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A very short introduction

A very short introduction  

Noël Carroll

in Humour: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
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9780191779886
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10.1093/actrade/9780199552221.003.0001
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‘A Very Short Introduction’ outlines the aims of the book and provides an overview of each of the following chapters. ...

4. The programme of social theory

4. The programme of social theory  

James Gordon Finlayson

in Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776274
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840950.003.0004
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Habermas asks: how is social order possible? He believes that in modern, secular societies social order rests mainly on communicative action and discourse, which help establish and maintain ... More
4. The analysis of knowledge

4. The analysis of knowledge  

Jennifer Nagel

in Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191779916
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10.1093/actrade/9780199661268.003.0004
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9780199661268
‘The analysis of knowledge’ begins with Edmund Gettier who challenged the ‘classical analysis of knowledge’ that equates knowledge with justified true belief. His no-false-belief proposal ... More
2. Habermas's new approach to social theory

2. Habermas's new approach to social theory  

James Gordon Finlayson

in Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776274
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840950.003.0002
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After Habermas published Structural Transformation, he spent twenty years on an intellectual journey. He used this time re-equipping and repositioning himself in respect to the tradition of ... More
1. What is theory?

1. What is theory?  

Jonathan Culler

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

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778384
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10.1093/actrade/9780199691340.003.0001
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9780199691340
Since the 1960s, writings from outside the field of literary studies have been taken up by people in literary studies because their analyses of language, mind, history or culture offer new ... More
5. Law and society

5. Law and society  

Raymond Wacks

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

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0005
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‘Law and society’ examines the sociological approach to law, focusing on the two giants of social theory — Émile Durkheim and Max Weber. It also explains the Marxist materialist account of ... More
14. Ideas

14. Ideas  

Tom Sorell

in Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776632
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854094.003.0014
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In stating that the imagination cannot help us to picture God, but that we can form a conception of our Maker by other means, Descartes was articulating his theory of ideas. ‘Ideas’ shows ... More
7. Performative language

7. Performative language  

Jonathan Culler

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

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778384
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10.1093/actrade/9780199691340.003.0007
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‘Performative language’ considers issues concerning the meaning and effects of language, identity and the nature of the subject. Performative utterances do not describe but perform the ... More
4. Rights and justice

4. Rights and justice  

Raymond Wacks

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

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0004
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‘Rights and justice’ asks: What is a right? Is there a distinction between my rights as recognized by the law, and rights that I believe I ought to have? It examines the two major theories ... More
4. Decision making

4. Decision making  

Jonathan St B. T. Evans

in Thinking and Reasoning: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191829321
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10.1093/actrade/9780198787259.003.0004
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9780198787259
We make a decision every time that we do something when we could have done something else, but most of these decisions are habitual and require little thought. ‘Decision making’ explains ... More
8. Identity, identification, and the subject

8. Identity, identification, and the subject  

Jonathan Culler

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

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778384
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10.1093/actrade/9780199691340.003.0008
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‘Identity, identification and the subject’ examines the debate in literary and cultural theory concerning the identity and function of the subject or self. Two basic questions underlie ... More
2. Scepticism

2. Scepticism  

Jennifer Nagel

in Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191779916
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10.1093/actrade/9780199661268.003.0002
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9780199661268
When you start to get self-conscious about what you know, even the simplest fact, something you usually think you could verify at a glance, can start to seem like something you don’t really ... More
1. What is science?

1. What is science?  

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/9780198745587.003.0001
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What is the distinguishing feature of science? ‘What is science?’ explores this question from a philosophical and a historical perspective. One answer is that scientific enquiry involves ... More
4. The culture of postmodernism

4. The culture of postmodernism  

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/9780192802392.003.0004
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9780192802392
‘The culture of postmodernism’ considers postmodernism in the fields of literature, music, art, and architecture. The postmodern fiction that involves an ontological uncertainty about the ... More
6. Discourse ethics I: the discourse theory of morality

6. Discourse ethics I: the discourse theory of morality  

James Gordon Finlayson

in Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776274
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840950.003.0006
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Discourse ethics is the normative heart of Habermas's philosophy. In it he develops themes of publicity, inclusiveness, equality, solidarity, justice in terms of the pragmatic meaning ... More
3. How we learn what things are made of, and what we found

3. How we learn what things are made of, and what we found  

Frank Close

in Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191775956
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804341.003.0003
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9780192804341
‘How we learn what things are made of, and what we found’ outlines methods of determining atomic structure. We cannot see atoms with our eyes, as visible light has too long a wavelength to ... More
8. Sapere aude: The exhaustion of theory and the promise of philosophy

8. Sapere aude: The exhaustion of theory and the promise of philosophy  

Simon Critchley

in Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776373
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.003.0008
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9780192853592
‘Sapere aude: The exhaustion of theory and the promise of philosophy’ explains that current divisions in the study of philosophy are a consequence of professional self-descriptions which ... More
6. Music and the Academy

6. Music and the Academy  

Nicholas Cook

in Music: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776441
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853820.003.0006
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9780192853820
‘Music and the Academy’ is concerned with musicology — the academic study of music. It begins with musicologist Joseph Kerman's book, Contemplating Music, which offered a social history of ... More
1. What is anxiety?

1. What is anxiety?  

Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman

in Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777486
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567157.003.0001
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9780199567157
‘What is anxiety?’ asks what anxiety is; what it feels like; and what its purpose might be. A brief history of anxiety takes us from its Latin roots, through the increased interest in ... More
3. Nature or nurture?

3. Nature or nurture?  

Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman

in Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777486
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567157.003.0003
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9780199567157
Do we inherit anxiety through our genes, or learn it from those closest to us? ‘Nature or nurture?’ looks at the evidence. Twin adoption studies point to a genetic influence, but ... More

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