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Refining Just War theory
Split subjectivity in the first mother-child relation: Interpreting Lacan's first two versions of the graph of desire
Introduction to Nietzsche's "Daybreak"
On God, creation, and the necessity of a finite past: A philosophical investigation into the question concerning the eternity of the world as an attempt to clarify the doctrine of 'creatio ex nihilo'
Despairing over the Present Age: Soren Kierkegaard and modernization
The relationship between the state and Salomon's House in Francis Bacon's "New Atlantis"
The path towards mysticism: A critical examination of Hayy Ibn Yaqzan
The boss's dilemma: Mark Twain and the relation of technology and society
Michel Foucault and visual culture: Toward a genealogy of modernity
Montesquieu and the transformation of republicanism
The ontology of presentation: The infinite and the finite in early German Romantic philosophy (1795--1802)
A philosophical reflection on nature writing
Normative inquiry after Wittgenstein
Bernard Lonergan's notion of emergent probability: Computer aided insights and a possible implementation on African history
Identity and historicity. Hermeneutics of contemporary African marginality
Moderation as a political and philosophical virtue in Xenophon's "Memorabilia"
Poetry and philosophy in Aristophanes' "Clouds" and Plato's "Republic"
Plato's critique of injustice in the "Gorgias" and the "Republic"
Why the passion?: Bernard Lonergan on the cross as communication
The metaphysics of sex and gender: Human embodiment, multiplicity, and contingency
Martin Heidegger's critique of freedom
An approach to the "Laws": The problem of the harmony of the goods in Plato's political philosophy
The natural goodness of man in Rousseau's "Confessions": A reply to Augustine's "Confessions"
Saint Thomas Aquinas on the death penalty
Toward an engaged account of objectivity: Contributions from early phenomenology
The reality of knowing: The status of ideas in Aquinas and Reid
Aristotle's theory of prohairesis and its significance for accounts of human action and practical reasoning
Totality, the Other, the Infinite: The relation between ethics and religion in the thought of Emmanuel Levinas
Being and the imaginary: An introduction to aesthetic phenomenology and English literature from the eighteenth century to Romanticism
Giambattista Vico's "On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians": Text, translation and interpretive essay
Leviathan drawn out by its tail: The religious ideas of the second half of Leviathan
Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutic detours and distanciations: A study of the hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur
The origins of Descartes' concept of mind in the "Regulae ad directionem ingenii"
Socrates' praise and blame of eros
Locke, tocqueville, liberalism and restlessness
Infinite hermeneutics: Events, globalization, and the human condition
Between faith and knowledge: "Theological knowledge" in Gregory of Rimini and his fourteenth-century context
The art of governing: The critical ethics of Michel Foucault
Aristotle: Movement and the structure of being
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