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Author: Daisy Hildyard

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

. 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

In: Society & Animals
Author: Susan Kozel

account for affect far better than the earlier instructions. It is an adaptation of Jean-Luc Nancy’s instructions on how to do a phenomenology of listening, based on his deep reflections on music, sound, and resonance. Nancy’s writing on music aims not to be restrained by the primacy of language. He has

In: Phenomenology as Performative Exercise
Author: Iris Laner

wings […]. [T]he car ha[s] ceased to be [an object] with a size and volume which is established by comparison with other objects.” 21 For Merleau-Ponty, habits are closely connected with bodily adaptation. One knows how to do something only if one’s body knows how to do something: “As has often been

In: Phenomenology as Performative Exercise

In recent years, political philosophers have given considerable attention to ethical issues arising with climate change. Most philosophical treatments of climate change are framed in terms of the responsibility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By contrast, few philosophers examine duties of compensation for the harms arising from climate change. Given that those who will be most harmed by climate change have contributed little to the problem, it is reasonable to suppose that a fair global response to climate change should include provision of compensation and support for those who are harmed. Identifying a fair institutional framework for providing this support is, however, more challenging than it might at first appear. The following chapter presents three thought experiments exploring the problem of providing compensation in the context of climate change. Each thought experiment presents an imaginary institutional structure for managing compensation, and examines the ethical benefits and costs of managing compensation in the proposed way. Of the games, the final one, which incorporates duties to support adaptation, proves most promising from an ethical perspective.

In: Managing Environmental Justice
Author: Dale Murray
In The Global and the Local: An Environmental Ethics Casebook, Dale Murray presents fifty-one actual, unique, and compelling case studies. The book covers a wide variety of environmental topics from those as global as overfishing, climate change, ocean acidification, and e-waste, to those topics as local as whether we should place salt on the driveway during winter, construct rain gardens, or believe we have a duty to hunt.

The book also features an easy to read, yet rigorous introductory section exposing readers to ethical theories and approaches to environmental ethics. By interweaving these theoretical considerations into long and short case studies, Murray illuminates a comprehensive range of the most pressing environmental issues facing our biosphere both today and in the future.

daily activities such as self-care and cooking without assistance. B Restriction and Adaptation Patients often reported a feeling of limitation and of being “prisoners,” as seen in this excerpt, followed by an adaptation phase: I have always had my independence, I could go anywhere, work, and all

In: The Patient-Doctor Dynamics
Author: Paul Vivian

adaptation and repetition. Paul Virilio, recalling his friend Jacqueline Lichtenstein viewing ‘piles of suitcases, … mounds of dentures and eyeglasses’ at Auschwitz, expressed surprised at how unmoved she was. He could not understand how Lichtenstein failed to be overwhelmed. She exclaimed that to her these

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In: What Happened? Re-presenting Traumas, Uncovering Recoveries
Author: Monica Hinton

factors. These factors combine to mend the impact of stressful events and encourage adaptation over time in an individual’s life. 86 According to O’Connell-Higgins, resilience is ‘the active process of self-righting and growth.’ 87 She defined resiliency as the ability to negotiate significant

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In: What Happened? Re-presenting Traumas, Uncovering Recoveries >, < > Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change This international journal is devoted to scientific, engineering, socio-economic, and policy responses to environmental change; it has been published since 1996 by Springer

In: Global Studies Directory