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2. A career in science

2. A career in science  

Frank A. J. L. James

in Michael Faraday: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777646
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199574315.003.0003
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9780199574315
2. A career in science
6. A Case Study in Misunderstanding: Heidegger and Carnap

6. A Case Study in Misunderstanding: Heidegger and Carnap  

Simon Critchley

in Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776373
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.003.0006
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chapter
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9780192853592
6. A Case Study in Misunderstanding: Heidegger and Carnap
20. Afterlife

20. Afterlife  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780191822322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0020
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9780192854087
20. Afterlife
6. The age of systems – risky futures

6. The age of systems – risky futures  

David Blockley

in Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777738
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578696.003.0006
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9780199578696
6. The age of systems – risky futures
AgnosticismA Very Short Introduction

Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction  

Robin Le Poidevin

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777684
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.001.0001
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book
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9780199575268
A Very Short Introduction
2. The analysis of stuff

2. The analysis of stuff  

William H. Brock

in The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191785085
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716488.003.0003
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9780198716488
2. The analysis of stuff Abstract The fundamental problem in chemistry is transmutation. How can two homogeneous stuffs with very different properties merge to form another homogeneous material whose properties are different from the reactants? ‘The analysis of stuff’ outlines the history of chemical analysis beginning in the early 16th century with Paracelsus, a deeply religious practising doctor who began to work with chemical remedies rather than those based on plants. The iatrochemistry movement promoted by Paracelsians meant that chemistry became part of the European medical curriculum. Other key characters in the chemical revolution are also discussed—Joan Baptista van Helmont,
AugustineA Very Short Introduction

Augustine: A Very Short Introduction  

Henry Chadwick

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776762
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.001.0001
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9780192854520
A Very Short Introduction
6. Beauty and design

6. Beauty and design  

Roger Scruton

in Kant: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775482
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801999.003.0006
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9780192801999
6. Beauty and design Abstract Kant's writings on religion show an attempt at the systematic demystification of theology. ‘Beauty and design’ analyses Kant's writings on religion and touches upon Kant's aesthetics. An attempt to make the idea of God intelligible through images, and so to place God in the categories of an empirical world, is self-contradictory, Kant believed. If God is a transcendental being, then there is nothing to be said of him from our point of view except that he transcends it. The worship due to God becomes reverence and devotion for the moral law. The faith that transcends
5. Bodies as commodities

5. Bodies as commodities  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191802164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0006
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9780198739036
5. Bodies as commodities Abstract Bodies have been conceptualized and valued in a wide variety of ways across contrasting cultures. There has been a multiplication of methods through which the physical appearance, organs, and flesh of the living and the dead have become implicated in market transactions. ‘Bodies as commodities’ considers marketing appearance, medicalizing bodies for profit, trafficking body parts, and selling embodied subjects into forced labour and slavery, which each highlight a breakdown of the distinction between physical subjects and commodities. It also discusses the resistance of such commodification by international bodies and anti-slavery organizations working to end forced
6. Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies

6. Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191802164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198739036
6. Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies Abstract ‘Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies’ considers three key questions—are mediated bodies immoral? How do people manage bodily change? Have our bodies become sacred? They each show how body matters reach beyond the boundaries of enfleshed persons. Embodied individuals are always situated within a wider social and material environment that they shape and are shaped by. The manner in which bodies are conceptualized, experienced, lived, and treated provides us with far more than a limited and localized topic, of interest only to physiologists and others in the biological sciences. Instead, these issues provide key

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