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Intentions, Will, Goal, Consciousness, and Humanness

Torben Grodal

in Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter first describes the way in which some phenomena, such as flexibility, intentionality, free will, and empathy, play an important role in the understanding of what humanness is, and also ... More


Richard Wright’s Mission: Initiating a Politics of the Human

Marilyn Nissim-Sabat

in The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Some readers of Wright’s work have criticized him for failing to portray healthy human connection or solidarity. In her chapter, Marilyn Nissim-Sabbat maintains that Wright was deeply aware that ... More


Introduction

Anna L. Peterson

in Being Human: Ethics, Environment, and Our Place in the World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226548
eISBN:
9780520926059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226548.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This volume explores the connections among ideas about nature, ideas about humanness, and environmental ethics. This book is divided into nine chapters that explore ideas about the definition, ... More


The Social Construction of Nature and Human Nature

Anna L. Peterson

in Being Human: Ethics, Environment, and Our Place in the World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226548
eISBN:
9780520926059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226548.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter focuses on social theories concerning the social construction of nature and human nature. It highlights the ways that very different visions of nature can also help generate dangerous ... More


In and Of the World: Toward a Chastened Constructionist Anthropology

Anna L. Peterson

in Being Human: Ethics, Environment, and Our Place in the World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226548
eISBN:
9780520926059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226548.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter sketches some qualities of humanness that undergird the ethical vision presented in the next chapter. These five qualities of humanness include simultaneous shaping by both nature and ... More


How Gender Shapes the World

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723752
eISBN:
9780191791093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723752.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

The multifaceted notion of gender pervades every aspect of life and of living. Gender differences form the basis for family life, patterns of socialization, distribution of tasks, spheres of ... More


Rationality, sociability and human dignity

Chak Kwan and Graham Bowpitt

in Human dignity and welfare systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter argues that the dignity of humans can be found in one's possession of intrinsic capacities that strive for autonomy and mutuality. It is stressed that human nature is a combination of ... More


The Law’s First Subjects: Animal Stakeholders, Human Tyranny, and the Political Life of Early Modern Genesis

Laurie Shannon

in The Accommodated Animal: Cosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924168
eISBN:
9780226924182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924182.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

During Shakespeare’s time, attributions of a wild and “beastly” ferocity, or an animalistic taste for blood of tyrants, were received merely as common rhetoric. A tyrant, as John Ponet called him ... More


“Teaching Humanness” Claims in Synthetic Biology and Public Policy Bioethics

John H. Evans

in Synthetic Biology and Morality: Artificial Life and the Bounds of Nature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019392
eISBN:
9780262314961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019392.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

It has been claimed in public policy bioethics that synthetic biology will teach people to accept a different notion of what it means to be human, and generate a shift in self-perception. This ... More


Epilogue

Yoriko Otomo

in Unconditional Life: The Postwar International Law Settlement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198733812
eISBN:
9780191817250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733812.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This cases within a post-war context. What emerges is a picture of a public discourse imbricated in a crisis of modernity. The chapter shows that while the public language of international law ... More


Epilogue: Jim Crow Girls, Hurricane Katrina Women

LaKisha Michelle Simmons

in Crescent City Girls

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622804
eISBN:
9781469622828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622804.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter recounts the experiences of elderly women who grew up in Jim Crow New Orleans during the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The women talked about their ... More


Introduction: Human, Person, Self: Blackness and Well-Being

Andrea Stone

in Black Well-Being: Health and Selfhood in Antebellum Black Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062570
eISBN:
9780813051604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062570.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Defining the analytical terms the book’s subsequent chapters develop, the introduction historicizes and distinguishes concepts of humanness, personhood, and selfhood with which black and white ... More


Critical Thinking Tools

Edward D. Hess

in Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170246
eISBN:
9780231538275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170246.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter focuses on critical thinking tools as part of the right processes, which in turn are a key component of a High-Performance Learning Organization. It considers the impact of our humanness ... More


Body Language: Lessons from the Near-Human

Justine Cassell

in Genesis Redux: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720807
eISBN:
9780226720838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720838.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter, which describes the embodied conversational agents (ECAs) as mechanisms that make people attribute humanness and aliveness to them, conducts experiments on the essence of humanness and ... More


Three Roots of Human Recency: Molecular Anthropology, the Refigured Acheulean, and the UNESCO Response to Auschwitz

Robert N. Proctor

in The Moral Authority of Nature

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136806
eISBN:
9780226136820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136820.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores some of the lines of evidence leading to the idea that humanness in the cultural sense is a relatively recent phenomenon—no more than 100,000 years old, and perhaps even more ... More


Introduction: Removing the Royal Frame: Ghostly Images or Stately Illusions?

Alban K. Forcione

in Majesty and Humanity: Kings and Their Doubles in the Political Drama of the Spanish Golden Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134407
eISBN:
9780300153309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134407.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book discusses the seventeenth century—the Age of Absolutism—and refers to it as the greatest age of kings. It was a period of grandiose expansions of the royal figure and voluminous political ... More


The Humanist/Atheist Controversy in Richard Wright's The Outsider

Michael Lackey

in African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030357
eISBN:
9780813039459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030357.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the tension in the writings of atheists and humanists. Humanists consider the humans as arbiters of their own destiny, often rejecting the appeal to the supernatural to ground ... More


South Asian Union: Vision of a Peaceful South Asia—Of the People, For the People, and By the People

Kamal Hossain

in Democracy, Sustainable Development, and Peace: New Perspectives on South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092346
eISBN:
9780199082834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092346.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter analyzes the political, social, and psychological factors underlying various forms of violence, and shows how ‘engineered violence’ can be resisted through a process of changing the ... More


Introduction

Yoriko Otomo

in Unconditional Life: The Postwar International Law Settlement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198733812
eISBN:
9780191817250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733812.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This introductory chapter situates technology in its myriad forms to the concept of ‘humanness’ (the qualities or attributes of being human) in the post-war era. It contextualizes technology (which ... More


Unconditional Life

Yoriko Otomo

in Unconditional Life: The Postwar International Law Settlement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198733812
eISBN:
9780191817250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733812.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter looks at some examples of how public language emerging out of the Cold War builds on the idea of an ‘unconditional life’. Because the logical conclusion of an accelerated technology is ... More


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