The Persistence of the Human

The Persistence of the Human

The Persistence of the Human explores literary and cinematic works dealing with personal identity and consciousness.

Author: Matthew Escobar

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004323674

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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The Persistence of the Human explores literary and cinematic works dealing with personal identity and consciousness. Escobar examines works in which traumatic loss challenges identity and the question of “the human” arises concluding that narrative is essential for the self.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Persistence of the Particular

The Persistence of the Particular

In this volume, Dennis H. Wrong argues that the scientific standard of universal laws and propositions has only limited relevance to human historical phenomena.

Author: Dennis H. Wrong

Publisher: Transaction Pub

ISBN: 1412805015

Category: Philosophy

Page: 110

View: 401

Definitions of human beings as "symbolic animals" emphasize our capacity to form theories and general laws that can be applied to common social experience. This is balanced by an equally strong will to define events and conditions that are particular to specific times, places, and individuals. In this volume, Dennis H. Wrong argues that the scientific standard of universal laws and propositions has only limited relevance to human historical phenomena. Wrong identifies the essential questions for social science as the place of nature and nurture in forming personality, the sources of variation in human conduct and culture, the causes of deviations from social norms, how human motivations are socially shaped and controlled to make society possible, and, finally, the causes of social change. Because successive generations of thinkers have given varying answers to these questions, no cumulative progress can be said to have occurred. Wrong argues that the unity of theory and research sought by American sociologists cannot be obtained in social theory. In terms of sociological practice, this has created a disparity between the canonical theories of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber, and the empirically oriented methodologies of current social research--especially questionnaires, fieldwork, and statistical research. Wrong attributes this disparity to postmodern skepticism about the potential of the social sciences to create a body of knowledge that might positively reshape human society. Between the large-scale theoretical constructs of classical theory and the overly particularistic tendencies associated with postmodernism, Wrong argues for a historically oriented approach emphasizing unforeseen, accidental agents as a foundation for modestly conceived theories. Wrong emphasizes that the capacity to avoid predictable, standardized responses, whether they are based on instinct or ingrained habit, is the source of human creativity. Homo sapiens is as much a particularizing as a generalizing animal. That is the major theme of this effort at the humanization of a discipline divided by space, time, and purpose. Dennis H. Wrong is professor emeritus of sociology at New York University. He is the author of Reflections on a Politically Skeptical Era, The Oversocialized Conception of Man, and Power: Its Forms, Bases, and Uses.
Categories: Philosophy

The Persistence of Subjectivity

The Persistence of Subjectivity

Discussing Heidegger, Gadamer, Adorno, Leo Strauss, Manfred Frank, and John McDowell, Robert Pippin attempts to understand how subjectivity arises in contemporary institutional practices such as medicine, as well as in other contexts such ...

Author: Robert B. Pippin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139446355

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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The Persistence of Subjectivity examines several approaches to, and critiques of, the core notion in the self-understanding and legitimation of the modern, 'bourgeois' form of life: the free, reflective, self-determining subject. Since it is a relatively recent historical development that human beings think of themselves as individual centers of agency, and that one's entitlement to such a self-determining life is absolutely valuable, the issue at stake also involves the question of the historical location of philosophy. What might it mean to take seriously Hegel's claim that philosophical reflection is always reflection on the historical 'actuality' of its own age? Discussing Heidegger, Gadamer, Adorno, Leo Strauss, Manfred Frank, and John McDowell, Robert Pippin attempts to understand how subjectivity arises in contemporary institutional practices such as medicine, as well as in other contexts such as modernism in the visual arts and in the novels of Marcel Proust.
Categories: Philosophy

The Persistence of Human Passions

The Persistence of Human Passions

OF HUMAN PASSIONS : MANUEL MUJICA LAINEZ'S SATIRICAL NEO - MODERNISM This one RDT 7 - ZQB - XSQ2 THE PERSISTENCE OF HUMAN PASSIONS : MANUEL MUJICA LAINEZ'S ...

Author: George O. Schanzer

Publisher: Tamesis

ISBN: 0729302334

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 153

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Categories: Literary Criticism

The Persistence of Vision

The Persistence of Vision

Author: John Varley

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: UOM:49015000613241

Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 288

View: 978

Categories: Science fiction, American

The Persistence of Beauty

The Persistence of Beauty

This significant collection of essays examines the cultural, literary, philosophical and historical representation of beauty in British, Irish and American literature.

Author: Mark Sandy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317303817

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

View: 661

This significant collection of essays examines the cultural, literary, philosophical and historical representation of beauty in British, Irish and American literature. Contributors use the works of Charles Dickens, T S Eliot, W H Auden and Stephen Spender among others to explore the role of beauty and its wider implications in art and society.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Persistence of the Particular

The Persistence of the Particular

What are the major “general orientations” or “sensitizing concepts” with which human beings, and not merely academic social scientists, approach the ...

Author: Dennis Wrong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351477512

Category: Social Science

Page: 110

View: 901

Definitions of human beings as "symbolic animals" emphasize our capacity to form theories and general laws that can be applied to common social experience. This is balanced by an equally strong will to define events and conditions that are particular to specific times, places, and individuals. In this volume, Dennis H. Wrong argues that the scientific standard of universal laws and propositions has only limited relevance to human historical phenomena. Wrong identifies the essential questions for social science as the place of nature and nurture in forming personality, the sources of variation in human conduct and culture, the causes of deviations from social norms, how human motivations are socially shaped and controlled to make society possible, and, finally, the causes of social change. Because successive generations of thinkers have given varying answers to these questions, no cumulative progress can be said to have occurred. Wrong argues that the unity of theory and research sought by American sociologists cannot be obtained in social theory. In terms of sociological practice, this has created a disparity between the canonical theories of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber, and the empirically oriented methodologies of current social research--especially questionnaires, fieldwork, and statistical research. Wrong attributes this disparity to postmodern skepticism about the potential of the social sciences to create a body of knowledge that might positively reshape human society. Between the large-scale theoretical constructs of classical theory and the overly particularistic tendencies associated with postmodernism, Wrong argues for a historically oriented approach emphasizing unforeseen, accidental agents as a foundation for modestly conceived theories. Wrong emphasizes that the capacity to avoid predictable, standardized responses, whether they are based on instinct or ingrained habit, is the source of human creativity. Homo sapiens is as m
Categories: Social Science

The Persistence of Melancholia in Arts and Culture

The Persistence of Melancholia in Arts and Culture

This book explores the history and continuing relevance of melancholia as an amorphous but richly suggestive theme in literature, music, and visual culture, as well as philosophy and the history of ideas.

Author: Andrea Bubenik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429887765

Category: Art

Page: 226

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This book explores the history and continuing relevance of melancholia as an amorphous but richly suggestive theme in literature, music, and visual culture, as well as philosophy and the history of ideas. Inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s engraving Melencolia I (1514)—the first visual representation of artistic melancholy—this volume brings together contributions by scholars from a variety of disciplines. Topics include: Melencolia I and its reception; how melancholia inhabits landscapes, soundscapes, figures and objects; melancholia in medical and psychological contexts; how melancholia both enables and troubles artistic creation; and Sigmund Freud’s essay "Mourning and Melancholia" (1917).
Categories: Art

Sacred Space and the Persistence of Identity

Sacred Space and the Persistence of Identity

The Evolution and Meaning of an American Religious Utopia Richard A. Waugh.
It is , after all , after all , our perception of space , and our perception of our
experience with space , that allows us to consider a place sacred . Throughout
human ...

Author: Richard A. Waugh

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89056025380

Category:

Page: 1424

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The Persistence of Romanticism

The Persistence of Romanticism

This volume, first published in 2001, argues that Romantic thought remains central to both artistic work and philosophical understanding.

Author: Richard Eldridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521804817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

View: 792

This volume, first published in 2001, argues that Romantic thought remains central to both artistic work and philosophical understanding.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Persistence and Mutation of Racism

The Persistence and Mutation of Racism

International Council on Human Rights Policy. Participants at the meeting on 3 -
4 December 1999 Theo Van Boven Member of the United Nations Committee on
the Elimination of Ethnic and Racial Discrimination ( CERD ) , member of the ...

Author: International Council on Human Rights Policy

Publisher: Ichrp

ISBN: IND:30000107402343

Category: Human rights

Page: 26

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Categories: Human rights

Metropolitan Dominance and the Persistence of the Urban rural Fertility Differential

Metropolitan Dominance and the Persistence of the Urban rural Fertility Differential

Noting that human ecology focuses on the impact of man's environment on
human behavior , Bogue himself infers an ecological framework when he states
that " population distribution studies are capable of contributing a great deal of
indirect ...

