For an essay giving background on the contest, click here. The Bad Writing Contest celebrates the most stylistically lamentable passages found in scholarly books and articles published in the last few years. Ordinary journalism, fiction, departmental memos, etc.
Living pluralism In other essays I discuss how we deal with the multiplication and collision of traditions, whether those be styles of architecture or sets of social values.
How do we deal with traditions creatively and authentically? I discuss several locaations in the US and Brazil, with pictures, and evaluate strategies for building in ways that confirm an identity, but in a world where all are challenged by other identities and rival centers. Borders and Centers in an Age of Mobility.
This essay challenges Kenneth Frampton and Karsten Harries about the need for bounded and centered architectural and urban forms today. Positing Process," The criterion of "authenticity" for judging changes in art or ethics or culture is notoriously vague and can be dangerous. This essay proposes a new criterion for authenticity, based on faithfulness to moments of the process of development rather than on to some specific patrimony that is to be preserved.
My proposed criterion derives from Hegel, yet it is similar to the criterion proposed by a staunch anti-Hegelian, Gilles Deleuze.
Planning and Totality This essay argues against global plans and hierarchical systems, whether in urban planning or art and life. Heidegger and Habermas on Criticism and Totality. Habermas criticizes Heidegger for insulating totalities of meaning from possible revision.
This essay states Habermas's criticism, then supports Habermas's attack by examining an example from Heidegger on Aristotle's physics. Then the essay tries to defend Heidegger by distinguishing the kinds of meaning in Heidegger's "world" from Habermas's more propositional "lifeworld.
Steps to the Futures. A talk about the stories we tell about the development of modern times and whether they are final. Markets, Formal Institutions, and the End of History Still other essays look at the relation between modern market-centric society and political community.
Hegel calls this the opposition between what he calls "bourgeois society" usually and misleadingly translated as "civil society" and the overarching political state.
Tiger Stripes and Embodied Systems: Hegel on Markets and Models. Starting from Hegel's philosophy of nature, I develop a critique of economic models and market theories that envision humans as pure rational choosers.
The critique is based on Hegel's notion of what it takes for a formally described system to be embodied and real, and finds unexpected support from Ludwig Wittgenstein. Hegel and Heidegger on the State.
Modernity means freedom, we say, and circulation let loose: In contrast to our free exchange, we imagine old traditional societies as forcing exchange into a network defined by fixed roles.
In those societies identities and roles were experienced as naturally given. They were not experienced as constituted and questioned by the circulation among them, nor as exchangeable or substitutable one for another. We picture our modern or postmodern selves as unbound from traditional social roles.
Have we then entered a realm of total exchange, a realm in which all is malleable, open for use and substitution? Is the circulation that surrounds us domesticated or monstrous? In this essay I examine how Hegel and Heidegger envision the role of the State in binding up the unlimited flows of modernity.
Circulation and constitution at the end of history We heard a lot, for a while, about the end of history.
Hegel's claims about the end of history seem bold and disturbingly specific. Could he really have believed that the institutional forms he discerned in the Europe of his day were the last word in society and politics?
Some others, liberals or postmoderns, do speak about what amounts to an end of history today, but they are satisfied with far less detail than Hegel; usually they restrict themselves to general commendations of capitalism and representative democracy.
But their real difference concerns the necessity Hegel sees for definite intermediate structures in thought and society.The Behavioral Learning Theory believes that behavior is learned from either the environment, the people in the individual's life, the media, or society as a whole.
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Math Methodology is a three part series on instruction, assessment, and curriculum.
Sections contains relevant essays and resources: Part 1: Math Methodology: Instruction The Instruction Essay (Page 1 of 3) on this page contains the following subsections: Introduction to Teaching Challenges.
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The Philosophy and Literature Bad Writing Contest ran from to For an essay giving background on the contest, click here..
We are pleased to announce winners of the fourth Bad Writing Contest, sponsored by the scholarly journal Philosophy and Literature.. The Bad Writing Contest celebrates the most stylistically lamentable passages found in scholarly books and articles.