Title:
Episteme Vol. XVI
Authors:
El-Qawas, Leila Clare; Knapp, Rebecca; Allebban, Emann; Parillo, Susan; Persad, Govind
Abstract:
El-Qawas, "Affirming the Absurd: Philosophy and Fiction," 6-18. // Contrary to some popular opinion, Camus is a serious philosopher who turns to the medium of the novel because only its format permits him to fully explore what it is to live. This paper examines the general themes of Camus’s work in relation to how the creative artist “lives” doubly, and how the novelist is in the best position of all—able to use negative thought to revolt against her or his situation. Furthermore, the author argues that absurd fiction opens up possibilities for the absurd reader in presenting a perspective that can affect the reader’s general sensibilities, including thoughts on ethics and chaos. In addition, the author draws parallels with phenomenology and uses ideas from Sartre, Ricœur, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Wiggins, and Wittgenstein to illuminate Camus’ considerable value.

Knapp, "Integration in Greek Philosophy: Hellenistic Thought as a Case Study for Emerging Philosophic Methodology," 19-27. // What is offered here is a comparative study between two Hellenistic schools of philosophy: Epicureanism and Stoicism. The author explores the similarities and differences between them, emphasizing their shared sense of an overriding integrated system of philosophical thought—which they owe to Plato. Despite their divergent appeals to pragmatism and idealism, both philosophies urge followers to strive to imitate their gods, thereby demonstrating a strong logical connection between metaphysical and ethical ideas. To make her case, the author cites from various Greek philosophers and prominent commentators.

Allebban, "The One, The Many, and Plato: A Critical Analysis of Plato's Theory of Forms," 28-33. // The author succinctly determines that Plato does not escape the One/Many problem nor adequately establishes the relationship between the form and the particular. This paper divides its time between a short overview of the theory of Forms and the argument that there are problems with the theory identified in Plato’s own Parmenides. Two objections plague Plato’s metaphysics: the logical absurdity of the concept of participation and the question: How can materialness be derived from immaterialness?

Parillo, "Acquitting Nietzsche: An Alternative View of his Infamous Misogyny," 34-45. // Nietzsche has an appreciation for women’s naturalness and instinctual femininity; he desires to help emancipate them. A closer look at Beyond Good and Evil exonerates Nietzsche of the charge that finds him to be a supreme misogynist. The author begins her paper by rectifying the misunderstandings concerning his style, which makes wide use of confusion-causing linguistic tools. She then supports Maudemarie Clark’s attention to the distinction between “women as such” and “women.” The author argues that Nietzsche attacks the socio-psychological construction of womanness and the typically unhelpful role women play in perpetuating it. In the late 19th century, the women’s movement dangerously asks women to join the herd and to imitate foolish men; instead, Nietzsche wants women to be concerned with increasing their will to power.

Persad, "The Ethical Ramifications of Recent Advances in Ovarian Transplantation," 46-61. // The author examines the ethical questions and issues that come with the new advances in autologous transplantation and heterologous transplantation, specifically regarding ovaries. He argues in strong favor of each’s continued advancement and thinks that jewish concerns align more in-line with non-IVF advancements and the procedure of allografting. Throughout, his paper includes comparisons with embryo freezing, oocyte freezing, sperm banking, organ transplantation, and gamete donation. The author is frequently in dialogue with John A. Robertson’s views on many of the matters, and comments on Alison McCarty’s analysis of the double effect when considering how to classify ovarian donation. Finally, genetics are not favored when answering the interesting questions: Whose ovary is it? Whose child is the product? The ovary (and its possible output) belongs to the woman who has received the transplant.
Advisors:
Moller, Mark
Editors:
Stotts, Jason
Publisher:
Denison University Department of Philosophy
DATE ISSUED:
31-Aug-2011
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/755; http://hdl.handle.net/2374
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Episteme

