Tag Archives: Winter 2017

Huetation

Sooo-z Mastropietro Westport, CT     Inspiration can appear unexpectedly just like progress born from sickness. ‘Huetation’, inspired by Rebecca Skloot’s book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and film documentary “The Way of All Flesh” took awe from an 8 second visual of mutating cancer cells, displayed with a sequence of 3 images in textiles. […]

Hawthorne’s ‘The Birthmark:’ a failure to find a perfect future in an imperfect present

Sylvia R. Karasu New York City, NY (Winter 2017)   In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Birthmark, 1 Aylmer, “a man of science” leaves the somber, factory-like atmosphere of his laboratory to marry the beautiful Georgiana.  Aylmer “had devoted himself, however, too unreservedly to scientific studies ever to be weaned from them by any secondary passion,” and […]

Philosophy of science and medicine X: Aristotle to the early 20th Century

Philip R. Liebson Chicago, IL (Winter 2017) Aristotle What is natural law? There are certain values in human nature that can be understood through human reason. This implies the use of reason to evaluate binding rules of moral behavior. Inherent in the use of reason, from the Greek philosophers onward, at least in Western Civilization, […]