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The Biology of Homosexuality

Jacques Balthazart

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199838820
eISBN:
9780199919512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838820.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

This book presents a simple description of the biological mechanisms that are involved in the determination of sexual orientation in animals and also presumably in humans. Using scientific studies ... More


The Scientific Background

Kristin Shrader-frechette General

in Regulating Toxic Substances: A Philosophy of Science and the Law

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074369
eISBN:
9780199852932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074369.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter provides some scientific background of risk assessment and sets up some of the institutional questions concerning the appropriate evidentiary standards needed within torts and ... More


The Perfect Nonhuman: Philosomorphism and the Animal Rendering of Thought

John Ó Maoilearca

in All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697342
eISBN:
9781452952291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697342.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter Four explores all the implications of a non-standard approach to thought for both animal and film (animation) studies, explaining how Laruelle’s humanism is actually a form of non-standard ... More


The Frontal Cortex and Working with Memory

Morris Moscovitch and Gordon Winocur

in Principles of Frontal Lobe Function

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195134971
eISBN:
9780199864157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134971.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter focuses on studies from animal and human-based research that reflect a general approach and provide converging evidence in support of the working-with-memory (WWM) model. It suggests ... More


Introduction

Colleen Glenney Boggs

in Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book explores a key mechanism of biopolitics by which forms of power ranging from state authority to familial intimacy get conjoined and worked out via animal representations. More specifically, ... More


Anthrozoology: Human-Animal Interactions in Domesticated and Wild Animals

Geoff Hosey and Vicky Melfi (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198753629
eISBN:
9780191815225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753629.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Anthrozoology, the study of human–animal interactions (HAIs), has experienced substantial growth during the past twenty years and it is now timely to synthesise what we know from empirical evidence ... More


Introduction: Ten Statements about Empathy and Animal Studies

Danielle Sands

in Animal Writing: Storytelling, Selfhood and the Limits of Empathy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439039
eISBN:
9781474476881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439039.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The introduction examines the role played by empathy in contemporary Animal Studies within the broader context of the affective turn. Outlining key features of Animal Studies, it contends that ... More


Introduction: Passionate Encounters with Animals in Everyday Life—Beyond the Mainstream

Jane C. Desmond

in Displaying Death and Animating Life: Human-Animal Relations in Art, Science, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226144054
eISBN:
9780226375519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375519.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

In the book’s introduction, Desmond explains the terminology she will use to describe relations involving humans and animals and provides an overview of the book’s tripartite structure. She discusses ... More


Introduction: The End of the Animal – Literary and Cultural Animalities

Michael Lundblad

in Animalities: Literary and Cultural Studies Beyond the Human

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400022
eISBN:
9781474434584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400022.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction to this volume calls for the end of “animal studies” broadly conceived as an umbrella term encompassing such diverse fields as animality studies, posthumanism, human-animal studies, ... More


The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Language

Louise Westling

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255658
eISBN:
9780823261208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255658.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book is an interdisciplinary work in environmental humanities that puts Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy into dialogue with evolutionary biology, animal studies, and literature, arguing for ... More


Introduction: Animality And Advocacy

Michael Lundblad and Marianne DeKoven

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/9780231152839.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book explores new and necessary questions about the relationship between animality and advocacy, such as whether animal advocacy suggests prioritizing the suffering of animals over the suffering ... More


All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy

John Ó Maoilearca

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697342
eISBN:
9781452952291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697342.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

All Thoughts Are Equal is an introduction to the work of French philosopher François Laruelle and an experiment in nonhuman thinking. For Laruelle, standard forms of philosophy continue to dominate ... More


Prospective Decision Making in Animals: A Potential Role for Intertemporal Choice in the Study of Prospective Cognition

Lucy G. Cheke, James M. Thom, and Nicola S. Clayton

in Predictions in the Brain: Using Our Past to Generate a Future

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195395518
eISBN:
9780199897230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395518.003.0116
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter reviews studies on intertemporal choice (ITC) in animals. It argues that intertemporal decisions between immediate and delayed rewards involve competition between affective and cognitive ... More


Animal Kin

Louise Westling

in The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255658
eISBN:
9780823261208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255658.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Beginning with attention to the anxious exploration of human relations with other animals and wildness in The Epic of Gilgamesh and Euripides’s Bacchae, this chapter engages the question of the ... More


Deleuze and the Animal

Colin Gardner and Patricia MacCormack (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474422734
eISBN:
9781474434959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422734.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Human-animal studies and the age of the anthropocene are prevalent across many disciplines at this time and this book is among the first to explore the usefulness of Deleuze for extensions and ... More


Animal Writing: Storytelling, Selfhood and the Limits of Empathy

Danielle Sands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439039
eISBN:
9781474476881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439039.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Reading contemporary fiction and philosophy alongside each other, Animal Writingproposes a thinking of and with animals which brings together critical and affective approaches. Aspiring to a critical ... More


Dancing with Animals

Daniel Belgrad

in The Culture of Feedback: Ecological Thinking in Seventies America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652368
eISBN:
9780226652672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652672.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In conjunction with the growing impact of ecological thinking and its emphasis on empathy, the seventies witnessed a new focus on the affective quality of human-animal relations. Numerous popular ... More


Posthuman Folklore

Tok Thompson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825087
eISBN:
9781496825131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825087.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Posthuman Folklore explores how our human condition is increasingly thought of, and performed, in posthuman terms. Insights from animal studies have triggered the “animal turn” in scholarship, while ... More


Psychobiological processes linking socio-economic position with health

Andrew Steptoe

in Social Inequalities in Health: New evidence and policy implications

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198568162
eISBN:
9780191724107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568162.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter is concerned with how variations in socio-economic position affect physical disease. It begins by describing the pathways that theoretically link socio-economic position with physical ... More


Debating the Value of Animal Research

Andrew Rowan

in The Ethics of Animal Research: Exploring the Controversy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017060
eISBN:
9780262301602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017060.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter highlights at least one additional source of potential common ground: by better defining and assessing animal distress, researchers could likely reduce such distress and also improve the ... More


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