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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Telling Stories

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/9781469636436.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how black litigants in the antebellum U.S. South learned to tell legal stories. It follows three cases in which litigants mediated and navigated slavery and its attendant ... More


For Family and Property

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/9781469636436.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

When using the courts to protect their family, people of color relied on and deployed a well-used model for litigation and claims-making—a model set by fellow black litigants. This model included ... More


Dementia: beyond structures of medicalisation and cultural neglect

Margreet Th. Bruens

in Ageing, meaning and social structure: Connecting critical and humanistic gerontology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447300908
eISBN:
9781447307822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300908.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the change from the dominant biomedical model of dementia, with its emphasis on disease and loss, towards the humanistic approach - on which Tom Kitwood had an important ... More


Why Animism Matters

A. David Napier

in Making Things Better: A Workbook on Ritual, Cultural Values, and Environmental Behavior

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199969357
eISBN:
9780199346097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969357.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1871 Edward Burnett Tylor published Primitive Culture, at the time a radical book for arguing that animism represented a form of religious practice in which direct evidence of sensory experience ... More


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