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Embracing the Mixed Nature of Politics

Gerry Stoker

in Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198748977
eISBN:
9780191811616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748977.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Judging what is and what should be are everyday human activities, and, by understanding how they are done, analysts can explore the issue central to this chapter: that citizens are losing sight of ... More


Vicious Thinking

Quassim Cassam

in Vices of the Mind: From the Intellectual to the Political

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198826903
eISBN:
9780191865824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826903.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Judicial thinking in the Birmingham Six trials is used to illustrate the category of thinking vices, epistemically vicious ways of thinking that are distinct from character vices. Thinking that is ... More


Thinking Fast

Barbara Gail Montero

in Thought in Action: Expertise and the Conscious Mind

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199596775
eISBN:
9780191822308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596775.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How is it possible to think when one’s actions must occur at lightning-fast speeds? This chapter questions whether there are situations—such as race car driving, warfare, and emergency room ... More


The Disparity

Quassim Cassam

in Self-Knowledge for Humans

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199657575
eISBN:
9780191793110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657575.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Key aspects of the disparity between homo sapiens and homo philosophicus are identified and discussed. These include ‘fast thinking’ in Kahneman’s sense, belief-perseverance, attitude-recalcitrance, ... More


The Psychology of Creating Persons

James M. Jasper, Michael P. Young, and Elke Zuern

in Public Characters: The Politics of Reputation and Blame

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190050047
eISBN:
9780190050078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190050047.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Starting from the hero Jon Snow, in Game of Thrones, this chapter turns to several traditions of psychology to show the cognitive processes by which people put together small pieces of information in ... More


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