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Overpopulation and Extirpation

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162547
eISBN:
9780300163742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162547.003.0009
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter presents the story of the “colony of goats” that was introduced to the small island of Juan Fernandez in the eastern Pacific during the early phase of the Spanish expansion. As told by ... More


Down with Dualism!: Two Millennia of Debate About Human Goodness

Frans de Waal

in Species Matters: Humane Advocacy and Cultural Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152839
eISBN:
9780231526838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152839.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the perennial debate about human goodness, addressing questions such as whether human beings are naturally good, where human goodness comes from, whether human goodness is a ... More


Between Appetite and Emotion, or Why Can’t Animals Have Erôs?

David Konstan

in Erôs in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605507
eISBN:
9780191745928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605507.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter investigates the Greek notion of erôs, and more particularly, its psychological status: whether it is an instinctive urge, an emotion that requires some measure of reason, or something ... More


Satya and Ahimsa: Philosophical Foundations of Gandhi’s

Koneru Ramakrishna Rao

in Gandhi's Dharma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199477548
eISBN:
9780199090921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477548.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Political History

The third chapter discusses truth (satya) and non-violence (ahimsa) as the basic principles encompassing the entire spectrum of Gandhi’s thought. This chapter deals primarily with the philosophical ... More


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