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forces of life, like the divinities, spirits and ancestors, form part of the hierarchy. 6 The universe for Africans is a composite thing as both the living and the dead are parts of the existence of the world. This indicates that both work harmoniously and in tandem with each other as existence is

In: Culture and Dialogue

benefits. Rawls conception of justice as fairness is a liberal conception as it protects and gives priority to certain equal basic liberties that enable individuals to freely exercise their consciences, decide values and choose their way of life. Liberal governments and societies respect individual choices

In: Culture and Dialogue
Author: Martin Ovens

. Ways in which a life “without belief” is possible have been debated. 22 However, it is possible to appreciate how Pyrrhonism represents a eudaemonistic, practical wisdom philosophy … the archē , or motivating cause, of Scepticism is the hope of living normally and peacefully without metaphysical

In: Culture and Dialogue
Authors: Taner Edis and Maarten Boudry

examples and move on to more tangled cases. Consider someone living in a modern Western society who believes in astrology and relies on horoscopes to make a major life decision. He has a normal modern education, and plenty of opportunity to find out that astrology is bunk. He even has an aunt who is an

In: Journal of Cognition and Culture

life, childhood exposure to family members using drugs/alcohol, environment, and lack of family/friend support formed the Familial theme, while easy access, social media, desire for acceptance, peer pressure, and having friends that use drugs/alcohol were labeled as Social . Finally, a Hedonistic

In: Journal of Cognition and Culture

different social groups are able to maintain and motivate divergent levels of trust and cooperation. Acknowledgments During the preparation of this manuscript, Shaver was supported by a Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund Grant ( ID : VUW 1321); Lang was supported by a grant to the Laboratory for

In: Journal of Cognition and Culture
Author: K. Mitch Hodge

Dan Sperber’s (1997) analysis of intuitive beliefs. Causally related beliefs are “obvious” (non-epistemically derived) consequences of holding a specifi c related belief such as the belief that there are no kangaroos on Mars is an obvious causal consequence of the belief that there is no life on Mars

In: Journal of Cognition and Culture

area extending from the municipality of Zadar, on the Croatian coast, to the town of Benkovac and its hinterland, further inland. The citizens of Benkovac were exposed to a greater degree of violence than those living in Zadar. Before the war Benkovac had 33,378 residents and its ethnic composition was

In: Journal of Cognition and Culture

conscience. Yet for many of us, our urbanisation is a barricade that permits us to keep these tensions at a distance. As the need to establish more environmentally sustainable ways of living becomes more urgent, it becomes harder to evade these tensions. Advocacy for environmental action is voiced most

In: Culture and Dialogue
Author: John A. Pauley

their own property now or ever.” 16 Indeed we are in a conundrum in interpreting Mr. Important without Solnit’s hypothesis. The traumatic irony is that Mr. Important is, in fact, the one who is a not a reliable witness to his own life. He cannot even raise the questions that engage, inform or haunt

In: Culture and Dialogue