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- Children as Divine and Helpful Characters in Romantic Comedies.Rocio Pacheco - unknownChild characters in romantic comedies are not mere "helping characters" but really divine figures essential in moving the story forward. Young, innocent, and with no one paying any attention to them, children make good helping characters. Looking more closely at the films, The Shop Around the Corner, The Philadelphia Story and Sleepless in Seattle, however, we see that children's characters actually--and mysteriously--seem to more know about love and romantic chemistry than the adult protagonists, and use that knowledge to bring the (...)No categories
- Nominalism and Nature: Just How Real Are Biological Kinds?Katie Bridget Wright - unknownMoments of “nominalist” euphoria in the philosophy of science--e.g., Quine's "Two Dogmas of Empiricism"--often give way to massive hangovers, as once-giddy “nominalists” realize that they may have abandoned, in their euphoria, the very idea of nature. No wonder, then, that, in Quine's wake, Kripke and Putnam reasserted that physical natural kinds--e.g., gold or chlorine--are, in some sense, necessary entities. But what of biological kinds like species? Doesn't Darwinism require “nominalism” about species? Following the example of Sober, in this presentation I (...)
- Pioneers in Black Film of the 20th Century: Oscar Micheaux and Spike Lee.Chelsey Little - unknownThe filmographies of Black directors Oscar Micheaux and Spike Lee center, among other things, on racial tension, segregation and violence in the black and white communities. Producing films in two different time periods, their cinematography not only differs in technique and intended audience, but also overlaps in content and perspective pertaining to race. How does each director manipulate the audience's sympathies? This presentation will explore two films – Do the Right Thing and Within Our Gates – to compare and contrast (...)
- The European Union After Lisbon: Re-Visions of Identity and Democracy.Tea S. Thaning - unknownThe European Union is not a nation, and it would thus be a mistake to expect the EU's path to democratic legitimacy to resemble a nation's path toward such a goal. But what sort of democratic identity does the EU possess, exactly? In this presentation, I will offer a tentative theory of the nature of European identity after the Treaty of Lisbon. Additionally, I will suggest a few ways in which this peculiar post-Lisbon European identity may serve to enhance and (...)
- Legal Realism, Legal Interpretivism, Holmes and Nietzsche.John Koselke - unknownTwo new legal philosophies took shape in the twentieth century, legal realism and legal interpretivism. Legal realists are skeptical of law and the legal reasoning done in courts. Ronald Dworkin’s philosophy, legal interpretivism, views legal reasoning as part of the coherent narrative that justifies the role of law in society. The realist movement is often traced to the philosophy of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., whose thinking bears similarities to that of Friedrich Nietzsche. Taking Jerome Frank’s philosophy as the epitome of (...)
- Forgetting Music: Duration, Space, and Remembrance in the Late Music of Morton Feldman.Garrett Pluhar-Schaeffer - unknownWith pieces of music at 6 hours in length, Morton Feldman’s late music explores duration, memory, and remembrance. His music presents the listener with a musical landscape to contemplate along with an extreme duration to challenge the listener’s ability to listen to music itself. Feldman’s late music also decontextualizes or sections off time, similar to the Husserlian epoché, by way of its Minimalist tendencies. I take Heidegger’s terms, Dasein and Gestell and apply them to durational music in order to shed (...)
- Legal Realism and Legal Interpretivism.John Koselke - unknownTwo new legal philosophies took shape in the 20th century, legal realism and legal interpretivism. Legal realists are skeptical of law and the legal reasoning done in courts. Ronald Dworkin’s philosophy, legal interpretivism, views legal reasoning as part of the coherent narrative that justifies the role of law in society. The realist movement is often traced to the philosophy of Oliver Wendel Holmes, Jr., whose thinking bears similarities to that of Friedrich Nietzsche. Taking Jerome Frank’s philosophy as the epitome of (...)
- Children and the Clash of Culture: When Should We Intervene?Elizabeth Mao Medina - unknownIf you discovered your neighbor broke her four-year-old daughter’s foot for the sake of beauty, would you intervene? Now, imagine you witness this scene as a visitor in Eighteenth-Century China, where footbinding was not only an accepted practice, but a sign of high culture. Would your status as an outsider change your decision? I will investigate one’s responsibility to step in when children who cannot consent undergo practices that seem cruel to an outsider but are accepted in their culture. I (...)
