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Max Stirner's Unmensch: The primacy of the individual
As the last of the Young Hegelians, Max Stirner can be seen as continuing their general assault upon the prevailing social institutions and intellectual traditions of the German Vormarz. Yet the philosophy represented by ...
"But chiefly we now engaged in mutual listening": Participation in "Art as Experience" and "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men"
James Agee and Walker Evans' Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and John Dewey's Art as Experience converge in several fundamental ways, all hinging on the notion of participation in art. Although Agee and Evans may seem at first ...
A philosophical analysis of filial obligations
Filial obligations are moral requirements that adult children have for the well-being of their parents. These obligations are non-voluntary special obligations. An examination of selected cultural (classical Greek and ...
The love that does justice: An ethic of involuntary psychiatric hospitalization and treatment
Persons suffering from chronic and severe mental illnesses often refuse psychiatric treatment. This poses the question whether we as a society have any obligation toward mentally ill persons who refuse care, and, if so, ...
Spinoza's concept of power
Power, according to Spinoza, is God's essence. Hence understanding Spinoza's thoughts about power will help us understand Spinoza's God. Since Spinoza's metaphysics is the foundation for his ethics, this understanding will ...