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A Fractured Politics of Human Nature

Jamie Cohen-Cole

in The Open Mind: Cold War Politics and the Sciences of Human Nature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226092164
eISBN:
9780226092331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092331.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the decade between 1965 and 1975 open-mindedness moved from serving as an element of cultural cohesion to one that divided Americans one from another. This chapter examines how the cultural web ... More


Virtue and Cognition

Nomy Arpaly and Timothy Schroeder

in In Praise of Desire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199348169
eISBN:
9780199348183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348169.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Desires have a range of familiar cognitive effects, including the direction of attention, motivated irrationality, and enhancing capacities to learn about topics bearing on what one desires. These ... More


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