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Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Doreen Kimura

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

Using two decades worth of research with patients who have experienced pathology in one hemisphere of the brain, this book deals with brain mechanisms in human communicative behavior, and with ... More


Thinking without Words

José Luis Bermúdez

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195159691
eISBN:
9780199849598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159691.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book provides a new theory of the nature of nonlinguistic thought. Many scientific disciplines treat nonlinguistic creatures as thinkers, explaining their behavior in terms of their thoughts ... More


The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of Animals

Paul Waldau

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145717
eISBN:
9780199834792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145712.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a study of the ways in which animals have been viewed in the Buddhist and Christian religious traditions. The concept of speciesism is used to explore basic questions about which animals, ... More


A New Property Status for Animals: Equitable Self-Ownership

David Favre

in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305104
eISBN:
9780199850556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses issues concerning the awarding of new legal rights to nonhuman animals. It argues that animals should, in an important sense, be allowed to own themselves, and explains what ... More


Animal Rights, One Step at a Time

Steven M. Wise

in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305104
eISBN:
9780199850556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter argues that the legal system should recognise animal rights one step at a time. It outlines the various obstacles to the recognition of the basic legal rights for any nonhuman animal ... More


Why conventional management does not work

Charles W. Fowler

in Systemic Management: Sustainable Human Interactions with Ecosystems and the Biosphere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199540969
eISBN:
9780191716249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540969.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Chapter 4 shows that conventional management lacks objectivity, fails to account for complexity, involves erroneous belief systems, and embodies illogical thinking—all problems largely avoided in ... More


Foraging Cognition in Nonhuman Primates

Klaus Zuberbühler and Karline Janmaat

in Primate Neuroethology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195326598
eISBN:
9780199864904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter reviews recent studies of primate foraging behavior in the wild. It suggests that the information processing problems primates encounter in foraging, particularly searching for ripe ... More


Exclusion and the Concept of Speciesism

Paul Waldau

in The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of Animals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145717
eISBN:
9780199834792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145712.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Focuses on the origin, history, and conceptual structure of “speciesism”. The central question asked is whether the notion of speciesism, under which inclusion of all humans within the purview of ... More


The Acquisition of Expertise as a Model for the Growth of Cognitive Structure

Paul C. Quinn

in Neoconstructivism: The New Science of Cognitive Development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195331059
eISBN:
9780199864072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331059.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter begins by asking whether infants can form category representations for nonhuman animals, via what stimulus attributes such representations might be formed, and whether infants are ... More


What are categories and concepts?

Gregory L. Murphy

in The Making of Human Concepts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199549221
eISBN:
9780191724152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549221.003.02
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers more carefully the question of just what makes a category. It argues that it is a mistake to try to completely define categories in advance of empirical investigation, because ... More


Functional Architecture of the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Monkeys and Humans

Patricia S. Goldman-Rakic and Hoi-Chung Leung

in Principles of Frontal Lobe Function

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195134971
eISBN:
9780199864157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134971.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter argues that findings from neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) are essential for a comprehensive understanding of the structure of executive ... More


Bestia Sacer and Agamben's Anthropological Machine: Biomedical/Legal Taxonomies as Somatechnologies of Human and Nonhuman Animals’ Ethico-Political Relations

Robin Mackenzie

in Law and Anthropology: Current Legal Issues Volume 12

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199580910
eISBN:
9780191723025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580910.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter shows how Giorgio Agamben's anthropological machine not only deploys ascriptions of animality in order to include or exclude humans, but also assigns apparent similarities with, and ... More


Indigenous Traditions

Lisa Kemmerer

in Animals and World Religions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790678
eISBN:
9780199919178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790678.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The first chapter explores animal-friendly beliefs and practices from a plethora of indigenous peoples around the world, through topics such as myth and scripture, autonomy and interdependence, ... More


Conclusion

William R. Burch Jr., Gary E. Machlis, and Jo Ellen Force

in The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300137033
eISBN:
9780300231632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137033.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This concluding chapter talks about how the complexity of combining human and nonhuman elements presents an obvious challenge to one’s understanding and management of ecosystems. The usual solution ... More


Narrative and Becoming

Ridvan Askin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474414562
eISBN:
9781474426947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414562.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

What is narrative? Ridvan Askin answers this question by bringing together aesthetics, contemporary North American fiction, Gilles Deleuze, narrative theory and the recent speculative turn. Through ... More


The Human Animal

Anthony Quinton

in Of Men and Manners: Essays Historical and Philosophical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694556
eISBN:
9780191731938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694556.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses the question of how definite and how important the distinction between humans and nonhuman animals is. It begins with a survey of the very varied and often very close relations ... More


Opening the heart: The Ritual Life of Religious Environmentalism

Roger S. Gottlieb

in A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176483
eISBN:
9780199850846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176483.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter undertakes to provide a description of a sampling of the many religious practices that are designed to help us honor the earth and feel the depth of our connection to it. These practices ... More


Animal Rights and Human Limitations

Mary Anne Warren

in Moral Status: Obligations to Persons and Other Living Things

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250401
eISBN:
9780191681295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250401.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the moral status of nonhuman animals. It argues that theories of moral status based solely upon intrinsic properties imply that we must condemn as irrational all such ... More


Why We Really May Be Immaterial Souls

Peter Unger

in All the Power in the World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195155617
eISBN:
9780199850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155617.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents another new challenge to Scientiphicalism. With this challenge, one will see Scientiphicalism to comport very poorly even with his/her central beliefs as to his/her own apparent ... More


The Animal Question: Why Non-Human Animals Deserve Human Rights

Paola Cavalieri

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143805
eISBN:
9780199833122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143809.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What we call moral progress can for the most part be seen as the history of the replacement of hierarchical visions in favor of equality. Yet, we currently use nonhuman animals as means to our ends – ... More


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