An ancient tale retold, by R. M. MacIver.--On deceiving the public for the public good, by L. Bryson.--Fact, fiction, and reality, by F. E. Johnson.--On the justifiable grounds of disobedience to law, by R. N. Baldwin.--On the limits of justifiable disobedience, by F. L. Neumann.--On the enlistment of dubious allies, by H. Simons.--On "Making friends with the mammon of unrighteousness," by L. Pope.--The Hiroshima issue, by W. W. Waymack.--Institutionalism and the faith, by L. Finkelstein.--Freedom and interference in American education, (...) by O. Tead.--Private profit and public interest in mass communication, by R. Saudek.--The threat to privacy, by H. D. Lasswell. (shrink)
The masters of suspicion -- Heidegger and the rejection of humanism -- Sartre and the roads to freedom -- Marcuse and one-dimensional man -- Haberman and the fragile dignity of humanity -- Foucault and the disappearance of the human -- Derrida and the ends of man -- Fatal strategies.
Animals detect and acquire resources through a sequence of shape changes. This process is tightly coupled to the sensory and mechanical ecology of the animal. Building physical models allow us to prescind from modeling these aspects of the environment, which may not yet be described or suitably abstracted. The significance of this hybrid of physical modeling and experimentation to the acquisition of scientific knowledge is discussed.
This article principally discusses the contest between Ajax and Odysseus in Quintus Smyrnaeus Posthomerica 5. Scholars have recently labelled the poem as a “Second Sophistic epic,” partly on the basis of discussion of the Hoplōn Krisis in Book 5. I begin by discussing the literary and cultural context of the Posthomerica, and especially the contest in Book 5, in relation to this label. I then show that the contest is closely modelled on speech-making situations in the Iliad, particularly contests of (...) “flyting.” I discuss the nature of flyting speeches, and discuss how Odysseus is made to appropriate Iliadic flyting settings to prove his worth as the rightful heir to the arms. (shrink)