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    Review of Norman Levine’s Marx’s Resurrection of Aristotle. [REVIEW]Sam Badger - 2022 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 28 (1):113-120.
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    The Nature of Persons and Our Ethical Relations with Nonhuman Animals.Jeremy Barris & Jeffrey C. Ruff - 2022 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 28 (1):5-36.
    If we accept that at least some kinds of nonhuman animals are persons, a variety of paradoxes emerge in our ethical relations with them, involving apparently unavoidable disrespect of their personhood. We aim to show that these paradoxes are legitimate but can be illuminatingly resolved in the light of an adequate understanding of the nature of persons. Drawing on recent Western, Daoist, and Zen Buddhist thought, we argue that personhood is already paradoxical in the same way as these aspects of (...)
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    Forms of Domination and Conceptions of Violence: A Semiotic Approach.Noel Boulting - 2022 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 28 (1):37-62.
    By employing Peirce’s semiotics, Totalitarianism is distinguished indexically from forms of Dictatorship and Authoritarianism. The former can be cast, as Arendt argued, to initiate a project for world domination dispensing with any sense of Authoritarianism in forwarding some purely fictitious conception where violence is manifested in terror. Alternatively, distortion of intellectual activity may issue within Populism so that the rule of Demagogy emerges initiating Despotism or a form of Dictatorship – either Commissarial or Sovereign form – where lawless violence is (...)
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    Science, Philosophy, Practice: Lessons From Use.Eleonora Montuschi - 2022 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 28 (1):63-86.
    It has been urged that philosophers in the contemporary world should be able to engage with domains of practice and not just with each other. If that is the case, in what sense philosophy can become an ‘applied’ discipline, and with what consequences both for philosophy and for practice? As a preliminary I will rehearse some of the reasons why philosophical investigation is socially commendable. I will then show how philosophy in so called knowledge societies should interact with science and (...)
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    Is Cool a Virtue?Eoin O’Connell - 2022 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 28 (1):87-112.
    This paper argues that cool is a virtue in a specific context: that of black Americans living under a specific modality of white supremacy. But cool is not merely a coping mechanism. A historical analysis of the term shows that cool is being unimpressed by, and calm in the face of, white supremacy. This is made manifest in a style, the “cool pose,” the sophistication of which is captured in the jazz of Lester Young and Miles Davis. Thus, cool is (...)
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