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Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Sharon L. Crasnow and Anita M. Superson (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Philosophy is by its very nature a critical discipline. Due to its critical nature, all philosophy is progressive, building on the lessons of the past, offering new ways of thinking about the present ... More


An Alternative Modernity: Mill on Capitalism and the Quality of Life

Nadia Urbinati

in John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381245
eISBN:
9780199869213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381245.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The chapter shows how the dialogue with ancient moral philosophy prompted John Stuart Mill's reflection on modernity. To cultivate the “quality of life”—a Millian expression that echoes Aristotle's ... More


Human Nature and the Limits of Human Possibility

Gillian Barker

in Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Evolutionary psychologists have argued that evolved human nature sets strict limits on what kinds of human society are possible--in particular, that attempts to overcome racism, gender inequity, ... More


Valuing Change

Gillian Barker

in Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Evolutionary thinkers have often argued that evolved human nature means that many kinds of social change can come only at a cost. Their thinking about what counts as a cost and what as a benefit, ... More


The Cost of Change

Gillian Barker

in Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Evolutionary psychologists have argued that many social changes that reformers have advocated would come only at intolerable cost, because of the limits imposed by evolved human nature. The costs ... More


Anthropology from a Kantian Point of View: Toward a Cosmopolitan Conception of Human Nature*

Robert B. Louden

in Kant’s Human Being: Essays on His Theory of Human Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768714
eISBN:
9780190267599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768714.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter briefly traces the history of anthropology, and how it has come to factor into Kant’s opus. Anthropology had been established as a separate discipline from the theological groundwork on ... More


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