Philosophy Faculty Publications

Philosophy Faculty Publications

 

The University of Dayton's Department of Philosophy has one of the largest faculties in the Midwest. The philosophy faculty members have a wide range of scholarly and teaching interests that naturally complement other areas of study — biology, communication, economics, English, history, international studies, languages, physics, political science, medicine, psychology, religious studies, and sociology.

This collection includes a sampling of faculty scholarship from the Department of Philosophy.

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Submissions from 2017

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Appreciating Dance: The View from the Audience, Aili W. Bresnahan

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Dancing in Time, Aili W. Bresnahan

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Review: 'Embodied Philosophy in Dance: Gaga and Ohad Naharin’s Movement Research', Aili W. Bresnahan

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Ibn Sīnā’s Philosophical Interpretation of 'Sūrat al-Falaq', Sayeh Meisami

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Review: 'Mulla Sadra', Sayeh Meisami

Afterword: On Fear and Resistance, Rebecca Whisnant

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[Not] Buying It: Prostitution as Unwanted Sex, Rebecca Whisnant

Submissions from 2016

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Dancing Philosophy: What Happens to Philosophy when Considered from the Point of View of a Dancer, Aili W. Bresnahan

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A Pluralistic Universe in Twenty Years, Marilyn Fischer

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Aristotle on the Metaphysics of Emotions, Myrna Gabbe

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Action and Forgetting: Bergson Theory of Memory, Messay Kebede

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Beyond Dualism and Monism: Bergson’s Slanted Being, Messay Kebede

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Mullā Ṣadrā's Philosophical Arguments for the Necessity of the Imamate, Sayeh Meisami

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Ecological Laws and Their Promise of Explanations, Viorel Pâslaru

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Review: 'Neurobiology: A Functional Approach', Paul Tibbetts

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'But What About Feminist Porn?' Examining the Work of Tristan Taormino, Rebecca Whisnant

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Our Blood: Andrea Dworkin on Race, Privilege, and Women’s Common Condition, Rebecca Whisnant

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Pornography, Humiliation, and Consent, Rebecca Whisnant

Submissions from 2015

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How Artistic Creativity is Possible for Cultural Agents, Aili W. Bresnahan

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Improvisation in the Arts, Aili W. Bresnahan

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Review: 'Gendered Readings of Change', Marilyn Fischer

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Senghor, or the Holy Grail of Otherness, Messay Kebede

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The Ethiopian Student Movement: A Rejoinder to Bahru Zewde’s The Quest for Socialist Utopia, Messay Kebede

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Mullā Ṣadrā on the Efficacy of Prayer, Sayeh Meisami

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Review: 'Mullā Ṣadrā and Eschatology: Evolution of Being', Sayeh Meisami

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Causal and Mechanistic Explanations, and a Lesson from Ecology, Viorel Pâslaru

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Building Feminism, Resisting Porn Culture: Where To from Here, Rebecca Whisnant

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Not Your Father’s Playboy, Not Your Mother’s Feminist Movement: Feminism in a Porn Culture, Rebecca Whisnant

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Philosophers On Prostitution’s Decriminalization, Rebecca Whisnant

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Pornography and Humiliation, Rebecca Whisnant

Submissions from 2014

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Books and our Human Stories, Paul H. Benson

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Censorship as Catalyst for Artistic Innovation, Aili W. Bresnahan

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Improvisational Artistry in Live Dance Performance as Embodied and Extended Agency, Aili W. Bresnahan

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Joseph Margolis, Aili W. Bresnahan

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Morris Weitz, Aili W. Bresnahan

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Toward A Deweyan Theory of Ethical and Aesthetic Performing Arts Practice, Aili W. Bresnahan

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Addams on Cultural Pluralism, European Immigrants, and African Americans, Marilyn Fischer

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Response to Comments on 'Addams on Cultural Pluralism, European Immigrants, and African Americans', Marilyn Fischer

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From Perception to Subject: The Bergsonian Reversal, Messay Kebede

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Return to the Source: Asres Yenesew and the West, Messay Kebede

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Review: 'The Triumph of Mercy: Philosophy and Scripture in Mullā Ṣadrā', Sayeh Meisami

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The Mechanistic Approach of 'The Theory of Island Biogeography' and its Current Relevance, Viorel Pâslaru

Submissions from 2013

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Review: 'The Philosophical Aesthetics of Dance: Identity, Performance, and Understanding', Aili W. Bresnahan

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Reading Addams’s 'Democracy and Social Ethics' as a Social Gospel, Evolutionary Idealist Text, Marilyn Fischer

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Reading Dewey’s Political Philosophy Through Addams’s Political Compromises, Marilyn Fischer

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The Ethiopian Conception of Time and Modernity, Messay Kebede

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The Ethiopian Conception of Time and Modernity: Amharic version, Messay Kebede

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'Abdolkarim Soroush, Sayeh Meisami

