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  1. Timothy Erwin, Johnson's Life of Savage and Lockean Psychology.
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  2. Anne H. Stevens, The Philosophy of General Education and Its Contradictions: The Influence of Hutchins.
    In this paper, I will attempt to place the current Chicago controversy, which led to Sonnenschein’s resignation in May 1999, within a historical context. I will begin by outlining the history of general education requirements at Chicago from their origins in the early part of the century to the present. Then I will analyze the pronouncements of the group of professors at Chicago and Columbia, including Hutchins, who called themselves the “general education movement” in the 1930s and 40s. These men (...)
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  3. Corey H. Brouse, Charles E. Basch & Randi L. Wolf, Using Concepts From Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening in an Urban Minority Population.
    This paper briefly introduces Freire’s philosophy of education, as well as examples of how this philosophy can be used in health education. Concepts from Freire’s work are highlighted along with how they are applicable to educating adults about colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, a health behavior that is less prevalent among poor and minority populations. Concepts highlighted in Freire’s writing can be directly applied to reducing disparities in health.
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  4. Cherel Jane Ellsworth Olive, Self-Actualization in the Lives of Medieval Female Mystics: An Ethnohistorical Approach.
    This dissertation explores the cultural and psychological factors that permitted six medieval female mystics to assume positions of leadership and innovation in a world marked by extreme gender inequality. Women religious have often been charged with being neurotics, hysterics, narcissists, and nymphomaniacs whereas males with similar experiences are rarely subject to the same degree of criticism. It is argued here that the women may well have been seeking to achieve the form of self-actualization described by humanist psychologist, Abraham Maslow, as (...)
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  5. Reza Aslan, God and Islam.
    Reza Aslan fled Iran when he was 7 years old. Thirty years later, Aslan has become an outspoken expert on the Middle East and religion. He says the recent Middle East uprisings show regimes can "no longer just ignore the will of the people." Reza Aslan talks about anti-Muslim sentiment, the ripple effect of Arab Spring (the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Syria), tensions with Israel, and the sparks that fly when you cross religion and politics.
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  6. Susan Jacoby, Freethinker and Atheist.
    Only one in five Americans say they could definitely vote for an atheist for President but that has not stopped the recent spate of public intellectuals proudly displaying their unbelief — Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris among them. Author Susan Jacoby will be defending freethinkers and our secular republic.
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  7. Karen King, Christians Aren't Always Right About Christianity.
    The militant atheism of Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins misunderstands how religion works and takes the worst examples of irreligious behavior to all religion as evil. Not so fast, says Harvard Professor of Divinity Karen King. Far from making people the violent bigots that Dawkins and Harris see, Christianity can raise people's empathy and truly improve human behavior and it has been doing so since the time of Christ. King will explaining why Christians aren't always the best examples (...)
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  8. Susan Jacoby, Karen King & Reza Aslan, Theism/Atheism: Belief and Unbelief in America.
    Susan Jacoby is the author of ten books, a frequent contributor to national magazines and newspapers, and the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2001 appointment as a fellow of the New York Public Library's Center for Scholars and Writers. An outspoken advocate of reason, she writes "The Spirited Atheist" column for On Faith at The Washington Post. She is also program director of the Center for Inquiry — New York City, a rationalist think tank, and a member of the (...)
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  9. Paul A. George, Plato's Gorgias: Rhetoric, the Greatest Evil, and the True Art of Politics.
    The interweaving of rhetoric, the greatest evil, and the true art of politics create the unity of the dialogue. Whereas Gorgianic rhetoric is pleasure seeking flattery which inspires belief without knowledge, noble rhetoric is refutative, inspiring the acknowledgment of falsity or ignorance. Moreover, it is self-refutation, meaning that the person being persuaded arrives at the conclusion of his ignorance by his own realization; the noble rhetor does not connect all the dots for them. The greatest evil is to have a (...)
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