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Animals as Objects, or Subjects, of Rights

Richard A. Epstein

in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305104
eISBN:
9780199850556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the two conceptions of animals: as objects and as subjects. It examines the historical rules that comprised the law of animals and which set the backdrop for the modern ... More


The Dawn of Civilization

Kevin N. Laland

in Darwin's Unfinished Symphony

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182810
eISBN:
9780691184470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182810.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter traces the evolution of human civilization from nomadic hunter-gatherer societies to the advent of agriculture and its large-scale impacts on the world. It describes this history in ... More


Climate and Civilization

in British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226302058
eISBN:
9780226302065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226302065.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter investigates the climatic accounts of the development of human civilization. Civilization did not allow people to escape the influences of their climate. James Dunbar acknowledged an ... More


Stoic Philosophical Theology and Graeco‐Roman Religion

Keimpe Algra

in God and Cosmos in Stoicism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556144
eISBN:
9780191720864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556144.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines some aspects of the philosophical attitude of the Stoics, early as well as later, vis- à-vis traditional religion. It first addresses some preliminary issues, such as the ... More


The Bountiful Planet

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter charts the extent of the human dependence on the Earth's bounty and resources. In so doing the chapter also traces the evolution of human civilization and development through the years, ... More


Making the Social World: The Structure of Human Civilization

John Searle

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195396171
eISBN:
9780190267643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195396171.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book offers a profound understanding of how we create a social reality—a reality of money, property, governments, marriages, stock markets and cocktail parties. The paradox addressed is that ... More


Summa Mysteriologica

Eric Dietrich

in Excellent Beauty: The Naturalness of Religion and the Unnaturalness of the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171021
eISBN:
9780231539357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171021.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter argues that, unlike religious mysteries, the excellent beauties can, beyond inspiring beauty and awe in a person, enrich a person's life in the way that religions would have, ... More


Introduction

Michael Pettit

in The Science of Deception: Psychology and Commerce in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923741
eISBN:
9780226923758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923758.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explains that deception can be traced all the way back to the beginnings of human civilization. It is undoubtedly one of the oldest human behaviors, but how people exercised this ... More


Conclusion

Michael V. Pisani

in Imagining Native America in Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108934
eISBN:
9780300130737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108934.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of the musical representation of Native America and North American Indians. It suggests that despite the stereotype depictions of ... More


Marcel Mauss: Symbolic Exchange; or, Civilization Under Water

Boris Groys

in Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Marcel Mauss's views about symbolic exchange in the economy of media-ontological suspicion. It begins by discussing how the aura of medial sincerity and durability—the aura of ... More


The World Conference of Jains

L.M. Singhvi

Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Lokendra Malik (eds)

in India's Vibgyor Man: Selected Writings and Speeches of L.M. Singhvi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199484164
eISBN:
9780199097012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199484164.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Jainism is quintessentially a world religion, not because it has the strength of numbers in the form of a massive worldwide following but because its core philosophy transcends all ethnic, ritual, ... More


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