- Second Class Justice: The Rhetorical Evolution of the Juvenile Justice System.Ivaylo V. Valchev - unknownThis thesis explores the shifting nature of the Juvenile Justice System from its foundational principles and values to its contemporary structure. Specifically, this paper investigates how and why the contemporary Juvenile Justice System is shaped by a rhetorical discourse created by public opinion, state and federal legislation, and Supreme Court case law. Moreover, this paper examines how the public, legislatures, and Supreme Court justices define juvenile jurisdiction, and how they decide on the appropriate punishment for juvenile offenders.
- Giambattista Vico's Idea Of "Progress": The Collapse Of Reason.David B. Cholewiak - unknown
- Postmodern Epistemology In Foucault And Pynchon.Worth Hawes - unknown
- Confucius: The Traditionalist As Visionary.Todd S. Herwig - unknown
- Wisdom: Plato, Aristotle, and Nietzsche.Ann Dolinko - unknown
- Social Contact Versus Isolation in 'Song of Myself' and 'A Noiseless Patient Spider'.Jenna Hammerich - unknown
- Spinoza: Immanence in The Shadows of Transcendence.Worth Hawes - unknown
- Questioning Truth From Within the Austro-Hungarian Empire: A Functional Analysis of the Ideas of Mach and Freud.Kalani Man - unknown
- Making One Out of Many: Quantum Physics and the Senses.Sarah Moskoff - unknown
- Kierkegaard and Nietzsche: The Last Philosophers.Peter Seigh - unknown
- Gewirth and Macintyre: Where, Oh Where, Can Morality Be?Kristin Wagner - unknown
- Anarchic Philosophy: East and West.Jessica Delfert - unknown
- Extending Kitcher's Account of Reduction to Other Special Sciences: A Consideration of Organic Chemistry and Quantum Mechanics.Maria Zawadowicz - unknown
- An Obligation to Help?Sarah Smolyansky, John H. Adams, May F. Affre, Jaafar Al Fakih, Haider S. Albassam, Daniel O. Asparouhov, Jessica A. Dudley, Joseph Rodriguez & Lauren Ross - unknownIs helping those whose subsistence needs are not meet a matter of charity or an obligation? What role should ordinary citizens of developed nations play? In a globalized world, the causes, connections, and responsibilities become complicated. Agriculture subsidies that keep food prices low for many in relatively rich countries may, for example, negatively impact poor farmers in developing countries. Students in Ethics/Philosophy 352 report on their project examining whether, and to what extent, a true obligation to aid exists.
- Thucydidean Courage: A Civic Virtue.Jack Guen-Murray - unknownAfter two years of research on Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, I have compiled evidence showing that Thucydides treated courage as a civic virtue. In first part of my presentation, I consider theories of courage by Plato, Tim O’Brien, and Barack Obama to show the complexities of courage. In the second part of my presentation, I describe Thucydidean’ courage and its practical uses.
- To Electricity and Beyond!Gerard Israel, Hayden Hoschouer, Luke Kucera, Alber Popov, Huy Hoang, Ian Nodurft, Brandon Bauerly, Alyssa Conway, Trevor Nodurft, Randall Suvanto & Casper Clausen - unknownThe Society of Physics Students demonstrates the power of electricity, magnetism, Newtonian mechanics, and exotic states of matter. Watch the power of magnets launch projectiles. Cover your ears as we launch a ping pong ball from a vacuum cannon at nearly the speed of sound. See giant smoke rings and dancing liquids. Sing along to your favorite video game theme song! Explanations of the physics beneath the surface of these demonstrations and more await you inside J100.
- Some Settling May Occur: Granular Compaction.Anthony Mykhaylovsky - unknownAfter opening a new box of cereal, you see half the cereal is missing. Despite your surprise, the box is actually full. During shipping, the contents settled—resulting in the appearance of a half full box. This effect can be attributed to granular compaction. Our approach to studying compaction includes a well-controlled system containing many spherical masses, which are constrained to move in a long tube. Starting with masses in a loose configuration, the tube is shaken vertically and the masses settle (...)No categories