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Was My Birth Embryo Me?

Sheldon Krimsky

in Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167482
eISBN:
9780231539401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167482.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

In this dialogue, Dr. Rebecca Franklin is having a conversation with neuropsychologist Jacob Spencer and French philosopher-phenomenologist and metaphysician Antoinette Picard regarding the concept ... More


Afterword: not Enough?

Peter J. Steinberger

in The Problem with God: Why Atheists, True Believers, and Even Agnostics Must All Be Wrong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163545
eISBN:
9780231535205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163545.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This afterword recommends additional reading materials that provide a more extensive introduction to idea that God does or does not exist. A good place to begin would be Book Lambda of Aristotle's ... More


Introduction

Richard Locke

in Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157834
eISBN:
9780231527996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157834.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter provides a brief history of the use of children in evaluating moral and cultural problems. The rhetorical use of children as a means of interrogating cultural norms has a ... More


Locke’s Natural History of the Political

David William Bates

in States of War: Enlightenment Origins of the Political

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158053
eISBN:
9780231528665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158053.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that in reflecting on the vital question of the boundary between sovereign decision and institutional control, Locke did not simply develop a new theory of sovereignty or a new ... More


Parents, Children, and Moral Cultivation in Traditional Western Philosophy

Erin M. Cline

in Families of Virtue: Confucian and Western Views on Childhood Development

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171557
eISBN:
9780231539043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171557.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the views of Western philosophers regarding the topic of family early childhood cultivation, and compares and contrasts these ideas with the notions of Confucianism. Western ... More


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