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Volume 14, Issue 2

Open issue


The Look on Their Faces: Transcending Lack in Christopher Nolan's The Prestige
Stuart Joy

The Cinematic Chiasm: Evoking Societal Empathy through the Phenomenological Language of Film
Nisha Gupta

Différance and Paranoia
Kevin Love

Performing Philosophy: Beauvoir's Methodology and its Ethical and Political Implications
Dr. Christine Daigle and Dr. Louise Renée

The Spectacles of Pain and Their Contemporary Forms of Representation
Saulius Geniusas

"Oh, a friend!" Psychotherapy and the Other in the Light of Montaigne's Essays
Rachel Starr

"Dead Tilt: Playing for Keeps at "The Blue Hotel," the Prize and the Price.
Anthony Splendora

"Misplaced Men: Aging and Change in Coetzee's Disgrace and McCarthy's No Country for Old Men"
Robert Scott Stewart and Michael Manson

The Primordial Affirmations of Literature: Merleau-Ponty and Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat"
Arthur A. Brown

Representations of Truth: The Significance of Order in Katherine Anne Porter's The Old Order Stories
Heather Fox


The Triumph of Kafka
Michael Bradburn-Ruster


The Still Life
Emilie Mathis

Hayden Planetarium On Your Old Age
Liz Glodek

Notes on Contributors

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Editor's Notes

I would like to thank Kathrin DePue for helping the journal survive a small crisis. She did an excellent job on the formatting for this special edition and will hopefully be working with us for some time.

David Wolf, our new literary editor, has worked hard on the poetry and we are very excited to have him on board.

Finally, I need to thank Oscar Preis, Web Development Specialist at Simpson College, for first rate work on this website. He helped us on many occasions and has solved multiple problems.

John Pauley

Special Edition on Evil

Zoe Muehleip, Original Cover Art


Eric Boynton

Praying for an Earthier Jesus: A Theology of Flesh
John D. Caputo

Hope, Evil and Creatio ex Nihilo
Eric Severson

The Existence of Evil and the Insistence of God: Caputo's Poetics of the Event as a Discourse on Divine Intervention
Keith Putt

Empowering Evil, or, Good Evil is Hard to Find
Anthony T. Larson

Evil is Business as Usual: An Essay on Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men
John Pauley

Chrétien on the Call that Wounds
Bruce Ellis Benson

Ivan's Rebellion: Love and the Excess of Evil
Eric Boynton

"Jean-François Lyotard, Evil, and the Turn to 'Para/Ethics'"
Victor E. Taylor

Forebodings: Uncanny Approaches to Evil
Rosa Slegers


The Ecology of Art

Alison Swan

The problem of history
The problem of identity

Philip Barron

From Sablier, (The Objectivist in the Land of the Fauves)
From Sablier, (Time Coming 'Round)

David Wolf

Notes on Contributors

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