The Original Contribution
Award is a writer's award, designed to highlight creative,
interesting and innovative contributions to the Philosophy Research
Created and Maintained by Team
27314, represented by Niccolò Dalla Palma.
This interesting and innovative site (a semifinalist for the international
ThinkQuest competition), helps
those who want to know more about this difficult but interesting subject:
radiology. You can test your knowledge with the tests and quizzes.
Available in Italian,
English or German.
The Antinous Press
Eggeling's published poems since 1970 are now collected on the web.
These poems were published in anthologies such as the historic "Male Muse", and in "Angels of the Lyre"; "Orgasms of
Light"; "Gay Roots I. and II." "Queer Spirits"; and in such periodicals as "Gay Sunshine";
"Denver Quarterly"; and "James White Review".
Allen Ginsberg praised Eggeling's first book, "Th Ganymede Equation", and publisher Winston Leyland has
acclaimed Eggeling as one of the top three "Gay Movement Poets."
"Th Ganymede Equation"
Subject: Queer Philosophy, Hellenistic Studies,
The Eonic Effect: A Glimpse of Evolution
A New Approach to history and evolution based, based not on one evolution, but the transition
between them. Based on Kant's Challenge, Is there a pattern of Universal History. The theory
revolves around Kant's Third Antinomy.
This work documents the discovery of the eonic effect in the context of the explosive growth in our archaeological and historical knowledge. This uses nothing but the simplest elements
of turning point analysis, periodization, and historical correlation,
to construct a frequency hypothesis with respect to the emergence of civilization. We can bypass the metaphysical
quagmires that haunt metaphysical history with a tactic no more complex than that of the economist studying economic cycles...
The Eonic Effect: A Glimpse of Evolution is to be
published by Xlibris Books in November, 1999.
Subject: evolution, Kant,
universal history, civilization
Dharma The Cat's Philosophy With Fur
Dharma The Cat's Philosophy With Fur blends philosophy, humor and spirituality. It has won the "10 Best
On The Web" Award, and the Buddhist cartoons are translated into 8 languages. Its Inter-Faith Forum also
provides an excellent basis for home study or classroom assignments.
The Essence of Reality
EoR examines life, the Oneness of Reality/Consciousness, and cultural concepts from the perspective
of "Clear Awareness" -- without a belief structure to distort perception. Distinct Mechanisms of
Mind are depicted to provide the reader a distinct path toward perceiving the inner, causal source
of his/her real, experienced events and relationships. More than conjectural philosophical
conceptualization, EoR delves into the First Person experience and understanding of life.
Whatever you believe in seems to be true, yet beliefs never clarify reality's function -- they only
distort perception of it. EoR depicts Reality's integrated Oneness, illustrates a path toward
"Clear Awareness" of that Oneness, and comments on teachers and core conceptualizations common in
our culture -- their strengths, fallacies, and illusions.
Philosophy and Civil Society
This site is devoted to the philosophical examination of the nature of civil society and civic
culture in general. More specifically, it addresses the contemporary crisis of liberal democratic
civic culture in the postmodern period.
Per Jespersen has been working with the issue of Philosophy for
Children for 15 years. He believes that since "philosophy is the background of all sciences and all human
thinking... philosophy is (or should be) an important part of childhood."
As Jespersen says, " children are prephilosophical. This is the reason why it is so crucial to discuss philosophical issues with children in order to help them develop spiritually as a preposition for developing mentally and socially. Philosophy should not be a scheduled subject, but be part of education - the red thread going through all education from kindergarten to university. Therefore: go philosophize with your children."
The VisioNaivity site includes original philosophical stories for
children by Jespersen:
Philosophy for Children Essays by Jespersen:
Aspects of a Theory of Singular Reference
In these papers, the simple form of the pure theory of identity is subordinated to a complex form
whose background ontology is one of structured individuals. In the complex form, the usual axioms
proceed from principles more basic; the difference between (true) "a=b" and "a=a" supervenes on
features of a and b; and some identicals are modally discernible.
(UCLA Ph.D. Dissertation, 1982; published in the Garland Series Outstanding Dissertations in
Other works by Greenberg:
"Are Theories of Imagery Theories of Imagination? An Active
Perception Approach to Conscious Mental Content"
Can theories of mental imagery, conscious mental contents, developed within cognitive science
throw light on the obscure (but culturally very significant) concept of imagination? Three extant
views of mental imagery are considered: quasi-pictorial, description, and perceptual activity
theories. The first two face serious theoretical and empirical difficulties. The third is (for
historically contingent reasons) little known, theoretically underdeveloped, and empirically
untried, but has real explanatory potential. It rejects the "traditional" symbolic computational
view of mental contents, but is compatible with recent situated cognition
and active vision approaches in robotics. This theory is developed and elucidated. Three related key aspects of
imagination (non-discursiveness, creativity, and seeing as) raise difficulties for
the other theories. Perceptual activity theory presents imagery as non-discursive and relates it closely to
seeing as. It is thus well placed to be the basis for a general theory of imagination and its
role in creative thought.
Discourses by Swami Krishnananda General Secretary of The
Divine Life Society Sivananda Ashram,
Swami Krishnananda is a highly reputed philosophical writer, especially on
metaphysics, psychology and sociology. His books are known the
world over as excellent presentations of answers to the daily
questions that arise in the day-to-day confrontations of a human
These essays cover a wide range of philosophical, metaphysical and spiritual topics.
Below are the Nine Discourses:
"Kant's Earliest Solution to the Mind/Body Problem".
Carpenter wrote his dissertation under the direction of Professors Hannah Ginsborg and Daniel Warren at the University of California
at Berkeley. You will find excerpts from the dissertation, among
other more recent writings on Andrew's
Carpenter's World of Philosophy Website.
Below is a representative list of Andrew Carpenter's work. For
an extensive Vitae, as well as a glimpse on Andrew's current projects, visit
The Significance of Being Frank: The Life and Times of Franklin Benjamin Sanborn
A biography of the 19th century Concord, Massachusetts schoolteacher who befriended, and later
wrote the biographies of, John Brown, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Sr. went so far as to call passionate Sanborn an instigator of the Civil War, dubbing it
here to read the review. Subject: Transcendentalism;
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interactive classroom education.