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The Metaphysics of Gender

Charlotte Witt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740413
eISBN:
9780199918720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740413.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is about gender essentialism: what it is and why it might be true. It opens with the question: What is gender essentialism? After distinguishing between essentialism about gender viewed as ... More


The Argument for Gender Essentialism

Charlotte Witt

in The Metaphysics of Gender

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740413
eISBN:
9780199918720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740413.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that gender is the principle of normative unity for social individuals. First, it explains further what a principle of normative unity is and why social individuals might need ... More


Human Organisms, Social Individuals, and Persons

Charlotte Witt

in The Metaphysics of Gender

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740413
eISBN:
9780199918720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740413.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter distinguishes between human organisms, social individuals, and persons. It argues that the claim of gender essentialism is best formulated as a claim about social individuals rather than ... More


The Person, the Social Individual, and the Self

Charlotte Witt

in The Metaphysics of Gender

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740413
eISBN:
9780199918720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740413.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter focuses on three topics, which are central to the views presented in this book. First, it approaches the self from the normative perspective to explore how the ascriptivist account of ... More


Free agent or ‘conscious automaton’? The individual in Spencer’s social theory

John Offer

in An intellectual history of British social policy: Idealism versus non-idealism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345318
eISBN:
9781447301455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345318.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter explores Herbert Spencer's complex interpretation of individuals and social life. It is primarily concerned with how Spencer understood ‘social individuals’ and ‘social life’, and to ... More


Terror: Louis Blanc’s Historical Theory of Circumstances

Stephen W. Sawyer

in Demos Assembled: Democracy and the International Origins of the Modern State, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226544465
eISBN:
9780226544632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544632.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter argues that Blanc’s writings on the Terror and the limits of liberal democracy were influential in the founding of the Third Republic and conception of the modern democratic state. ... More


Inhabiting a Culture of Memory: The Autobiographical Process as a Form of Life

Jens Brockmeier

in Beyond the Archive: Memory, Narrative, and the Autobiographical Process

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199861569
eISBN:
9780190264666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861569.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter investigates the autobiographical process as a cultural scenario—as a cultural form of life. It centers on the idea of remembering as a practice that is part and parcel of living a life, ... More


Indian Personal Law: Toward a Comparative The oretical Perspective

Narendra Subramanian

in Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788786
eISBN:
9780804790901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788786.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter illustrates the pattern of change in India's personal laws since independence, based largely on the norms and initiatives of the concerned group. It highlights the tensions between ... More


Democratic Ends of State

Stephen W. Sawyer

in Demos Assembled: Democracy and the International Origins of the Modern State, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226544465
eISBN:
9780226544632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544632.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This conclusion summarizes the problems of democratic governance that were confronted by the French in the mid-19th century. The chapter notes that the French understood democracy to be as social as ... More


Calling Another to Social Reason: The Double Imperative Weź-V2 (“Take-V2”)

Jörg Zinken

in Requesting Responsibility: The Morality of Grammar in Polish and English Family Interaction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190210724
eISBN:
9780190210748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210724.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the use of double imperative turns built with weź (“take”) and a second action verb as a practice for REQUESTING. Earlier work has interpreted this and similar double verb ... More


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