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    An Introduction to Honor Killing and Women in the Crossfire.Robert Paul Churchill - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (2):5-19.
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    Response to My Critics.Robert Paul Churchill - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (2):53-65.
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    The Robotic Touch.Karen Lancaster - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (2):88-109.
    An elderly patient in a care home only wants human nurses to provide her care – not robots. If she selected her carers based on skin colour, it would be seen as racist and morally objectionable, but is choosing a human nurse instead of a robot also morally objectionable and speciesist? A plausible response is that it is not, because humans provide a better standard of care than robots do, making such a choice justifiable. In this paper, I show why (...)
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    Transformations of Shame and Honor: Ideology, Diagnostics, and Liberation From State Interests.Christian Matheis - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (2):20-31.
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    A Complex Adaptive Systems Approach to Understanding the Honor Killer.Candice L. Shelby - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (2):32-42.
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    Women in the Crossfire.James Snow - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (2):43-52.
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    Some Approaches to an Ethics for Disaster.Eddy Souffrant - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (2):66-87.
    We have witnessed, and in some instance from afar, disasters of all sorts that span the globe from the Caribbean, South and North America, Asia, to Australia and other affected regions of the world. Some of these destabilizing and at times fatal events have resulted in lives lost, forced migration, and a restructuring of the physical, social and economic architecture of the affected parts of the globe. Further, the disasters as massive restructuring of the physical and psychological status quo are (...)
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    The Tree of Life.Brock Bahler - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (1):107-120.
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    Colonialism and Ressentiment.José A. Haro - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (1):27-34.
    In this paper I apply Friedrich Nietzsche’s critique of European morality to the Western colonial context. I specifically focus attention on his notions of ressentiment and slave morality, and how his critique implicates these as being exported and imposed upon the people Western powers colonized. However, the process of colonization reveals that the imposed morality is transformed into a distinct type of ressentiment that Nietzsche does not to consider. I call this type of ressentiment “colonial ressentiment” in distinction to Nietzsche’s (...)
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    The Fatally Flawed Leadership of Donald J. Trump.David Koukal - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (1):49-60.
    Over the past two years, several political commentators have drawn on Plato’s Republic to shed light on our last presidential election. Many of these authors emphasize the features of democracy that make it especially susceptible to demagoguery, which heralds the arrival of tyranny, and then go on to relate this to Donald Trump’s political ascension. The problem with these analyses is that they tend to unquestioningly adopt Plato’s pessimistic view of democracy. While Plato’s criticisms do have the virtue of making (...)
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    On Becoming Worthy of Victory.Sanjay Lal - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (1):21-26.
    While there has been no shortage of philosophical writings dealing with humanity’s great struggles there is a notable absence within academic philosophy in asserting a broad, overriding, and natural place for philosophical analysis regarding such issues—a role which can be crucial in making us better people. In the first part of this paper, I will discuss the notable absence of certain character traits on the part of activists fighting for a better world that are essential for attaining the lofty goals (...)
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    That’s Just So-and-So Being So-and-So.Rob Lovering - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (1):61-73.
    When it comes to explaining someone’s puzzling, objectionable, or otherwise problematic behavior, one type of explanation occasionally employed in the service of doing so is as follows: “That’s just so-and-so being so-and-so.” But what, exactly, do explanations of the type “That’s just so-and-so being so-and-so” mean? More specifically, in what way, if any, is it meaningful or informative to say such things? And what is the precise function of such explanations of someone’s behavior? Is it merely to present what one (...)
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    On the Possibility of Action as Liberation From (Non)Violence.Greg McCreery - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (1):141-150.
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    Environmental Racism and Privileged Consumerism.James Rocha - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (1):5-20.
    Environmental racism concerns the ways in which environmental protections are unfairly distributed along racial lines. One outcome of environmental racism is that environmental degradation does not harm us all equally, with oppressed racial groups facing greater burdens. Consequently, members of privileged groups can more comfortably engage in environmentally destructive consumerism because they will neither initially nor primarily face the worst impact from environmental destruction. I will argue that the ability to feel comfortable while engaging in environmentally destructive consumerism is a (...)
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    Friedrich Nietzsche and European Nihilism.Matthew Valentine - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (1):121-140.
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    The Cognitive Unconscious in Native American Embodied Knowing.Shay Welch - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (1):84-106.
    In this paper, I address only one small parallel between one subsection of Western epistemology and cognitive theory and Native American epistemology. I draw the connection between the recent theories of embodied cognition and distinctive Native modes of embodied implicit procedural knowing, such as blood memory, vision questions, and non-binary logical systems. My reason for doing so is twofold. First, I show how these distinctive ways of knowing within Native worldviews are not mere mystical claims that can be cast aside (...)
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    Finding Moral Casualties in Wartime Fatalities.P. E. Wilson - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (1):74-83.
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    Affordances, Embodiment, and Moral Perception.Jeremy Wisnewski - 2019 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 25 (1):35-48.
    My aim in this article is programmatic. I argue that understanding perceptual experience on the model of perceptual affordances allows us to acknowledge the centrality of embodiment to moral phenomenology, on the one hand, and to see more transparently the place of the emotions in the moral life, on the other. I suggest some means by which moral perception, construed as the perception of moral affordances, might be cultivated.
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