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Comment on questions concerning views expressed by
Bishop Richard Williamson, 29 January
In response to questions that have been received
regarding statements concerning the Holocaust (Shoah) by Bishop Richard
Williamson, a member of the Society of Saint Pius X.
(Same article in French)
grand narrative may unite his country but divide the world. His
chances of remaking America are good. Restoring US leadership in
a multipolar global system will be harder (By Garton Ash, The
Marxism as a Science: Refuting Karl Popper,
Now, in this connection, I want to speak
to the attempt by Karl Popper to discredit and attack
Popper claims that Marxism is not a science because it
is not falsifiable. Or to put it another way, Popper
asserts that Marxism is in effect a religious worldview,
which makes historical prophecies; and when, as Popper
asserts, these “prophecies” turn out to be false—when
reality turns out differently than what has been
“prophesied” by Marxism—then Marxists simply invent
rationalizations to explain away the failure of their “prophecy.”
Hannah Arendt and Jean Baudrillard: Pedagogy in the consumer
Arendt (1906-1975) es considerada una de los más originales y provocativos
filósofos de posguerra
We are, as
it seems, considering not only how a city, but also a luxurious city, comes into
being... Let’s look at a feverish city… This healthy one isn’t adequate any
more, but must already be gorged with a bulky mass of things. Republic Book II,
We can’t let the terrorists stop us
from shopping. George Bush, September 2001.
COPENHAGEN — The Copenhagen climate conference "failed" long before
it even opened. It may not "succeed" until long after it ends. For
the moment, then, negotiators must satisfy themselves with something
in between, an "outcome," one whose shape Thursday was in the hands
of the United States and China.
Ricardo L. Plaul)
As countries attempt to close two
weeks of talks today, the atmosphere in Copenhagen has reached a
level of tension difficult to explain to those not here. You’ve seen
some of the headlines by now. The initial sticking points remain the
same, such as China and the United States finding common ground --
or failing to. The outcome is still unknown.
John Anthony (sent to
Ricardo Luis Plaul
Communications Director, Energy & Climate
Sent to Emilia Mª Trevisi Foundation by Ricardo Luis Plaul,
William Henry Hudson
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/William_Henry_Hudson (en Inglés)
Hispanic American Center for Economic Research - A revival of Argentina's
If Reuben Ravera has his way, one day his museum will be a destination for
culture tourists, like the Café Tortoni, jammed these days with Americans,
Europeans, and Japanese eager to be in a place where the great Jorge Luis
Borges hung his hat.
Mr. Ravera's task is as hard as rocks. Unlike Borges, whose fame seems
brighter today than when he was alive, the name William Henry Hudson
doesn't sit on the lips of the literati, local or foreign.
Words Wthout Borders: With Borges by Alberto
the German language. He taught it to himself at the age of seventeen in
Switzerland, during the long nights of curfew imposed by the war, reading his
way through the poems of Heine. "Once you know the meaning of Nachtigall,
Liebe, Herz, you can read Heine without the help of a dictionary," he said.
And he enjoyed the possibilities German allowed of making up words, as Goethe's
Nebelglanz, "the glimmer of the fog." He would let the words resound in
the room: "Füllest wieder Busch und Thal still mit Nebelglanz *€¦." He
praised the transparency of the language, and he reproached Heidegger for having
invented what he called "an incomprehensible dialect of German."
Nocturnal Ethnographies: Following Cortázar in the Milongas of Buenos Aires
[…] Milongas, in the current tango lexicon, are the tango
joints--a space and a time when and where tango bodies get together to produce
tanguidad (tanguity, tango-ness). They are the physical site of the corporeal,
temporary encounter of the practitioners of the tango dance. The milongas of
Buenos Aires are a slippery landscape. They are invisible to eyes untrained in
tango and elusive to those who do not keep up with current milonga tips
Andean Music, the Left, and Pan-Latin Americanism: The Early History
Fernando Rios (University of
In late 1967, future Nueva
Canción (“New Song”) superstars Quilapayún debuted in Paris amid news of Che
Guevara’s capture in Bolivia. The ensemble arrived in France with little
fanfare. Quilapayún was not well-known at this time in Europe or even back home
in Chile, but nonetheless the ensemble enjoyed a favorable reception in the
Domenico Zipoli Italian musician
[…] he started a three months crossing
bound for Rio of Plata (in Argentina). After a violent storm he and the others
disembarked in July at Buenos Aires, and after 15 days set out for Cordoba. By
1724 he had completed with distinction the required three years each of
philosophy and theology at the Jesuit Colegio Maximo and university in Cordoba.
He continued his musical activities, as organist, choirmaster and printer, which
may have delayed the completion of his studies. He was ready to receive priest's
orders in 1725, but died (of tuberculosis) without them for lack of a bishop in
Cordoba to ordain him that year.
Music and Politics
Toward a Political Anthropology of Mission Sound: Paraguay in the 17th and 18th
Spanish by Eric Ederer
Any consideration of pre-Enlightenment art, particularly music, presents
similar difficulties to taking on any of the so-called “aesthetic experiences”
of non-Western societies. The globalizing concept of “aesthetics” inevitably
becomes entangled with other notions of greater historical and ideological
charge that configure a contemporary worldview—artistic individuality, creative
will, and “the work of art,” among others.
Indigenous people of South America
"In the Andes, Nurturance is at the Very Heart of Life"
The indigenous peoples (aboriginal peoples) of South America are
found from the Isthmus of Panama to Tierra del Fuego. An estimated
30 million people were living there when the Europeans arrived. In
the Andean region extensive remains show developed cultures at
Chavín de Huántar and among the Paracas in Peru. The Mochica, Chimu,
and Nazca in Peru, the Chibcha and Aymara of the Andes, and the
Mapuches of Chile had socially complex pre-Columbian cultures,
surpassed only by the Inca.
Language of the Month - Babel Babble –
or mapudungun is an indigenous language
spoken by the mapuche people who live in Southern
Chile and Argentina. It has approximately a half
million speakers. According to standard
classification, Mapuche belongs to the Araucano
sub-family (Araucano family Chon) of the Andean
group, Andean-equatorial branch. It is not widely
related to any other language in South America.
Blacks in Argentina
H I S T O R Y N O T E S
BLACKS IN ARGENTINA: DISAPPEARING ACTS
By HISHAM AIDI
- February 24, 2005 - The New York Sun
Roughly 200 years ago, two countries
in the Americas declared their independence from
their colonial masters. Both had abundant land,
natural resources, good ports, a temperate climate -
seemingly all the makings of a great nation.
Argentina: Governnance in Crisis,
Alexander Haslam, FOCAL Senior Analyst
Although the origins of the crisis were to be found
in poor economic policy decisions that led to a
devaluation, its dramatic denouement in December
2001 and subsequent development over the course of
were deeply conditioned by political factors. The
Argentine crisis was and remains a crisis of
governance in the most
The 100 Most Powerful Women - Forbes.com
Billionaires 2009 - Forbes.com
The Future of Populist Politics,
Colorado College's 125th Anniversary
Cultures in the 21st Century: Conflicts and Convergences
Delivered at Colorado College on February 6, 1999 at 12:00 PM in a discussion
forum with the same title.
Robert S. Kaplan is
Foundation Professor at the Harvard Business School and chairman,
Professional Practice at Palladium Group, Inc.
More than 6,000 articles and chapters. Topics include
Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of
Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care,
Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.
|James Alison has lectured and
taught throughout the U.S., the United Kingdom and Latin America.
His books include The Joy of Being Wrong, Fragments
Catholic and Gay and Raising Abel and Undergoing
God. They present central Christian claims as deeply engaged
with the Catholic theological tradition. This article appeared
in The Christian Century, September 5, 2006 pp. 30-35.
Copyright by the Christian Century Foundation; used by
permission. Current articles and subscriptions information can
be found at
This material was prepared for Religion Online by Ted and Winnie
Process Social Philosophy: The Continuing
George Allan is
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chairman of the Department at
Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, having been educated at Yale.
