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Beyond Right and Wrong: An Exploration of Justice and Forgiveness

Albert Mason

in Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170222
eISBN:
9780231540124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170222.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Mason develops a comprehensive psychoanalytical notion of forgiveness that sees it not only as fundamental to the relationship of the analyst to the patient but of the relationships all of us ... More


Tension

Lasana T. Harris

in Invisible Mind: Flexible Social Cognition and Dehumanization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035965
eISBN:
9780262339049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035965.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The first chapter states that flexible social cognition—having the ability to engage and not engage in mental state inferences with others—perhaps explains why people are capable of pro and ... More


Explanation

Lasana T. Harris

in Invisible Mind: Flexible Social Cognition and Dehumanization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035965
eISBN:
9780262339049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035965.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The fourth chapter argues that explanation may be the function of social cognition, aiding survival and driving human evolution. It explores the psychological literature on anthropomorphism—instances ... More


Social Contract

Lasana T. Harris

in Invisible Mind: Flexible Social Cognition and Dehumanization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035965
eISBN:
9780262339049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035965.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The ninth chapter argues that the law punishes bad minds, not bad people; as a result, social cognition is paramount in legal decision-making. It then reviews the psychological literature on ... More


Conclusion: Towards a Politics of Feelings of Guilt

Claudia Leeb

in The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474413244
eISBN:
9781474445177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413244.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the ways in which over-identification with the collective was the deciding moment when individual perpetrators fully committed to Nazi crimes, and has been a critical factor in ... More


Two Regimes of the Human: Butler and the Politics of Mattering

Drew Walker

in Butler and Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748678846
eISBN:
9781474412438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678846.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that Butler–both before and after her “ethical turn”–presents two distinct images of the human that track competing drives for subversion and survival in her work and that have ... More


The Animal Metaphor: The Moron as an Atavistic Subhuman1

Gerald V. O’Brien

in Framing the moron: The social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719087097
eISBN:
9781781705896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087097.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter highlights the animal metaphor, through which undesired community sub-groups are subject to pejorative comparisons with animals. Another important aspect of the animal metaphor, ... More


Which Moll?

Jeffrey Knapp

in Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190634063
eISBN:
9780190634094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634063.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter—the first in a two-chapter section, “The Individual and the Mass”—views the 1611 city comedy The Roaring Girl through the lens of the two most influential modern commentaries on mass ... More


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