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The Curse of the Self: Self-Awareness, Egotism, and the Quality of Human Life

Mark R. Leary

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172423
eISBN:
9780199786756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172423.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Human beings are unique in their ability to think consciously about themselves. Because they have a capacity for self-awareness not shared by other animals, people can imagine themselves in the ... More


Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Richard Crouter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is a primer on the political prophet and Christian social ethicist Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971), who is widely cited for his political realism in the aftermath of George W. Bush’s ... More


Epistemic Authority: A Theory of Trust, Authority, and Autonomy in Belief

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199936472
eISBN:
9780199980697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936472.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book gives an extended argument for epistemic authority from the implications of reflective self-consciousness. Epistemic authority is compatible with autonomy, but epistemic self-reliance is ... More


High‐Level Simulational Mindreading

Alvin I. Goldman

in Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195138924
eISBN:
9780199786480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138929.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Simulation is first examined in the domains of visual and motor imagery, where brain imaging confirms that many of the same regions are activated in both visual imagery and vision, and in motor ... More


Making Sense of It All: Transforming Political Theory into Educational Policy

Meira Levinson

in The Demands of Liberal Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250448
eISBN:
9780191599750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250448.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Addresses the practical implementation of the liberal educational ideal. Section 5.1 identifies the ways in which choice, cultural coherence, and citizenship fit together within an autonomy‐driven ... More


PsyCap Efficacy: Confidence to Succeed

Fred Luthans, Carolyn M. Youssef, and Bruce J. Avolio

in Psychological Capital: Developing the Human Competitive Edge

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195187526
eISBN:
9780199789863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187526.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter starts with five key discoveries of PsyCap efficacy (or confidence) and then, drawing from Albert Bandura's extensive theory and research, defines it and identifies the characteristics ... More


Self-Reflections

Marcia Cavell

in Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287086
eISBN:
9780191603921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287082.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter claims that investigations into the nature of the self that do not consider the background conditions for being able to think thoughts such as ‘I am thinking’ or ‘I believe that p’, are ... More


Beyond the Mushroom Cloud: Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility after Hiroshima

Yuki Miyamoto

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240500
eISBN:
9780823240548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240500.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This monograph explores the ethics and religious sensibilities of a group of the hibakusha (survivors) of 1945's atomic bombings. Although the atomic bombings of 1945 have been studied from the ... More


The Self-Aware Animal

Mark R. Leary

in The Curse of the Self: Self-Awareness, Egotism, and the Quality of Human Life

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172423
eISBN:
9780199786756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172423.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the nature of self-awareness and the consequences of self-reflection for thought, behavior, and emotion. Attention is devoted to self-awareness in nonhuman animals (research ... More


Eve's ‘Grateful Digressions’ and the Birth of Reflection

Anne Cotterill

in Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that Milton's Paradise Lost represents the ‘grateful digressions’ (8.55) of unfallen Adam and Eve, like the angels' labyrinth dances and mazes of Paradise as examples of heavenly ... More


Ray's Narrative Vision and Synaesthetic Appreciation of Tagore in Ghare Baire

Jayita Sengupta

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Satyajit Ray's Ghare Baire (1984) is a political film that encompasses within it the seeds of 1947 partition and Ray's understanding of Rabindranath Tagore's futuristic vision of horror to ... More


Incorporation

Adrienne M. Martin

in How We Hope: A Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151526
eISBN:
9781400848706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151526.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter further elaborates the incorporation analysis. Hope does indeed involve the basic elements of the orthodox definition—the desire for an outcome and a subjective probability estimate ... More


Faith and Self-reflection

Paul Helm

in Faith with Reason

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256631
eISBN:
9780191698330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256631.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Faith, including religious faith, is not simply faith for which there is good evidence for what is trusted in, but also includes a set of beliefs about what is desirable. Hence, at least some kinds ... More


Virginia Woolf: Becoming a Writer

Katherine Dalsimer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092080
eISBN:
9780300133769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092080.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

By the time she was twenty-four, Virginia Woolf had suffered a series of devastating losses that later she would describe as “sledge-hammer blows,” beginning with the death of her mother when she was ... More


Foundations of Metacognition

Michael J. Beran, Johannes Brandl, Josef Perner, and Joëlle Proust (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646739
eISBN:
9780191745867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646739.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Metacognition has been described as ‘thinking about thinking’, and metacognition research has become a rapidly growing field of interdisciplinary research in the cognitive sciences. There have been ... More


Studying the Sikhs: Thirty Years Later…Where Have We Come, Where Are We Going?

Doris R. Jakobsh

in Sikhism in Global Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075547
eISBN:
9780199082056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter explores the ‘coming of age’ of Sikh studies by virtue of it being included as part of the study of world religions within Western academia. The author explores how to move Sikh studies ... More


Musical Values

Julian Johnson

in Who Needs Classical Music?: Cultural Choice and Musical Values

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146813
eISBN:
9780199849246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146813.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter gives comparisons and conclusions that come about when musical preferences are shaped by judgments that impart greater value to some music when compared to other music. Judgments about ... More


Autogeneous Engenderment: Antonin Artaud's Phonetic Body

Rodolphe Gasché

in The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The powerful theme of self-reflection, so present in modern and contemporary literature—the self-reflexivity of the text—takes shape in the form of a scene in which writing unbinds all its moorings ... More


Celestial Stars/Water Stars: Gérard de Nerval's Sylvie

Rodolphe Gasché

in The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter examines Gérard de Nerval's novella Sylvie. It argues that the attention paid to the literary work's self-reflection and staged self-writing is not just one of the accomplishments of ... More


Gender perspectives in Austrian participatory research in palliative care for older people

Elisabeth Reitinger and Erich Lehner

in Participatory Research in Palliative Care: Actions and Reflections

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644155
eISBN:
9780191749094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644155.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter investigates the impact of gender in participatory research. As a social category, gender gives structure to societies as well as imposing opportunities and constraints on people as ... More


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