He is a coordinator of the Society for the Study of Process Philosophies.
The following article appeared in Process Studies, pp. 241-243,
Vol. 15, Number 4, Winter, 1986.
Process Philosophy and the Educational Canon(6873)
William Loyd Allen
How Baptists Assessed Hitler(8817)
Mr. Allen teaches
church history at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville,
Kentucky, where he is a doctoral candidate. He is pastor of Rolling Fork
Baptist Church in Gleanings. This article appeared in the Christian
Century September 1-8, 1982, p. 890. Copyright by the Christian
Century Foundation and used by permission
Jesus’ Passion and Ours: To Love Justice
teaches philosophy at Princeton Theological Seminary. This article is
excerpted from his contribution to The Truth about Jesus, edited
by Donald Armstrong III and published this month (March, 1998) by
Eerdmans. His newest book is Love: Christian Romance, Marriage and
Friendship (Cowley, 1987).
Liberation from Illusion(7063)
Ronald J. Allen
Creating an Indigenous African Church(9403)
Ronald J. Allen
teaches preaching and New Testament at Christian Theological Seminary in
Indianapolis. This article appeared in The Christian Century, March 6,
1991, pp .265-269. Copyright by The Christian Century Foundation; used
Thomas J.J. Altizer
The Gospel of Christian Atheism(56613)
Thomas J. J. Altizer
received his Ph.D at the University of Chicago in 1955. He taught at
Wabash College from 1954-1956, then moved to Emory University as
professor of Bible and Religion until 1968. The "death of God" theology
became a heated debate during his professorship at Emory
Progress Toward an Open Church(5566)
Stephen Amsden St.
Claire is Minister of The Church of Universal Fellowship, Orono, ME. The
following is a transcript, undated, from The Center for Progressive
A new section has been included: JOBS
Theology: What Is It? Who Does It? How Is It Done? by
theologians -- members of a privileged elite -- be the interpreters of a Message
which so ringingly challenges all established power and all elites? The answer
lies in their recognizing for whom they are doing their theology. The
coming of the Kingdom of God through the poor and the disinherited, both inside
and outside the church, must provide the theologian's frame of reference. This
means that human life in society constitutes the absolute value, and that all
religious institutions, all dogmas, all the sacraments and all ecclesiastical
authorities have only a relative, that is, a functional value.
Utilitarian Christianity by H. Richard Niebuhr
In the present crisis of mankind, all emphasis seems to be
placed on utilitarianism in both science and religion. In religion, to which we
want to direct our attention, the growth of the utilitarian spirit is an
alarming phenomenon. Utilitarianism seems to mark not only the attitude of the
political powers that use religion for the sake of social control and transform
it to suit their purposes, but also the attitude of many who oppose them.
Dorothy Dohen’s Reclamation of
Virginity by Debra Campbell
The Catholic church’s admonitions to young women to preserve
their virginity at all costs consisted chiefly, at least in the past, of
dramatic warnings, what one might call "spiritual terrorism," in that all
Catholic girls should be willing to die to preserve their virginity, because
Catholic educators told them so and because the alternative was unthinkable. A
new appreciation of virginity informed by church history and feminist theology
Four Churches in One: Latin American Catholicism by Robert
There are four churches of Catholicism in Latin America: 1.
The escapist faith of nonhuman magical ritual. 2. The traditional church. 3. The
progressive church of Vatican II. 4. The church of the liberation theologians:
José Míguez Bonino, Juan Segundo, Gustavo Gutiérrez and the rest -- the church
of the poor and the dispossessed.
Pope Pius XII and the Nazis by John T. Pawlikowski
The author reviews two books about Pope Pius XII. One is
quite critical of the so called "Nazi" pope, the other strongly defense. There
is no middle ground between the two authors. Both volumes are part of the
current struggle over the possible beatification and canonization of Pius XII.
The Battle for the Catholic Church by Phillip Berryman
The author criticizes the Curia and the pope himself for an
attempt to return Catholicism to a pre-Vatican II authoritarian church.
The Christian of the Future by Karl Rahner
(ENTIRE BOOK) A reflection on
the nature, limits, and possibilities of change taking place in the Roman
Catholic Church during and since the Second Vatican Council.
At the Divine Banquet by Rodney Clapp
Is there no salvation except through Christ? The author
suggests we might take a lesson from earlier Christians who did not assume God’s
judgment on others, but worried first and foremost about their own shortcomings.
Common Sense Christianity by C. Randolph Ross
(ENTIRE BOOK) A fascinating
presentation of sensible answers to many of the questions in the minds of
ordinary church people. It is written by a committed Christian who is convinced
that much of what the Church has taught as doctrine for most of its twenty
centuries is just plain wrong.
Radical Theology and the Death of God by Thomas Altizer and William Hamilton
(ENTIRE BOOK) The aim of the
new theology is not simply to seek relevance or contemporaneity for its own sake
but to strive for a whole new way of theological understanding. Thus it is a
theological venture in the strict sense, but it is no less a pastoral response
hoping to give support to those who have chosen to live as Christian atheists.
The Ambiguities of Transcendence by Clyde A. Holbrook
Christianity does not call us to flee to another world, but
to hallow this world where we are placed.
The Divine Burden by Ronald Goetz
No one, not even God, can act in this world without bringing
unintentional suffering to others. Our innocent good fortune can be the cause of
someone else’s grievous disappointments. If God who wills to be involved has
created a world in which not even he can act in perfect blamelessness, how can
God avoid the accusation of guilt -- ultimate, primordial culpability for all
The Escape From God by Paul Tillich
Men of all kinds, prophets and reformers, saints and
atheists, believers and unbelievers, have tried to escape God. It is safe to say
that a man who has never tried to flee God has never experienced the God Who is
really God. When I speak of God, I do not refer to the many gods of our own
making, the gods with whom we can Live rather comfortably. For there is no
reason to flee a god who is the perfect picture of everything that is good in
man.. A god whom we can easily bear, a god from whom we do not have to hide, a
god whom we do not hate in moments, a god whose destruction we never desire, is
not God at all, and has no reality.
Nullifiers and Insurrectionists: America’s
Antigovernment Tradition by Robert Westbrook
reviews a book about American’s attitude toward the government. The writer,
Garry Wills, offers a catalog of the various forms taken by American distrust of
government since the late 18th century, and ventures to debunk the historical
myths that have sustained them. He argues for government as a necessary good.
Political Economy and the Economization of
Politics by John B. Cobb, Jr.
considerations dominate the political sphere, it should not be applied to the
real world in which markets are only one part of the whole of social life. For
most people, there are other goals in life besides acquiring goods and services.
Values cannot be identified simply with what is desired, and society cannot
accept the market alone as the basis for deciding which desires should be
fulfilled. The economization of politics is extremely damaging to human society
and the natural world, and if the process continues, it will be disastrous.
Religion and Liberty: From Vision to Politics by
The liberty of
conscience transcends any and all political orders. Human freedom rooted in God
declares that all states and all political orders are under God. States can
crush or kill human beings, but they cannot alienate them from their
responsibility to God and conscience.
The Old Question: Politics and Religion by Roger
be more cautious than individuals or groups of Christians in taking political
stands. Christians, especially churches, should be more ready to make
pronouncements on issues than on candidates—always recognizing that times come
when issues and men are inseparable. Christian judgments should never stem
solely from the clergy but should involve lay specialists with skill in public
Albert Camus: Political Moralist by William F. May
William May, Camus rejects political realism in both its conservative and
revolutionary forms and summons man to a modesty, an honesty, and a decency that
he believes to be within the reach of man—and certainly within the reach of
Western man—as it recovers the best in the European revolutionary tradition.
Camus argues, man overreaches himself, pretends to one sort of divinity or
another, but concludes by justifying the violation of man.
