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 Psychological Harms of Oppression

Ann E. Cudd

in Analyzing Oppression

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195187434
eISBN:
9780199786213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187431.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the direct and indirect psychological harms of oppression. Direct psychological harms are intentionally inflicted by dominant on subordinate groups. These include terror and ... More


False Consciousness

Denise Meyerson

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248194
eISBN:
9780191681073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248194.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book is concerned with both analytical philosophy of mind and Marxist philosophy. Marxists see pervasive irrationality in the conduct of human affairs, and claim that people in a class-divided ... More


Unhappy Desires

Denise Meyerson

in False Consciousness

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248194
eISBN:
9780191681073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248194.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The idea of proletariat false consciousness presupposes that what is good or desirable for people is both factual matter and independent of their desires. This chapter argues the following: there is ... More


Introduction

Denise Meyerson

in False Consciousness

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248194
eISBN:
9780191681073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248194.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Marx has not treated systematically the concept of ideology and ‘false consciousness’, which was a term her never used, even if he certainly described the phenomenon to which Engel gave the name. ... More


Rogue Desires

Denise Meyerson

in False Consciousness

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248194
eISBN:
9780191681073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248194.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Marcuse says not merely that ‘false needs…perpetuate toil, aggressiveness, misery and injustice’, but also that they are ‘determined by external powers over which the individual has no control’. This ... More


Gender Inequality in China and Cultural Relativism

Xiaorong Li

in Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289647
eISBN:
9780191596698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289642.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Li provides an account of women's inequality in China and its relation to traditional norms. Contending against cultural relativist approaches to China and in favour of a more internationalist and ... More


Stalinist Ideology as False Consciousness

Robert Daniels

in The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106497
eISBN:
9780300134933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106497.003.0023
Subject:
History, European Modern History

One of the myths of Stalinism is that Marxism was the inspiration and plan that guided the development of Soviet-style socialism after the revolution of 1917. Many Russian intellectuals as well as ... More


Awakenings:: A Cultural History

Thomas DeGloma

in Seeing the Light: The Social Logic of Personal Discovery

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226175744
eISBN:
9780226175911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226175911.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

When individuals tell awakening stories, they weigh in on cultural disputes over truth and meaning that emerged during various historical eras and evolved through time. This chapter sketches a ... More


What kind of conscious activity is ‘listening to music’? A contribution from Theodor Adorno by way of psychoanalysis

Shierry Weber Nicholsen

in Music and Consciousness 2: Worlds, Practices, Modalities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198804352
eISBN:
9780191842672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804352.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter elaborates Theodor Adorno’s notion of genuine music listening and the role of consciousness within it by analogy with the psychoanalytic conceptualization of listening in the analytic ... More


What is wrong with it?

Peter King

in Housing policy transformed: The right to buy and the desire to own

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422132
eISBN:
9781447302513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422132.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter deals with a variety of criticisms of the RTB and tries to answer them. It looks at what might be called the old criticisms of the RTB, even those that date back to the 1980s. This is ... More


Being and Appearing: Self-falsification, Exchange and Freedom in Rousseau and Adam Smith

Charles L. Griswold

in Adam Smith and Rousseau: Ethics, Politics, Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422857
eISBN:
9781474445115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422857.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

We are familiar with the charge that commercial society reduces exchange (social and economic) to a sort of play-acting characterized by bad faith, false consciousness, and estrangement. Rousseau ... More


As You Like It: Work, Life, and Satisfaction

David Autor and Philip Kitcher

in Capitalism Beyond Mutuality?: Perspectives Integrating Philosophy and Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825067
eISBN:
9780191863745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825067.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Political Economy

To what extent and how does economic work relate to life satisfaction? Over the past century, work or a job has become crucial to gaining a livelihood. Writers have also suggested that (at least some ... More


Lessons from Gettier

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

in Explaining Knowledge: New Essays on the Gettier Problem

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198724551
eISBN:
9780191840142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724551.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that the literature surrounding the Gettier Problem arises from a kind of methodological false consciousness in the epistemology of the middle part of the twentieth century. The ... More


What Is This “Cultural” in Cultural Studies?

Michael Bérubé

in The Left at War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799840
eISBN:
9780814739051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799840.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the debates over cultural politics and cultural studies as they took place in the United States in the 1990s, in order to explain why American left intellectuals remain so ... More


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