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The Sense of the Ending in La clemenza di Tito

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Opera

La clemenza di Tito, a political allegory, dramatizes clemency as a central tenet of enlightened governance. The events of the plot allow dark tendencies in human nature to ... More


Blue Zones

Nomi Dave

in The Revolution's Echoes: Music, Politics, and Pleasure in Guinea

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226654461
eISBN:
9780226654775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226654775.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter considers the ways in which the lines between authoritarianism and democracy and between the past and the present remain blurred in Guinea today. It considers the new role of the private ... More


Mirror, Mirror!

Thomas Boraud

in How the Brain Makes Decisions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198824367
eISBN:
9780191863202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824367.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter studies self-recognition and the capacity to mimic others underlying the capacity to learn by imitation. Brain-imaging studies conducted in humans show that self-recognition strongly ... More


Homo Erectus: An Aware Self

E. Fuller Torrey

in Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231183369
eISBN:
9780231544863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231183369.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Neurobiology

This chapter describes Homo erectus and its lifestyle. It made more sophisticated handaxes, controlled fire, and migrated halfway around the world. Cognitively, it is likely that Homo erectus had ... More


The Evolution of Personality

Raymond L. Neubauer

in Evolution and the Emergent Self: The Rise of Complexity and Behavioral Versatility in Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150705
eISBN:
9780231521680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150705.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the evolution of personality in two species that live in very different habitats and have very different brain architectures: elephants and dolphins. Complex societies and ... More


Self-Consciousness in Nonhuman Animals

Kristina Musholt

in Thinking about Oneself: From Nonconceptual Content to the Concept of a Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029209
eISBN:
9780262329767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029209.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the implications of the account proposed in this book for the question of whether nonhuman animals possess self-consciousness. It discusses empirical studies of mirror ... More


Thinking Immunologically

in The Age of Immunology: Conceiving A Future in an Alienating World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226568126
eISBN:
9780226568140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568140.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on how metaphors function as conveyors of cultural categories of thought, and how immunology becomes a dominant medium through which those categories are variably embodied. The ... More


Plant Behaviour and Intelligence

Anthony Trewavas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199539543
eISBN:
9780191788291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539543.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This book takes as its theme the statement by the Nobel prize winning plant biologist, Barbara McClintock in 1984; “A goal for the future would be to determine the extent of knowledge the cell has of ... More


Recognition in Religion: A Systematic Outline

Risto Saarinen

in Recognition and Religion: A Historical and Systematic Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198791966
eISBN:
9780191834189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791966.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter defines three historical paradigms of religious recognition, that is, (i) patristic conversion narrative, (ii) medieval and early modern promise of self-preservation, and (iii) the ... More


The Self as Social Object

Dan Zahavi

in Self and Other: Exploring Subjectivity, Empathy, and Shame

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199590681
eISBN:
9780191789656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590681.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses research on facial self-recognition. The ability to recognize one’s own face, for instance by passing the mirror mark test, has often been heralded as providing empirical ... More


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