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Conclusion

Catherine Osborne

in Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199282067
eISBN:
9780191712944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282067.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This brief chapter draws out the implications of the earlier chapters, particularly in respect of the fact that even where it appears that morality is responsive to natural facts which can be ... More


Rimsky-Korsakov, Snegurochka, and Populism

Emily Frey

in Rimsky-Korsakov and His World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182711
eISBN:
9780691185514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182711.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter looks at Rimsky-Korsakov's Snegurochka (The Snow Maiden) in the political context of the era, namely within a particular branch of 1870s populism that extolled “harmonious communal ... More


Rome's Happiest Inspiration?

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Roman Catholic doctrine of Purgatory has possibly attracted more opprobrium from Protestants than any other teaching of the Church. It went with the granting of indulgences—one of the ... More


Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Catherine Osborne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199282067
eISBN:
9780191712944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282067.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The book is about three things. First, how Ancient thinkers perceived humans as like or unlike other animals; second about the justification for taking a humane attitude towards natural things; and ... More


Legislating the New Death Penalty: The Simple Deprivation of Life

Paul Friedland

in Seeing Justice Done: The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment in France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592692
eISBN:
9780191741852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592692.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, European Early Modern History

By the Revolution, public opinion universally accepted the idea that the death penalty should be used rarely, that it should involve as little pain as possible, and that the bulk of crimes should be ... More


The Way of the Humane Authority: The Theoretical Basis for Confucian Constitutionalism and a Tricameral Parliament

Jiang Qing

in A Confucian Constitutional Order: How China's Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154602
eISBN:
9781400844845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154602.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses Western-style democracy. Although democracy—more specifically, a form of government that grants ultimate controlling power to democratically elected representatives—is built on ... More


Debating with My Critics

Jiang Qing

in A Confucian Constitutional Order: How China's Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154602
eISBN:
9781400844845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154602.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter illustrates Jiang Qing's willingness to engage in substantive debate with his critics. Jiang's argumentative style is closest to the mode favored by Western liberal thinkers, though he ... More


Just Hierarchy between Humans and Animals: Subordination Without Cruelty

Daniel A. Bell and Wang Pei

in Just Hierarchy: Why Social Hierarchies Matter in China and the Rest of the World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691200897
eISBN:
9780691200880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200897.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers human relations with the animal kingdom. Throughout much of human history, most cultural and religious traditions—with some notable exceptions, such as Daoism—have valued ... More


In Black and White

Edward L. Ayers

in Southern Crossing: A History of the American South, 1877-1906

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086898
eISBN:
9780199854226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086898.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The chapter discusses the naming conventions which showed various signs of deference, condescension, and even affection towards blacks and whites. Customs and even laws served to segregate the two ... More


The Film Gandhi

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672039
eISBN:
9780199081417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0027
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses Richard Attenborough’s film titled Gandhi. The film won eight Oscar awards. However, critics have suggested that the awards were tribute as much to the technical excellence of ... More


Apology and Reconciliation in International Relations

Raymond Cohen

in From Conflict Resolution to Reconciliation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195166439
eISBN:
9780199849796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166439.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

An apology serves as a human and effective tool for reconciliation and in dealing with conflict. Since apologies are not limited to only speech and may be delivered in several different ways and ... More


Of Justice

Jonathan Harrison

in Hume's Theory of Justice

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246190
eISBN:
9780191680946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246190.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the following: (1) Some rules of justice would still be needed in a society in which external goods were in unlimited supply. (2) And in one in which they were extremely ... More


A Theology of Water: Humane Borders and the Reverend Robin Hoover

Ananda Rose

in Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890934
eISBN:
9780199949793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines one of Tucson's most prominent faith-based migrant aid organizations, Humane Borders, which provides passive humanitarian assistance to migrants by maintaining water stations in ... More


I Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island: Life in a Civil War Prison

David R. Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037448
eISBN:
9780813042305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037448.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

There was no standard treatment for prisoners-of-war (POW) during the American Civil War by either the Union or the Confederacy. Each side struggled with the incarceration and civilized treatment of ... More


Archaeology of a Humane Society: Animality, Savagery, Blackness

Michael Lundblad

in Species Matters: Humane Advocacy and Cultural Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152839
eISBN:
9780231526838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152839.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the complex and even mutually constitutive relationship between humane reform and race relations in America at the end of the nineteenth century. In linking animality to ... More


Language for humanity

Stuart Rees

in Cruelty or Humanity: Challenges, Opportunities and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447356974
eISBN:
9781447357018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447356974.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses how seizing the opportunities to remove cruelties depends on enthusiasm for a revived democratic politics, plus facility in language to reinterpret human rights, advocate UN ... More


From Business to a Just and Humane Society

James R. Otteson

in Honorable Business: A Framework for Business in a Just and Humane Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190914202
eISBN:
9780190914240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914202.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Strategy

Chapter 5 completes the argument on honorable business by specifying a “hierarchy of moral value” linking the individual businessperson’s activities to the purpose of a firm within a properly ... More


An Odyssey with Animals: A Veterinarian's Reflections on the Animal Rights & Welfare Debate

Adrian R. Morrison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195374445
eISBN:
9780199847938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374445.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The relationship between animals and humans is more complex today than ever before. Animal–human interaction has engendered a bitter enmity between animal rights activists and the biomedical ... More


Honorable Business: A Framework for Business in a Just and Humane Society

James R. Otteson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190914202
eISBN:
9780190914240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914202.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Strategy

Many people are suspicious of business, as well as of markets and commercial society. Are they right to be suspicious? Examples like Enron and Bernie Madoff do not help the impression many have of it ... More


Ethical Humanism and the Animal Question: Vercors’s You Shall Know Them (Les Animaux dénaturés)

Jonathan F. Krell

in Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics: A Humanist Reading of Recent French Ecofiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622058
eISBN:
9781800341319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622058.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Vercors’s You Shall Know Them, published shortly after WWII, grapples with the question of how to define humans and how to differentiate them from animals. This “animal question” is closely linked to ... More


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