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03/02/2010 17:17

Intervention and Transparency: the Case of Human Rights

Daniel Diederich Farmer Marquette University Title: Intervention and Transparency: the Case of Human Rights In this paper, I critique constructivist accounts of universal human rights (Jack Donnelly’s in particular) by deploying a criterion of transparency. A ‘transparent’ moral vocabulary is one...

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03/02/2010 17:15

Foucault: Politics of the Police

Andrew Johnson Louisiana State University Title: Foucault: Politics of the Police This is a shorter version of a project I have been working on in relation to Foucault and his College de France lectures. It is my argument that Michel Foucault addresses the institution and practice of the police,...

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03/02/2010 17:14

Nussbaum's Capabilities, Jaggar's Critique, What's Next?

Chad Kleist Marquette University Title: Nussbaum's Capabilities, Jaggar's Critique, What's Next? There have been two philosophical approaches to addressing cross-cultural moral disagreement and conflict. The dominant approach aims to develop a theory that is in some sense both ‘thick’ (i.e., it...

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03/02/2010 17:13

Heidegger’s (Unspoken) Justice: the Ordering of the World

Shane Ewegen Boston College Title: Heidegger’s (Unspoken) Justice: the Ordering of the World In his 1942 lectures on Parmenides, Heidegger offers one of his few sustained meditations on the character of the political. More precisely, through an analysis of certain sections of Plato’s Politeia,...

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03/02/2010 17:12

Negativity and Normativity: Art and Justice in the 20th Century

Aline M. Ramos Fordham University Title: Negativity and Normativity: Art and Justice in the 20th Century Ever since Greek Antiquity, we have been revising our idea of justice and all of its normative components. The Presocratic philosophers and Plato mentioned many ways in which beauty, art and...

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03/02/2010 17:12

“Common Sympathies”: the Civic Duty Argument

Hsin-wen Lee University of Southern California Title: “Common Sympathies”: the Civic Duty Argument Miller believes that, in a multi-national society, a government will have difficulty enforcing the demands of civic duties--- due to the lack of trust and reciprocity, the rich national communities...

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03/02/2010 17:11

Crisis of Antiquity: Arendt, Foucault, Agamben, and the Roots of Our Modern Crisis

Kyle Thomsen Loyola University Chicago Title: Crisis of Antiquity: Arendt, Foucault, Agamben, and the Roots of Our Modern Crisis A great deal has been said regarding the modern political sphere, and how we currently live in a time of peril. Two great thinkers, Hannah Arendt and Michel Foucault,...

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03/02/2010 17:10

Towards a Human Language: An Alternative Approach to Global Poverty

Timothy Weidel Loyola University Chicago Title: Towards a Human Language: An Alternative Approach to Global Poverty In this paper, I offer an alternative approach to global poverty by challenging the current language of human rights (in terms of the work of Peter Singer and Thomas Pogge). This...

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03/02/2010 17:08

On Tolerance of the Ways of Life

Adalberto de Hoyos Bermea National Autonomous University of Mexico Title: On Tolerance of the Ways of Life Liberal tolerance pretends to be neutral to diverse ways of life, but its principles often conflict with the values of non liberal cultures, and supposes that it is necessary to disencourage...

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03/02/2010 17:06

Crises Undeniable, Ideological: Jürgen Habermas and the Legitimacy of Critical Theory

Miles Hentrup University of Oregon Title: Crises Undeniable, Ideological: Jürgen Habermas and the Legitimacy of Critical Theory In his 1968 essay “Technology and Science as ‘Ideology,’” Jürgen Habermas develops in outline the ways in which, in advanced capitalism, an effective critical social...

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