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The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680-1760

Stephen Gaukroger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594931
eISBN:
9780191595745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594931.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Understanding the emergence of a scientific culture—one in which cognitive values generally are modelled on, or subordinated to, scientific ones—is one of the foremost historical and philosophical ... More


The Enlightened Rector and the Politics of Enlightenment

Emily J. Levine

in Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226061689
eISBN:
9780226061719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061719.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter nine focuses on Cassirer’s tenure as rector at the University of Hamburg during the academic year of 1929–1930, which represented one last attempt to carry on Warburg’s vision of a humanist ... More


Cassirer's Enlightenment and Its Recent Critics: Is Reason Out of Season?

Fania Oz-salzberger

in The Symbolic Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036861
eISBN:
9780226036892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036892.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter, which examines Ernst Cassirer's views about the Enlightenment proposed in his book The Philosophy of the Enlightenment, proposes three ways by which to defend Cassirer against ... More


‘Race’, crime and criminal justice

Basia Spalek

in Communities, identities and crime

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348043
eISBN:
9781447301899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348043.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter focuses on ‘race’ and ethnicity in relation to crime and criminal justice. It looks at the difficulties involved when collecting data about ‘race’, arguing that this is a social ... More


Implications of Citation

John T. Hamilton

in Philology of the Flesh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572826
eISBN:
9780226572963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572963.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A close reading of the somewhat fraught relationship between Immanuel Kant and Johann Georg Hamann reveals further aspects of the incarnational metaphor. Particular attention is given to the way both ... More


The Zombie as Other: Mortality and the Monstrous in the Post-Nuclear Age

Kevin Boon

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter ties the zombie's African spirituality to the existential crisis that the living dead often embodies in contemporary narratives. The chapter begins by providing some useful history on ... More


Conclusion

Basia Spalek and Alia Imtoual

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter summarises the themes of the book, which focus on religion and spirituality in popular culture and policy arenas as well as within the academy. The first section examines the notion of ... More


Herder: Physiology and Philosophical Anthropology

Stefanie Buchenau

in Herder: Philosophy and Anthropology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198779650
eISBN:
9780191824708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779650.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This paper focuses on Herder’s contribution to the development of philosophical anthropology by seeing Herder’s philosophy as a response to recent discoveries in medicine and physiology. The major ... More


What’s behind Animal Advocacy?

Kathy Rudy

in Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674688
eISBN:
9781452947433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674688.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter reviews current philosophical approaches to animal advocacy by focusing on the competing methodologies of rights, utilitarianism, welfare, and animal studies. The first three methods ... More


Britain and the Slave Trade: The Rise of Abolitionism

Jenny S. Martinez

in The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195391626
eISBN:
9780190259754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391626.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the transformation of international law from justifying slave trade to ultimately suppressing it. It argues that the key player in the international abolition movement was Great ... More


The Tenacious Life of the Hypothetical Blind Man

Georgina Kleege

in More than Meets the Eye: What Blindness Brings to Art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190604356
eISBN:
9780190604394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604356.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

The chapter provides a survey of the history of the figure of the “man born blind” or what the author calls the hypothetical blind man in the theories of such thinkers as Descartes, Locke, and ... More


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