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Maria Sophia Quine

political and now culturalist histories, which predominate, have come to embrace the view that one of the particularities of Italian fascism was that the ‘racisms’ which it espoused were largely cultural, spiritual, or nationalistic, but not ‘Social Darwinist’, scientific, or biological until 1938. 7 Even

Leslie Goode

Social Reproduction Leslie Goode 35 Spences Lane, Lewes, East Sussex UK Abstract Th is paper uses a range of ethnographic evidence to challenge Nancy Jay’s theory that ritual sacrifi ce involves the violent appropriation of female biological powers for male cultural/political

Derek Reiners

malfunction of the biological engine. It may not be a moral failure, per se , but the failure is important enough for Hobbes to build an entire political theory around the maintenance of, and threats to, what he sees as correct biological function. D. Reiners / Hobbes Studies 21 (2008) 63–83 73 29 Ibid

Steven DeCaroli

what is only implied in Aristotle. Not only does the pre-political state of nature replace the pre-political oikos as the site of permanent biological demands, but Hobbes’ notion of the “right of nature” ( jus naturale ) also confirms that each individual retains an extra-juridical authority to

Beyond Boundaries of Biomedicine

Pragmatic Perspectives on Health and Disease


Edited by Wim J. van der Steen, Vincent K.Y. Ho and Ferry J. Karmelk

Cultural forces shape much of medicine including psychiatry, and medicine shapes much of our culture. Medicine provides us with beneficial treatments of disease, but it also causes harm, increasingly so in the form of overmedication enhanced by the pharmaceutical industry. The book explores boundaries of medicine and psychiatry in a cultural setting by building bridges between unconnected literatures. Boundaries have to be redrawn since effects of the environment, biological, social and political, on health and disease are undervalued. Potential beneficial effects of diet therapies are a recurrent theme throughout the text, with particular emphasis on omega-3 fatty acids. Deficiencies of these acids in common diets may contribute to many chronic diseases and psychiatric disorders. The book uncovers limitations of evidence-based medicine, which fosters a restrictive view of health and disease. Case studies include: the biology of migraine; limitations of biological psychiatry; conventional versus alternative medicine; science, religion and near-death experiences.

Matthias Buck

Biological Diversity (COP 9 ) in May 2008 in Bonn was one of the major international environmental meetings in 2008 . Its decisions significantly advance global biodiversity politics on a range of critical issues and thereby help achieving the global target of substantially reducing current rates of

Michael Moodie

-building measures, verification, technological and scientific change, multilateral negotiation, domestic politics, consensus decision-making. On July 25, 2001, the United States announced in Geneva that it would not support the draft protocol to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) negotiated by an Ad

Heidi Erbsen

opposition, to be publicly associated with non-traditional biological processes. Sperling’s analysis of feminism movements in Russia found that, “like sexism, homophobia was pervasive in Russia’s political field, and…gender norms and homophobia alike have been used in efforts to assert and to undermine

Brill's Companion to the Philosophy of Biology

Entities, Processes, Implications


Andrea Borghini and Elena Casetta

In this volume, Andrea Borghini and Elena Casetta introduce a wide spectrum of key philosophical problems related to life sciences in a neat framework and an accessible style, with a special emphasis on metaphysical issues. The volume is divided into three parts. The first addresses the two main questions stemming from life sciences: what is life, and what is the correct understanding of the theory of evolution? The second part looks at metaphysical questions concerning biological entities: environments, species, organisms, and biological individuals. The third part focuses on theoretical questions of particular ethical and political significance: sex and gender, the biotechnological revolution, and the evolution of behavior and culture. Each chapter is followed by a list of further readings.

Edward Keenan

, biological, and linguistic—in the Kremlin. Keywords kinship , marriage , oprichnina , Ivan the Terrible , women , the Russian language Part I: Th e Grammar of Politics in the Kremlin I suppose I should begin with an apology for the title of these two lectures, which, while they will in fact deal with Ivan