Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 55 items

  • Keywords: Humanity x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

The Laws of War from Early Modern Times to the Second World War: An Essay on the Essentials

Geoffrey Blest

in War and Law since 1945

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206996
eISBN:
9780191677427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206996.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the three world wars (counting that of 1792–1815 as the first) and the extraordinary political circumstances that have accompanied them. It notes that this chapter is to some ... More


William Smith Watt, 1913–2002

R. G. M. Nisbet

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 124. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, III

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263204
eISBN:
9780191734205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263204.003.0018
Subject:
History, Historiography

W. S. Watt, known to his friends as Bill, was one of the leading Latin scholars of his time. His long and energetic life makes an impressive story. To look back at it prompts reflection on the ... More


Mill, Life as Art, and Problems of Self-Description in an Industrial Age

Colin Heydt

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/9780195381245.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter notes Mill's puzzling but frequent suggestion that life should be seen as a work of art and argues that the attractiveness of this metaphor arises from Victorian anxieties about ... More


The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain

Thomas Dixon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264263
eISBN:
9780191734816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264263.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

‘Altruism’ was coined by the French sociologist Auguste Comte in the early 1850s as a theoretical term in his ‘cerebral theory’ and as the central ideal of his atheistic ‘Religion of Humanity’. This ... More


The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon

Christy Pichichero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709296
eISBN:
9781501709654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709296.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon, tells a new story of enlightenment happening in what seems the least likely of spaces: those of war, ... More


The Politics of Slavery

Laura Brace

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401142
eISBN:
9781474445122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401142.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book asks what it means to describe someone as a slave and explores the political dimensions of that question. It argues against the search for a transhistorical and timeless definition of ... More


Human Morality

Samuel Scheffler

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195085648
eISBN:
9780199833634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195085647.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book defends a conception of morality as moderate in content and pervasive in scope, and as possessing an authority that derives in part from its deep roots in human psychology. According to ... More


Glimpses of Slavery

Laura Brace

in The Politics of Slavery

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401142
eISBN:
9781474445122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401142.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Bringing the slaves back into our conversations about freedom and modernity, and giving slavery a history and a politics of its own, alters our conceptual frames much more radically than the ... More


Purity and Humanity

Samuel Scheffler

in Human Morality

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195085648
eISBN:
9780199833634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195085647.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Turning to the question of morality's content, Scheffler undertakes a defense of the view that morality is moderate – that it makes demands and imposes constraints but still allows people, under ... More


Thinking and working through difference: remaking the ethnographic museum in the global contemporary

Viv Golding and Wayne Modest

in Curatopia: Museums and the future of curatorship

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526118196
eISBN:
9781526142016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This ambitious chapter draws on a range of voices to examine what the ethnographic museum is and what it can be for the benefit of diverse audiences around the world. Taking their 2013 publication, ... More


Treating Humanity as an End

Steven Sverdlik

in Motive and Rightness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594948
eISBN:
9780191725401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594948.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Another version of Kant's Categorical Imperative is the Formula of Humanity. This is investigated with regard to its treatment of the deontic relevance of motives. The portion of the formula ... More


Humanitarian Intervention? Responding Ethically to Globalising Violence in the Age of Mediated Violence

Paul James

in Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474423816
eISBN:
9781474435314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423816.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

In Chapter Six: Responding Ethically to Globalising Violence in the Age of Mediated Violence, Paul James argues that interventions are framed by increasingly material and ideational abstraction in ... More


The Working Poor: Maggie and Others in Austin

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter talks about Maggie Segura. She was struggling. Her two-year-old daughter, Mary Frances, had been born with congenital problems—a bladder inside her bladder, malformed kidneys, and other ... More


Maggie: “Am I Doing the Right Thing?”

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0018
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses Maggie Segura who talked about what happened in the nine years since the authors last saw her, for the George magazine assignment in 2000. It had been a rough time for her, ... More


The Value of Humanity

L. Nandi Theunissen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198832645
eISBN:
9780191871207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832645.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this book Nandi Theunissen develops a non-Kantian account of the value of humanity. Against the Kantian tradition, in which humanity is absolutely valuable and unlike the value of anything else, ... More


John Stuart Mill: A Secular Life

Timothy Larsen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198753155
eISBN:
9780191814815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753155.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

John Stuart Mill observed in his Autobiography that he was a rare case in nineteenth-century Britain because he had not lost his religion but never had any. He was a freethinker from beginning to ... More


The Blackie Case

Wallace Stuart

in John Stuart Blackie: Scottish Scholar and Patriot

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611850
eISBN:
9780748653386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611850.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter is about John Stuart Blackie's reputation as a Latinist and his appointment to the chair of Humanity. In purely scholarly terms James Melvin was the obvious choice for any new chair of ... More


Volleys of Humanity

Hélène Cixous

in Volleys of Humanity: Essays 1972-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639038
eISBN:
9780748653638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter identifies reading as the virtue that makes people human. It shows that when people read, they are in a form of dialogue with the author. It also looks at people's desire and curiosity ... More


Befriending the Stranger: Beyond the Global Politics of Fear

Fred Dallmayr

in Being in the World: Dialogue and Cosmopolis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141916
eISBN:
9780813142364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141916.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In chapter six, Dallmayr attempts to outline the role and relevance of ethics in international politics. Dallmayr explores the views of three leading philosophers-Richard Shapcott, Anthony Black, and ... More


The Creature as a Figure of Unrestitutability, or Monsters in Paradise not Allowed: Benevolence and Restitution in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Magdalena Zolkos

in Restitution and the Politics of Repair: Tropes, Imaginaries, Theory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474453097
eISBN:
9781474491105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474453097.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter brings Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in conversation with two moral sentiment philosophers of the 18th century, Joseph Butler and David Hume. It focuses on the connection between the ... More


View: