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Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture

Christian Smith

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162028
eISBN:
9780199849673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162028.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

What kind of animals are human beings? And how do our visions of the human shape our theories of social action and institutions? This book offers answers to these and other fundamental questions in ... More


Biology of Aggression

Randy J. Nelson (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195168761
eISBN:
9780199865444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

The primary goal of this book is to summarize and synthesize recent advances in the biological study of aggression. Other than maternal aggression, most aggressive encounters among human and ... More


Methodological Individualism as a form of Reductionism

Bhargava Rajeev

in Individualism in Social Science: Forms and Limits of a Methodology

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242796
eISBN:
9780191680564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242796.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the reductionist variants of methodological individualism (both explanatory and semantic). Only one version of semantic reductionism is discussed, which is a specific theory ... More


Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Kimerer LaMothe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Within intellectual paradigms that privilege mind over matter, dance has long appeared as a marginal, derivative, or primitive art. Drawing support from theorists and artists who embrace matter as ... More


On Emotion

in Cicero on the Emotions: Tusculan Disputations 3 and 4

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226305776
eISBN:
9780226305196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305196.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter describes the customary dedication of Cicero who appeals to Roman history as a means of justifying his own endeavor. Cicero indicates that inborn proclivities do not disappear completely ... More


Negotiating the “Mammy” Tradition: Callie Barr as “Second Mother”

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines how William Faulkner negotiated with the image of Caroline Barr as mammy and second mother. It discusses the stories of Faulkner's brothers about Barr's sexual proclivities and ... More


Force Fields

Michael Jackson

in How Lifeworlds Work: Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491820
eISBN:
9780226492018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492018.003.0028
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Following Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno, the author conceptualises a society as a force field (kraftfeld) or constellation in which different areas of life are characterized by very different ... More


Traits of Character

in Stoicism & Emotion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226305578
eISBN:
9780226305202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305202.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter reports evidence that the Stoics, despite the absolutist tendencies of their thought on virtue and vice, also put forward a more nuanced account of personalities, identifying and ... More


“At Least I Was There”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents Aoki’s return to grassroots activism. The twentieth and thirtieth anniversaries of the Third World strike and the launching of BPP commemorations, the growing social movements ... More


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