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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


Personhood in a Neurobiological Age

Nikolas Rose and Joelle M. Abi-Rached

in Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149608
eISBN:
9781400846337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149608.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter explores the neurobiological self. It argues that the emerging neuroscientific understandings of selfhood are unlikely to efface modern human beings' understanding of themselves as ... More


Conversation, recollection, and the search for happiness. Spaemann's understanding of philosophy

Holger Zaborowski

in Robert Spaemann's Philosophy of the Human Person: Nature, Freedom, and the Critique of Modernity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576777
eISBN:
9780191722295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576777.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses Spaemann's self-understanding as a philosopher. It will be concerned with questions such as what philosophy in a late modern context essentially is, what role it plays, and how ... More


Why Philosophy?

P. F. Strawson

in Philosophical Writings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199587292
eISBN:
9780191728747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587292.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores possible responses to the question ‘Why Philosophy?’ The query is worth considering because of two other questions which are sometimes posed. The first is blunt enough: ‘What's ... More


Cortex Cerebri: Performance, Structural and Functional Organisation of the Cortex

O. D. Creutzfeldt

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523246
eISBN:
9780191724510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523246.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The cortex continues to be the subject of intense scientific curiosity, as it has been for the past thirty years. It is the most highly developed part of the brain, yet the youngest in evolutionary ... More


Culture on Drugs: Narco-cultural Studies of High Modernity

Dave Boothroyd

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055980
eISBN:
9781781700921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055980.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Never has a reconsideration of the place of drugs in our culture been more urgent than it is today. Drugs are seen as both panaceas and panapathogens, and the apparent irreconcilability of these ... More


Philosophy and Friendship

Sandra Lynch

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617272
eISBN:
9780748652358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617272.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides a philosophical exploration of the meaning and significance of friendship, explaining the persistence of friendship today in the light of the history of philosophical approaches to ... More


The Labour Church Movement

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter looks more closely at the main organizational expression of the religion of socialism, namely, the Labor Church movement. Previous historians have usually explained the rise of the Labor ... More


Mos, maiores, and historical exempla in Roman culture and society

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the place and function of ancestral tradition (mos maiorum) in Roman culture and political discourse. Central issues such as ownership of the ancestors, the extent and limits to ... More


The Power of Zen

Steven Heine

in White Collar Zen: Using Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160031
eISBN:
9780199850273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with a discussion of how one can achieve power that becomes part of character rather than something that can be taken away or lost. It then discusses how doubt can lead to a ... More


“Our Work Is Change for the Sake of Justice”: Hope Community, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Farrell Bednarowski

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

St. Joseph's Hope Community, an enterprise in Minneapolis, Minnesota that began as a homeless women's shelter, is a compelling example of some of the new forms that healing is taking in ... More


The Philosophy of Autobiography

Christopher Cowley (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226267890
eISBN:
9780226268088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226268088.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book explores a new area, the philosophy of autobiography. There are many long-standing philosophical discussions surrounding concepts relating to autobiography: the self, personal identity, ... More


The Cultural Values of Europe

Hans Joas and Klaus Wiegandt (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311383
eISBN:
9781846315800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315800
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

What is the cultural identity of Europe? Are there specifically European values? Questions such as these are at the centre of a considerable number of political and scholarly debates in contemporary ... More


Child Study in the 1890s

Shuttleworth Sally

in The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582563
eISBN:
9780191702327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582563.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines changes in the conception of the child as the bearer of the future in England during the 1890s. This development was highlighted in Alexander Chamberlain's The Child: A Study in ... More


Memory, Self-Understanding, and Agency

Marina Oshana

in The Philosophy of Autobiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226267890
eISBN:
9780226268088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226268088.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the aspects of a person’s identity or “selfhood” that must be available to the person, and the manner in which these must be available, in order for the person to function as a ... More


Educating Chinese Learners for Social Conscience in Hong Kong:An International School Perspective

Martin Schmidt

in International Education and the Chinese Learner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028450
eISBN:
9789882207059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028450.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The theoretical perspectives explored in this book have been helpful frameworks in understanding how and why students come to care about the material they study in class, care about their fellow ... More


Iconophilia

Adam S. Miller

in Speculative Grace: Bruno Latour and Object-Oriented Theology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251506
eISBN:
9780823253005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251506.003.0033
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter states that Latour's claim is that, in order to understand the revelatory force of religion, we must allow religious objects to speak for themselves. This means both making room for ... More


The English idiom

Arthur Aughey

in The Politics of Englishness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068720
eISBN:
9781781701300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068720.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter provides an account of the historic strengths and weaknesses of what is called the English idiom, based on E.P. Thompson's essay ‘The Peculiarities of the English’. It explains ... More


The (Catholic) Politics of Catholic Studies

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Support for reflective intelligence about Catholicism has proven controversial in the Catholic Church and even in academies sponsored by the Church. Research and teaching about Catholicism requires ... More


Consciousness, intrinsic intentionality, and self-understanding machines

Robert Van Gulick

in Consciousness in Contemporary Science

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522379
eISBN:
9780191688577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522379.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter offers a clear and careful exploration of what it is to have an intentional state and the relationship of intentionality to subjective experience. Here, the chapter proposes that ... More


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