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Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved

Matt Rossano

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195385816
eISBN:
9780199870080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385816.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Drawing together evidence from a wide range of scientific disciplines, this book presents an evolutionary history of religion. That history begins with the social lives and rituals of our primate ... More


 Religious Rejections of Globalization

Frank J. Lechner

in Religion in Global Civil Society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195188356
eISBN:
9780199785247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188356.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious responses to globalization seem to contribute little to the overall globalization critique put forth in venues such as the World Social Forum. This essay suggests that in the struggle about ... More


Epilogue: Gender Essentialism and Feminist Politics

Charlotte Witt

in The Metaphysics of Gender

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740413
eISBN:
9780199918720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740413.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter briefly explores the consequences of gender uniessentialism for feminist politics. It argues that gender uniessentialism directs our attention away from individual psychologies, their ... More


Setting the Stage: Urban Christianity in Western Asia Minor

Paul B. Duff

in Who Rides the Beast?: Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138351
eISBN:
9780199834150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513835X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The social world of the Roman Empire as well as the social world of first‐century Christianity and, specifically, urban Christianity are the focus of this chapter. Christians in this century spanned ... More


Some Innate Foundations of Social and Moral Cognition

Karen Wynn

in The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195332834
eISBN:
9780199868117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332834.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the innate basis of social cognition in young infants. It reviews evidence showing that infants not only have a set of innate expectations regarding the behaviour of inanimate ... More


Feminist Critical Methodology, Peace, and Social Change

Catia Cecilia Confortini

in Intelligent Compassion: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Feminist Peace

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199845231
eISBN:
9780199979875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845231.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The central theoretical arguments of the manuscript are outlined in this chapter. This chapter starts with a discussion of the limitations of understanding feminist debates about peace around ... More


Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

Joel Best

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267169
eISBN:
9780520948488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267169.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Every kindergarten soccer player gets a trophy. Many high schools name dozens of seniors as valedictorians — of the same class. Cars sport bumper stickers that read “USA — Number 1.” Prizes ... More


Sex Differences in Children’s Play

Sheri A. Berenbaum, Carol Lynn Martin, Laura D. Hanish, Phillip T. Briggs, and Richard A. Fabes

in Sex Differences in the Brain: From Genes to Behavior

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195311587
eISBN:
9780199865048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Sex differences in play have led many scholars to suggest that boys and girls grow up and live in separate cultures. The differences have considerable significance for mental health, social ... More


Conclusion: Feminist Ways to Peace

Catia Cecilia Confortini

in Intelligent Compassion: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Feminist Peace

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199845231
eISBN:
9780199979875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845231.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter summarizes the empirical findings and returns to the assessment of whether Ackerly’s theory of TWFSC adequately represents WILPF’s methodology in the context of the postwar liberal West. ... More


Humanity and its Future

Philip Allott

in Eunomia: New Order for a New World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199244935
eISBN:
9780191697418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244935.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the three worlds made by consciousness and its future. In the physical world made by consciousness, the human being has found means of transforming that world by treating it as ... More


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