Vol 2, No 1

For our first edition of the 2004-2005 academic year, we present a sampling of research papers by our own staff members.

Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit as Metaphor

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.

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The World Citizen in the Context of State Sovereignty

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.

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Suffering and Doubt in G. M. Hopkins’ “The Wreck of the Deutschland”

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.

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