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2014-08-21 23:14:12

Exploring Spiritual Naturalism, Year 1: An Anthology of Articles from the Spiritual Naturalist Society (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 For most, the term 'spirituality' evokes the supernatural, such as the afterlife, God, prayer, and so on. But some who aren't believers in those things are, nonetheless, taking spiritual practices head on. A new book gives a sweeping panorama of what practitioners call Spiritual Naturalism. "Exploring Spiritual Naturalism, Year 1 is an anthology...

2014-01-24 08:21:45

James Eagan, co-founder of ORBCOMM LLC, appointed CEO of ElectriPlast(TM) Corp. -- Integral Focuses on New Detroit Tech Center and Ramp Up with Key Partners BELLINGHAM, Wash., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ITKG) ("Integral"), an emerging leader in hybrid conductive plastics, and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp., announced today the appointment of Integral's Chairman of the Board, James Eagan, to the position of CEO of ElectriPlast...

2012-01-05 16:29:26

Children could learn valuable lessons in moral citizenship, such as making moral judgments and informed choices, through taking part in philosophical dialogue, according to researchers at Strathclyde. A study of more than 130 primary and secondary pupils found that taking part in practical philosophy sessions improved the children´s listening skills, gave them greater respect for other people, encouraged them to consider other perspectives and ideas they may not otherwise have thought...

2007-06-28 12:05:17

By Rajan, Tilottama Reading between Derrida and Foucault, this paper situates deconstruction within Foucault's reorganization of knowledge in The Order of Things. While Foucault abandons this work for a history of material practices, Derrida's writings on the university continue it, but with a new and strategically Foucaultian focus on governmentality and power. In the 1980s and thereafter, Jacques Derrida began to explore explicitly the question of the university implicit in his earlier...

2007-06-28 12:05:09

By Morin, Marie-Eve This essay takes up the question of whether the self constitutes the other (as Husserl believed) or whether the other institutes the self (as Levinas argues). It examines how Derrida's concept of testimony and his work on the structure of the sign leads us away from this debate into a necessary openness to plurality or community. Much of the discussion about "the self and the other" in contemporary continental philosophy has centred on the question of "who comes first."...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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