New Politics and Not So New Politics by Amy Sherman
Sherman, one of the best things about Jim Wallis' book, The Soul of Politics,
is that it calls us to listen to the people who live there as we reflect on the
inner city's woes. One of the worst things about the book is that the author
seems unwilling to hear all that they have to say. In his emphasis on the
injustice of the system he allows the poor to escape taking personal
responsibility, even though he exalts an increasing spiritual awareness and the
activist role of the (mostly) black churches. When he moves to the problems of
economic stagnation in the less developed countries his proposal for a "third
way", transcending liberalism and conservatism, ignores the successes of market-friendly
Full texts by recognized
Capitalism - communism
Church and State
http://www.religion-online.org/listbycategory.asp?Cat=45 (47 articles)
Poor and Oppressed
Bible Curriculum for Public Schools by Luke Timothy Johnson
- In reviewing a book on the influence of the Bible, the author comes to
two conclusions about the book: 1. Students’ cultural ignorance goes far
beyond the Bible.
- 2. The closer that writers and artists are to the present, the more
difficult it is to make the case that they are in any sense shaped by the
Curriculum in the Public Schools: Can Compromise Be Reached? by Charles L.
The author argues that the public
schools ought not teach a value system and a world view contrary to the
beliefs and values of the children's parents.
Falling Behind: An Interview with Jonathan Kozol by Jonathan Kozol
There is a general sense that
society no longer intends to bring black and Hispanic children into the
mainstream of society. The public schools today are every bit as segregated
as they were in 1964, in the days of Martin Luther King.
Making Schools Work For The Rich And The Poor by Ronald J. Sider
The author argues for large
expenditures in public education to remedy the ills of inner-city school.
Money should be spent to experiment both with school vouchers and with other
Religion-free Texts: Getting An Illiberal Education by Warren A. Nord
The author argues that in trying
to be neutral to religion our public schools are actually hostile to
religion. He would like to see religion restored to the curriculum.
The Bible in the Classroom by Mark A. Chancey
There is a countrywide push to
teach the National Council on Biblical Curriculum in public schools, but its
curriculum is a blatant attempt to project far-right aspects of the Bible.
The Bible’s Place in the Public School by Rose Sallberg Kam
The Supreme Court Justices have
strongly encouraged instruction in the Bible as a literary and historical
document, use of the Bible as a reference book, and study of the role
religions have played in the development of civilization. Now that religion
is ‘in’ it is possible to teach the most influential book in all of Western
literature -- and to teach it without coercion or apology.
The Hopeful Years: Children of the South Bronx by Jonathan Kozol
The more time the author spends
with inner-city children, the less credible and less legitimate large
distinctions between them and other children seem.
Transmitting a Vision: Religion in Independent Schools by Daniel R.
Few other intellectual
disciplines in our modern technological world go as unattended as moral and
spiritual awareness among young people.
Every Progressive Christian Should Know About the Tobacco Industry by Graham
The tobacco industry
likes to portray itself as just another American business, but the facts point
to precisely the opposite conclusion. The author suggests what individuals can
do to curb the tobacco industry.
Liberation: An Agenda for Educational Justice by Charles L. Glenn
Education in a multiracial society
should place emphasis on growth in character and virtue. It is certainly time
that advocates for racial justice began to insist that schools take on the high
mission of developing such high qualities.
Conversation with an Atheist -- Michael Harrington on Religion and Socialism by
James R. Gorman
The radical incarnation of the power
of God in "the halt and the maimed" -- the powerless -- is such a compelling
irony as to have revolutionary potential for atheist and Christian alike. The "question
of God," for Harrington, is really a question about God’s guilt.
Arendt: Prophet for our Time by James M. Campbell
(ENTIRE BOOK) The author
summarizes the thoughts of Hannah Arendt, then uses them as a framework to ask
whether America is slipping into a new kind of totalitarianism.
Religious Communities in the Struggle for Human Rights by Robert Traer
Perhaps the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights is a sign of a new world community in which the religious
traditions will find common ground. Jews, Christians and Muslims do agree that
rights are gifts from God, and that people have duties toward one another and
God that require the recognition of fundamental human rights.
Misuse of Embryos by Amy Laura Hall
The author says the moral cost
involved is the reason why she believes embryonic stem cell research is not
consonant with Christian faith.
Every Progressive Christian Should Know About the Tobacco Industry by Graham
The tobacco industry likes to portray
itself as just another American business, but the facts point to precisely the
opposite conclusion. The author suggests what individuals can do to curb the
We Mean by Human Rights, and Why by Richard John Neuhaus
We must resist the claim of any
government that it represents some mystical "general will of the people," thus
relegating its opponents to the categories of subversive, subhuman or
counterrevolutionary. In the age of electronic torture, computers and
sophisticated behavioral controls, the Leviathan of the modern state, here and
elsewhere, must be resisted.
Men Get Anxious by Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen
A review of a book that details the
decline of useful work for men and the resulting loss of masculine identity.
Abortion (9 articles . See
The Third Way: Myth and Reality
U.S. Offensive in Latin America: Coups, Retreats, and Radicalization
The CIA and the Cultural Cold War Revisited
This autobio/bibliographical essay is a draft of chapter 2 of the 18
THE UNDERDEVELOPMENT OF DEVELOPMENT: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF ANDRE
- From Volume 18, 1966, Monthly Review reprint from Monthly Review
provided by Find Articles
University of Padova (Italy)
Monopoly Capital and the New Globalization
Taking Exams, Taking on Capitalism,
Margaret Mikesell Tabb, Kathryn Cressida Tabb, and William K. Tabb
Wealth Gap Woes,
by Jerry Kloby
Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and
Nature, by John Bellamy
Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II by John T.
Mark Twain (Samuel
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp by John
G. K. Chesterton
Alarms and Discursions by G. K. Chesterton
The Apology by Xenophon
Alcibiades I by Plato (see Appendix I)
Apology Also known as The Death of Socrates
Apocolocyntosis by Lucius Seneca
The Aspern Papers, by Henry James
The Altar of the Dead by Henry James
Ambassadors by Henry James
Areopagitica by John Milton
The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad
All's Well, that Ends Well by William Shakespeare
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare [Collins edition]
GLOBAL CHANGE TOPICS
Subject: Tropospheric Ozone Chemistry
Tropospheric Ozone Chemistry, by David Plummer. Presented at the GCC Summer
Montreal, August 7-13, 2003
Cover of the March 1995 edition of Environmental Science and Technology
Global Impact of Biomass Burning
Biomass Burning - A Driver for Global Change. International field
experiments and satellite data are yielding a clearer understanding of
this important global source of atmospheric gases and particulates.
Subject: Acta Amazonica - The drought of the century in the Amazon Basin: an
analysis of the regional variation of rainfall in South America in 1926
SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online
“Populist Revolt” against the Obama Administration’s Health Care Proposals,
by Richard C. Cook - 2009-08-24
H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating the Data to Justify a Worldwide Public
Health Emergency , by Michel Chossudovsky - 2009-08-25
Buenos Aires Herald /
The Daily Telegraph
Crimes against Humanity
Your guide to online Papal and other official documents of the
Catholic Church. This site
offers a very extensive collection of links to texts published by Roman
Catholic Popes and Church Councils.
Pope John II
"Pope John Paul II-The Millennial Pope," a bold and innovative new biography
on this controversial world leader, is a journey through the 20th century to
the sources of John Paul II's character and beliefs and the passionate
reaction to him. It's a journey that says as much about us as it does about
The roots of the Pope's ardent devotion to the Virgin Mary and
what she has meant to him throughout his life
Assessments from friends, scholars and journalists who have studied and analyzed
his life and papacy
exploration into its sources, many layers and singular intensity
deeply personal and moving stories about losing, seeking, or encountering
on the Church's positions on gays and women, including a videotaped roundtable
inquiry into his life and legacy by the co-writers and producer of this
Project Wittenberg is home to works by and about Martin Luther and other
Lutherans. Here you will find all manner of texts from short quotations to
commentaries, hymns to statements of faith, theological treatises to biographies,
and links to other places where words and images from the history of Lutheranism
Project Wittenberg is the first step towards an international
electronic library of Lutheranism. As such, we are always adding and changing
our sites. This site contains Project Wittenberg texts in final form. For the
latest versions of our texts, many of which are still being assembled and
refined, drop in at
Electronic Lutheran Web.
