In a 1963 anthology, The Quiet Battle: Writings on the Theory and Practice of Non-violent Resistance (paperback by Beacon, 1968), edited and introduced by Mulford Quickert Sibley, Étienne de la Boétie receives attention as the first modern voice of nonviolence. An English translation of Boétie’s Discourse of Voluntary Servitude (1548) is offered by two internet […]
A dozen reviews of books for peace seekers in the July-August 2008 Summer Reading Issue of Peacework Magazine. See for example a review of Francis Boyle’s latest appeal for civil resistance, and a reading of Cormac McCarthy’s dead center narrative about what will happen if we don’t stop the madness before the nuclear bombs fall.
“The magnificent ancient city of pyramids at Caral in Peru hit the headlines in 2001. The site is a thousand years older than the earliest known civilisation in the Americas and, at 2,627 BC, is as old as the pyramids of Egypt. Many now believe it is the fabled missing link of archaeology – a […]
Minutes: The Conference of Philosophical Societies (CoPS) met to discuss “Philosophical Themes of World Congresses of Philosophy: What Impact?” at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Bristol room, 6.30-9.30pm, December 27, 2007 during the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division. Speakers: John Abbarno, President, CoPS George F. McLean, Vice President, CoPS, Sec.-Treas. […]
Newsletter of the Concerned Philosophers for Peace, Vol. 26.2 (Fall 2006) June 7, 2006 by Lt. Ehren Watada Family, friends, members of the religious community, members of the press, and my fellow Americans—thank you for coming today. My name is Ehren Watada. I am a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and I have served […]
Newsletter of the Concerned Philosophers for Peace, Vol. 26.2 (Fall 2006) Moral Vision: How Everyday Life Shapes Ethical Thinking by Duane L. Cady Rowman & Littlefield $21.95 paper ISBN 0-7425-4494-X May, 2005 134pp “A deeply felt, wonderfully clear and heartening book. MORAL VISION reflects decades of writing and teaching about theories of war by a […]
We are beginning to archive previous CPP newsletters, beginning with Volume 11. This is an eerie exercise, since it begins with articles written during the first Bush war on Iraq. You may access the archive of newsletter articles at the right column menu via the year of publication (1991) or volume number (11.1 and 11.2).
Posted in the Newsletter of the Concerned Philosophers for Peace Vol. 26 (Spring – Summer 2006) “The ongoing difficulties faced by Fallujans are so great that words fail to properly express it.” Words from a cleric in Fallujah as he tried to explain the litany of ills that continue to afflict his city one year […]
Posted in the Newsletter of the Concerned Philosophers for Peace, Vol. 26 (Spring – Summer 2006) (February 28, 2003) Thanks, Mom, for your response to my email. It really helps me to get word from you, and from other people who care about me. After I wrote to you I went incommunicado from the affinity […]
To members of Concerned Philosophers for Peace and all interested: The University of Missouri has had an interdisciplinary Peace Studies Program for more than 30 years. For much of this time it circulated a newsletter/informal journal, Peace Talk, to its supporters and interested persons. With the support of the University of Missouri administration, the Program […]