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Divine Providence and the Course of History

Amos Funkenstein

in Theology and the Scientific Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181356
eISBN:
9780691184265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181356.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter analyzes how, since the seventeenth century, versions of the invisible-hand explanation were employed to illuminate the course of history, the evolution of society. Giambattista Vico ... More


The Shape of the Past: A Philosophical Approach to History

Gordon Graham

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192892553
eISBN:
9780191670619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892553.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Can human history as a whole be interpreted in any meaningful way? Has there been real progress between stone age and space age? Does history repeat itself? Is there evidence of divine providence? ... More


Protecting Vulnerable Human Subjects in Research

Adil E. Shamoo and David B. Resnik

in Responsible Conduct of Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368246
eISBN:
9780199867615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368246.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter discusses ethical issues and policies relating to the protection of vulnerable subjects in research. It reviews the history of human experimentation with vulnerable human subjects such ... More


Coda

Erika Lorraine Milam

in Creatures of Cain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181882
eISBN:
9780691185095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181882.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This concluding chapter reflects on the lessons presented by this volume as a whole and considers the ongoing study into the origins of humanity in the post-1970s era. In the decades after, readers ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey A. Bell and Claire Colebrook (eds)

in Deleuze and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748636082
eISBN:
9780748671748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636082.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that it was Gilles Deleuze's argument in favour of intensive quantities — against Henri Bergson's rejection of this notion in Time and Free Will — that provided the way for ... More


Evolution in Health and Disease

Stephen C. Stearns and Jacob C. Koella (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199207466
eISBN:
9780191728167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207466.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

It is now increasingly acknowledged that an evolutionary perspective can give us important new insights into issues central to medical research and practice. This fully revised and updated edition, ... More


Conclusion: A Border Breached, A God Sought, A Boundary Reinforced

David F. Holland

in Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199753611
eISBN:
9780199895113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753611.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The chapter summarizes the main themes and conclusions of the book, suggests the ways in which the canon question continued after the Civil War, and makes general arguments for taking ideas about God ... More


On the Launching Pad: J. J. Bachofen and ‘Das Mutterrecht’

Eller Cynthia

in Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248595
eISBN:
9780520948556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248595.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces Johann Jakob Bachofen, the man responsible for introducing narratives about the matriarchal myth, presenting some background information about his childhood and education ... More


Erich Kahler and the Quest for a Human Absolute

Joseph Frank

in Responses to Modernity: Essays in the Politics of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239252
eISBN:
9780823239290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239252.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Erich Kahler (1885–1970) belongs with some of the great names of the impressive German literary tradition destroyed by Adolf Hitler; and it is only in relation to this tradition that his work can be ... More


Psychology and the History of Humankind

Fernando Vidal

in The Sciences of the Soul: The Early Modern Origins of Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226855868
eISBN:
9780226855882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226855882.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the role of psychology in human history. It discusses how writing the history of psychology went beyond its initial function of defining “psychological” themes, and describes ... More


Epilogue

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/9780801478239.003.0025
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This concluding chapter looks back to the Earth's considerable history, emphasizing that the history of humanity herein is interlinked with that of many other living things sharing the same planet. ... More


Critique and the Ends of Reason

Christian Kerslake

in Immanence and the Vertigo of Philosophy: From Kant to Deleuze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635900
eISBN:
9780748671823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635900.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores Immanuel Kant's own systematic account of the critical project. It also demonstrates how Kant locates the implicit metacritical dimension of the critical project within a ... More


Human History as Brownian Motion, or How Genetic Trees and Gene Maps Draw Things Together

Marianne Sommer

in History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter deals with Cavalli-Sforza’s early work in the development of statistical and computer techniques to create human population trees on the basis of the genetics of blood groups. The ... More


Introduction

Jeremy Prestholdt

in Domesticating the World: African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254244
eISBN:
9780520941472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254244.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In the world that we are living in today, people should be mindful of the ways their analyses confirm the common presumption that human history has been characterized by bounded geographical and ... More


Human Rights: Historical Development and Contemporary Regional Models

Federico Lenzerini

in The Culturalization of Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199664283
eISBN:
9780191748479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664283.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

In order to properly understand whether or not—and, in case, to which extent—human rights standards are universal, it is useful to analyse how the idea of human rights developed within the different ... More


The Beginnings of the Humanitarian Era in the Eastern Mediterranean

Keith David Watenpaugh

in Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520279308
eISBN:
9780520960800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279308.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter provides a broad overview of the text, outlines the main arguments and defines terms and ideas used throughout the book, including the concept of the objects and subjects of ... More


Primate Infancies: Causes and Consequences of Varying Care

Kristen Hawkes, James S. Chisholm, Lynn A. Fairbanks, Johannes Johow, Elfriede Kalcher-Sommersguter, Katja Liebal, Masako Myowa, Volker Sommer, Bernard Thierry, and Barbara L. Finlay

in The Cultural Nature of Attachment: Contextualizing Relationships and Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036900
eISBN:
9780262342872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036900.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Bowlby recognized that studying other primates could help identify the needs of human infants; his evolutionary perspective has had a wide impact on understanding of human development. Much more is ... More


The World the Game theorists Made

Paul Erickson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226097039
eISBN:
9780226097206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226097206.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is about the history of game theory – roughly speaking, a mathematical theory of interaction between rational individuals – during the Cold War era. While game theory today is most commonly ... More


The Beginning of Modern International Human Rights Law (Background to the Birth of the European Convention)

Ed Bates

in The Evolution of the European Convention on Human Rights: From Its Inception to the Creation of a Permanent Court of Human Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199207992
eISBN:
9780191728440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207992.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter examines the international human rights law background to the creation of the ECHR system. It looks at the main steps taken in the field of the international law of human rights in the ... More


Molar Entities and Molecular Populations in Human History

Jeffrey A. Bell and Claire Colebrook (eds)

in Deleuze and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748636082
eISBN:
9780748671748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636082.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reports the contribution of molar entities and molecular populations in human history. Legitimacy is an emergent property of the entire organisation even if it depends for its existence ... More


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