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    Developing interreligious dialogue in Myanmar: reflections on the Vatican document educating to intercultural dialogue in Catholic Schools 

    Win, Matthias Saw San (Assumption University Press, 2018)

    For the Roman Catholic Church beginning with Vatican II, interreligious dialogue has been promoted as an instrument to obtain mutual understanding. This has been outlined in the document Nostra Aetate. The Bishops of Myanmar, fully aware that interreligious dialogue is highly necessary for witnessing the gospel of Jesus Christ in this Buddhist-majority nation, have taken steps in their respective dioceses to further promote this approach. This paper is an analysis of the ways this has been implemented. It will show that a positive atti...
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    Fischer's semicompatibilism and its consequences 

    Pisit Marnil; Kajornpat Tangyin (Assumption University Press, 2018)

    In this paper I argue that the symmetric approach to moral responsibility, proposed by John Martin Fischer, should be focused merely on the consequence-particular. Fischer employs the symmetric approach with the intention to solve the asymmetric problems on moral responsibility. The problem arises from Frankfurt’s case, which rejects the principle of alternate possibilities (PAP), and relies on the action, rather than omission resulting in asymmetric problems. Fischer solves the problem by using his guidance control and returns the sym...
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    Ellul, Bataille, Zhuangzi & Technological Man 

    Lewis, Justin (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    The impact of modern technological society on the human spirit and on human values is undeniable. But the ability to philosophically engage with this impact and also to gain the means whereby we could evaluate it lucidly and soberly is a whole other matter. It is difficult for us today to find a place where we could stand outside the contemporary cultural matrix that has come to create our very selves, so as to identify and assess the aspects of our humanity that have always managed to outstrip the cultural conditioning and constructio...
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    Chantal Mouffe and religious pluralism: agonistic experiments in non-western societies 

    Lana Indralak; Giordano, John (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    This paper examines questions regarding the alleviation and management of religious conflict. It will first examine the philosophical framework of Chantal Mouffe as a response to Carl Schmitt’s critique of pluralism. Then it will give examples of conflict resolution and the preservation of diversity in such regions as, Lebanon, Indonesia and Thailand. Finally, it will examine these examples as exercises in “agonistics” as understood by Mouffe. This will be shown to be a valuable framework for conflict resolution and democracy in the AS...
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    Rene Guenon on the realization of traditional knowledge 

    Santos, Barbara Batista; Giordano, John (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    This paper investigates the ‘metaphysical’ perspectives of the French philosopher named René Guénon. Although Guénon was French, he was often critical of Western ways of thinking. Especially with regard to the concept of the metaphysical. Turning to the etymology of the word metaphysics, for Guénon metaphysics stands for whatever lies ‘beyond physics.’ This is different than the Aristotelian understanding of metaphysics, since it is always directed to the idea of the natural sciences viewed as a whole. This is a kind of thinking recogn...
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    Thomas Hobbes' concept of sovereignty and its relevance for Thailand and ASEAN 

    Napassorn Jintawiroj Chanpradab; Veerachart Nimanong (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    The paper’s objective is to analyze the concept of sovereignty in political philosophy with special reference to Thomas Hobbes for the purpose of understanding the changes facing Thai sovereignty from the origin of the modern state to the present time. Especially relevant is Hobbes’ distinction between internal and external sovereignty. Internal sovereignty can be used to understand the factionalism in Thai society resulting to the escalation of tensions since 2005. For the security of state, the Thai military staged a coup and has tak...
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    THAI BUDDHISTS-MUSLIMS CUSTOMS IN DIALOGUE FOR PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE IN THE SOUTHERN THAILAND 

    Veerachart Nimanong (Assumption University, 2012)

    The religiously and culturally or traditionally pluralistic harmony and tolerance of Buddhists and Muslims in the southern part of Thailand is the necessary condition for the ever lasting peace, for it is based on the mutual respect for the diversity of pluralistic harmony between two religions. Tolerance is the essential condition of harmony in Buddhism as well as in Islam. Tolerance as the essence of sustainable harmony can be conducted through the method of inter-religious dialogue of life. To solve the problem in the Deep South of Th...
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    Learning-centered leadership for Buddhist monastic education in Thailand 

    Phramaha Panya Kham Ai; Poonpilas Asavisanu (Assumption University Press, 2016)

    Monastic education is the oldest form of education available to common people in Thailand. It continues to this day in the education of monks and in the practice of temporary ordination. This report is based upon research done for Assumption University of Thailand and explores the possibilities for the improvement of monastic education. It analyzes the learning-centered leadership capabilities of the Thai Sangha educators and it provides suggestions for improving the educational standards and evaluation in monastic education.
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    Do we know art when we see it? philosophical explorations in aesthetics 

    Becker, Gerhold K. (Assumption University Press, 2015)

    Never in history was art more present everywhere and never was it more valuable. Yet, in the wake of Duchamp and Warhol, the understanding of what art is and how it is recognized is more problematic today than any time in history. This paper examines the various approaches to how one recognizes a work of art as a work of art. It examines the history of aesthetic theory and the variousways art was defined. In the end it considers the value of the more hermeneutic and holistic interpretations of art put forward by Heidegger, Gadamer, Danto an...
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    The postmodernity as not excluding animal 

    Prasit Roekphisut (Assumption University)
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    A critique of Hartshorne's neoclassical theism 

    Warayutha Sriewarakul (Assumption University)
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    Hermeneutics as I know 

    Subhavadee Numkanisorn (Assumption University)
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    Tube-baby and human cloning : a Buddhist approach 

    Veerachart Nimanong (Assumption University)
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    The present Laotian society in the globalization age 

    Norindr, Chou (Assumption University)
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    Main features of Thai society in the age of globalization 

    Norindr, Chou (Assumption University)
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    Process philosophy : an alternative basis for Christians in the time of change 

    Warayutha Srieewarakul (Assumption University)
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    Renewing Thai Buddhist belief in kamma and rebirth 

    Weerachart Nimanong (Assumption University)
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    AU's perspective on business ethics 

    Charn Mayot (Assumption University)
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    The Catholic minority in Thailand : an example of co-existence 

    Kirti Bunchua (Assumption University)
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    A study of the predominant values in Buddhism 

    Kirti Bunchua (Assumption University)
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