• Ode to Cat Hair

      Hedding, Christina; The College at Brockport (2015-05-01)
    • Odysseus' Well-Named Libidinal Encounters

      Phillies Feldman, Thalia; Canisius College (2014-10-23)
    • Of Madness and machines: Names in Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

      Francis, William A. (2014-10-15)
      Included here is the introductory paragraph of the article. Ken Kesey's first novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, reflects his experiences as a young attendant in two California mental hospitals in which he was employed. Book reviewers spoke highly of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and recognized the authority with which Kesey captured the day-to-day routines and events in mental wards. Irving Malin observed that One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a gothic novel, for it employs imprisonment, madness, violence and distorted reflections, but it does so in a new way which Malin calls new American gothic. 1 Joseph J. Waldmeir, in a long review-essay, considers One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest a novel of the absurd, ((the first truly successful American novel of the absurd since World War II." 2
    • Official Secrets and the Right to Know

      Kane, Peter E.; The College at Brockport (1983-01-01)
    • Oh, Deer (population dynamics using Excel)

      Geary, Paul; The College at Brockport (2003-07-28)
      The learner will be able to identify the carrying capacity, and population trends of an animal population. The learner will be able to understand the interaction of one population is dependent upon another in an ecosystem and see how non living factors play a vital role in that ecosystem. The learner will demonstrate their proficiency in their understanding in these things by participating in and completing the “Oh Deer” lab.
    • On Being in the Mind

      Firth, Roderick; Harvard University (1971-01-01)
      There is exactly one good reason to prefer dualism to the identity theory, and it is is this: whereas brain events occur in a particular spatial location inside the head, it is nonsensical to say that mental events occur in any particular location. Professor Shaffer’s other objections to the identity theory are either parasitic on this one, or else unsuccessful.
    • On Grassland Bird Conservation in the Northeast

      Norment, Christopher J.; The College at Brockport (2002-01-01)
    • On Judging Epistemic Credibility: Is Social Identity Relevant?

      Martin Alcoff,; Syracuse University (1999-01-01)
      On what basis should we make an epistemic assessment of another’s authority to impart knowledge? Is social identity a legitimate feature to take into account when assessing epistemic reliability? This paper argues that, in some cases, social identity is a relevant feature to take into account in assessing a person’s credibility.
    • On Keating on the Competitive Motif in Athletics and Playful Activity

      Osterhoudt, Robert G.; University of Minnesota (1973-01-01)
    • On Sparshott’s ‘Vision and Dream in the Cinema’

      Glickman, Jack; The College at Brockport (1971-01-01)
      I agree with much of Professor Sparshott’s argument. I would add that when film is not taken as a recording of events that occurred, it is taken as a recording of events that were contrived; and that it is taken as a recording entails that no film is taken as present time. When we are caught up in viewing a film, we are primarily concerned with the story. Our fundamental concern is not with the film’s space and time, but with certain characters in human situations. Our main concern is with human experience.
    • On the Banality of Literary Truths

      Kivy, Peter; Rutgers University (1997-01-01)
      The propositional theory of literary truth says that the purpose of literary works is to express propositions. One objection to this theory is that the propositions that can be extracted from literary works are too banal to constitute the purpose of those works. This paper defends the propositional theory against this objection.
    • On the Merit of the Legacy of Failed Olympic Bids

      Torres, Cesar R.; The College at Brockport (2012-01-01)
      Olympic legacy has become a dominant theme within the Olympic Movement. For decades, legacy concerns were confined to the hosting of the Olympic Games. However, these concerns have been recently extended to the bidding process itself. Cities bidding for the Olympic Games are now required to identify their legacy regardless of the outcome of their bids. This paper explores the merits of extending legacy discourse in case bids failed. It contends that the extension of legacy discourse into failed bids, at least as typically articulated in Olympic circles, is problematic. It also contends that failed bids should be seen themselves as a form of legacy worth recognizing and protecting.
    • On the Proper Interpretation of Indian Religion and Philosophy

      Riepe, Dan; State University of New York at Buffalo (1972-01-01)
      This paper opposes Professor Potter’s idealistic interpretation of Indian philosophy. By contrast, I defend a Marxist, historical materialist interpretation of Indian philosophy.
    • On Understanding Indian Philosophical Thinking

      Mathur, D. C.; The College at Brockport (1972-01-01)
      Professor Potter interprets Indian philosophy as mainly concerned with moksa or transcendental freedom. Professor Riepe offers a Marxist interpretation of Indian philosophy. The aim of this paper is to identify the strengths and limitations of each of these two views.
    • On Weiss on Records and on the Significance of Athletic Records

      Fraleigh, Warren; The College at Brockport (1972-01-01)
      Athletic records cannot provide complete insight into the nature of an athletic event. However, certainly they can provide at least some approximation of what happened, and that is enough to justify the significant interest that we take in athletic records.
    • On Weiss on Records, Athletic Activity, and the Athlete

      Schacht, Richard; University of Illinois (1972-01-01)
      Professor Weiss and I agree in denying that the end or goal of athletic activity can be adequately characterized in terms of setting records. However, we seem to disagree about the fundamental nature and goal of athletic activity. Professor Weiss’s athlete strikes me as a kind of fanatic, whose athletic activity excludes other goals and projects. By contrast, I would argue that the goal of athletic activity is the intrinsic enjoyment that one may derive from it, and this goal is perfectly compatible with having many other goals and projects in life.
    • Once Upon A Time: Exposing Sexism in Children’s Literature

      LeSavoy, Barbara; Gazda, Courtney A.; The College at Brockport (2015-05-20)
      What about a book sparks a child’s understanding of the world around them? It is the characters’ actions and dialogue, certainly, which children imitate and interact with one another. In American society, children’s literature often portrays images of girls and boys happily conforming to the gender binary. Why and how did children’s literature become so focused on keeping children in line with their assigned sex and gender? This research looks at the way American society views sex and gender, how these views have been and are implemented on children through literature, and what we should do to stop such strict performance expectations. Through examination of the 1970’s children’s book, I’m Glad I’m A Boy! I’m Glad I’m A Girl! by Whitney Darrow Jr., the way in which gender roles are continuously portrayed in children’s literature is assessed and proven to be an ineffective way to socialize both girls and boys successfully.
    • One Billion Rising – Brockport Breaks the Chain – 10:14am – Library [Flash Mob]

      To commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, Brockport students and faculty joined in the ONE BILLION RISING campaign of women and men from over 200 countries that culminated in a single day of mass action. On February 14, 2013, flash mobs were organized to RISE together in dance as a call to end violence against women. The flash mobs appeared in three campus locations: (1) Drake Memorial Library; (2) Seymour Student Union; (3) Tower Fine Arts building.
    • One Billion Rising: 2/14 Brockport Breaks the Chain [Dance steps]

      To commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, Brockport students and faculty joined in the ONE BILLION RISING campaign of women and men from over 200 countries that culminated in a single day of mass action. On February 14, 2013, flash mobs were organized to RISE together in dance as a call to end violence against women. This "training" video records the dance steps.