For our first edition of the 2004-2005 academic year, we present a sampling of research papers by our own staff members.
By Matthew A. Kelsey
G.W.F. Hegel’s The Phenomenology of Spirit sets forth his theory of history as the evolution of Absolute Spirit or Mind. This metaphysical historicity demands that the reader take a consciously-modified stance in relation to the text in order to properly understand it, a fact that is lost to most commentators.
By Musheer Kamau
What follows is an analysis of the inverse relationship between global citizenship (Plato's Socrates' Citizen of the World) and state sovereignty in an attempt to diminish the tension between both concepts.
By Heather Renee Oldham
This paper explores themes of theodicy in poems by the Holocaust survivors Elie Wiesel and Primo Levi and the Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, with a focus on the latter.