Browse by Subject "Religion, Philosophy of"
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(2009)This dissertation provides a comprehensive critical analysis of six main arguments for religious accommodation, with a specific focus on fundamentalist religious groups and the accommodation of their practices within liberal ...
An Assessment of the Educational Philosophy of Johann Michael Reu Using the Hermeneutic Paradigms of J. F. Herbart and of J. C. K. Von Hofmann and the Erlangen School (1989)Scholar of sixteenth century German catechesis Johann Michael Reu (1869-1943) was also one of America's foremost Lutheran educational philosophers of the twentieth century. Although Reu often claimed a special indebtedness ...
(1994)In nineteenth-century France, both Orientalism and Japonisme were heralded as ways to rejuvenate art and literature. Did these movements actually "modernize" the arts? This thesis visualizes the esthetics of the Orientalist ...
(1983)This dissertation argues that contemporary materialism constitutes a viable position between dualism on the one hand and so-called analytical behaviorism on the other hand only if it can hold both that sentences containing ...
Patriarchal fallacies East and West: A comparative study of gender imposition in the writings of Hell (1992)In the structuralist's seemingly profound theory of "binary opposition" is a danger of institutionalizing gender. It is my contention in this project that "gender imposition" is a patriarchal and theological projection ...
Religious belief and the problems of cognitivity and commitment: A reappraisal based on contemporary philosophy of science (1991)Chapter One surveys two prominent perspectives, each held by representative philosophers and theologians: a neo-positivist perspective that religious belief (RB) is not rational and a neo-Wittgensteinian perspective that ...
(1996)This work is intended to shed light on the nature of ritual conduct, both within and without a religious context, by critically examining positivist construals of such conduct and showing them to be inadequate. The discussion ...
(1994)Revered as "the father of modern art," Marcel Duchamp's idea inspired many new art forms after the 1960s including Neo-Dada, Op, Pop, Mobile Sculpture, Junk Art, Assemblage, Body Art, Happening, and Conceptual Art. Given ...
Thoreau's Orientalism: A study of Confucian and Taoist elements in Thoreau's readings and writings (1991)This study is a comparative attempt to elucidate the influences on Thoreau of the Orient, particularly Confucianism and Taoism, which has not received a systematic, scholarly treatment so far. In placing this discussion ...