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sensitive species

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Plant or animal species which are susceptible to changes in habitat or to impacts from human activities.

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Knowledge in general

Georges Dicker.

in Locke on Knowledge and Reality

July 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 8652 words.

This chapter explains: (1) Locke’s definition of knowledge as idea-agreement; (2) his four species of knowledge— identity/diversity, relation, co-existence/necessary connection, real...

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Englebert, Serge

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Prints and Printmaking; Contemporary Art; 20th-Century Art. 50 words.

Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1951, in Fraipont.

Draughtsman, engraver. Animals, birds, insects, fish.

Englebert attended the Académie Royale in Liège,...

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Freud

Irving Singer.

in The Nature of Love

February 2009; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 23504 words.

This chapter attempts to blur the lines between science and philosophy so that the works of Freud may be understood. Freud himself was very sensitive about the differences between his...

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From Earlier to Later Hominins

Sireen El Zataari and Peter Ungar.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Diet

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 7613 words.

More than fifty years ago researchers recognised that microscopic patterns of wear on tooth enamel surfaces record information about ingestive behaviours and diets. Various methods of...

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Discrimination, Partial Concern, and Arbitrariness

Gerald Lang.

in Luck, Value, and Commitment

June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 16727 words.

Drawing on some of Bernard Williams's work, especially his essays ‘The Idea of Equality’ and ‘The Human Prejudice’, this chapter argues that ‘speciesism’ is very unlike racism or sexism,...

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God

John Holmes.

in Darwin's Bards

September 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 11559 words.

This chapter examines how poets have imagined the nature of God in a Darwinian universe, from Robert Browning's ‘Caliban upon Setebos’, written in the very early 1860s in the immediate...

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A Rational Agent

Rüdiger Bittner.

in Doing Things for Reasons

August 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 5682 words.

The chapter develops the main consequences the present conception of reasons for which people do things has for our status as rational agents. One is that rational agents only need an...

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The Buddhist Understanding of Other Animals

Paul Waldau.

in The Specter of Speciesism

October 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism. 9831 words.

Examining the common view that Buddhism is sensitive to nonhuman animals, this chapter concludes that the tradition has an ambivalent view of existence as a nonhuman animal, and that early...

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Knowledge

Rowland Stout.

in The Inner Life of a Rational Agent

April 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 11610 words.

Knowledge is a state of mind; it is a disposition to behave distinct from the disposition that is the corresponding belief, but at the same time necessitating the existence of such a...

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Introduction

Helena Ifill.

in Creating character

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 12442 words.

The introduction provides an overview of the intertwined strands which run through Creating character. Sensation fiction is introduced as a genre which was itself seen by Victorian literary...

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Melancholy Cats, Lugged Bears, and Other Passionate Animals

Gail Kern Paster.

in Humoring the Body

November 2004; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 22856 words.

It is important to our historical understanding of the passions that they belonged to a part of the natural order jointly occupied by humans and animals. As Thomas Wright pointed out,...

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Wildlife Management in Africa

Robert Fay.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2147 words.

Africa is the world’s second largest continent, with a total land area of more than nineteen million square kilometers (about 11.8 million square miles). It is home to more mammal...

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Soils, Science, Society, and the Environment

Colin Robins.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Environmental History; Agriculture and Farming. 15968 words.

Soils are the complex, dynamic, spatially diverse, living, and environmentally sensitive foundations of terrestrial ecosystems as well as human civilizations. The modern, environmental...

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Until the Fires Stopped Burning

Charles Strozier.

September 2011; p ublished online November 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 312 pages.

The author's college lost sixty-eight alumni in the tragedy of 9/11, and the many courses the author has taught on terrorism and related topics since have attracted dozens of survivors and...

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Tourism in Africa

Robert Fay.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1954 words.

In 2002, twenty-nine million tourists traveled to Africa’s game parks, natural wonders, historic sites, markets, and beaches. Tourism accounted for approximately one-eighth of the...

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Animals and the Military

Gervase Phillips.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 9980 words.

Any sustained reading of military history quickly reveals how a general human assumption of dominion over all other forms of life has ensured that warfare, besides its obvious association...

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Animals and the Military

Gervase Phillips.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 9980 words.

Any sustained reading of military history quickly reveals how a general human assumption of dominion over all other forms of life has ensured that warfare, besides its obvious association...

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