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Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

Paul Crowther

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244973
eISBN:
9780191697425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244973.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism (Clarendon Press, 1993) argued that art and aesthetic experiences have the capacity to humanize. In this book, the author develops this theme in ... More


Introduction

Michael Potter

in Reason's Nearest Kin: Philosophies of Arithmetic from Kant to Carnap

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199252619
eISBN:
9780191712647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252619.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the philosophical problem posed by arithmetic: accounting for our knowledge of arithmetic proper in a manner that explains the relationship ... More


In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought

Carl N. Degler

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195077070
eISBN:
9780199853991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195077070.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Giving an historical perspective on the changes in scientific thought over the last 100 years, this book explores the study of social evolution and the ongoing search for human nature. The book ... More


Human Rights, Human Dignity,and Human Experience

Paolo G. Carozza

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0036
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The contested understandings of human dignity today make it very problematic as a reliable principle for determining the scope and merit of particular claims of human rights (at least beyond the ... More


The Question of Shared Human Sensibility

Lucy Bending

in The Representation of Bodily Pain in Late Nineteenth–Century English Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187172
eISBN:
9780191674648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187172.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

If animal pain was discounted by vivisectionists in the face of physiological knowledge, then the pain of particular groups of humans could also be ... More


Introduction

Edward M. Hundert

in Philosophy Psychiatry and Neuroscience: A Synthetic Analysis of the Varieties of Human Experience

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248965
eISBN:
9780191681165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248965.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter compares the study of the mind to that of a complex crystal, noting that a complete understanding of its current shape might require some understanding of its growth and formation. The ... More


Philosophy Psychiatry and Neuroscience: A Synthetic Analysis of the Varieties of Human Experience

Edward M. Hundert

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248965
eISBN:
9780191681165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248965.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book proposes a unified view of the mind, which integrates the insights of philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists. Through a detailed discussion of major theories from all these, and ... More


Introduction: An Ecological Theory of Art

Paul Crowther

in Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244973
eISBN:
9780191697425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244973.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of ontological reciprocity and the philosophical significance of art. It then sets out the book's central argument, that the essence of art is ... More


Finding Positive Value in Human Consciousness: Conscious Thought Serves Participation in Society and Culture

E. J. Masicampo and Roy F. Baumeister

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Thoughts and ideas figure prominently in human experience and behavior. It is around them that people plan their lives, and the ability to process them is a uniquely human trait. This chapter ... More


Setting the Stage for a Bioarchaeology of the Great Irish Famine

Jonny Geber

in Victims of Ireland'S Great Famine: The Bioarchaeology of Mass Burials at Kilkenny Union Workhouse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061177
eISBN:
9780813051475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061177.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Long constrained by the political and cultural tensions informing Anglo-Irish relations, the historiography of the Great Irish Famine has traditionally received only limited interest from academic ... More


Theology and Human Liberation

Timothy Gorringe

in Karl Barth: Against Hegemony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752462
eISBN:
9780191695117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752462.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Gustavo Gutiérrez was able to suggest a ‘theology of liberation’ in July 1968 a few months before Karl Barth's death. Gutiérrez shared the same view with Anselm and Barth in that theology was ... More


Divine Love and the Goodness of Created Being

Keith Ward

in Religion and Creation

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263937
eISBN:
9780191682681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This chapter, while highlighting the essential goodness of creation, argues that God will create new realizations of value, which will be included in one ever-extending and perfectly appreciated ... More


Spiritual care and attentiveness to narrative

Rachel Stanworth

in Narrative and Stories in Health Care: Illness, dying and bereavement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199546695
eISBN:
9780191730214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546695.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the mysteries and poetics of narrated experience as they are disclosed through symbol, metaphor, and paradox, and which demand committed attention as well. The concept of ... More


Instead of an Introduction

Adriaan T. Peperzak

in The Quest for Meaning: Friends of Wisdom from Plato to Levinas

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222773
eISBN:
9780823235810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222773.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents some important issues related to the connection between philosophy, ethics, religion and the historical and social contexts of human experience. It ... More


Music and Consciousness: Philosophical, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives

David Clarke and Eric Clarke (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553792
eISBN:
9780191728617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553792.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Consciousness has been described as one of the most mysterious things in the universe. Scientists, philosophers, and commentators from a whole range of disciplines can't seem to agree what it is, or ... More


The Quest for Meaning: Friends of Wisdom from Plato to Levinas

Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222773
eISBN:
9780823235810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222773.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The author of this book has for many years explored the connections between philosophy, ethics, religion, and the social and historical contexts of human experience. The book offers a ... More


Introduction: Rethinking Subjectivity

JoÃo Biehl, Byron Good, and Arthur Kleinman

in Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247925
eISBN:
9780520939639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247925.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This introductory chapter discusses human experience and subjectivity, and presents a new way of thinking about subjectivity, first giving some examples of remaking subjectivity and then reviewing ... More


Plasticity and Pathology: On the Formation of the Neural Subject

David Bates and Nima Bassiri (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823266135
eISBN:
9780823266975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823266135.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

With the rise of cognitive science and the revolution in neuroscience, it is now commonplace to assume that the study of a human person—a thinking, feeling, acting subject—is ultimately the study of ... More


What Do We Mean “Human Experience”?

Francisco J. Varela, Evan Thompson, and Eleanor Rosch

in The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262529365
eISBN:
9780262335492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529365.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines human experience. It is necessary to have a disciplined perspective on human experience that can enlarge the domain of cognitive science to include direct experience. Such a ... More


Configuring the California Sublime

in Robinson Jeffers and the American Sublime

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775632
eISBN:
9780804781022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775632.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Jeffers' devotion to constructing a California sublime, and to working out its wider implications for human experience. Jeffers' revaluation of the Kantian sublime was heavily ... More


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