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Heartbreak House: “A Long Garden Seat on the West”

Tony Jason Stafford and R. F. Dietrich

in Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044989
eISBN:
9780813046747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044989.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Nature, invention, human vileness, and Creative Evolution all conjoin in Hector’s speech in Act III: “Heaven’s threatening growl of disgust at us useless futile creatures. [Fiercely] I tell you, one ... More


From Fragmentation to Integration

Morten H. Christiansen and Nick Chater

in Creating Language: Integrating Evolution, Acquisition, and Processing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034319
eISBN:
9780262334778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034319.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book presents an overarching framework for the language sciences that may be seen as ignoring long-held theoretical distinctions in mainstream (generative) linguistics: core linguistic phenomena ... More


Back to Methuselah: The Original Garden and a Library Too

Tony Jason Stafford and R. F. Dietrich

in Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044989
eISBN:
9780813046747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044989.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

It may be appropriate to end a study of Shaw’s use of the garden setting, along with libraries, with yet another variation on his use of gardens and libraries and a play which draws upon the original ... More


The Inverse Thunderstorm

Andrea Moro

in Impossible Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034890
eISBN:
9780262335621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034890.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Since language structure is obviously not specifically designed to facilitate communication the question of the origin of the restriction on possible languages emerges. This constitutes a major ... More


Evolution and the ‘Species’: The Individual in Deep Time

Kate Hext

in Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748646258
eISBN:
9780748693849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646258.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that deep time is the most vivid challenge posed to the ?awed and fragile human subject in Pater's writings. It explores Pater's knowledge of, and belief in, Darwinian science, ... More


Humans Rule!

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

in The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034258
eISBN:
9780262333214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034258.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

The previous view of evolution as progress, and humans as its apex; the larger-than-it-should-be human brain; humans as outliers; encephalization as the key to what makes humans special – and the ... More


First Course: Some (Good) Reasons Not to Become an Ethical Vegetarian

Dominique Lestel

in Eat This Book: A Carnivore's Manifesto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172974
eISBN:
9780231541152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172974.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Lestel offers arguments against the idea that ethical vegetarianism is the only ethical approach to eating.


MOOs and Participatory Media

Dene Grigar

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This essay revisits the online defense that took place in LinguaMOO in July 1995, tying it to theories and current practice of social media. In doing so, it situates MOOs in a historical, cultural ... More


Stress in Mind: A Stress Response Hypothesis of Cognitive Evolution

Pamela Lyon

in Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019552
eISBN:
9780262314787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019552.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The chapter argues that, just as the evolution and development of bone and muscle scaffolded one another, the vital response to existential challenge supported the evolution and development of ... More


Coloring In, and Coloring For

M. Chirimuuta

in Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029087
eISBN:
9780262327435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029087.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In Chapter 3 we saw that non-relational theories assume a coloring in model. Anti-realists imagine that achromatic reality is falsely colored by the projections of the mind, while realists take ... More


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