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Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Garry Hagberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

The voluminous writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein contain some of the most profound reflections of our time on the nature of the human subject and self-understanding — the human condition, ... More


Feelings: The Perception of Self

James D. Laird

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195098891
eISBN:
9780199893614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098891.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Feelings argues for the counter-intuitive idea that feelings do not cause behavior, but rather follow from behavior, and are, in fact, the way that we know about our own bodily states ... More


Looking Inside Charmides' Cloak: Seeing Others and Oneself in Plato's Charmides *

Mary Margaret McCabe

in Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199289974
eISBN:
9780191711008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289974.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Charmides offers examples on the untranslatable Greek virtue, sōphrosunē, and the influential definition of it as knowledge of oneself. Socrates begins with a discussion of sōphrosunē with ... More


Practical Induction

Jessica Moss

in Aristotle on the Apparent Good: Perception, Phantasia, Thought, and Desire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656349
eISBN:
9780191742156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656349.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter addresses a major worry raised by the argument of Chapter 7: if wish is based on phantasia, why does Aristotle treat it as rational desire? The solution lies in understanding how ... More


The Theatres of War: Performance, Politics, and Society 1793-1815

Gillian Russell

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122630
eISBN:
9780191671500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122630.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book reveals the importance of the theatre in the shaping of response to the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1793–1815). The author explores the roles of the military and navy as both actors ... More


Psychosocial issues in obese children and adults

Andrew J. Hill

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Body weight affects people's perception of themselves and of others. Although attitudes to obesity are shaped by age, gender, and cultural background, the prevailing climate in the developed world is ... More


Autonomy and Control in Eating Disorders

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers whether eating disordered behaviour is autonomous. This would have important ethical implications, as there is a prima facie ethical obligation to respect autonomous behaviour. ... More


Self-Interpretation and Confabulation

Peter Carruthers

in The Opacity of Mind: An Integrative Theory of Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199596195
eISBN:
9780191731549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596195.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines one of the central predictions of the interpretive sensory-access (ISA) theory of self-knowledge. Since the theory claims that our only access to our thoughts and thought ... More


The Problem of Feelings

James D. Laird

in Feelings: The Perception of Self

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195098891
eISBN:
9780199893614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098891.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter outlines the purpose of the book, which is to persuade the reader that the self-perception view of feelings is very well supported, by many different strands of research involving ... More


Postures, Gaze, and Action

James D. Laird

in Feelings: The Perception of Self

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195098891
eISBN:
9780199893614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098891.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter adds to the stockpile of research that fits the Jamesian, self-perception view of emotions. To the abundant research on facial expressions, discussed in Chapter 2, the current chapter ... More


Theoretical Summary on Emotion

James D. Laird

in Feelings: The Perception of Self

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195098891
eISBN:
9780199893614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098891.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter on emotions expands on the implications of individual differences in self-perception processes and describes an integrated view of emotional processes. It argues that emotional processes ... More


Nonemotional Feelings: Confidence, Pride, and Self-Esteem

James D. Laird

in Feelings: The Perception of Self

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195098891
eISBN:
9780199893614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098891.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines a group of studies on the self-perception processes that seem to lead to various self-evaluative feelings of confidence, self-esteem, and pride. In every case, it is shown that ... More


Cognitive Feelings of Knowing, Familiarity, and Tip of the Tongue

James D. Laird

in Feelings: The Perception of Self

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195098891
eISBN:
9780199893614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098891.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses a loosely related group of research programs that have developed quite independently of self-perception theory, but which share its basic insight. This research has looked at ... More


Self-Perception Theory in Full

James D. Laird

in Feelings: The Perception of Self

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195098891
eISBN:
9780199893614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098891.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter is a summary and integration of all the research, organized around four broad questions about self-perception research and theory. The first, and by far the most basic, is simply whether ... More


Self-Perception, Levels of Organization, and the Mind–Body Relation

James D. Laird

in Feelings: The Perception of Self

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195098891
eISBN:
9780199893614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098891.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter looks at one set of implications that flow from the hierarchical systems theory, a conception of how mind and body are related that seems to avoid most of the problems of dualism and ... More


You, Me, and My Brain: Self and Other Representations in Social Cognitive Neuroscience

Jamil Zaki and Kevin Ochsner

in Social Neuroscience: Toward Understanding the Underpinnings of the Social Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195316872
eISBN:
9780199893324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316872.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

How do we reconcile our tendencies to think of others as being similar to us with the importance and ease of seeing ourselves as different from others? This chapter adopts a social cognitive ... More


Mixed race Kin-aesthetics in the age of Obama

Wei Ming Dariotis

in Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781447301011
eISBN:
9781447307228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Mixed-race kin-aesthetics forces us to consider how family, the public sphere, and ideology intersect to dictate not only how others perceive us, but ultimately how we perceive ourselves in an ... More


Motivation

Andreas C. Lehmann, John A. Sloboda, and Robert H. Woody

in Psychology for Musicians: Understanding and Acquiring the Skills

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146103
eISBN:
9780199851164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146103.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter tackles motivation and its crucial role in the development and improvement of musical skills. The manifestations of motivation are treated as behaviors, and its sources are identified ... More


Shamanism, Possession, and Ecstasy: Australia and the Tropics

Robert M. Torrance

in The Spiritual Quest: Transcendence in Myth, Religion, and Science

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520081321
eISBN:
9780520920163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520081321.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The medium's personal transformation by possession trance is a temporary change without major consequence (in most instances) for daily life. Her self-perception as the passive implement of a power ... More


No Roots, Old Roots

Graziella Hsu

in Cultural Curiosity: Thirteen Stories about the Search for Chinese Roots

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223400
eISBN:
9780520924918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223400.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Graziella Zsu discusses how her parents of very different backgrounds were brought together in the last years of World War II. Her mother was Russian, and her father a Chinese professor, who embarked ... More


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