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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


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