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Afterword

Afterword  

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/9780198715511.003.0007
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9780198715511
So that’s a very short introduction to social psychology. We’ve taken a tour of the social mind and seen the profound impact that our relationships have on attitudes, beliefs, and ... More
4. Will, body, and the self

4. Will, body, and the self  

Christopher Janaway

in Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775666
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802590.003.0004
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9780192802590
‘Will, body, and the self’ explores Schopenhauer's understanding of the self. Schopenhauer explains that the subject is that which knows, the object that which is known by it. The will is ... More
5. Categories and MethodVaiśeṣika and Nyāya

5. Categories and Method: Vaiśeṣika and Nyāya  

Sue Hamilton

in Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776403
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853745.003.0005
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9780192853745
One of the earliest systems of thought to emerge from the early milieu (2nd century bce), which was concerned with ‘what to look at’, was that of Kaṇāda, as recorded in his Vaiśeṣika Sūtra. ... More
3. Politics and identity

3. Politics and identity  

Christopher Butler

in Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775550
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802392.003.0003
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9780192802392
The most important postmodernist ethical argument concerns the relationship between discourse and power. ‘Politics and identity’ outlines Michel Foucault's influential analysis of this ... More
6. Thought gone wrong

6. Thought gone wrong  

Tim Bayne

in Thought: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778148
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.003.0006
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9780199601721
The organs of thought sometimes go wrong. What is a delusion? What kinds of thoughts are delusions? How can they be explained? ‘Thought gone wrong’ acknowledges that there are no solid ... More
5. Free and sociable solitude

5. Free and sociable solitude  

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2020
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Nov 2020
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9780190848804
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10.1093/actrade/9780190848774.003.0005
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9780190848774
How does Montaigne’s early essay “On Solitude” fit with his sociable nature and public profile? “Free and sociable solitude” describes the qualities of Montaigne’s ideal solitude. He argued ... More
5. The sources of happiness

5. The sources of happiness  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778575
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0005
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Listing the different sources of our happiness can be tricky: relationships, friends, family, community, love. ‘The sources of happiness’ considers where we find our happiness and how these ... More
6. Beyond happiness: well-being

6. Beyond happiness: well-being  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778575
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0006
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9780199590605
Well-being should not be confused with happiness. Well-being is a matter of value: what is good for us. ‘Beyond happiness: well-being’ considers what we need to attain a sense of ... More
5. Robots and artificial life

5. Robots and artificial life  

Margaret A. Boden

in Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191821448
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10.1093/actrade/9780199602919.003.0005
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9780199602919
Artificial life (A-Life) models biological systems. Like AI, it has both technological and scientific aims. ‘Robots and artificial life’ explains that A-Life is integral to AI, because all ... More
2. Social constructions

2. Social constructions  

Steve Bruce

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

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191861826
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10.1093/actrade/9780198822967.003.0002
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9780198822967
Sociology could be described as the study of social structures and social institutions, and sociological work is often divided into topics such as class structure, the family, crime and ... More
5. Some themes

5. Some themes  

Edward Craig

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

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Sep 2020
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Sep 2020
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9780191894336
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10.1093/actrade/9780198861775.003.0005
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9780198861775
‘Some themes’ looks in more detail at some of the topics explored by Plato, Hume, and the author of ‘Milinda’s Questions’—ethical consequentialism (what happens as a result of someone’s ... More
9. Death and the good life

9. Death and the good life  

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2020
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Nov 2020
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9780190848804
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10.1093/actrade/9780190848774.003.0009
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9780190848774
For Montaigne death forms part of any life that is worth living. “Death and the good life” considers Montaigne’s writing and thought on the end of life and on living life. Montaigne is ... More
3. Bodies and Selves

3. Bodies and Selves  

A. J. Ayer

in Hume: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776601
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854063.003.0003
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9780192854063
Do bodies and selves exist separate from our perceptions? ‘Bodies and Selves’ explores Hume's belief that perceptions are connected to external objects and that denying this is ... More
5. Morality without freedom?

5. Morality without freedom?  

Thomas Pink

in Free Will: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776366
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853585.003.0005
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9780192853585
‘Morality without freedom?’ asks whether we can be morally responsible if we are not free. Ordinary moral theory holds people responsible only for actions they can control. Freedom requires ... More
7. Self-determination and the will

7. Self-determination and the will  

Thomas Pink

in Free Will: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776366
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853585.003.0007
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‘Self-determination and the will’ assesses the exercise problem. Hobbes' theory of action cites the causal power of desires as the capability for action. This threatens libertarian freedom, ... More
4. Authenticity

4. Authenticity  

Thomas Flynn

in Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775932
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.003.0004
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9780192804280
‘Authenticity’ considers how to live a ‘free’ life. Authenticity comes from owning up to our self-defining choices and transcending one's situation to make something of oneself. To deny ... More
7. Self-portraiture, photography, and performance

7. Self-portraiture, photography, and performance  

Laura Marcus

in Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191785252
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10.1093/actrade/9780199669240.003.0008
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9780199669240
The relationship between visual and literary self-portraits is mutual. Portraiture and self-portraiture in art have frequently been linked to biography and autobiography. This is true in ... More
7. The ethics of thought

7. The ethics of thought  

Tim Bayne

in Thought: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778148
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.003.0007
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9780199601721
Under what circumstances are we responsible for our thoughts? How can that responsibility be exercised? ‘The ethics of thought’ examines what lies at the heart of the nature of thought and ... More
3. Are persons real?

3. Are persons real?  

Jan Westerhoff

in Reality: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778063
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10.1093/actrade/9780199594412.003.0004
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9780199594412
What does it feel like to doubt the self? Some psychological conditions, lead a person to assume that they are dead or deny bodily existence. There is a paradox: how can someone be ... 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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9780198828549
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

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