The Confessions of Augustine
document is an on-line reprint of Augustine: Confessions, a text
and commentary by
J. O'Donnell (Oxford: 1992; ISBN 0-19-814378-8). The text and
commentary were encoded in SGML by the
Stoa Consortium in co-operation
the HTML files were generated from the archival SGML version.
Confessions of Augustine: An
Electronic Edition. This site offers the text of the Confessions in Latin, with
extensive critical commentary by Prof. James O'Donnell. For advanced
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Stanford Encyclopedia is
a 'dynamic' encyclopedia of philosophy that is responsive to new research --
authors have ftp access to their entries to keep them up-to-date and a select
Board of Editors monitors and referees all entries and updates.
Early Modern Philosophy
versions of some classics of early modern philosophy,prepared with a view to
making them easier to read while leaving intact the main arguments, doctrines,
and lines of thought." This site includes texts by: Bacon, Berkeley, Descartes,
Hobbes, Hume, Kant,Leibniz, Locke, Malebranche, Mill, Reid, and Spinoza.
The Internet Encyclopedia
Codices Electronici Sangallenses (CESG) – Virtual Library
The purpose of the “Codices Electronici Sangallenses” (Digital Abbey
Library of St. Gallen) is to provide access to the medieval codices in
the Abbey Library of St. Gallen by creating a virtual library. At the
moment, the virtual library contains 251 manuscripts.
Fire and Ice
Puritan and Reformed Writings
page is intended to make available to a wider audience thewritings of
the Puritans, Scottish Divines and other Reformed authors.Many of the
sermons are in modern language. Featured authors includeRichard Baxter,
Samuel Rutherford, John Flavel, and many others."
"Reader, remember this: if thy
knowledge do not now affect thy heart, it will at last, with a witness,
afflict thy heart; if it do not now endear Christ to thee, it will at
last provoke Christ the more against thee; if it do not make all the
things of Christ to be very precious in thy eyes, it will at last make
thee the more vile in Christ's eyes." Thomas
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GUTENBERG AND HIS IMPACT (Gutenberg
Johann Gutenberg: His Life
before Printed Books
Darwin: conferences, experiments...
In 2009, The Open University and the BBC will
be joining forces to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth
of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the
publication On The Origin Of Species.
The Complete Work of Darwin (BBC)
The Vatican Museums
"The Vatican Museums are
one of the most famous and renowned cultural institutions of the Holy See. They
are known everywhere because of the masterpieces which the Roman Pontiffs
have commissioned, collected and > preserved during the ages. Together with the
immense heritage of movable works of art, sculptures and paintings, which are
displayed in the galleries, the itineraries of the Vatican Museums include the
most important and artistically significant rooms of the Vatican Apostolic
Palace, such as the 'Cappella Niccolina' with paintings by Beato Angelico, the 'Appartamento
Borgia' with decorations by Pinturicchio, the 'Stanze' painted by Raphael and,
of course, the Sistine Chapel with frescoes by Michelangelo as well as the most
important 15th century masters from Umbria and Tuscany."
The Huntington Archive
"The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Photographic Archive of
Buddhist and Related Art contains nearly 300,000 original color slides and
black and white and color photographs of art and architecture throughout
Asia. Countries covered in the collection include India, Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma),
China, and Japan. Works range from approximately 2500 B.C.E. to the present, and
documentation includes contemporary religious activities in various parts
of Asia. The Archive documents the art and architecture of these countries
in situ, as well as works of art found in most major Asian, European, and
American museums. This broad, yet detailed, collection contains
predominantly Buddhist material, but also includes Hindu, Jain, Islamic, and
The William Blake Archive
site on the World Wide Web since 1996, the Blake Archive was conceived as an
international public resource that would provide unified access to major
works of visual and literary art that are highly disparate, widely
dispersed, and more and more often severely restricted as a result of
their value, rarity, and extreme fragility. > A growing number of contributors,
currently eight American and British institutions and a major private
collector, have given the Archive permission to include thousands of
Blake's images and texts without fees. At this writing the Archive
contains fully searchable and scalable electronic editions of 27 copies of
16 of Blake's 19 illuminated works in the context of full, up-to-date
bibliographic information about each image, scrupulous "diplomatic"
transcriptions of all texts, detailed descriptions of all images, and
Jesus through the
Why is this
exhibition important? In much of North America and Europe, the
younger generations have little knowledge of the central figure in
the formation of Western culture. They know little of the way Jesus,
his person and teaching, and the way he has been understood, has
shaped and reshaped so many key developments in art, science,
politics, ideas, society, and culture. Anno Domini: Jesus Through
the Centuries offers a modest opportunity to glimpse and
consider this tap-root of culture and civilization.
Timeline: 4500 BC - 1917 AD
University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill
Maps for Sudents
Outlines of Roman History
by William C. Morey, Ph.D.,
D.C.L. New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: American Book Company (1901).
Corpus Scxriptorum Latinorum,
A digital Library of Roman Literature
Surgical Instruments in
Greek and Roman Times, by
by John Stewart Milne, M.A., M.D.
Aberd. Oxford: Clarendon Press (1907).
The Private Life of the Romans
by Harold Whetstone Johnston, Revised by Mary Johnston, Scott, Foresman and
Company (1903, 1932)
Marriage and Women
Children and Education
Slaves and Dependents
The House and Furniture
Dress and Ornaments
Food and Meals
Travel and Correspondence
Sources of Income
Farming and Country Life
The Roman Religion
The Water Supply of Rome
Karsten Harries' Natural Symbols and Frank Lloyd Wright's Natural Houses,
by Yuan Lin
Wright, like Harries, also refers to architecture as an expression and
interpretation of the essence of human life. Wright always sought to find the
inherent reality of a certain structure, and this reality is what he called a
natural law. Wright believed that both the starting point as well as the
end of this natural law is nature. In regard to house design, for
example, he says that a dwelling should express
Gender, Learning and
Gendered Discourses in the Bakery
Policy as Boundary Object:
A New Way to Look at Educational Policy Design and Implementation
Gholamreza Emad & Wolff-Michael Roth
Vocational Education and Training (VET): the Cases of England and France in a
Michaela Brockmann et al
Mapping the Field of VET
skills: ways to help improve teacher’s effectiveness
The seven secrets behind great teaching
Patagonia Under Siege
At the remotest tip of South
America lies one of the wildest places on the planet -- a wonderland of
snowcapped volcanoes, pristine rainforests, and windswept pampas. Perhaps
Patagonia will become a paradise for ecotourism. Or perhaps it will fall victim
to Chile's voracious appetite for energy.
Drugging the Waters
As the population ages,
Americans become more and more dependent on their prescription medications. Now
scientists are beginning to wonder: What happens when all those pharmaceuticals
get flushed into the nation's rivers -- and into our drinking water?
The Owl, Spotted
One fine day, a poet and a
scientist entered a forest in the Pacific Northwest to observe together the most
iconic of all our threatened species. Here is what they found.
Music and Media, 19th December 2000
The FBI's notorious Internet traffic sniffer Carnivore includes a handy, idiot-proof
GUI interface enabling nosey Feds to capture and examine a broad range of what
passes through, from headers alone to full-bore content retrieval, which is
pictured in the Justice Department's
assessment from the IIT Research Institute and the Illinois Institute of
Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law (IITRI).
Trilateral Comission Members
April 10, 2003.
