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Creation Through Genetic Enhancement

David DeGrazia

in Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195389630
eISBN:
9780199949731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389630.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter addresses ethical issues provoked by the prospect of genetic enhancement. It begins with a brief exploration of the concept of enhancement. Next, several examples of possible future ... More


Creatures of Cain

Erika Lorraine Milam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181882
eISBN:
9780691185095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181882.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

After World War II, the question of how to define a universal human nature took on new urgency. This book charts the rise and precipitous fall in Cold War America of a theory that attributed man's ... More


The People's Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China

Sigrid Schmalzer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226738598
eISBN:
9780226738611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226738611.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1920s an international team of scientists and miners unearthed the richest evidence of human evolution the world had ever seen—Peking Man—which, after the communist revolution of 1949, became ... More


Was My Birth Embryo Me?

Sheldon Krimsky

in Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167482
eISBN:
9780231539401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167482.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

In this dialogue, Dr. Rebecca Franklin is having a conversation with neuropsychologist Jacob Spencer and French philosopher-phenomenologist and metaphysician Antoinette Picard regarding the concept ... More


Hatred's Double Face

Daniel Karlin

in Browning's Hatreds

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112297
eISBN:
9780191670756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112297.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Browning's dualism, which has often been remarked upon. Browning can be described as a writer obsessed as much as Blake with contraries, and he sees such contraries as ... More


“The Concept of Human”:: In Search of Human Identity, 1940–1971

Sigrid Schmalzer

in The People's Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226738598
eISBN:
9780226738611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226738611.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the nature of the human identity constructed by science dissemination on human evolution. “Universal human nature” is itself far from a universal concept. Given the notion that ... More


The Gender of Human Togetherness

John D. Caputo

in On Becoming God: Late Medieval Mysticism and the Modern Western Self

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239924
eISBN:
9780823239962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239924.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Where the first two chapters have offered a critical analysis of the model of subjectivity underpinning theoretical engagements with mysticism (Lacan, Irigaray, Hollywood) and also forms of modernist ... More


The Dialectic of International Law and the Contested Approaches to Minority Rights

Errol P Mendes

in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641444
eISBN:
9780191741104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641444.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

One question facing the international community is the following: can humanity be given the protection of what is now called minority rights under international law? This chapter argues that the ... More


Place and diaspora

Lindsay Proudfoot and Dianne Hall

in Imperial Spaces: Placing the Irish and Scots in Colonial Australia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078378
eISBN:
9781781702895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078378.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter describes how the competing ideas of diaspora might inform the understanding of Irish and Scottish overseas settlement within the Empire and elsewhere. It also investigates recent ... More


‘Denarration’ or getting a life: Coupland and narrative

Andrew Tate

in Douglas Coupland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074882
eISBN:
9781781701201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074882.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter addresses Coupland's formal and thematic approach to narrative: it traces the relationship between what de Certeau names the ‘interminable recitations’ of those now prevalent commercial ... More


Introduction

Sigrid Schmalzer

in The People's Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226738598
eISBN:
9780226738611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226738611.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

How has evolutionary science shaped what it means to be human? Who is privileged to speak on the subject of human identity, using what forms of knowledge? These questions are debated throughout the ... More


Spenser and Shakespeare: Polarized Approaches to Psychology, Poetics, and Patronage

Robert L. Reid

in Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive Opposites

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079627
eISBN:
9781781701058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079627.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers the differences in Spenser and Shakespeare's approaches to poetics, psychology and patronage, first examining the allegory of The Faerie Queene and comparing the way Spenser ... More


The Art of Creaturely Life: A Question of Human Propriety

Norman Wirzba

in Being-in-Creation: Human Responsibility in an Endangered World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264995
eISBN:
9780823266876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264995.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Norman Wizba responds to Jean-Luc Nancy’s questions “who comes after the subject?” He does so by suggesting that “creatureliness is a more faithful and compelling rendition of human life than… modern ... More


DJ Shadow's Prescription for Rastafari Individuality

Francio Guadeloupe

in Chanting Down the New Jerusalem: Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254886
eISBN:
9780520942639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254886.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter takes a look at DJ Shadow, a member of one of the wealthiest local clans in SMX. The discussion introduces the One Love ideology, which is the assertion of a universal human identity and ... More


Conclusion

Sigrid Schmalzer

in The People's Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226738598
eISBN:
9780226738611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226738611.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents some final thoughts from the author, and discusses how human identity is a critical analytical category in studying modern Chinese history. It notes popular culture's influence ... More


Levi and the Two Cultures

Jonathan Druker

in Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233588
eISBN:
9780823241811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233588.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Primo Levi stresses and even exaggerates the importance of “hybridity” in his works and in his authorial persona. He tells his readers that he was both an Italian and a Jew, both a chemist and a man ... More


To Be and Remain Foreign: Tarrying with L’Inquiétante Étrangeté Alongside Arendt and Kafka

Elaine P. Miller

in Head Cases: Julia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Times

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166829
eISBN:
9780231537117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166829.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter contrasts Julia Kristeva's opinion about the role of art with that of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel to examine Kristeva's discussion of foreignness on both an individual and a societal ... More


Topologies of Identity in Serial Experiments Lain

Craig Jackson

in Mechademia 7: Lines of Sight

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680498
eISBN:
9781452948706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680498.003.0010
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The human-machine interface, in all its various forms and ramifications for human identity, is a frontier navigated by many anime and manga series. This chapter examines one intriguing series in this ... More


Excess, passion and the uncanny: The Devil's Larder (2001) and Six [Genesis] (2003)

Philip Tew

in Jim Crace

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069123
eISBN:
9781781701232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069123.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter comments on two books published at the end of the 1990s, Quarantine and Being Dead, which together represent perhaps Jim Crace's most lauded fiction. Each seems very different from the ... More


Living corpses

Ann Oakley

in Fracture: Adventures of a broken body

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349378
eISBN:
9781447302360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349378.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The medical surveillance of bodies as entities divorced from human identity and experience is a part of a general cultural move to see bodies as passive objects and targets of power. Sensations, said ... More


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