Author: Creston Davis

Dec
13

“The Advent of Contingency” by Christopher Satoor

The Advent of Contingency, An Ethics of the Fourth World; and the Divine Inexistence: A Meillassouxian ‘Spectral Dilemma’ By: Christopher Satoor York University Introduction Quentin Meillassoux’s ‘Spectral Dilemma offers philosophy an answer to an age old problem, one that Pascal had intimated on in the wager. Is it better to believe in God for life […]

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Dec
09

Once a colonialist, always a colonialist

In the 16th century England, France and Holland, wished to gain control of the seas so as to exploit the colonies made by Spain and Portugal. In order to pursue that goal, beside other means, they used pirates. These pirates had three goals: first to raid ships, second to find and sell slaves and third […]

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Nov
25

GCAS & University of Primorska Announce an International Conference

“borders / debordering” Towards a New World Culture of Hospitality Hotel Špik, Gozd Martuljek (Slovenia), June 30–July 2, 2016 A conference coorganized by Institute for Philosophical Studies, Science and Research Centre, University of Primorska (Slovenia) and GCAS – Global Center for Advanced Studies (USA) Keynote address: Edward S. Casey (SUNY at Stony Brook, USA) Call […]

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Nov
24

The ‘Unwanted Migrants’ – EU’s Failed Migration Policies

By Fragkiska Megaloudi Mohamed comes from a small fishing village in Gambia. He had a job but his work as a (migrant) construction worker in Senegal could barely allow him to survive, let alone support his family back home in Gambia. He decided to do something to change his bleak prospects thinking that a life in […]

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Nov
22

When Truth Becomes a Bullet–Hope is Our Reply

    When Truth Becomes a Bullet–Hope is Our Reply [Painting by Toni Grote] According to EG White the new credo of contemporary totalitarianism has become “Might makes Right.” It is an echo of Plato’s character, Thrasymachus in The Republic who maintain that, “Justice is nothing else than the interest of the stronger.” It could […]

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Nov
17

GCAS Free, Open Access Course on Epictetus’ Discourses

The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) is offering our first, free and open access course taught by one of the best public lecturers in philosophy in America, Prof. Dr. Gregory Sadler.  You may register for this course by clicking on this LINK. Prof. Gregory Sadler’s Introduction to the course. As this course designer and […]

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Nov
10

Coming this Summer, 2016 MA, PhD Degrees

GCAS-Europa, Alma Mater and Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis will be launching our MA and PhD programs in the Humanities in the Summer of 2016. These degree programs are accredited in Europe under Bologna authorization. All accredited degrees in Europe (i.e., Oxford, Cambridge, Paris) are authorized under Bologna oversight. You may focus your degree in philosophy, theology, psychoanalysis, […]

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Nov
04

Spending a Life in an Experiment–Prof. Julie Reshe

Spending a life in an experiment Julie Reshe (GCAS Director of the Institute of Psychoanalysis) Take Dr. Reshe’s class, here! Featured image by Artist, Basil Baroda   We can find in Nietzsche’s philosophy a prescription of how to live a life that would not deceive us.  He claims, No! Life has not deceived me! On the […]

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