Africa, and Global Health by
Ronald Labonte, Ted Schrecker, David Sanders y Wilma Meeus
University of Cape Town Press/IDRC
For most of the past century, the spread of mysterious, frightening
diseases is something that has occurred mostly in poorer parts of the
planet. Now that it is identified as primarily a ‘Third World’,
especially African, condition, AIDS has briefly managed to make it to
the highest level of political agendas, including the UN Security
Council. But all in all, the G8 countries under scrutiny in this book
have for decades lived as though immune to at least two of the biblical
scourges – famine and pestilence.
Argentinian Soundscapes, November 1994, R.
Schafer is a Canadian composer and writer well known for his
Tuning of the World, a history of the sonic environment, or
soundscape (see EAP, 3, 1, 7-9). Schafer
regularly gives lectures and workshops on sound education throughout the
world. The following is an extract from an account describing
his lecture and teaching experiences in
Buenos Aires, Argentina on a visit in 1994.
"November 4, 1994 Buenos Aires.
Spacious apartment thirteen stories up on the Avenida Pueyrredon
waiting to be taken to my first lecture. Subject: El paisaje sonoro [soundscape].
A good display of it below the window. I counted 350 car horns over a one-hour
period this afternoon".
Illness as the Way of the
Body, by S. Kay Toombs
Toombs is a philosopher who has written
The Meaning of Illness (Kluwer, 1992), an insightful phenomenological account
of the strikingly different understandings of illness held by physician and
patient. For over 20 years, Toombs has lived with multiple sclerosis‑-an
incurable, progressively disabling disease of the central nervous system. This
illness has, among other things, affected her ability to see, to hear, to sit,
and to stand. She must now use a wheelchair because she can no longer lift her
legs to walk.
Phenomenology as a Research Method, by Madeleine Rothe
Writing as research
The Biological Resources Discipline (BRD) of the
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) works with others to provide the scientific
understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and
conservation of our Nation's biological resources.
Geography confronts some of the most pressing natural resource and environmental
issues of our Nation. Observing the Earth with remote sensing satellites, USGS
geographers monitor and analyze changes on the land, study connections between
people and the land, and provide society with relevant science information to
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USGS Geology efforts address major societal
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the next decade.
The National Geospatial Program
provides leadership for USGS geospatial coordination, production and service
activities. The Program engages partners to develop standards and produce
consistent and accurate data through its
Liaison Network. Operational support is provided by the
National Geospatial Technical
Operations Center. These and other Program activities that are essential to
Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) are managed as a unified portfolio that
benefits geospatial information users throughout the Nation.
Reflections on Place and Placelessness,
by Edward C. Relph
Ted Relph teaches geography at Scarborough College, the University of Toronto.
Besides Place and Placelessness, his books include Rational Landscapes and
Humanistic Geography (London: Croom Helm, 1981) and The Modern Urban Landscape
(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1987). © 1996, 2003 Edward C. Relph.
This essay was one of five contributed to a special issue of EAP celebrating the
20th anniversary of the publication of Relph's book. See "selected articles" by
Boschetti, Million, Paterson, and Seamon.
A World of Many Places,
by Louise Million
Louise Million is a Canadian psychologist who lives in Edmonton, Alberta. She
has a private practice that focuses on adult survivors of trauma, especially
aboriginal people. She is also an avid gardener and grandmother. Her
dissertation (see EAP, 3, 3:8-9) drew in part from themes in Edward Relph's
Place and Placelessness. Address: 10707 60 Avenue, Edmonton Alberta T6H 4S7
This essay was one of five contributed to a special issue of EAP
celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Relph's book. See
"selected articles" by Boschetti, Paterson, Relph, and Seamon.
A Singular Impact: Edward Relph's Place and Placelessness,
by David Seamon (see
The aim I had for my dissertation was to explore a rather nebulous phenomenon
that I called "everyday environmental experience" (Seamon 1979). Relph's book
became central to my writing because, in explaining why places were such an
integral part of human experience, he developed the notion of insideness--the
idea that the more strongly an environment generates a sense of belonging, the
more strongly does that environment become a place.
Making Community and Place: Commonalities and Contrasts in the
Work of Daniel Kemmis and Christopher Alexander, by
David Seamon (see
As illustrated by the ideas of political activist Daniel Kemmis (1990, 1995) and
architect Christopher Alexander (1985, 1987; et al., 1977), there is a practical
movement afoot in public policy and environmental design that attempts to
understand useful societal change from the viewpoint of wholes healing
Making Places: The Phenomenological Importance of
the Inventory , by Douglas D. Paterson
Paterson is a
landscape architect at the University of British Columbia. This paper was
originally presented in a special session, "Recovering Sense of Place,"
organized by philosopher Ingrid Leman Stefanovic for the 1995 meetings of the
Environmental Design Research Association held in Boston.
Is Place a Journey?
by Murray Silverstein (winter 1994) (see
Murray Silverstein is
an architect and partner in the Berkeley architectural firm of Jacobson,
Silverstein, Winslow. His most recent book is Patterns of
Home: The Ten Essentials of Enduring Design, written with firm partners
Max Jacobson and Barbara Winslow (Taunton, 2002).
A slightly longer version of this essay first appeared in Timber Framing,
the journal of the Timber Framers Guild of North America;
note Silverstein's frequent reference to timber framing and place. We thank
editor Ken Rower for permission to reprint.
The Life of the Place: A Phenomenological Commentary on Bill
Hillier's Theory of Space Syntax, by David Seamon
(spring 1993) (see
One of the most important 20th-century works on urban life and design is Jane
Jacobs' The Death and Life of Great American Cities (Jacobs 1961). This
book, an implicit phenomenology of the urban lifeworld (Seamon 1991b), argued
that streets are the heart of the city and should be alive with pedestrian
activity that accepts both residents and visitors, insiders and outsiders.
The Placeless, Neighborless Realm: Language, Homescape, and Reinhabitation,
by Tom Jay
Tom Jay is a
poet, and writer who lives in Chimacum, Washington. He writes poems and essays
about the bioregional implications of art and ideas of home and place. He also
creates sculptures on these themes. This essay is part of a longer article,
"Familiar Music: Reinhabiting Language," originally published in the 1995-96
volume of Connotations, the journal of the Island Institute, Sitka, Alaska,
and is reprinted with
permission. © 1996, 2003
Place and Placelessness: Fabulous Frustrations,
by Douglas D. Paterson
Paterson is a landscape architect teaching at the University of British Columbia.
He writes regularly on the nature of design as place making. © 1996, 2003
Douglas D. Paterson.
This essay was one of five contributed to a special issue of EAP celebrating the
20th anniversary of the publication of Edward Relph's seminal Place and
Placelessness. See "selected articles" by Boschetti, Million, Relph, and Seamon.
The Spirit of Place in les
Monts de Sarcelles, by
Malhere is a systems technician for the French
Railways’ Automatic Train Protection System. He lived the first thirty years of
his life in Groslay, the changing French village he describes here. He is
interested in conceptual ways to describe systems holistically, including the
approach of Goethean science. He is also interested in ways whereby the lived
nature of places, both natural and humanly made, can be described and understood.
© 2002, 2003 Eric Malhere.
Protected Areas Programme (5)
IUCN, the International Union for
Conservation of Nature
Phenomenology, Place, Environment and Architecture
Trials of a Nascent Phenomenologist
by Micah L. Issitt
Issitt is a biology major at the
University of Missouri in St. Louis. He is interested in phenomenological
approaches to nature and environmental issues, particularly Goethean science.
