Recent Submissions

  • Narrating Enlightenment: Oral History and Civil Society after Hitler 

    Bergerson, Andrew Stuart (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1998)
    Does oral history promote liberal values? civic virtues? This paper will explore the contemporary role of narrative interviews, a core method within the everyday life history movement in Central Europe (Alltagsgeschichte). ...
  • Dewey Meets the Buddha 

    Handelman, Linda (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1998)
    From the Greeks we have inherited the notion that a profound awareness of suffering is essential for ethical maturity. In Buddhism, a fundamental aspect of ethical awareness is that all life is suffering. In a more ...
  • Overcoming Dogma in Epistemology 

    Bell, James A. (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1998)
    Nothing will put academics on a high horse quicker than unacceptable standards of evidential support or interpretative argument. The trouble is that there are different and incompatible standards. Unacceptable standards ...
  • How Much Is Enough? The Limits of Interdisciplinary Openness in Environmental Ethics 

    Schonfeld, Martin (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1998)
    One of the most interdisciplinary and integrative branches of philosophy is environmental ethics. It is closely associated with the movement that has arguably been the most transformative public phenomenon in the past ...
  • Art and Transformation 

    Wood, Debora (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1998)
    Many contemporary artists intend to challenge the viewer's modes of perception by manipulating traditional imagery, but does this transformation of cultural stock images constitute a transformation in the audience? This ...
  • Introduction: Transformative Encounters With Integrative Ethics. Papers from a 1997 A.I.S. session 

    Bell, James A. (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1998)
    Values are like the air we breath: they can go unrecognized even though they are critical to our lives. We do become aware of received values, however, when they fail to provide wise guidance. Those are the times that ...