Review of Contemporary Philosophy

Articles from Vol. 14, 2015

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...
Citizen Participation in Organizational Decision Making
ABSTRACT.The purpose of this study is to examine the function of individuals and stakeholders in governance, the effectiveness of the citizen involvement process, processes of direct citizen participation, and challenges to thickening democracy via raised...
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...
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...
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...
Ethical Values in the Public Sector
ABSTRACT.This paper discusses the major trends in scholarship about the status of public sector ethics, ethical decision-making for actors in the public sphere, the ethical aspect of public administration managers' activity, and adequate institutionalization...
Government Surveillance, Neoliberal Citizenship, and Social Identity
ABSTRACT.The main objective of this paper is to explore and describe the discursive politics of surveillance, the constitutional norm that aims to defend citizens from government power via unjustified infringements, the function identity can have as...
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...
In Praise of Liberalism: An Assessment of Liberal Political Thought from the 17th Century to Today
ABSTRACT.The author of this essay maintains that liberalism has been the primary source of progressive change in the United States since its earliest history. To support his claim, he traces the philosophical and political history of liberalism in England...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Scholastic Metaphysics. A Contemporary Introduction
Scholastic Metaphysics. A Contemporary Introduction Edward Feser (Pasadena City College) Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Books/Rutgers University, 2014, 302 pp. ISBN 978-3-86838-544-1As Feser explains, the Scholastic holds that there are truths of a metaphysical...
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...
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...
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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