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Justice, Responsibility, and the Demands of Equality

T. M. Scanlon

in The Egalitarian Conscience: Essays in Honour of G. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281688
eISBN:
9780191603747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281688.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This essay considers the disagreement between Cohen and Rawls on the question of whether individuals should be held responsible for their tastes and preferences. It notes the difference in principle, ... More


When Truth Gives Out

Mark Richard

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239955
eISBN:
9780191716881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239955.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Is the point of belief and assertion invariably to think or say something true? Is the truth of a belief or assertion absolute, or is it only relative to human interests? Most philosophers think it ... More


Memory, Attention, and Decision-Making: A Unifying Computational Neuroscience Approach

Edmund T. Rolls

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199232703
eISBN:
9780191724046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232703.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This book presents a unified approach to understanding memory, attention, and decision-making. It shows how these fundamental functions for cognitive neuroscience can be understood in a common and ... More


Relative Truth

Manuel García-Carpintero and Max Kölbel (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199234950
eISBN:
9780191715846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234950.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

The truth of an utterance depends on various factors. Usually these factors are assumed to be: the meaning of the sentence uttered; the context in which the utterance was made; and the way things are ... More


The Psychology of Flavour

Richard Stevenson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199539352
eISBN:
9780191724008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539352.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Flavour is arguably the most fascinating aspect of eating and drinking. It utilises a complex variety of senses and processes, that incredibly work together to generate a unified, and hopefully ... More


Hume's Standard of Taste: The Real Problem

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay formulates a persisting problem about the authority of art criticism and situates this problem in relation to Hume's search for the standard of taste in his famous essay of that name. It ... More


About Taste

Frank Sibley

in Approach to Aesthetics: Collected Papers on Philosophical Aesthetics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238997
eISBN:
9780191598418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238991.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The programmatic 2-page Ch. 4 reinforces the importance of taste as an ability to discern the aesthetic qualities of things and taste as an ability to recognise aesthetic merit and make judgements of ... More


Responsibility and Justice

Christopher Lake

in Equality and Responsibility

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241743
eISBN:
9780191599743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241740.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Ch. 2 unpacks the notion of responsibility. It begins by pointing to the different senses in which people are said to be responsible for things and then goes on to examine why our responsibility for ... More


On Classification Systems

Jennifer C. Lena

in Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150765
eISBN:
9781400840458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150765.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses classification systems that exist within music and its peer culture-producing fields. It emphasizes the role of power in setting boundaries around categories and defining these ... More


Tasteless

Aviad Kleinberg

in The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Where God's invitation to eat his flesh raises unexpected problems. What do we do with spiders and mice and where in the digestive system does the Eucharist turn back into flour and wine before ... More


Taste disturbance

Andrew Davies and Ilora Finlay

in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632432
eISBN:
9780191730375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632432.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses taste disturbance which occurs as a result of a reduction in the taste sensation (hypogeusia), an absence of taste sensation (ageusia), or a distortion of normal taste ... More


Taste

Alan C. Spector

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195162851
eISBN:
9780199863891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter reviews the methodological and conceptual issues associated with some common behavioral procedures used to assess taste function. It focuses on laboratory rodents, but many of the ... More


The Rift between Art and Entertainment

Derek B. Scott

in Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Taste is a social rather than private matter, and can be used as a marker of superiority, a taste for the “refined” over the “vulgar”. By the second half of the 19th century, a distinction had arisen ... More


Good Taste, Leisure’s Moral Spaces, and Sociopolitical Change in Lebanon

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

in Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The preceding chapters showed how ideas about morality, space, and place come together to create specific forms of leisure for more or less pious Shi'i Muslim residents of south Beirut. Choices about ... More


Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context

Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266175
eISBN:
9780191865220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266175.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The radio programme Desert Island Discs has run almost continuously since 1942, and represents a unique record of the changing place of music in British society. In 2011, recognising its iconic ... More


Mechanisms of Nutritional Regulation

Stephen J. Simpson and David Raubenheimer

in The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145655
eISBN:
9781400842803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145655.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter focuses on how animals are able to regulate their intake and use of multiple nutrients. To regulate the balance of nutrients eaten, an animal needs to assess the composition of available ... More


Overture: Sensibility in the Age of Slavery

Simon Gikandi

in Slavery and the Culture of Taste

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140667
eISBN:
9781400840113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140667.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reflects on the character and shape of sensibility in the age of slavery. It explores how ideas and ideals about taste and beauty demanded powerful counterpoints built around notions of ... More


Intersections: Taste, Slavery, and the Modern Self

Simon Gikandi

in Slavery and the Culture of Taste

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140667
eISBN:
9781400840113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140667.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter moves beyond the critical debates raised in Chapter 1 to provide a more concrete narrative of the coexistence of taste and slavery as aesthetic objects and products of everyday life in ... More


Unspeakable Events: Slavery and White Self-Fashioning

Simon Gikandi

in Slavery and the Culture of Taste

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140667
eISBN:
9781400840113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140667.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents two instances of how slave money shaped the moment of taste in both pragmatic and conceptual terms. It provides a substantive exploration of the cultural traffic between Britain ... More


Close Encounters: Taste and the Taint of Slavery

Simon Gikandi

in Slavery and the Culture of Taste

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140667
eISBN:
9781400840113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140667.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the relationship between the violence of slavery and the culture of conduct within the geography of enslavement itself. It reflects on the status of art and taste in the heart ... More


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