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Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: An Exploration of the Comparative Method

Thomas Gregor and Donald Tuzin (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228511
eISBN:
9780520935815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228511.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

One of the great riddles of cultural history is the remarkable parallel that exists between the peoples of Amazonia and those of Melanesia. Although the two regions are separated by half a world in ... More


The Principles Theory: How Many Theories and What is their Merit?

Ralf Poscher

in Institutionalized Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199582068
eISBN:
9780191739354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582068.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter presents a critique of Alexy's principles theory which has two objectives. First, it attempts to distinguish between the different types of theory that have found refuge under the ... More


Plate

in Britain's Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire, and Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759458
eISBN:
9780804775878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759458.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter describes how the circulation of patterned porcelain allowed the Chinese garden to be understood as a domestic commodity, and also explains how the increasingly mechanized production of ... More


The Swahili context Mombasa, the Old Town and Kibokoni

Kai Kresse

in Philosophising in Mombasa: Knowledge, Islam and Intellectual Practice on the Swahili Coast

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627868
eISBN:
9780748652976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627868.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter presents a brief sketch of the history of Mombasa and of the current socio-economic situation of the City and its Old Town. First, it discusses two central features of the Swahili ... More


Two Conceptions of Autonomy

Kai Möller

in The Global Model of Constitutional Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664603
eISBN:
9780191745751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664603.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses two competing conceptions of personal autonomy: the excluded reasons conception and the protected interests conception. The excluded reasons conception — related to Ronald ... More


Cultural Moves: Authenticity and Legalizing Difference

Jan Hoffman French

in Legalizing Identities: Becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's Northeast

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832929
eISBN:
9781469605777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889886_french.11
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains how revisions to cultural practices of the Xocó and Quilombo Mocambo operated to consolidate new self-conceptions. It examines the importance to Indian identity of the tore (a ... More


Moral Perception

Jennifer Church

in Possibilities of Perception

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678440
eISBN:
9780191757945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678440.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter clarifies the central commitments of those who defend moral perception, and it offers a substantive account of how such perception is possible. It explains the role of the imagination in ... More


Narrating Liminality and Transformation

Linda Rui Feng

in City of Marvel and Transformation: Changan and Narratives of Experience in Tang Dynasty China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841065
eISBN:
9780824868062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841065.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

“Narrating Liminality and Transformation” examines the changing social and intellectual structures that engendered literati identities in the second half of the Tang. The cultural and aesthetic ... More


Character, Punishment, and the Liberal Order

Jonathan Jacobs

in From Personality to Virtue: Essays on the Philosophy of Character

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746812
eISBN:
9780191809088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746812.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter explores the impact of long-term incarceration on an intersection of character, rational agency, and the ability to participate successfully in the civil society of a liberal polity. The ... More


Autonomy and the Moral Significance of Our Self-Conceptions

Robert Audi

in Means, Ends, and Persons: The Meaning and Psychological Dimensions of Kant's Humanity Formula

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190251550
eISBN:
9780190251574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251550.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter pursues the question whether, as various interpreters of Kant have held, treatment, either as an end or merely as a means, must be understood largely in terms of what the person who is ... More


Ajax Reconsidered: Shame and Violence

Krista K. Thomason

in Naked: The Dark Side of Shame and Moral Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190843274
eISBN:
9780190843304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843274.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Ajax sees no problem with the idea of becoming a murderer, but the shame of looking like a madman drives him to suicide. Ajax is one illustration of a common phenomenon: people either prefer being ... More


Ajax Revealed: A New Account of Shame

Krista K. Thomason

in Naked: The Dark Side of Shame and Moral Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190843274
eISBN:
9780190843304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843274.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents an account of shame as an experience of tension between one’s identity and one’s self-conception. When we feel shame, we feel defined by some aspect of our identities that we do ... More


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