2019-01Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
William Sessions on Honor

Preview: /Review of William Lad Sessions’, Honor For Us: A Philosophical Analysis, Interpretation and Defense (New York: Continuum, 2010), 226 pages./ William Lad Sessions in his Honor for Us: A Philosophical Analysis, Interpretation and Defense has written what is likely the very first philosophy of honor as a concept. In writing the definitive text…

2019-01Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Lessons from Intercultural Philosophy: Getting Over Reductive Comparisons and Attending to Others

Preview: But one thing that I have been trying to accomplish both through my own scholarship and my own professional work in academic associations in recent years is precisely what I have just mentioned, namely to make intercultural philosophy a truly multi-polar activity. Intercultural philosophy should not place the West at the center of its…

2019-01Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Humility and Inquiry: A Response to Tibor Solymosi

Abstract: In his essay, “Affording our Culture: “Smart” Technology and the Prospects for Creative Democracy,” Tibor Solymosi addresses my challenge for neuropragmatism to counter what I have elsewhere called dopamine democracy. Although I believe that Solymosi has begun to provide an explanation for how neuropragmatism may counter dopamine democracy, especially with his conceptions Œ…

Value Commensurability in Brightman and Scheler: Towards a Process Metaethics

Abstract: In the following paper, both Max Scheler and Edgar Sheffield Brightman’s rankings of value are compared. In so doing, Brightman’s table of values is found wanting along the lines of Scheler’s value rankings. The reason is, in part, that Scheler’s ordering of preference and hierarchy of feelings more readily explain…

2019-01Thematic Section
Logical Connection Argument from the Perspective of Exploratory Behaviors

Abstract: In the most general terms, the Logical Connection Argument (LCA) states that theory and practice are two inseparable aspects of the same thing. Every action (or practice), linguistic or otherwise, is an indivisible unity of content and the means by which it is expressed. Alternatively, we may talk of the inseparability…

2019-01Thematic Section
The Role of Image and Imagination in Paul Ricoeur’s Metaphor Theory

Abstract: Paul Ricoeur uncovered the creative aspect of language in his theory of metaphor. The metaphor is a special combination of words that as a clash of distant semantic fields forces the reader to interpret the sentence in a new way and see things in a new light. It is a process in which the imagination…

2019-01Thematic Section
Differently Married: Revising Wittgenstein, Remembering Bergman

Abstract: In the first part of the paper the author offers a frank reassessment of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophy. He dismisses the Tractatus as philosophically irrelevant but points to the unshaken validity of the main tenents of Wittgenstein’s later philosophy, especially the idea of speech acts being inevitably interwoven with extralinguistic, bodily practices….

2019-01Thematic Section
Edmund Husserl’s Semantics and the Critical Theses of Late Structuralism

Abstract: The article contains a review of the main arguments proposed by the philosophers of late structuralism (including the so-called post-structuralism) against Edmund Husserl’s phenomenology, particularly, his theses on semantics. Polemics against the Husserlian conception of semantics are grounded in the structuralists’ opposition to the various theses of Husserl’s phenomenologies (both the transcendental…

2019-01Thematic Section
Aspects of the Transcendental Phenomenology of Language

Abstract: Transcendental Phenomenology of language wrestles with the relationship of language to mind’s manifestation of being. Of special interest is the sense in which language is, like one’s embodiment, a medium of manifestation. Not only does it permit sharing the world because words as worldly things embody meanings that can be the…