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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


Coming to Mind: The Soul and Its Body

Lenn E. Goodman and D. Gregory Caramenico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226061061
eISBN:
9780226061238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061238.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Contrary to popular rumor, brain science has not shown that souls are an illusion – not if by soul we mean what it is about a person that acts and thinks, often creatively, what makes choices and ... More


Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Roberto Esposito

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

One of contemporary Italy's most prolific and engaging political theorists, Roberto Esposito has coined a number of critical concepts in current debates about the past, present, and future of ... More


Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South

Kimberly M. Welch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636436
eISBN:
9781469636450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636436.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the antebellum Natchez district, in the heart of slave country, black people sued white people in all-white courtrooms. They sued to enforce the terms of their contracts, recover unpaid debts, ... 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


“It Will Be Done to Maintain White Supremacy”: The Decline of Intervention in the South

Ashley Baggett

in Intimate Partner Violence in New Orleans: Gender, Race, and Reform, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815217
eISBN:
9781496815255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815217.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Politicians soon used misdemeanor assault and battery against a spouse as a “color-blind” method to disenfranchise African-American men. Conviction of “wife beating,” then, barred many southern men ... More


Abstract Right: Natural Immediacy within the Matrices of Personhood

Wes Furlotte

in The Problem of Nature in Hegel's Final System

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474435536
eISBN:
9781474453899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435536.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter ten, therefore, examines the opening section of Hegel’s Rechtphilosophie, “Abstract Right,” in order develop a ‘preliminary sketch’ of the concepts of right and juridical personhood. The ... More


The Role of Community

Autumn Alcott Ridenour and Lisa Sowle Cahill

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Autumn Ridenour and Lisa Cahill address the role of community in the articulation of a contemporary art of dying. They question whether conventional interpretations of patient autonomy best serve the ... More


Normal Development and the Beginning of Human Life: Why Scientists Are Being Asked Theological Questions and Why Theologians Are Being Asked Scientific Questions

Scott Gilbert

in Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170949
eISBN:
9780231544580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170949.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter looks at the beginnings of embryonic development, the function of embryonic stem cells. The development of the human embryo strikes both scientists and laypeople alike with awe and ... More


Why Radical Cognitive Enhancement Will (Probably) Enhance Moral Status

Nicholas Agar

in Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262026635
eISBN:
9780262318976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026635.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter proposes that some degree of biotechnological or cybernetic enhancement could enhance the moral status of human persons. It is likely to lead to post-persons, beings with moral status ... More


Conceptions of the Human (Interpersonality II): The Limits of Regret

Sergey Dolgopolski

in Other Others: The Political after the Talmud

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280186
eISBN:
9780823281640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280186.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter expands the notion of Talmudic refuting to translate it into a certain structure of personhood in an interpersonal relationship. It stages a conception of personhood, which neither ... More


Predicaments of Proximity: Revising Relatedness in a Warlpiri Town

Yasmine Musharbash

in People and Change in Indigenous Australia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824867966
eISBN:
9780824876920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867966.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Relatedness has been a fundamental notion in recent studies of Aboriginal personhood. My research asks how people who ‘form a mob' decide with whom to do this and for how long. The concept of ... More


Touched by the Heart

Tanya Jakimow

in Susceptibility in Development: Micropolitics of Local Development in India and Indonesia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198854739
eISBN:
9780191888939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854739.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the recruitment of volunteers into a community development programme in Indonesia. Volunteers are ‘susceptible’ to being animated by the promises of the programme, including the ... More


Expansion

Tanya Jakimow

in Susceptibility in Development: Micropolitics of Local Development in India and Indonesia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198854739
eISBN:
9780191888939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854739.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter takes the 2018 municipal election in Dehradun, India, as a setting through which to explore the processes of personhood for women politicos. It introduces the ‘topography for self’ as an ... More


Automatic Sweethearts for Transhumanists

Michael Hauskeller

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter asks the question whether sexual and/or romantic relationships with robots could ever be as satisfying as the real thing. Three main arguments are made. First, if we assume that robots ... More


Primacy and Ecclesiology: The State of the Question

John Panteleimon Manoussakis

in Orthodox Constructions of the West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251926
eISBN:
9780823253067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251926.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter aims at opening the question regarding the place of primacy in Orthodox ecclesiology anew. It offers concrete examples as well as a number of theological arguments in defense of the ... More


Persons and Different Kinds of Persons

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Lachs examines Borden Parker Bowne's personalism but goes beyond Bowne in identifying some nonhuman animals as persons. Moreover, Lachs argues that whatever set of criteria we chose for ascribing ... More


Staging the Scaffold: Criminal Conversion Narratives of the Late Eighteenth Century

Carsten Junker

in Deferred Dreams, Defiant Struggles: Critical Perspectives on Blackness, Belonging, and Civil Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786940339
eISBN:
9781786945006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940339.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter considers how criminal conversion narratives staged the personae of enslaved black men in ways that legitimised white-coded religious and legal discourses. It also discusses the ways in which ... More


Toward a Philosophy of the Impersonal

in Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 10 begins by illustrating how, as a response to globalization, political, philosophical, and juridical thought focuses upon the category of the person as the subject of modern, democratic ... More


Introduction: A Bind of Their Own Making

Kimberly M. Welch

in Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636436
eISBN:
9781469636450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636436.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black plaintiffs in civil suits remain a little known aspect of the legal history of the slave South. African Americans were not only observers of trials, informal participants, defendants, or ... More


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