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A Brief History of the Verb To Be

Andrea Moro

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037129
eISBN:
9780262343602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037129.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Beginning with the early works of Aristotle, the interpretation of the verb to be runs through Western linguistic thought like Ariadne's thread. As it unravels, it becomes intertwined with ... More


Human Rights, Indian Philosophy, and Patañjali

Shyam Ranganathan

in Human Rights: India and the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199453528
eISBN:
9780199085361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453528.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Human rights, as traditionally understood in the West, are grounded in an anthropocentric theory of personhood. However, as this chapter argues, such a stance is certainly not culturally universal; ... More


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