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dc.contributor.advisorMoller, Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorEl-Qawas, Leila Clareen_US
dc.contributor.authorKnapp, Rebeccaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAllebban, Emannen_US
dc.contributor.authorParillo, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorPersad, Govinden_US
dc.contributor.editorStotts, Jasonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-31T17:50:11Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T20:41:03Zen
dc.date.available2011-08-31T17:50:11Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-18T20:41:03Zen
dc.date.issued2011-08-31en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/755en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374en
dc.description.abstractEl-Qawas, "Affirming the Absurd: Philosophy and Fiction," 6-18. // Contrary to some popular opinion, Camus is a serious philosopher who turns to the medium of the novel because only its format permits him to fully explore what it is to live. This paper examines the general themes of Camus’s work in relation to how the creative artist “lives” doubly, and how the novelist is in the best position of all—able to use negative thought to revolt against her or his situation. Furthermore, the author argues that absurd fiction opens up possibilities for the absurd reader in presenting a perspective that can affect the reader’s general sensibilities, including thoughts on ethics and chaos. In addition, the author draws parallels with phenomenology and uses ideas from Sartre, Ricœur, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Wiggins, and Wittgenstein to illuminate Camus’ considerable value.en_US
dc.description.abstractKnapp, "Integration in Greek Philosophy: Hellenistic Thought as a Case Study for Emerging Philosophic Methodology," 19-27. // What is offered here is a comparative study between two Hellenistic schools of philosophy: Epicureanism and Stoicism. The author explores the similarities and differences between them, emphasizing their shared sense of an overriding integrated system of philosophical thought—which they owe to Plato. Despite their divergent appeals to pragmatism and idealism, both philosophies urge followers to strive to imitate their gods, thereby demonstrating a strong logical connection between metaphysical and ethical ideas. To make her case, the author cites from various Greek philosophers and prominent commentators.en_US
dc.description.abstractAllebban, "The One, The Many, and Plato: A Critical Analysis of Plato's Theory of Forms," 28-33. // The author succinctly determines that Plato does not escape the One/Many problem nor adequately establishes the relationship between the form and the particular. This paper divides its time between a short overview of the theory of Forms and the argument that there are problems with the theory identified in Plato’s own Parmenides. Two objections plague Plato’s metaphysics: the logical absurdity of the concept of participation and the question: How can materialness be derived from immaterialness?en_US
dc.description.abstractParillo, "Acquitting Nietzsche: An Alternative View of his Infamous Misogyny," 34-45. // Nietzsche has an appreciation for women’s naturalness and instinctual femininity; he desires to help emancipate them. A closer look at Beyond Good and Evil exonerates Nietzsche of the charge that finds him to be a supreme misogynist. The author begins her paper by rectifying the misunderstandings concerning his style, which makes wide use of confusion-causing linguistic tools. She then supports Maudemarie Clark’s attention to the distinction between “women as such” and “women.” The author argues that Nietzsche attacks the socio-psychological construction of womanness and the typically unhelpful role women play in perpetuating it. In the late 19th century, the women’s movement dangerously asks women to join the herd and to imitate foolish men; instead, Nietzsche wants women to be concerned with increasing their will to power.en_US
dc.description.abstractPersad, "The Ethical Ramifications of Recent Advances in Ovarian Transplantation," 46-61. // The author examines the ethical questions and issues that come with the new advances in autologous transplantation and heterologous transplantation, specifically regarding ovaries. He argues in strong favor of each’s continued advancement and thinks that jewish concerns align more in-line with non-IVF advancements and the procedure of allografting. Throughout, his paper includes comparisons with embryo freezing, oocyte freezing, sperm banking, organ transplantation, and gamete donation. The author is frequently in dialogue with John A. Robertson’s views on many of the matters, and comments on Alison McCarty’s analysis of the double effect when considering how to classify ovarian donation. Finally, genetics are not favored when answering the interesting questions: Whose ovary is it? Whose child is the product? The ovary (and its possible output) belongs to the woman who has received the transplant.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherDenison University Department of Philosophyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEpistemeen_US
dc.subjectCamus, Albert, 1913-1960.en_US
dc.subjectExistentialism.en_US
dc.subjectFictionen_US
dc.subjectAbsurden_US
dc.subjectSituationen_US
dc.subjectSituationen_US
dc.subjectArtisten_US
dc.subjectLanguageen_US
dc.subjectFreedomen_US
dc.subjectEpicurus.en_US
dc.subjectPlato.en_US
dc.subjectCicero, Marcus Tullius.en_US
dc.subjectAncienten_US
dc.subjectEpicureanen_US
dc.subjectStoicismen_US
dc.subjectGoden_US
dc.subjectVirtueen_US
dc.subjectImitationen_US
dc.subjectMetaphysics.en_US
dc.subjectThird Man Argumenten_US
dc.subjectFormsen_US
dc.subjectOntologyen_US
dc.subjectMaterialismen_US
dc.subjectNietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900.en_US
dc.subjectSocial Philosophyen_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectSexismen_US
dc.subjectLanguageen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectMoralityen_US
dc.subjectInstincten_US
dc.subjectRobertson, John A. (John Ancona), 1943-en_US
dc.subjectMcCarty, Alisonen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophy of Scienceen_US
dc.subjectEthics.en_US
dc.subjectMedicineen_US
dc.subjectTechnologyen_US
dc.subjectAutonomyen_US
dc.subjectParenthooden_US
dc.titleEpisteme Vol. XVIen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.catalogerWalt, Seanen_US
dc.contributor.editorialboardFortin, Willen_US
dc.contributor.editorialboardNeiheisel, Jakeen_US
dc.contributor.editorialboardStetz, Miriamen_US
dc.contributor.editorialboardMcCann, Tayloren_US
dc.contributor.editorialboardBenham, Samen_US
dc.contributor.editorialboardBaldyga, Colanen_US
dc.contributor.editorialboardMorrell, Matten_US
dc.contributor.editorialboardBrautigam, Hannahen_US
dc.contributor.editorialboardAnderson, Marcen_US
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