Author: Rodger Reid Rice

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293031966124

Category: Fertility, Human

Page: 816

View: 360

Categories: Fertility, Human

The Persistence of Craft

The Persistence of Craft

In The Persistence of Craft, contributors discuss the development of not only six specific crafts--glass, ceramics, jewelry, wood, textiles, and metal--but also the trends and movements that have helped shape their developments.

Author: Paul Greenhalgh

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813532647

Category: Art

Page: 218

View: 697

In The Persistence of Craft, contributors discuss the development of not only six specific crafts--glass, ceramics, jewelry, wood, textiles, and metal--but also the trends and movements that have helped shape their developments. Includes 180 full-color illustrations.
Categories: Art

Contemporary French Philosophy

Contemporary French Philosophy

The book interrogates some of the most influential perspectives on the question of the subject to contest those postmodern voices which announce its disappearance or death.

Author: Caroline Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847142634

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 490

French philosophy and cultural theory continue to hold a prestigious and influential position in European thought. One of the central themes of contemporary French philosophy is its concern with the theoretical and political status of the subject, a question which has been broached by structuralists and poststructuralists through an analysis of the construction of the subject in and by language, discourse, power and ideology.Contemporary French Philosophy outlines the construction of the subject in modern philosophy, focusing in particular on the seminal work of Althusser, Lacan, Derrida and Foucault. The book interrogates some of the most influential perspectives on the question of the subject to contest those postmodern voices which announce its disappearance or death. It argues instead that the question of the subject persists, even in those perspectives which seek to abandon it altogether.Providing a broad introduction to the field and an original analysis of some of the most influential theorists of the 20th Century, the book will be of great interest to political and literary theorists, cultural historians, as well as to philosophers.
Categories: Philosophy

The Persistence of Violence

The Persistence of Violence

manifestation of the first theory, while psychological theories of pathological
development are expressions of the second. What both have in common is the
assumption of a core human nature. This is perhaps surprising given that one of
the ...

Author: Anthony J. L. Collins

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:W267687

Category:

Page: 694

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The Persistence of Subsistence Agriculture

The Persistence of Subsistence Agriculture

The story told by The Persistence of Subsistence Agriculture begins 8,000 years ago as humans began using the land and weather to provide themselves with food, housing, and clothing.

Author: Tony Waters

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739107682

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 213

The story told by The Persistence of Subsistence Agriculture begins 8,000 years ago as humans began using the land and weather to provide themselves with food, housing, and clothing. Productive farmers took care of most daily needs within the small conservative world in which they lived. This world organized around small-scale subsistence farming is ending as the ancient world of farmers has given away to that dominated by the modern marketplace. This book is about how the modern market world transformed these remote agricultural farmers. Waters uses diverse examples to illustrate how the modern market economy captured persistent subsistence farmers and forever altered life in 18th century Scotland, 19th century United States, 20th century Tanzania, and indeed, the entire modern world.
Categories: Social Science

The Taming of Evolution

The Taming of Evolution

The Taming of Evolution addresses the questions of how and why this is so. Davydd Greenwood offers a sustained critique of the nature/nurture debate, revealing the complexity of the relationship between science and ideology.

Author: Davydd Greenwood

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501719936

Category: Science

Page: 228

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The theory of evolution has clearly altered our views of the biological world, but in the study of human beings, evolutionary and preevolutionary views continue to coexist in a state of perpetual tension. The Taming of Evolution addresses the questions of how and why this is so. Davydd Greenwood offers a sustained critique of the nature/nurture debate, revealing the complexity of the relationship between science and ideology. He maintains that popular contemporary theories, most notably E. O. Wilson’s human sociobiology and Marvin Harris’s cultural materialism, represent pre-Darwinian notions overlaid by elaborate evolutionary terminology. Greenwood first details the humoral-environmental and Great Chain of Being theories that dominated Western thinking before Darwin. He systematically compares these ideas with those later influenced by Darwin’s theories, illuminating the surprising continuities between them. Greenwood suggests that it would be neither difficult nor socially dangerous to develop a genuinely evolutionary understanding of human beings, so long as we realized that we could not derive political and moral standards from the study of biological processes.
Categories: Science