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Psychology contra Morality

Amanda Anderson

in Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life After Psychology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198755821
eISBN:
9780191816956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755821.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter summarizes key elements of the challenge psychology has posed to morality beginning with Freud and extending to three consequential claims of the current literature on social psychology ... More


Sexual Identities: A Cognitive Literary Study

Patrick Colm Hogan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190857790
eISBN:
9780190857820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Cognitive cultural theorists have rarely taken up sex, sexuality, or gender identity. When they have done so, they have often stressed the evolutionary sources of gender differences. In Sexual ... More


Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life After Psychology

Amanda Anderson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198755821
eISBN:
9780191816956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Contemporary culture is saturated with psychological concepts and ideas, from anxiety to narcissism to trauma. While it might seem that concern over psychological conditions is intrinsically oriented ... More


Personhood Beyond Personality

Omri Moses

in Out of Character: Modernism, Vitalism, Psychic Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789141
eISBN:
9780804791236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789141.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter One challenges the critical premise that modernists were more interested in their own formal imperatives than in representations of real people (fictive individuals who have enough coherence ... More


Introduction: Sexual Identities: Definitions, Explanations, and Ideologies

Patrick Colm Hogan

in Sexual Identities: A Cognitive Literary Study

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190857790
eISBN:
9780190857820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857790.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction first sets out some preliminary definitions of sex, sexuality, and gender. It then turns from the sexual part of Sexual Identities to the identity part. A great deal of confusion ... More


Introduction

Amanda Anderson

in Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life After Psychology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198755821
eISBN:
9780191816956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755821.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Although it is widely observed that a consequential “turn to ethics” took place in the field of literary criticism beginning in the late 1980s, this book argues that a broader cultural privileging of ... More


Character and Person

John Frow

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198704515
eISBN:
9780191775239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704515.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Fictional character is an ontologically ambivalent category—at once a formal construct and a quasi-person—which lies at the heart of the life of textual fictions of all kinds. The book explores that ... More


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