In the future, we will be publishing some of his field essays dealing with
real-world experiences and understandings of the natural world
[see EAP, winter 2003]. To suggest the perceptive power of the kind
of observation he argues for here, we include at the end
of his essay a description he wrote of a swarm of locust in a
cornfield. © 2002, 2003
Recovering Bear Sacredness (see
Insights into Phenomenal
Presence of a More-than-Human World for Future Grizzly Bear Recovery Initiatives
by Leon Chartrand
Phenomenology, Place, Environment and Architecture
Direct Action and Fields of care,
by J. Douglas Porteous
In a dying
civilization, we have three choices. Many of us will accept common rapacity: the
“culture of more” expressed in monster houses and SUV battlewagons. Others may
retreat into physical isolation or quietist obsessions with art, literature or
popular culture. The third option is to contest the culture of more. Although
such a route is perhaps a losing proposition, it remains necessary; and going
against the grain can provide an interesting, if not always comfortable, way of
Fables and short stories
by Murray Schafer
Murray Schafer is a Canadian composer and author of the seminal The Tuning of
The World (1977), a history of sound in the environment. One of his major
professional interests is listening education. His essay describes “an exercise
I do quite regularly with classes to train them in observation. It works well in
countries with languages I don’t know because I don’t have to use many words to
set it up or run it. In fact, the fewer words the better.” Address: R.R.2,
Indian River, Ontario K0L 2B0. © 2004 R. Murray Schafer, including drawings.
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Our Garden of Carmel
information about the
Carmelite spirituality in the tradition of St Teresa of Avila, St
John of the Cross, St Therese of Lisieux, Bl Elizabeth of the Trinity, St
Teresa of the Andes, St Teresa Benedicta, and many more wonderful beatified
and canonized members of the Carmelite family. Also other little
inspirational poems, ponderings and writings.
Catholic Church in England & Wales
Exploring the universe of knowledge
Society / Nature /
People / Science / History
All about the Holy See
AKAMASOA ( « les bons amis ») est une
association humanitaire malgache qui a été créée par le Père Pedro OPEKA en
Elle a pour but d’assurer la réhabilitation humaine
et la réinsertion économique et sociale des plus pauvres.
The Renaissance Man
Alberti and the Arts in Florence between Reason and
Theses and Dissertations
are available for viewing from the HWR Library to HWR students, staff, and
faculty, with exchange of CAT card for viewing privileges
The Turbulent Waters of Pan de Azúcar
The mining company, Carmen de Andacollo (owned by Teck Cominco) has
polluted the life of the town of Chepiquilla in Chile's Andacollo region
for more than ten years. See
Pascua Lama Project (Argentina).
Pascua Lama project
moves forward - and so do citizens' groups
Argentina: Water is Worth More Than Gold!
300 Organizations Collectively Say "No To Open-Pit Mining" (Also see
Proyecto Minero de Pascua Lama
(sent by Héctor Penna, Bs.
The University of British Columbia
Nations House of Learning
PM offers full apology on behalf of Canadians for
the Indian Residential Schools system
June 2008, Ottawa, Ontario
“On the Hither Side
of Depth”: An Architectural Pedagogy of
Engagement, by Rachel McCann (2005)
Place as Both Local and Boundary-less
The Puget Sound Commercial Geoduck Industry as an Example,
by Marion Dumon (spring 2005)
Coming to Place,
by Bruce Janz (fall 2004)
Place and Topography: Responding to Carmeron and Stefanovic,
by J. E. Malpas
Speaking of Place: In Dialogue with Malpas,
by Ingrid Leman Stefanovic
Some Implications of Malpas' Place and Experience for
Place Ethics and Education,
by John I. Cameron (winter 2004)
Intimate Immensity in the Preschool Playroom: A Topo-analysis
of Children’s Play, Rodney Teague
Bachelard’s conception of space is very different from the way people typically
think of space. He interrogates space not as mathematical, geometric, scientific,
infinite or empty, but rather as imaginal and poetic. He describes his method as
a “recourse to the phenomenology of the imagination... understood as a study of
the phenomenon of the poetic image when it emerges into the consciousness as a
direct product of the heart, soul and being of [the person]” [...]
Inside and Outside in Wright's Fallingwater and Aalto's Villa Mairea,
by Enku Mulugeta Assefa
philosopher Karsten Harries writes that a key task of architecture is
“interpreting the world as a meaningful order in which the individual can find
his place in the midst of nature and in the midst of a community” (Harries 1993,
p. 51). Harries argues that, too often, buildings don’t respond to the needs
of human dwelling because they are made arbitrarily instead of being let to
arise out of the real-world requirements of particular people, places and
A Phenomenology of Commuting by Bicycle, by Lin
In developing this phenomenology of
cycling, I draw on my 20-minute bike commute between my home and the University
of Toronto’s main library. I supplement my firsthand experiences with commentary
from several popular accounts of cycling in general and urban cycling in
particular. Phenomenology recognizes that the lived meaning of the environment
reveals itself within a holistic context of understanding (Stefanovic 2000, p.
69). As such, I realize that my past experiences as a bike courier influence and
enhance my commuting experience on the same streets that I once rode for my work.
Christus Rex et Redemptor Mundi
(Ambrogio Bondone, detto) 1267 - 1337
Giotto has become the
symbol of a profound renewal in the history of Western figurative arts, and of
the first radical renewal since ancient Greece.
"He converted the art of painting from Greek to Latin and brought in the modern
era" - this is Cennino Cennini's synthesis fifty years after Giotto's death,
underscoring the revolutionary character of Giotto's painting.
Padova, The Scrovegni Chapel - La Cappella degli Scrovegni
Basilica di Santa Croce
Weekly Edition in English 6 May 2009
Obama in the White House
One hundred days that didn't shake the world
The Thirteenth Tribe
The Khazar Empire and its
This book traces the history of
the ancient Khazar Empire, a major but almost forgotten power in Eastern Europe,
which in A.D. 740 converted to Judaism. Khazaria, a conglomerate of Aryan Turkic
tribes, was finally wiped out by the forces of Genghis Han, but evidence
indicates that the Khazars themselves migrated to Poland and formed the craddle
of Western (Ashkenazim) Jewry...
American Bishop Bars
faithful from War Effort
CANTON, Mar 18, 03 (CWNews.com) -- An American Catholic bishop has forbidden his
flock from participating or cooperating in military action against Iraq, under
pain of mortal sin.
The Protocols of Zion
Of the Protocols themselves little need be said in the way of
introduction. The book in which they are embodied was first published in the
year 1897 by Philip Stepanov for private circulation among his intimate friends.
The first time Nilus published them was in 1901 in a book called
The Great Within the Small and reprinted in 1905. A copy
of this is in the British Museum bearing the date of its reception, August 10,
1906. All copies that were known to exist in Russia were destroyed in the
Kerensky regime, and under his successors the possession of a copy by anyone in
Soviet land was a crime sufficient to ensure the owner's of being shot on sight
Visiting the Protocols
When an international mass circulation magazine like
The Reader's Digest decides to run an article on the documents generally
known as The Protocols, in which Eric Butler and The League of Rights
are critically mentioned, there must be a purpose. About the same time
as The Reader's Digest article, which basically regurgitates the view
that these documents are either a forgery or a fabrication, the Oxford
University Press released a publication, The Right Road, by Dr. Andrew
Moore, senior lecturer in Australian history at the University of
The Digital Cultural Industry
Introduction to 'The (Digital)
Cultural Industry', by Geoff Cox, Joasia Krysa & Anya Lewin
The interaction between
culture and economy was famously explored by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer
by the term ‘Kulturindustrie’ (The Culture Industry) to describe the production
of mass culture and power relations between capitalist producers and mass
consumers (1997 )
JANUARY - APRIL 2009
British Curriculum: Year 5
Relatos de Henry James:
Los fantasmas y lo real,
por la Dra. Rosa Penna.
Cambridge Science Park
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The Aesthetics of Decay,
by Dylan Trigg
In The Aesthetics of Decay, Dylan Trigg
confronts the remnants from the fallout of post-industrialism and postmodernism.
