. Are anarchy and the law antithetical? Not so, as for more than 350 years international law has governed a legal order based on anarchy; wherein no central authority exists and law functions not on the basis of coercion but on cooperation whereby...
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The Enowning of Thought and Whakapapa: Heidegger's Fourfold
ABSTRACT. Throughout colonization, Maori have been constantly urged to think of their terminology, and the objects it relates to, along constrained lines. In this practice, the self and other things are arguably restricted and impoverished. However,...
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Wittig on the Semantics of Grammatical Gender
ABSTRACT. The theory that I shall seek to elaborate here puts considerable emphasis on Wittig's understanding of lesbian, her literary and theoretical representations of lesbian passion, sexuality, and politics, and her urging on the vast capacity of...
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The Role of Social Media as a News Provider
ABSTRACT. The purpose of this article is to gain a deeper understanding of the extent to which the internet can democratize news, citizen engagement in media communication, the news attributes of social media, and new policies of information collecting....
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The Gender Division of Labor in Public Sector Employment
ABSTRACT. This paper discusses the major trends in scholarship about the intricacy of gender models in organizations, the difficulty of accomplishing workplace gender equality, the gender complexities of public sector organizations, and gendered cultural...
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Moral Education and Humanistic Approaches to Teacher Education: A Conversation with Duck-Joo Kwak
Duck-Joo Kwak is professor at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea. Her research interests are, broadly speaking, ethics, philosophy of education, and teacher education. She has written numerous articles on civic and moral education from a post-liberal...
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Vol. 12, 2013

Mental Types: The Basic Arguments
ABSTRACT.The central argument for nonreductive physicalism is the argument from multiple realizability. J. Kim subjected this argument to a forceful critique and defended a form of type-physicalism. I revisit these fundamental arguments here, reconstructing...
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New York Is Just New York: An Account of Genuine Proper Names in Fiction
ABSTRACT.The problem of genuine names occurring in fictions has garnered much less attention than its more glamorous cousin-viz. the problem of vacuous or empty names-but perhaps a careful examination of the former may shed some light on the latter,...
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An Ontological Notion of Learning Inspired by the Philosophy of Hannah Arendt: The Miracle of Natality
ABSTRACT.From an ontological perspective, there is something valuable that we can learn about learning from Arendt's formal philosophy of education, on the one hand, and her ontological-phenomenological elucidation of "action" and the "space of appearance"...
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Karl Marx and the Concept of Entfremdung
ABSTRACT.It is a widespread cliche that there is no relationship between Marxian theory of estrangement (Entfremdung) exposed in the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 and the theory of value present in Marxian scientific works like Das Kapital...
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On Necessary but External Relations
ABSTRACT.Here, I argue that the fundamental dogma that all necessary relations are internal is ungrounded. To motivate my argument, I analyze Moore's classic ideas on internal relations and take them as an illustration of the common form of reasoning...
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Sarraute's Literary Philosophy
ABSTRACT.This research makes conceptual and methodological contributions to Sarraute's notion of a subterranean reality enlivened by ambiguous, fluctuating tropistic effluvia, the primordial importance Sarraute accords to tropistic movements as the basic...
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Peterson the New Ecologies of Knowledge
ABSTRACT.Peters focuses on the development of the knowledge, learning and digital economies, the culture-bound nature of symbolic functions, and the ethic of participation, collaboration and file-sharing characterizing the rise of social media. Peters's...
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The Paradigm of Complexity in Human Personality
ABSTRACT.This research makes conceptual and methodological contributions to the complex, interactive biological processes that influence personality, the development and ongoing function of cognitive processes and brain systems involved in intelligence,...
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Philosophy, Globalization and the Future of the University: A Conversation between Sharon Rider and Michael A. Peters
Sharon Rider is Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at the Department of Philosophy at Uppsala University. She is currently Vice Dean for the Faculty of Arts and Director for Higher Education Studies at the Center for Science and Technology Studies. She...
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About Europe: Philosophical Hypotheses
BOOK REVIEWS About Europe: Philosophical Hypotheses Denis Guénoun (Paris Sorbonne University) Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013, 324 pp. ISBN 978-0-8047-7385-0Guénoun holds that the idea of Europe can only be the universal, being a negation...
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The Themes of Quine's Philosophy
The Themes of Quine's Philosophy Edward Becker (University of Nebraska, Lincoln) New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 314 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-01523-4Becker points out that Quine's view treats the statements of logic and mathematics as differing...
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Imagining the University
Imagining the University Ronald Barnett (University of London) London-New York: Routledge, 2013, 188 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-67204-7Barnett claims that the public debate over the nature of universities is imaginatively stunted: to speak of the ideas of the...
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Mind, Brain, and Free Will
Richard Swinburne (Oxford University) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 242 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-966257-9Swinburne holds that the whole history of the world can be told with our familiar system of categories: substances, properties, and times. Talk...
