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    Some Wittgensteinian reflections on translation practice in a Chinese context 

    Fayang, Huang; Clark, Michael (Assumption University Press, 2020)

    The global integration of economic, social and cultural activities has pushed the importance of translation to a new level. With the sheer volume of translation, and the increased demand for near instantaneous translation, there is a growing reliance on technological systems. This paper begins from the assumption that an examination of the conceptual foundations of translation is needed to understand the growing reliance on technological systems. The philosophy of language in later Wittgenstein provides a ...
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    Towards a Neo-Aristotelian account of philosophical counseling 

    Thesigan Nadarajan; Clark, Michael (Assumption University Press, 2019)

    At present, there is no generally accepted account of what philosophical counselling is or why we should practice it. The aim of this article is to propose an account of philosophical counselling in terms of an Aristotelian concept of Eudaimonia. I argue that this concept provides an apt description of what philosophical counselling, in many cases, consists in. One benefit of construing philosophical counselling in terms of Eudaimonia is that it provides a natural justification for the practice: since it is plausible that Eudaimonia is ...
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    Towards a neo-aristotellan account of philosophical counseling 

    Thesigan Nadarajan (Bangkok : Assumption University, 2019)
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    The trial of commander data 

    Pattarawin Tipkrailash; Clark, Michael (Bangkok : Assumption University, 2019)

    This paper’s aim is to explore the moral topics raised in the TV series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” Season 2 Episode 9 entitled “Measure of Man”. In this episode Commander Data, an Android, is put on trial to determine if can be considered human, or if he has the same rights as a human being. This paper discusses ethical issues raised by this trial. Picard’s argument in defence of Data appeals to epistemological doubts about whether or not Data is sentient. But this paper will take an alternative approach. It will show how inanimate ...