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Bioethics: A systematic approach

Bernard Gert, Charles M. Culver, and K. Danner Clouser

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195159066
eISBN:
9780199786466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159063.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

BIOETHICS: A Systematic Approach is an extensive revision of Bioethics: A Return to Fundamentals. The subtitle has changed in order to emphasize that what distinguishes the authors’ ... More


Goods (Benefits) and Evils (Harms)

Bernard Gert

in Morality: Its Nature and Justification

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195176896
eISBN:
9780199835300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176898.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides definitions of goods (benefits) and evils (harms), and presents lists of the basic goods and evils. It establishes the objectivity of the concepts of goods (benefits) and evils ... More


The Social Policy of the New Liberalism

Michael Freeden

in The New Liberalism: An Ideology of Social Reform

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229612
eISBN:
9780191678899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229612.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on some key issues of liberal social legislation as treated and discussed by the new liberals, rather than by those immediately responsible for them. The second section of this ... More


Back in the Spotlight: The Cinematic Regime of Representation of Kathoeys and Gay Men in Thailand

Serhat Ünaldi

in Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083046
eISBN:
9789882207325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines queer representation in Thai cinema and the possibilities for the emergence of a movie scene that better reflects the diversity of queer life in Thailand. It examines movies ... More


Wellness as an Ecological Enterprise

G. Kelly James

in Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The Wellness topic has significance for the analysis of risk and protective factors—currently of interest to prevention research investigators. The longstanding tradition of emphasizing ... More


Nefeeseh

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Lane spent three more months in Cairo, after returning from Nubia at the end of 1827. Illness was certainly a factor for his gastrointestinal infection and other maladies stubbornly persisted, but ... More


Ghost Towns

Dudley Andrew

in Cinema at the City's Edge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099845
eISBN:
9789882206731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the growing number of horror films across East Asia. It highlights Ringu (1998), a film which incorporates local and aesthetic preferences in a manner that thrilled audiences ... More


Black Bile and the Intractable Jinn: Threshold of the Inorganic

Stefania Pandolfo

in Knot of the Soul: Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226464923
eISBN:
9780226465111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465111.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the metaphysical sites of the maladies and medicines of the soul, as well as questions of natural medicine and its relation to therapy.


The Biloxi Fever: Leisure and Laziness in the Tourist Landscape

Rebecca Cawood McIntyre

in Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036953
eISBN:
9780813038667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036953.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1895, Julian Ralph, New York travel writer and southern booster, penned an article in Harper's New Monthly Magazine recounting his adventures in Biloxi, Mississippi. Describing the “peculiar ... More


Reprise

C. Daniel Batson

in What's Wrong With Morality?: A Social-Psychological Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199355549
eISBN:
9780190603700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355549.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The brief Reprise returns to the moral maladies with which the book began. Psychological processes that might account for various examples of moral failure are suggested, drawing on the standard ... More


: Naked Image

John Paul Ricco

in The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226717777
eISBN:
9780226113371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113371.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter looks at Marguerite Duras’ short story The Malady of Death and Catherine Breillat's book Pornocracy, and film Anatomy of Hell—the latter two of which are redactions of the Duras story. ... More


Stigmatizing Powerlessness

Georges Vigarello

in The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the increased attention to degrees of bigness and more acute stigmatization of “excesses” during the Enlightenment. Eighteenth-century culture had a different vision of the ... More


Forging a Head

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/9780231166829.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's main themes. The text has conducted an in-depth exploration of one philosopher/psychoanalyst's engagement with depression and other social maladies not ... More


Sexing the X

Sarah S. Richardson

in Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084688
eISBN:
9780226084718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084718.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Focusing on “X mosaicism” theories of female biology, health, and behavior, this chapter examines the longstanding and infrequently questioned association of the X with femaleness. Drawing strongly ... More


Cats and Cows Know That It Is: Textual and Historical Deconstruction of the Ur Version

Steven Heine

in Like Cats and Dogs: Contesting the Mu Koan in Zen Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199837281
eISBN:
9780199369577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837281.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter undertakes a deconstruction of the Ur Version and consequent reorientation of the significance of the Mu Kōan from four interlocking hermeneutic angles. These angles include (1) textual ... More


Psychic Life in the Eternal City: Julia Kristeva and the Narcissism of Rome

Richard Fletcher

in Roman Error: Classical Reception and the Problem of Rome's Flaws

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198803034
eISBN:
9780191841774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803034.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Freud’s analogy of the city of Rome as the human psyche in Civilization and its Discontents and Kristeva’s reading of Ovid’s Narcissus as a response to Freudian narcissism in Tales of Love have been ... More


The Evil of Suffering

Ronald M. Green

in Suffering and Bioethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199926176
eISBN:
9780199396788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926176.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that there is a prima facie moral obligation to prevent and relieve suffering. Because pain and suffering are states that all rational people ordinarily want to avoid, this ... More


Women in the Lunatic Asylums of Bengal

Debjani Das

in Houses of Madness: Insanity and Asylums of Bengal in Nineteenth-century India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199458875
eISBN:
9780199085484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458875.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on women in both the ‘native’ and European asylums of Bengal. In doing so, it attempts to classify the different causes and symptoms of insanity among both women and men. It also ... More


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