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Acherley, Roger

Matthew Kilburn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Theory; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1292 words.

Acherley, Roger (bap. 1662?, d. 1740), political writer and lawyer, was the son of John Acherley of Stanwardine, in the parish of Baschurch, Shropshire; he may have been Roger Atcherley,...

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Alasdair MacIntyre, <i>After Virtue</i>

John R. Wallach.

in The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Contemporary Political Theory

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Law and Politics. 6203 words.

This essay discusses the contribution of Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue (1981) to a generation of moral theory. Pitched as a critique of liberal individualism (e.g., Rawls), modernity...

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Animal Work

Jocelyne Porcher.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

April 2017; p ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Law and Politics. 8397 words.

Although the presence of animals in our lives seems natural, it is not; it depends on work. But we don’t know what work means for a dog, a horse, or a cow. This chapter proposes a concept...

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Animals as Legal Subjects

Paul Waldau.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

April 2017; p ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Law and Politics. 10440 words.

This chapter contrasts the dominant sense of the phrase “animals as legal subjects,” which minimizes fundamental protections for nonhuman animals, with alternative senses of the same phrase...

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Animals as Living Property

David Favre.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

April 2017; p ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Law and Politics. 7870 words.

For all recorded history domestic animals have been considered objects within the legal system, classified as personal property, the primary focus being on what an owner can do with...

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Animals as Sentient Commodities

Rhoda Wilkie.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

April 2017; p ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Law and Politics. 11376 words.

A discrepancy exists between the legal and perceived status of livestock. Legally, food animals are property, but their thing-like status is unstable and does not determine how they are...

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At the Limits of Rhetoric

Johannes Türk.

in The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt

January 2017; p ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Law and Politics. 12208 words.

This chapter analyzes the systematic relationship of Carl Schmitt’s oeuvre to rhetoric, arguing that his work cannot be detached from its engagement in a simultaneously metaphysical and...

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Boudin, Louis Boudinoff

Paul Moreno.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Theory; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1526 words.

Boudin, Louis Boudinoff (15 February 1874–29 May 1952), political theorist and lawyer, was born Louis Boudinoff in the Ukraine, the son of Peter Boudinoff, a merchant, and Frone Feld. Louis...

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Burke, Richard

George C. McElroy and Elizabeth R. Lambert.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Theory; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1714 words.

Burke, Richard (1733–1794), political writer and lawyer, was born in Dublin on 18 December 1733, the sixth of the eleven children of Richard Burke (d. 1761), attorney, and his wife, Mary, n...

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Cetacean Cognition

Lori Marino.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

April 2017; p ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Law and Politics. 6047 words.

Cetacean cognition at the level of the individual is complex and highly sophisticated and shares a number of characteristics with human and other great ape cognitive features. At the same...

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