Through a considered analysis of memory, place, and nostalgia, Trigg argues that
the decline of reason enables a critique of progress to emerge. In this
ambitious work, Trigg aims to reassess the direction of progress by situating it
in a spatial context. In doing so, he applies his critique of rationality to
modern ruins. The derelict factory, abandoned asylum, and urban alleyway all
become allies in Trigg's attack on a fixed image of temporality and progress.
The Aesthetics of Decay offers a model of post-rational aesthetics in which
spatial order is challenged by an affirmative ethics of ruin.
Schopenhauer and the
sublime Pleasure of Tragedy,
by Dylan Trigg
Volume 28, Number 1, April 2004, E-ISSN:
1086-329X Print ISSN: 0190-0013
More about Trigg:
"The Place of Trauma: Memory,
Hauntings, and the Temporality of
Ruins" in Memory Studies,
Vol. 2, Issue: 1, 2009
"Place Becomes the Law" in
Griffith Law Review, Vol. 17,
Issue: 2, 2008
"Altered Place: Nostalgia,
Topophobia, and the Unreality of
Memory" in Journal for the
Society of Existential Analysis,
Vol. 18, Issue: 1, 2008.
"Furniture Music, Hotel Lobbies, and
Banality: Can we Speak of a
Disinterested Space?" in
Space and Culture,
Vol. 9: Issue 4, 2006
"Memories in Site: Towards a Renewed
Understanding of Starbucks" in
Environmental and Architectural
Phenomenology, Vol. 17: Issue
Everyday Uncanny: Cezanne and
Merleau-Ponty on Art"
Vol. 1: Issue 4, 2005
"Ambiguous Boundaries: Cane Hill and
the Resistance of Space" for
Architecture Week, 2005
the Divine to the Dissolute:
Schopenhauer and Death in Venice" in
Consciousness, Literature and the
Arts, Vol. 5: Issue, 1, 2004
and the Pathway to Despair" in
Vol.1, Issue 4, 2004
Environmental & Architectural Phenomenology Newsletter
1. Disclosing the Depths of Heidegger’s Topology: A
Response to Relph by Jeff Malpas
Malpas response to Relph
Christopher Alexander´s Theory of Wholeness
Conference Intensive, Veracruz, Mexico, 28 May 2008, by
is a licensed architect in California; a design instructor at Lawrence
Technical University in Southfield, Michigan; and a doctoral student at the
University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Over 16 years beginning in 1988, he studied and worked with architect
Christopher Alexander on an intermittent basis, first carpentering on an
Alexander-designed house; then earning a masters degree from Berkeley in
1992; and, last, working as an architect in Alexander’s office.
The nature of order
Empirical Findings from The
Nature of Order, by Christopher Alexander
Architect, scientist, and writer
is one of the most remarkable thinkers and makers of our time. His many
A Pattern Language (1977), The Timeless Way of Building
(1979), and A Foreshadowing of Twenty-First Century Art: The Color and
Geometry of Very Early Turkish Carpets (1993). This essay is his recent
effort to distill the major discoveries in his masterful four-volume The
Nature of Order (2002-2005), published by the Center for Environmental
Structure in Berkeley, CA.
Memories in Site: Toward a Renewed Understanding of
Starbucks, by Dylan Trigg
Trigg is a research student at the University of Sussex. He is interested in
marginal spaces such as a hotel lobbies, airports and supermarkets. He has also
written on the aesthetics of decay and modern ruins. His current research
explores the idea of the built environment as a testimony to events of past
destruction. His essay here is part of a broader work that examines the role
that homogenous ‘sites’ play in contributing to a memory-based theory of
personal identity. © 2006 Dylan Trigg.
Seeing Familiar Things in New Ways,
by Margaret Boschetti
Until her retirement in 2002, Boschetti
was Associate Editor of EAP and an Associate Professor
of Interior Design in the School of Human Environmental Sciences at East
Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
She now lives in her native state of Arkansas.
University of Calgary
Parks for Tomorrow 2008 - Conference on Parks and Protected
May 8-13 2008 in Calgary, Alberta Canada
Call for papers
The Departments for Geography, History, and the Faculty of Environmental
Design at the University of Calgary are pleased to invite paper proposals
for "Canadian Parks for Tomorrow 2008".Submissions are strongly encouraged from interdisciplinary backgrounds that
address conservation and management issues from different angles, including
- but not limited to - geography, environmental sciences, political science,
biology, sociology, history, economics and law.
Protected Areas as
by H J E Penna
Faculty of Economic Sciences/Universidad de Buenos Aires, Cordoba
2122/C1120 BUENOS AIRES AAQ/ARGENTINA
Mailing address: Espinosa 1963/C1416 BUENOS AIRES CEQ/ARGENTINA, e-m:
organization effectively exists to give the whole globe visibility, for
unlike nation-states the earth has no external enemy. (164)". "The region,
[...] is far too large to be known directly […] (159) […] "Regions, to the
extent that they lack a solid political base, lack visibility" (163) (Tuan
Downloads and views
World Rainforest Movement
Congo, DR: The Inga hydropower project, a betrayal of social promises
WWF for a living planet!
About freshwater & rivers´
The La Plata basin
is the 2nd largest river basin in South America.
The Rio de la Plata
crosses 5 countries: Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Bolivia. The
river basin has 3 main tributaries, the Paraná, the Paraguay and the
Wild Singapore News
Going nowhere fast: top rivers
face mounting threats
Many Major Rivers
in Danger of Drying Out - WWF
WWF says pollution,
dams threaten rivers
Engeler, Associated Press Writer
The Hunchback of
"During a wise man's whole life, his
destiny holds his philosophy in a state of siege."
Prof. Fritz Bornemann
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Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture
Institute was founded in accordance with the ideals of Dr. Wilhelm Schmidt, SVD,
one of the giants of twentieth-century cultural anthropology.
International Religious Communities in a Multicultural World
(The Experience of Internationality in the SVD)
Antonio M. Pernia, SVD - (Superior General)
Mimesis and the Representation of Reality: A
Historical World View
E Mathijs, B Mosselmans - Foundations of
Science, 2000 - Springer
ABSTRACT. The representation of reality is a fundamental
concept in the
perception of the world. Its historical consideration leads
to an understanding
of historical and contemporary culture.
Latin America in
the New World Order
A series of international meetings and seminars held in Latin America and
elsewhere in 1990-1991 indicate a common evaluation of the nature of Latin
America's crisis, its dominant tendencies and counter-tendencies, and a
constellation of surprisingly coinciding alternatives. All this takes place at a
historical moment dominated by the crisis of model and theory as well as of an
alternative vision of society and history itself.
MAGGIO CONVEGNO A FIRENZE SUL “CASO GALILEO”
terrà a Firenze, dal 26 al 30 maggio, il Convegno internazionale di studi “Il
caso Galileo. Una rilettura storica, filosofica, teologica”, organizzato
dall’Istituto Stensen dei gesuiti di Firenze. L’inaugurazione – è stato
annunciato oggi durante la conferenza stampa di presentazione delle iniziative
della Santa Sede per l’Anno dell’astronomia - si svolgerà il 26 maggio nella
basilica di Santa Croce, dove si trova la tomba di Galileo.
Commentaires sur les opinions exprimées par Mgr Richard Williamson
La Shoah, « avertissement
contre l’oubli et la négation »
Intervention de Benoît XVI à la Une de L’OR
Holocaust-Denying Bishop Silenced
Bishop Fellay Apologizes on Behalf of Pius X Society
LEVEE DES EXCOMMUNICATIONS DE 1988
CITE DU VATICAN, 24 JAN 2009 (VIS). Voici le texte du Décret
de la Congrégation pour les évêques, signé le 21 janvier de son Préfet le
Giovanni Battista Re et rendu public ce midi: "Dans une
lettre du 15 décembre 2008 au Cardinal Dario Castrillón Hoyos, Président de la
Commission pontificale Ecclesia Dei, en son nom et en celui des
trois autres évêques consacrés le 30 juin 1988, Mgr.Bernard Fellay sollicitait à
nouveau la levée de l'excommunication...
