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3. What animals are like

3. What animals are like  

David DeGrazia

in Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776380
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.003.0003
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9780192853608
If we see an animal in a state of fright or pain, it is natural to assume that they have the same feelings as we might. But is this well-grounded? ‘What animals are like’ using empirical ... More
2. The concept of schizophrenia

2. The concept of schizophrenia  

Christopher Frith and Eve Johnstone

in Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775529
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802217.003.0002
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9780192802217
Detailed classification and description of mental disorders did not begin in Europe until the late eighteenth century. Psychiatry became a subject for academic study in German universities ... More
3. Working a career

3. Working a career  

Stephen Fineman

in Work: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778452
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10.1093/actrade/9780199699360.003.0003
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9780199699360
How do we define a career? It can be defined by a single term. Alternatively it can be defined by a series of disconnected occupations. The attractiveness of various careers ebb and flow ... More
6. Philosophical problems in physics, biology, and psychology

6. Philosophical problems in physics, biology, and psychology  

Samir Okasha

in Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191807640
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745587.003.0006
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9780198745587
‘Philosophical problems in physics, biology, and psychology’ examines three philosophical questions that are specific to particular sciences. First, the debate between Gottfried Leibniz and ... More
5. A global concept

5. A global concept  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365913
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0005
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9780199858583
‘A global concept’ describes how scattered communities have formed new bonds of solidarity. Decolonization caused new kinds of migration to occur. Anti-Chinese sentiment in Indonesia and ... More
4. Alienation and reification

4. Alienation and reification  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780190692704
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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.003.0005
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9780190692674
‘Alienation and reification’ explores the concepts of alienation and reification in Karl Marx's Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, and how this affected 20th century Western ... More
Introduction: an ‘Identity’ wave

Introduction: an ‘Identity’ wave  

Florian Coulmas

in Identity: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191867033
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828549.003.0012
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Talk about identity has become ubiquitous. The list of things that are said to have an identity is almost endless. The Introduction explains that identity is all about sameness and ... More
3. Evolving trust and cooperation

3. Evolving trust and cooperation  

Katherine Hawley

in Trust: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778421
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10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.003.0004
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9780199697342
Where does the concept of trust fit into evolutionary theory? The gene selection idea has a disadvantage: it appears unable to explain the altruistic behaviour of certain animals. ‘Evolving ... More
Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction  

Kevin Kenny

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365913
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.001.0001
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9780199858583
Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction examines the origins of diaspora as a concept, its changing meanings over time, its current popularity, and its strengths and limitations as ... More
6. The New Hollywood

6. The New Hollywood  

Peter Decherney

in Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Dec 2015
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9780190454340
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943548.003.0007
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9780199943548
After World War II, the Hollywood studio system entered a period of major transformation, and by the late 1960s a New Hollywood emerged. ‘The New Hollywood’ outlines some of the influences ... More
2. The concept of God

2. The concept of God  

Tim Bayne

in Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191816444
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754961.003.0002
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9780198754961
Religions differ widely in their conceptions of God’s nature, from God as a unity to God as a triune and God as a supernatural being or the totality of all that there is. ‘The concept of ... More
9. Modern sex

9. Modern sex  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776113
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805577.003.0009
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9780192805577
Foucault was as unwilling to accept an identity based on his sexuality as he was from any other area of his life. His interest was, as always, an academic one. He was interested in gay ... More
8. Ñañuu María Gets Hit by Lightning: People and Their Selves

8. Ñañuu María Gets Hit by Lightning: People and Their Selves  

John Monaghan and Peter Just

in Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776335
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853462.003.0009
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9780192853462
‘Ñañuu María Gets Hit by Lightning’ discusses the concepts of personhood and self. Ideas about the world and the people in it that seem obvious and ordinary to the members of a culture are ... More
1. Life and character

1. Life and character  

Patrick Gardiner

in Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775635
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802569.003.0001
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9780192802569
Kierkegaard was one of the rebels of 19th-century thought. He worked in conscious opposition to the prevailing assumptions and conventions of his age. His crucial contentions only saw ... More
Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction

Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction  

Chris Frith and Eve C. Johnstone

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775529
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802217.001.0001
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9780192802217
Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction considers a common mental disorder that has a devastating effect on sufferers and their families. While patients typically hear voices ... More
1. All about us

1. All about us  

Richard J. Crisp

in Social Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191783319
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715511.003.0001
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9780198715511
Social psychology is all about the ‘social universe’ and the people who populate our everyday lives. It’s the study of how society, culture, and context shape attitudes, behaviour, and ... More
1. How many things are there?

1. How many things are there?  

Michael Beaney

in Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191823442
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10.1093/actrade/9780198778028.003.0002
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9780198778028
‘How many things are there?’ introduces Gottlob Frege (1848–1925), one of the main founders of analytic philosophy whose central concern was with the nature of mathematics, and arithmetic ... More
2. How can we speak of what does not exist?

2. How can we speak of what does not exist?  

Michael Beaney

in Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191823442
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10.1093/actrade/9780198778028.003.0003
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9780198778028
Statements that purportedly refer to something that does not exist, whether fictional or not, have been especially problematic in the history of philosophy. ‘How can we speak of what does ... More

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