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Buddhism and the earth : environmental thought in early Buddhist philosophy
(Brock University, 2004-07-14)
Introduction Fundamental to the philosophy of Buddhism, is the insight that there is "unsatisfactohness" (dukkha) in the world and that it can be eliminated through the practice of the Noble Eight Fold Path. Buddhism ...
The analysis of humour
(Brock University, 1977-06-04)
INTRODUCTION Theories of humour are traditionally divided into two classes: superiority or relief theories, and incongruity or ambiguity theories. As their names imply, the former tend to ascribe amusement primarily ...
Out of the darkness and into the light : a study of inauthentic and authentic speech
(Brock University, 1976-07-09)
Introduction Man can be described as the being who shows himself in speech, and from birth to death is continually speaking. Communication is so close to us, so woven into our very being, that we have little understanding ...
Kierkegaardian intersubjectivity and the question of ethics and responsibility
(Brock University, 2005-05-21)
Kierkegaardian Intersubjectivity and the Question of Ethics and Responsibility By Kevin Krumrei. Kierkegaard's contributions to philosophy are generally admitted and recognized as valuable in the history of Western ...
An analysis of Ibn al-'Arabi's al-Insan al-Kamil, the Perfect Individual, with a brief comparison to the thought of Sir Muhammad Iqbal
(Brock University, 2008-05-21)
This thesis analyzes four philosophical questions surrounding Ibn al-'Arabi's concept of the al-iman al-kamil, the Perfect Individual. The Introduction provides a definition of Sufism, and it situates Ibn al-'Arabi's ...
On affirmation and becoming : a Deleuzian reading of Nietzsche's critique of nihilism
(Brock University, 2005-05-21)
The main thrust of this thesis is the re-exploration of Friedrich Nietzsche's "critique of nihilism" through the lenses of Gilles Deleuze. A Deleuzian reading of Nietzsche is motivated by a post-deconstrnctive style of ...
Husserl's approach to transcendental intersubjectivity
(Brock University, 1978-07-09)
It is our intention in the course of the development of this thesis to give an account of how intersubjectivity is "eidetically" constituted by means of the application of the phenomenological reduction to our experience ...
Blessed thorns : a meditation on Spinoza's God
(Brock University, 2010-03-09)
Despite having been published over three hundred years ago, Spinoza's Ethics is a text that is still, even today, widely misunderstood. Two of the more common and persistent misunderstandings revolve around the accusations ...
Temporality and the dis-positional abyss in Heidegger
(Brock University, 1999-05-21)
Ontological constructivism : Negri and the philosophical foundations of a future communism
(Brock University, 2009-02-16)
As we find in Empire and Multitude, Antonio Negri's political project IS a thoroughly Marxist analysis and critique of global or late capitalism. By modifying and updating Marx's conceptual tools, he is able to provide ...