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Coming to Mind: The Soul and Its Body

Lenn E. Goodman and D. Gregory Caramenico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226061061
eISBN:
9780226061238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061238.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Contrary to popular rumor, brain science has not shown that souls are an illusion – not if by soul we mean what it is about a person that acts and thinks, often creatively, what makes choices and ... More


Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Roberto Esposito

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

One of contemporary Italy's most prolific and engaging political theorists, Roberto Esposito has coined a number of critical concepts in current debates about the past, present, and future of ... More


The Role of Community

Autumn Alcott Ridenour and Lisa Sowle Cahill

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Autumn Ridenour and Lisa Cahill address the role of community in the articulation of a contemporary art of dying. They question whether conventional interpretations of patient autonomy best serve the ... More


Why Radical Cognitive Enhancement Will (Probably) Enhance Moral Status

Nicholas Agar

in Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262026635
eISBN:
9780262318976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026635.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter proposes that some degree of biotechnological or cybernetic enhancement could enhance the moral status of human persons. It is likely to lead to post-persons, beings with moral status ... More


Primacy and Ecclesiology: The State of the Question

John Panteleimon Manoussakis

in Orthodox Constructions of the West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251926
eISBN:
9780823253067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251926.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter aims at opening the question regarding the place of primacy in Orthodox ecclesiology anew. It offers concrete examples as well as a number of theological arguments in defense of the ... More


Toward a Philosophy of the Impersonal

in Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 10 begins by illustrating how, as a response to globalization, political, philosophical, and juridical thought focuses upon the category of the person as the subject of modern, democratic ... More


Persons and Different Kinds of Persons

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Lachs examines Borden Parker Bowne's personalism but goes beyond Bowne in identifying some nonhuman animals as persons. Moreover, Lachs argues that whatever set of criteria we chose for ascribing ... More


Why Animism Matters

A. David Napier

in Making Things Better: A Workbook on Ritual, Cultural Values, and Environmental Behavior

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199969357
eISBN:
9780199346097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969357.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1871 Edward Burnett Tylor published Primitive Culture, at the time a radical book for arguing that animism represented a form of religious practice in which direct evidence of sensory experience ... More


Dementia: beyond structures of medicalisation and cultural neglect

Margreet Th. Bruens

in Ageing, meaning and social structure: Connecting critical and humanistic gerontology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447300908
eISBN:
9781447307822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300908.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the change from the dominant biomedical model of dementia, with its emphasis on disease and loss, towards the humanistic approach - on which Tom Kitwood had an important ... More


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