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Hope Fitz will deliver a paper at the 10th Congress of the International Society of Universal Dialogue, ISUD, in Craiova, Romania, July 4-9, 2014. The theme of the Congress is “The Human Being: Its Nature and Functions”. This is a theme that focuses on the human as a species. Hope wrote the theme. The paper which she will present is entitled: “Human Knowledge from a Human Perspective”. This paper focuses on the fact that the philosophical belief that humans could have certain knowledge of reality has lost its credence over the centuries. Also she will argue that what one must consider in seeking understanding, which is necessary for knowledge, are the means to knowledge and the methods of knowing. She will trace the line of means and methods from the Greeks through Kant, and then consider Martin Heidegger’s objection to all mind-dependent theories which he said started with Aristotle and culminated in the philosophy of Kant. Finally, Hope will adumbrate the post deconstructionist thought of Michele Foucault, and introduce the epistemology of discourse.
An Evening on Politics – Gender in Public Policies
A comparison of approaches from Latin America and the U.S.
On Thursday October 24 Dr. Nora Nagels of the Université de Montréal and Professor Nicole Krassas of Eastern and students discussed different perspectives on social policies and gender. Part of the discussion addressed how public policies aimed at supporting vulnerable groups, such as Food Stamps in the U.S. and Cash Transfers in Latin America do not necessarily take into account a gender perspective in their design and implementation. This event was moderated by Professor Martin Mendoza-Botelho.
This event was co-Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Geography and Philosophy, the Program of Latin American Studies and the Program on Gender Studies.