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Unnecessary Identities: Representational Practices and Moral Recognition

Margaret Urban Walker

in Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315394
eISBN:
9780199872053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315394.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Representational practices affect moral perception and moral recognition, and so are proper studies for moral philosophy. Using Wittgenstein's idea that a human body pictures a soul, this chapter ... More


Christology and Coptic Art: Images of the Incarnation on Egyptian Bodies and Monuments

Stephen J. Davis

in Coptic Christology in Practice: Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199258628
eISBN:
9780191718052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258628.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Human bodies were contested commodities in the ancient church, Early Christian writers frequently wrangled over the ethical implications of dress and bodily adornment, and sought to regiment various ... More


Truth, Justice, Memory, and Democratization in the Southern Cone

Alexandra Barahona de Brito

in The Politics of Memory and Democratization

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240906
eISBN:
9780191598869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240906.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines how Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile fared with truth and justice policies after the transition from authoritarian rule, looking at the issue from an institutional and ... More


Beautiful and Sexy

David Brown

in God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231829
eISBN:
9780191716218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on the two aspects of body that are often said to be the furthest removed from Christianity's own emphases: the body as beautiful and as sexual. It highlights key moments of ... More


Organ Donation and Cosmetic Enhancement

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islamic Biomedical Ethics Principles and Application

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378504
eISBN:
9780199869688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378504.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The chapter deals with the sanctity and integrity of the human body after death. Anatomical dissection and postmortem examinations are a routine part of medical education and diagnostic techniques ... More


The Wisdom of the Body

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

in Religion & The Order of Nature: The 1994 Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108231
eISBN:
9780199853441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108231.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The great drama concerning the origin of human life and the enormous questions posed by bioengineering and related problems of bioethics all point to the truth that the religious understanding of the ... More


The Human Body in Britain: Past and Future

Roderick Floud

in The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263471
eISBN:
9780191734786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores evidence on the changing shape of the British human body, in particular its height and weight, in order to shed light on the past and possibly future standard of living of the ... More


Ugly and Wasted

David Brown

in God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231829
eISBN:
9780191716218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the aspects of Christian attitudes toward the body that non-believers usually find most difficult — the exaltation of the body as ‘ugly and wasted’. Most of the chapter is ... More


Soul, Mind, and Brain

Brian Leftow

in The Waning of Materialism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556182
eISBN:
9780191721014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556182.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter adumbrates a Thomistic, non-Cartesian version of dualism, defending the Thomistic theory from the familiar charge of inconsistency by showing how it is possible to assert simultaneously ... More


Introduction

David Brown

in God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231829
eISBN:
9780191716218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter begins with a summary of the book, which is intended as a sequel to God and Enchantment of Place: Reclaiming Human Experience. The book continues the work of its predecessor ... More


Rendezvous with God

Byron L. Sherwin

in Faith Finding Meaning: A Theology of Judaism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195336238
eISBN:
9780199868520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336238.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter deals with four places where living in the covenant can affect a rendezvous with the divine, an intimate encounter with God: the sacred word, the sacred deed, the world, the self. Among ... More


Towards Integration of United Nations Human Rights Treaty Body Recommendations: The Rights-Based Approach Model

Michael O'Flaherty

in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217908
eISBN:
9780191705380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217908.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The seven principal United Nations-sponsored human rights treaties stipulate that states parties submit periodic reports to the respective treaty monitoring bodies on their implementation of the ... More


Spare Parts and Desperate Need

Anne Phillips

in Our Bodies, Whose Property?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150864
eISBN:
9781400846368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150864.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter moves on to markets in body tissues and parts, focusing on the trade in live kidneys. Given the risks to vendors, and the significant number of patients dying each year while waiting for ... More


Life = Body Plus X

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the human body and examines a commonly used name for the invisible something, the spirit or soul, denoted by X. It is assumed that the body cannot live without a soul and the ... More


People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Kerri Johnson and Maggie Shiffrar (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The human body has long been a rich source of inspiration for the arts, and artists have long recognized the body's special status. While the scientific study of body perception also has an important ... More


Introduction

Anne Phillips

in Our Bodies, Whose Property?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150864
eISBN:
9781400846368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150864.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book considers what, if anything, is the difference between markets in sex or reproduction or human body parts and the ... More


Cathedrals of Bone: The Role of the Body in Contemporary Catholic Literature

John C. Waldmeir

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230600
eISBN:
9780823236923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230600.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The metaphor of the Church as a “body” has shaped Catholic thinking since the Second Vatican Council. Its influence on theological inquiries into Catholic nature and practice is well-known; less ... More


Inter-Regime Contestation

Andrew Lang

in World Trade Law after Neoliberalism: Reimagining the Global Economic Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592647
eISBN:
9780191731396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592647.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter begins by chronicling the way that official international human rights bodies began to address international trade issues from about 1998 onwards. During this time, international human ... More


The Body Is Paṇḍharī

Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere

in Rise of a Folk God: Vitthal of Pandharpur

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199777594
eISBN:
9780199919048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777594.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This final chapter presents a culminating stage in the evolution of the cult of Viṭṭhal: its interpretation in spiritual terms. The chapter discusses, in turn, spiritual interpretations that the ... More


Spirituality and Materiality:Why Bodies Matter

Meredith B. McGuire

in Lived Religion: Faith and Practice in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172621
eISBN:
9780199851942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172621.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the relation between spirituality and materiality and the importance of human bodies in religious practices. It explains that human bodies are important in religious practices ... More


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