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Mulla Sadra (c. 1572—1640), Sayeh Meisami

Cover Songs, Kurt Mosser

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Mothering Against Norms: Diane Wilson and Environmental Activism, Danielle Poe

Submissions from 2012

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Moral Perception and Responsiveness, Peggy DesAutels

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Locating Royce's Reasoning on Race, Marilyn Fischer

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Aristotle on the Starting-Point of Motion in the Soul, Myrna Gabbe

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Conceptions of Mechanisms and Insensitivity of Causation, Viorel Pâslaru

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Nourishing Difference for the Erotic Couple, Danielle Poe

Submissions from 2011

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Is the Climate any Warmer for Women in Philosophy?, Peggy DesAutels

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Interpretation's Contrapuntal Pathways: Addams and the Averbuch Affair, Marilyn Fischer

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Review: 'The Selected Papers of Jane Addams: Volume I, Preparing to Lead, 1860–81' (2003) and 'Volume II, Venturing into Usefulness 1881–1888', Marilyn Fischer

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Tomáš Masaryk and Jane Addams on Humanitarianism and Cultural Reciprocity, Marilyn Fischer

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Commentary on Ward’s Interpretation of 'De Anima' III 3, Myrna Gabbe

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Ideology and Elite Conflicts: Autopsy of the Ethiopian Revolution, Messay Kebede

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Return to the Source: Asres Yenesew and the West, Messay Kebede

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Naturalism and the Surreptitious Embrace of Necessity, Kurt Mosser

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Can Luce Irigaray's Notion of Sexual Difference be Applied to Transsexual and Transgender Narratives?, Danielle Poe

Submissions from 2010

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Sex Differences and Neuroethics, Peggy DesAutels

Arresting Images: Anti-Pornography Slideshows, Activism, and the Academy, Gail Dines, Karen Boyle, Rebecca Whisnant, and Linda Thompson

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Cracks in the Inexorable: Bourne and Addams on Pacifists during Wartime, Marilyn Fischer

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Keywords: What's an Advocate to Do with the Words She's Given?, Marilyn Fischer

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Trojan Women and Devil Baby Tales: Jane Addams on Domestic Violence, Marilyn Fischer

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Themistius on Concept Acquisition and Knowledge of Essences, Myrna Gabbe

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Review: ‘The Fundamental Principles of Mulla Sadra’s Transcendental Philosophy’, Sayeh Meisami

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Teaching the Bill of Rights in China, Kurt Mosser

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Antinuclear Power Protests in the United States, Danielle Poe

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Feminism, Cultural Violence of, Danielle Poe

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From Jekyll to Hyde: The Grooming of Male Pornography Consumers, Rebecca Whisnant

Submissions from 2009

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Resisting Organizational Power, Peggy DesAutels

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Addams and Dewey: Pragmatism, Expression, and Community, Marilyn Fischer

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Kant and Wittgenstein: Common Sense, Therapy, and the Critical Philosophy, Kurt Mosser

The Philosophical Sins of Stephen Pinker, Kurt Mosser

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Ecological Explanation between Manipulation and Mechanism Description, Viorel Pâslaru

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Peace is Not Perpetual, Autonomous, or Rational, Danielle Poe

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Feminist Perspectives on Rape, Rebecca Whisnant

Submissions from 2008

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Folk Feminist Theory: An Experimental Approach, Peggy DesAutels

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Mead and the International Mind, Marilyn Fischer

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Themistius as a Commentator on Aristotle: Understanding and Appreciating His Conception of 'Nous Pathetikos' and 'Phantasia', Myrna Gabbe

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Theophrastus and the Intellect as Mixture, Myrna Gabbe

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Radicalism and Cultural Dislocation in Ethiopia, 1960-1974, Messay Kebede

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The Civilian Left and the Radicalization of the Dergue, Messay Kebede

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Cover Songs: Ambiguity, Multivalence, Polysemy, Kurt Mosser

Kant's General Logic and Aristotle, Kurt Mosser

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Necessity and Possibility: The Logical Strategy of Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason', Kurt Mosser

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The Grammatical Background of Kant's General Logic, Kurt Mosser

The Noise of Battle: Talking Philosophy on the Internet, Kurt Mosser

'A Woman’s Body is Like a Foreign Country': Thinking about National and Bodily Sovereignty, Rebecca Whisnant

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Pornography, Contemporary-Mainstream, Rebecca Whisnant

Submissions from 2007

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A Pragmatist Cosmopolitan Moment: Reconfiguring Nussbaum's Cosmopolitan Concentric Circles, Marilyn Fischer

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Caring Globally: Jane Addams, World War One, and International Hunger, Marilyn Fischer

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Reflections on Larry May’s 'Crimes Against Humanity', Marilyn Fischer

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Kant’s Logic(s) and the Logic of Aristotle, Kurt Mosser