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    A report on religious pluralism in Myanmar 

    Plureh, Hilario (Assumption University, 2013)
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    Being in the Matrix : an example of cinematic education in philosophy 

    Meinhold, Roman (Assumption University, 2009)
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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 ASEAN ...
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    Christian moral resources for economic justice and sustainability 

    Becker, Gerhold K. (Assumption University, 2012)
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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 attitude ...
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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 and Beuys.
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    Education for peace 

    Fernando, Joseph I. (Assumption University, 2009)
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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 construction ...
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    Engaging with wirkungsgeschichte : romans 13:1-7 as a case sutdy 

    Monera, Arnold T. (Assumption University, 2007)
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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 ...
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    Hermeneutics in the Theravada Buddhist texts : an overview of research 

    Veerachart Nimanong (Assumption University, 2010)
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    Hobbes and the rise of modernity 

    Saccone, Giuseppe Mario (Assumption University, 2013)
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    Human autonomy and the overcoming of alienation in immaterial labor with reference to Zen Buddhism 

    Teerapong Jiaranaidilok; Giordano, John (Assumption University Press, 2018)

    This paper, will be a reflection on the changes in labor and alienation in the information age. It will focus specifically on the concept of immaterial labor and how this effects human autonomy and the consciousness of alienation. The paper will trace these concepts from the writings of Marx, to the approaches of Hardt and Negri and Franco “Bifo” Berardi. It will then show how the shortcomings of these theories which concern human autonomy in the face of the alienation of material labor can be complemented by the insights into practice ...
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    Individual enlightenment and social responsiblity: on the sociological interpretations of the Holy Monk Khruba Boonchum 

    Dayweinda Yeehsai; Giordano, John (Assumption University Press, 2018)

    This paper will assess some sociological interpretations of Theravada Buddhism and Holy Monks which rely on such concepts as charisma, millenarianism and utopianism. In the past, sociologiests like Weber and Murti misinterpreted Buddhism as focusing upon individual enlightenment rather than the welfare of society. But these interpretations of Theravāda Buddhism overlook that the Buddhist concept of enlightenment has a deep relationship with social development and social responsibilities. Buddhism has a highly developed sociological basis ...
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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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    On bitcoin and Simmel's idea of perfect money 

    Siwittra Chainiyom; Giordano, John (Assumption University Press, 2019)

    Georg Simmel in his book Philosophy of Money,described how money evolves through history and predicted that it will evolve to the point where it no longer relies on any substance. He called this stage “perfect money,” which he described as “money detached from every substantial value”. Today we are faced with the development of cryptocurrencies, of which Bitcoin is the best known. Bitcoin presents a new system of transaction which does not require governments or middlemen to regulate trade. Since such currencies are completely beyond ...
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    On the neighbor : a reading of kierkegaard's works of love 

    Kajornpat Tangyin (Assumption University, 2013)
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    Reading Kierkegaard on faith through Johannes Climacus and Johannes De Silentio 

    Kajornpat Tangyin (Assumption University, 2009)
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    Reading levinas on 'the other' from a Christian perspective 

    Kajornpat Tangyin (Assumption University, 2007)