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Conclusions: Insights from the Humanities that Changed the World

Rens Bod

in A New History of the Humanities: The Search for Principles and Patterns from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199665211
eISBN:
9780191757471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665211.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The quest for methodical principles and empirical patterns is found from Antiquity to the present throughout all regions. This chapter brings these principles and patterns together and discusses the ... More


The Future Neolithic: A New Research Agenda

John Robb

in Early Farmers: The View from Archaeology and Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265758
eISBN:
9780191771965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265758.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

As for Shakespeare, every generation gets the Neolithic it deserves. This chapter discusses emerging views of what the Neolithic is and how to study it, with the thesis that recently there has been a ... More


Conclusion: Naturalistic Hermeneutics and the End of Orientalism

Edward Slingerland

in Mind and Body in Early China: Beyond Orientalism and the Myth of Holism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190842307
eISBN:
9780190922955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842307.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

It is time for naturalistic hermeneutics to replace the hermeneutics of the free-floating Geist, explained by nothing, explaining nothing, completely sui generis and shrouded in holy mystery. Once ... More


Epilogue: Wildean Neuroaesthetics

Benjamin Morgan

in The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442112
eISBN:
9780226457468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457468.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The book’s epilogue discusses Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray as a novel that forecasts a revitalized contemporary interest in the aesthetic implications of what has recently been called the ... More


Grammar and Social Cognition: The Hawaiians, the Dalabons, and the Anglos

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

As many linguists studying endangered languages have emphasized, every language contains, in its lexicon and grammar, a distinct conceptual universe that is going to disappear forever when the last ... More


Alcohol and Humans: A Long and Social Affair

Kimberley Hockings and Robin Dunbar (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198842460
eISBN:
9780191878442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842460.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Ethanol (or, as it is more popularly known, alcohol) use has a long and ubiquitous history. The prevailing tendency to view alcohol merely as a ‘social problem’ or the popular notion that alcohol ... More


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