Human Microbiome Project
Within the body of a healthy
adult, microbial cells are estimated to outnumber human cells by a factor of ten
to one. These communities, however, remain largely unstudied, leaving almost
entirely unknown their influence upon human development, physiology, immunity,
The International Observer
Future International and political Events
March / December 2009
2010 up to 2050
First published Fri Dec 28, 2001; substantive
revision Fri Mar 4, 2005
“Affirmative action” means positive steps taken to increase the representation
of women and minorities in areas of employment, education, and business from
which they have been historically excluded. When those steps involve
preferential selection—selection on the basis of race, gender, or ethnicity—affirmative
action generates intense controversy.
Autonomy and self-determination
by Jaime Martínez
This page is at
Translated by George Salzman <email@example.com>
" Perhaps at no moment of our
history have the indigenous peoples been at such a historic juncture, in which
the analysis of our self-determination was the most certain window to guarantee
our survival as peoples, as society. Self-determination has been an eternal
dream of our communities. Some, because of geography, and also organizational
structure, have succeeded in maintaining a certain margin of this self-determination,
which has always resulted in a tense relation with the nation-state".
What do we mean by action?,
Using some of my own work as a source of confusion, "action"
has been used to refer to everything from a simple sitting movement to the
action of mixing ingredients in a bowl. Clearly the higher the level we address
the more diverse and complicated the type of information required to make the
assertion. While recent computer vision work has attempted to maintain as much
distance as possible from AI/semantics/reasoning it seems difficult to maintain
the separation if we are going to generate high level labels like "chopping" or
Science and the Church
St. Thomas Aquinas.
Canadian Conference of
Comment on questions concerning views expressed by Bishop Richard
In response to questions that have been received regarding statements concerning
the Holocaust (Shoah) by Bishop Richard Williamson, a member of the Society of
Saint Pius X.
(Same article in French)
defines philosophy in terms of
essence, saying that
philosophy is "the
of the universal essence
of that which is actual". Plato had
it as the "science of the idea", meaning by
what we should call the unconditional basis of phenomena.
The immediate starting-point of
Plato's philosophical speculation was the
Socratic teaching. In his attempt to define the
conditions of knowledge so as to refute
Socrates had taught that the only true knowledge is a knowledge by means of
concepts. Without philosophy thoughts are, as it were,
cloudy and indistinct: its task is to make them clear and to give them sharp
was, above all things, a reformer. He was alarmed
at the condition of affairs in
Athens, a condition which he was,
perhaps, right in ascribing to the
Sophists. They taught
that there is no objective standard of the
that that is
seems to be true, and that that is false which seems to be false.
Today in 1809 the
naturalist Charles Darwin was born. As part of
celebrations for the ‘Darwin 200’ anniversary a range of
special events and activities are taking place at Oxford
University including the release of an online version of
‘On The Origin of Species’.
Faculty of Theology
Watch, listen to
or download video and audio stories from the University of Oxford
The Iraq war was
the first ‘resource war’ according to Professor Sir
David King, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise
and the Environment and a former UK government chief
The dieback of the Amazonian forests caused by climate change is not
inevitable but remains a distinct possibility, according to a study led
by the Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University.
state on trial: Hannah Arendt vs. the state of Israel,
by Idith Zertal
SHE LIKED IT OR NOT, ARENDT WAS AN EXCEPTIONAL WOMAN in her own way, as much as
she was, apparently, malgre elle, an "exception Jewess." And equipped
precisely with both just qualities and reputations she burst into the national
classroom to wreak havoc as Israel's mythical founder and political leader,
David Ben-Gurion, was holding his last great national undertaking, the Eichmann
Hanna Arednt and the
Founding of Israel
Aesthetic as Science of
Expression and General Linguistic,
by Benedetto Croce
TRANSLATED FROM THE ITALIAN OF BENEDETTO CROCE
BY DOUGLAS AINSLIE B.A. (OXON.)1909
Knowledge Management Systems (Textbook by
Elias M. Awad, Hassan M. Ghaziri, Knowledge Management, Pearson Education Inc.,
Prentice Hall (2004).
Knowledge Creation & Knowledge Architecture
Some Knowledge Capturing Techniques
Transferring and Sharing Knowledge
illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but
those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn".
British History Timeline
The Cathedrals of Britain
The Advancement of Learning,
By Francis Bacon (Full text)
Bacon makes, by a sort of exhaustive
analysis, a ground-plan of all subjects of study, as an intellectual map,
helping the right inquirer in his search for the right path. The right path is
that by which he has the best chance of adding to the stock of knowledge in the
world something worth labouring for; and the true worth is in labour for "the
glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate."
Acetylene, The Principles Of Its Generation
by F. H. Leeds and W. J. Atkinson
An Account of the Extraordinary Medicinal Fluid, called
by Matthew Turner
ABC's of Science
by Charles Oliver
(Book: full text)
I. The Supreme Power of Nature
III. The Solar System
IV. Across the Divide
V. Flourishment of the Earth
VI. Animal Magnetism
The History of Herodotus (parallel English/Greek)
English translation: G. C. Macaulay, (pub. Macmillan, London and NY) 
The Abbot by Sir Walter Scott
The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi [Pseudonym
of Carlo Lorenzini]
True Stories by Timothy Garton Ash. February 2007.
The EU urgently needs to
give a new account of itself. Old-fashioned grand narrative and Euromyth will no
longer do the trick. How about a true and self-critical story woven around six
needs a strategy to cope with Russia
The knives are out for Davos
Man. But the alternative is much more alarming
Europe is failing two life
and death tests. We must act together, now
The launch of BBC Persian TV
is one of the most positive developments I have seen in a long time
On an auspicious anniversary, here are four
keys to China's peaceful rise
What Britain still has in
spades is cultural power. Let's cultivate it
China's economic success
may soon bring trouble. It would be ours too.
brings hard choices over the future of capitalism.
(PhD Instructor: Dr Matteo Fumagalli)
firstname.lastname@example.org Winter 2007
With all but a handful of states now declaring themselves democratic, and with the number of more or less imperfect democracies on the rise, there seems to be
little urgency for understanding what drives authoritarian regimes.
The Merchant of Venice (full text)
Thouthands of FULL-TEXT free Books!
Latin America in the New
Speech by Xabier Gorostiaga, president of the Regional Coordinator of Economic
and Social Research (CRIES), to the Latin America Sociology Association
Conference, Havana, May 1991.
University of Viterbo
Thirteenth Annual Institute:
Educational and Legal Issues of Educating Children with Emotional and Behavioral
Latin American Crises, by
Héctor Penna, UBA, BA. Argentina
The southern part of America beginning in Mexico
was called in the XIX Century "Latin America" (LA) (1) as a way to extend
continental European territoriality in a so called fourth stage of expansion of
the Roman Empire.
Third World at Home, By Noam Chomsky (1993)
Studies of public opinion bring out other strands. A June 1992
Gallup poll found that 75% of the population do not expect life
to improve for the next generation of Americans--not too
surprising, given that real wages have been dropping for 20
years, with an accelerated decline under Reaganite
"conservatism," which also managed to extend the cloud
over the college-educated.
Wage-Labor & Capital, by Karl Marx
Vain Hopes, False Dreams, By
In the July/August issue of _Z_, several articles dealt with the deterioration of conditions of life in American society and the loss of hope, trust, or even expectations for the political system.
America at the margin of World System History
Latin America was outside the Afro-Eurasian world system until its
incorporation in 1492. Then, as part of one of the cyclical upswing
expansions of this world system, what came to be known as Latin
America was incorporated into the same. However, Latin America was
only incorporated into a subordinate and dependent position therein
from which it has never emerged. Indeed, during the previous and again
the present cyclical world economic crises, Latin America has been
further marginalized even from its dependent position at the margin of
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