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Ethical Exchanges in Translation, Adaptation and Dramaturgy examines compelling ethical issues that concern practitioners and scholars in the fields of translation, adaptation and dramaturgy. Its 11 essays, written by academic theorists as well as scholar-practitioners, represent a rich diversity of philosophies and perspectives, and reflect a broad international frame of reference: Asia, Europe, North America, and Australasia. They also traverse a wide range of theatrical forms: classic and contemporary playwrights from Shakespeare to Ibsen, immersive and interactive theatre, verbatim theatre, devised and community theatre, and postdramatic theatre.
In examining the ethics of specific artistic practices, the book highlights the significant continuities between translation, adaptation, and dramaturgy; it considers the ethics of spectatorship; and it identifies the tightly interwoven relationship between ethics and politics.

organism is a product of evolution. However, this is not to say that the study of the human evolutionary adaptation has become fully integrated within the study of the evolutionary adaptation of other species. The very notoriety of Wilberforce’s question, which survives only as a reported quote and yet has

In: Society & Animals
Editor-in-Chief: Jennifer McWeeny
Simone de Beauvoir Studies (SdBS) is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to advancing scholarship on themes relevant to Simone de Beauvoir’s legacy, such as gender and sexuality, race and culture, feminism, existentialism, literature, and political activism. Founded in 1983, the journal emphasizes diverse social, cultural, and disciplinary approaches to its topics and promotes international and cross-cultural exchange. SdBS not only publishes articles that directly investigate Beauvoir’s oeuvre, but also those that do not treat her writings per se but nonetheless make a significant contribution to connected discourses. SdBS publishes creative, journalistic, autobiographical, and experimental writing in addition to research, scholarly articles, and book reviews. Articles are published in English and French.

La revue Simone de Beauvoir Studies (SdBS) est une publication multidisciplinaire arbitrée par des pairs. Elle se consacre à la recherche traitant de thématiques en lien avec l’héritage de Simone de Beauvoir, telles que les études sur le genre ( gender studies), la sexualité, le féminisme, les rapports interculturels, le postcolonialisme, le militantisme politique, l’existentialisme et la littérature. Fondée en 1983, la revue a pour objectif d’enrichir diverses approches théoriques et de promouvoir les échanges internationaux et transculturels. SdBS publie non seulement des articles qui analysent directement l’œuvre de Beauvoir, mais également des travaux qui, sans aborder ses écrits en tant que tels, apportent néanmoins une contribution significative au dialogue amorcé par ceux-ci. La revue édite des textes autobiographiques, créatifs, essayistiques et journalistiques en plus d’études scientifiques et de recensions critiques. Les articles sont publiés en anglais et en français.

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The Role of Transparency in First Personal Knowledge
Self-knowledge and self-deception present fundamental problems and puzzles to philosophy of mind. In this book accounts of both phenomena are systematically developed and defended against classical and recent views. The proposed 'cognitive ascent model' offers an explanation of the intuitive peculiarity of self-knowledge as well as of the reach and limits of our epistemic privilege. The model builds on a general transparency principle for attitudes. Transparency can be the key to a genuinely first-personal knowledge of attitudes to the extent that someone’s having a certain attitude is to be identified with his attributing a value property to an intentional object. The offered view rejects the strategies of inner sense, parallelism and constitutivism. Paradigmatic self-deception, rather than being a failure of recognizing one’s own mental states is a failure at the level of metacognitive control over belief-formation. Self-deceptive beliefs are formed or maintained against criterial evidence via pseudo-rational adaptations in belief-systems.

. For that, cross-cultural adaptations of measurement instruments are indispensable. The Pet Attitude Scale ( PAS ) from Templer, Salter, Baldwin, Dickey, and Veleber (1981) is a scale often used in English-speaking AAI research (e.g., Morgan, 2009) to assess attitude towards companion animals. It has

In: Society & Animals

Journal of Cognition and Culture 7 (2007) 293–312 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/156853707X208521 Spandrels, Gazelles and Flying Buttresses: Religion as Adaptation or as a By-Product Tom Sjöblom Department of Comparative Religion, University of Helsinki

In: Journal of Cognition and Culture

-product of mimesis – a primordial and truly human, cognitive adaptation that occurred very early in hominid prehistory and became the signature feature of the human mind. Mimesis had enormous cognitive consequences on the group level, resulting in a characteristically human form of communicative culture that

In: Quintessence of Dust: The Science of Matter and the Philosophy of Mind

featured across all fields of science. Hence they sought to develop a set of general concepts which would indifferently apply to all the sciences. Among these are such now well-known terms as open and closed systems, boundaries, homeostasis, adaptation and equifinality. The General Systems Theory movement

In: Quintessence of Dust: The Science of Matter and the Philosophy of Mind

’ philosophy took a different historical turn. Almost all the later schools of philosophy derived from his work, but not without considerable distortion, omission and adaptation. Thus British Empiricism – culminating in Locke, Berkeley and Hume and their successors – also took its point of departure from

In: Quintessence of Dust: The Science of Matter and the Philosophy of Mind

, 857f). Another objection, however, was taken serious by the researchers. Because the birds had only been tested for their future thinking abilities in the context of food-hoarding, many skeptics raised the question whether their seemingly planful behavior may not just indicate a clever adaptation of

In: Planning for the Future