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The Sensitivity Principle in Epistemology
The Sensitivity Principle in Epistemology Kelly Becker (University of New Mexico) Tim Black (California State University, Northridge) (eds.) New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 281 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-00423-8Becker and Black present state-of-the-art...
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Personal Identity: Complex or Simple?
Personal Identity: Complex or Simple? Georg Gasser (University of Innsbruck) Matthias Stefan (University of Innsbruck) (eds.) New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 259 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-01444-2Gasser and Stefan note that personal identity is continuous....
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Immunity to Error through Misidentification
Immunity to Error through Misidentification Simon Prosser (University of St Andrews) François Recanati (University of St Andrews) New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 294 pp. ISBN 978-0-521-19830-1Campbell affirms that the way in which the reference...
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Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics
Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics Tuomas E. Tahko (University of Helsinki) (ed.) New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 263 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-00064-3Fine argues that, according to Quine, the ontology of physics will include elementary particles:...
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The World-Time Parallel
The World-Time Parallel Adriane Rini (Massey University) Max Cresswell (Victoria University of Wellington) New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 260 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-01747-4Rini and Cresswell state that sentences about what is necessary or about...
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Vol. 11, 2012

Scholarly Publishing and the Politics of Openness: Knowledge Production in Contemporary Universities
ABSTRACT.This paper argues that the development of a philosophy of openness in scholarly publishing is an incomplete project. For some commentators, this incompleteness is understood as primarily a technical matter; one that will be addressed as technologies...
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Go Home, Occupy Movement!! (the Mcfb - Was Ist Das?)
ABSTRACT.Revisiting Weber's theory and rethinking the writings of the US sociologist George Ritzer, author elaborates on a well-known argument of "defensive modernization" of Fukuyama, by claiming that throughout the entire human history a technological...
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Paradigms Revisited: Towards a Practice-Based Approach
ABSTRACT.The concept of "paradigm" is among the most influential philosophical ideas of the 20th century. However, as ideas disseminate across disciplinary borders, they lose some of their original sense by a selective reading. Returning to the original...
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Jean-Luc Godard's Film Socialisme and the Pedagogy of the Image
ABSTRACT. This paper is a brief reflection on Jean-Luc Godard's Film Socialisme pitched as a "pedagogy of the image" that draws on the philosophy of cinema and draws on the activities of the great film directors who are the experimenters and also engage...
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Comprehensive Darwinism
ABSTRACT.Darwinism has become an encompassing theory, leaving the confines of science and accounting for all aspects of life. Such an outlook entails important consequences for the evaluation of life. In particular, organisms are considered mere means...
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The Interconnectedness of Economic and Social Rights
ABSTRACT.This study is grounded in the considerable body of scholarship examining the concept of self, processes of privatizing social remembering, and the function of social representations as a mechanism. Our analysis complements the growing literature...
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Do Asian Management Paradigms Exist? a Look at Four Theoretical Frames
ABSTRACT.Interest in Asian business and management practices developed during the Japanese business emergence in the 1980s. The rise of the Asian tigers in the early 1990s and the emergence of China and India in global business affairs during the last...
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Is There Life after Facebook? - Addendum the Cyber Gulag Revisited & Debate Reloaded
ON THE ARAB "SPRING," LONDON "SUMMER" AND WALL STREET "AUTUMN" - AN INSTRUCTIVE LESSON FOR ASIA/SEAABSTRACT.Misled by a quick triumphalism of the social-media, the international news agencies have confused the two: revolt and revolution. The past unrests...
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Challenges and Opportunities to Design Smart Interactive Clothing
ABSTRACT.The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between instrumental measurements and sensory attributes, the development and utilization of intelligent textile materials, and the accelerated introduction of smart technology in textiles...
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Robbe-Grillet's Rendering of Human Experience in Film and Fiction
ABSTRACT.The results of the current study converge with prior research on the depiction of sexuality in his film and fiction, the destabilizing of the narrative world in Robbe-Grillet's novels, the role played by objects in the work of Robbe-Grillet,...
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Fictional Narratives of Embodiment in Robbe-Grillet's Works
ABSTRACT.I am specifically interested in how previous research investigated Robbe-Grillet's depiction of sexuality, his professed aims of creating works of bricolage, the avant-garde style of Robbe-Grillet's novels, and the phenomeno logical reduction...
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Ways of Using Human Rights Law to Fight Corruption
ABSTRACT.Scholarly research reveals strong correlations between the necessary legal framework to prevent and curb corruption, the institutional environment of corruption, and the growth of organized crime systems. This paper aims to analyze and discuss...
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An Interview with Jiang Qiping
Jiang Qiping is Secretary-General of the Center for Informatization Study (CIS) within the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He specializes in the study of information technology and public policy. Established in March 2002, the aim of CIS is the implementation...
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