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3. What animals are like

3. What animals are like  

David DeGrazia

in Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776380
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
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
3. The theorist of liberty

3. The theorist of liberty  

Quentin Skinner

in Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
Published Online: 
Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191874215
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198837572.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198837572
‘The theorist of liberty’ examines Machiavelli’s Discourses, which discuss the constitution of a free state, maintenance of military power, and good leadership. Examining Livy to find the ... More
4. Modes of existence

4. Modes of existence  

Patrick Gardiner

in Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775635
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802569.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192802569
Kierkegaard's early ‘aesthetic’ works, published under pseudonyms, exemplify the ‘indirect’ approach which he was so fond of. The reader is invited to participate in contrasting visions as ... More
2. Why believe in God?

2. Why believe in God?  

John Bowker

in God: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781223
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708957.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198708957
‘Why believe in God?’ provides some examples of the many different answers that have been given to that question. Change and reliability in understanding God and the universe are ... More
Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction

Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction  

Patrick Gardiner

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775635
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802569.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192802569
Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction shows how Kierkegaard developed his views in emphatic opposition to prevailing opinions. It describes his reaction to the ethical and ... More
1. Life and character

1. Life and character  

Patrick Gardiner

in Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775635
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802569.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
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
Horror: A Very Short Introduction

Horror: A Very Short Introduction  

Darryl Jones

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2021
Published Online: 
Jun 2021
eISBN: 
9780191816727
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198755562.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198755562
Horror: A Very Short Introduction argues that horror, while it is often understood as a disreputable popular cultural form, is in fact a major component of human civilization ... More
International Security: A Very Short Introduction

International Security: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher S. Browning

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2013
Published Online: 
Oct 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199668533
International Security: A Very Short Introduction shows that the subjects of war and peace, military strategy, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and revisionist states ... More
9. The politics of fear and control

9. The politics of fear and control  

Christopher S. Browning

in International Security: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2013
Published Online: 
Oct 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0009
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199668533
Following the attacks of 9/11 politicians and analysts declared that a new age of terror was upon us and that new times called for new measures. ‘The politics of fear and control’ describes ... More

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