A hermeneutic reconstruction of the idea of the good

Yılmaz, Alim


An analysis of the concepts of good and evil in Henry James's The Wings of the Dove and The Golden Bowl
Keskin, Hatice; İçöz, Nursel; Department of Foreign Language Education (2003)
The aim of this thesis is to analyse the concepts of good and evil in Henry James̕s two novels, The Wings of the Dove and The Golden Bowl. The main argument, which is supported with evidence from the novels and several articles and books, is that the conceps of good and evil permeate the novels, that Henry James̕s use of symbolism and imagery reinforces the illustration of these concepts, that the contextual understanding of these terms cannot be separated from the environmental, financial and contextual fa...
A realistic conception of morality
Cengiz, Erdal; İnam, Ahmet; Department of Philosophy (1996)
A comparative study of deep reinforcement learning methods and conventional controllers for aerial manipulation
Ünal, Kazım Burak; Kalkan, Sinan; Saranlı, Afşar; Department of Computer Engineering (2021-2-26)
Aerial manipulation with unmanned aerial vehicles is increasingly becoming a necessity in many applications. In this thesis, we analyze the controller approaches for a bi-rotor aerial manipulator for a pick and place operation. First of all, we compare a classical control approach with a minimum snap trajectory generation and Deep Reinforcement actor-critic algorithms for the control of the aerial manipulator. Furthermore, we examine the effects of degrees of freedom of the manipulator for the Deep Reinforc...
An evolutionary algorithm for multiple criteria problems
Soylu, Banu; Köksalan, Murat; Department of Industrial Engineering (2007)
In this thesis, we develop an evolutionary algorithm for approximating the Pareto frontier of multi-objective continuous and combinatorial optimization problems. The algorithm tries to evolve the population of solutions towards the Pareto frontier and distribute it over the frontier in order to maintain a well-spread representation. The fitness score of each solution is computed with a Tchebycheff distance function and non-dominating sorting approach. Each solution chooses its own favorable weights accordin...
On the possibility, necessity, and practicability of Leopold's land ethic
Özer, Mahmut; Sol, Ayhan; Department of Philosophy (2012)
In this work, I scrutinize Leopold’s land ethic and Callicott’s interpretation of it both from normative and meta-ethical perspectives by making textual and conceptual analyses. Leopold suggests that an ethic which makes us responsible for the protection of whole nature is evolutionarily possible and ecologically necessary. Callicott tried to buttress Leopold’s land ethic by developing a nonanthropocentric axiology and some meta-principles. Moreover, in his view, Leopold’s views are not only compatible with...
Citation Formats
A. Yılmaz, “A hermeneutic reconstruction of the idea of the good,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2001.