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Disruptive protests

Alexandra Fanghanel

in Disrupting Rape Culture: Public Space, Sexuality and Revolt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781529202526
eISBN:
9781529202533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202526.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter builds on themes established in Chapter Two and considers the naked or nearly naked protest as a carnivalesque disruption in public space. Part One posits that these protests rely on ... More


The Evolution of Consciousness

Euan Macphail

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503248
eISBN:
9780191686481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503248.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Are non-human animals conscious? When do babies begin to feel pain? What function is served by consciousness? What evidence could resolve these issues? These questions are tackled by exploring ... More


Rationality, decentring, and the evidence for pretence in non-human animals

Gregory Currie

in Rational Animals?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528272
eISBN:
9780191689529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528272.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines decentring, rationality, and evidence for pretence in non-human animals. It suggests that pretence depends on a capacity to ... More


Rationality and metacognition in non-human animals

Joëlle Proust

in Rational Animals?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528272
eISBN:
9780191689529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528272.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the evolution of rationality and metacognition in non-human animals. It charts the adaptive steps that lead from merely ... More


‘Going to the Dogs’: ‘Humanity’ in J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace, The Lives of Animals and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

in Cultured Violence: Narrative, Social Suffering, and Engendering Human Rights in Contemporary South Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312137
eISBN:
9781846315244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315244.003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1986, J. M. Coetzee declared that South Africa's transition from the apartheid rule to democratic government in 1994 presented an opportunity to restore humanity in society, yet in his first ... More


What Is Conceptual Understanding?

Joseph Rouse

in Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins with an overview and a taxonomy of philosophical accounts of intentionality and conceptual understanding. Differences among these views often cause confusion: debates between John ... More


Humans and the Natural World

Deborah Boyle

in The Well-Ordered Universe: The Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190234805
eISBN:
9780190234829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190234805.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Cavendish’s views about the relationships between humans and the natural environment, arguing that Cavendish thought it appropriate and natural for humans to use animals and ... More


Cultured Violence: Narrative, Social Suffering, and Engendering Human Rights in Contemporary South Africa

Rosemary Jolly

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312137
eISBN:
9781846315244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315244
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book explores contemporary South African culture as a test case for the achievement of democracy by constitutional means in the wake of prolonged and violent conflict, and addresses ethical ... More


Play: What Is It?

Anthony D. Pellegrini

in The Role of Play in Human Development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195367324
eISBN:
9780199894185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367324.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The study of play is interesting for a number of reasons, not least of which is the sheer variety of scholarship on the topic. Scholars from anthropology, through education, history and psychology, ... More


Song and dance man: Plato and the limits of the human

Michael Naas

in Antiquities Beyond Humanism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198805670
eISBN:
9780191843624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805670.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the Laws, Plato’s Athenian argues that the human is the only animal endowed with nous and, as a result, the only one capable of perceiving order and participating in law-governed activity. The ... More


Defending the Significance of Human Dignity

Pablo Gilabert

in Human Dignity and Human Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198827221
eISBN:
9780191866104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827221.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 5 identified the main dimensions of human dignity and some important roles of it in human rights discourse. This chapter addresses the most important charges levelled against the deployment ... More


Introduction

Jan-Willem van Prooijen

in The Moral Punishment Instinct

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190609979
eISBN:
9780190610005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609979.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Of primary importance to people is that punishment feel fair, even if a punishment is, objectively speaking, irrational (e.g., kidnapper-murderer-rapist Ariel Castro was punished with 1,000 years’ ... More


Close Social Relationships: An Evolutionary Perspective

S.G.B. Roberts, Holly Arrow, J.A.J. Gowlett, Julia Lehmann, and R.I.M. Dunbar

in Lucy to Language: The Benchmark Papers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199652594
eISBN:
9780191804700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199652594.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines close social relationships from an evolutionary perspective. Drawing on evidence from social psychology, evolutionary theory, ethology, anthropology, and sociology, it analyses ... More


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