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The Myth of Evil

Phillip Cole

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622009
eISBN:
9780748671908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622009.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book explores a contradiction at the heart of modern thought about what it is to be human: the belief that human beings cannot commit a radically evil act purely for its own sake, and the ... More


British Academy Lectures 2012-13: Published in the online Journal of the British Academy

Janet Carsten and Simon Frith (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265666
eISBN:
9780191771927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265666.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The content derives from the British Academy’s public lecture programme which presents specialist research in an accessible manner. The papers range in subject matter over anthropology, literature, ... More


Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins

Meir Shahar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847609
eISBN:
9780824868130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847609.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book offers the comprehensive account (in any language) of the oedipal god Nezha, doubtless one of the most intriguing figures in Chinese religion and literature. The book analyzes the ... More


Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals

Nathan H. Lents

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178327
eISBN:
9780231541756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178327.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Animals fall in love, establish rules for fair play, exchange valued goods and services, hold “funerals” for fallen comrades, deploy sex as a weapon, and communicate with one another using rich ... More


Powers of the Hidden Self: Psychological Spirituality

Robert C. Fuller

in Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146806
eISBN:
9780199834204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146808.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Popular psychology has emerged as one of the major sources of Americans’ self‐understanding. From Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay on “Self‐Reliance” to today, American reading audiences have turned to ... More


War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, Modernism, and Psychology

Ashley Chantler and Rob Hawkes (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780748694266
eISBN:
9781474412391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694266.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End, Modernism, and Psychology is a long-overdue examination of Ford’s First World War modernist masterpiece from the point of view of psychology and the ... More


The Interdisciplinary Science of Consumption

Stephanie D. Preston, Morten L. Kringelbach, and Brian Knutson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027670
eISBN:
9780262325387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027670.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Our drive to consume—our desire for food, clothing, smart phones, and megahomes—evolved from our ancestors’ drive to survive. But the psychological and neural processes that originally evolved to ... More


Law and the Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Anne C. Dailey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300188837
eISBN:
9780300190083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188837.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book establishes the vital relevance of contemporary psychoanalysis to law. Our legal system is predicated on the idea that people act rationally and of their own free will. Yet the facts of ... More


The Two Selves: Their Metaphysical Commitments and Functional Independence

Stanley B. Klein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199349968
eISBN:
9780199369454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199349968.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

In this book, I take the position that the self is not a “thing” easily reduced to an object of scientific analysis. Rather, the self consists in a multiplicity of aspects, some of which have a ... More


Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Thomas Schramme (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Psychopathy has been the subject of investigations in both philosophy and psychiatry and yet the conceptual issues remain largely unresolved. This volume approaches psychopathy by considering the ... More


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