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  1. Maurizio Scarpari (2003). The Debate on Human Nature in Early Confucian Literature. Philosophy East and West 53 (3):323-339.score: 471.0
    : The doctrines on human nature and moral development maintained in ancient China by Gaozi, Mencius, and Xunzi, respectively, have been interpreted mostly as a contradiction within the Confucian school. It is argued here that they represent distinct, yet possible and congruous, modes of interpreting and re-elaborating Confucius' teachings, two opposing yet largely complementary currents that have developed within the Confucian school.
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  2. Mark E. Biddle (2007). Obadiah—Jonah—Micah in Canonical Context: The Nature of Prophetic Literature and Hermeneutics. Interpretation 61 (2):154-166.score: 441.0
    A series of observations concerning the books of Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah raise questions about prophecy's very nature and pose the issues of definition and interpretation in a way that can help to address this problem for modern readers of biblical prophecy.
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  3. Edward H. Schafer (1965). The Idea of Created Nature in T'ang Literature. Philosophy East and West 15 (2):153-160.score: 435.0
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  4. F. R. Shtil'Mark & Roberta Reeder (1992). The Evolution of Concepts About the Preservation of Nature in Soviet Literature. Journal of the History of Biology 25 (3):429 - 447.score: 435.0
  5. Kristoffel Demoen (2013). H. MAGUIRE, Nectar and Illusion. Nature in Byzantine Art and Literature. Oxford–New York, Oxford University Press, 2012. [REVIEW] Byzantion 83:440-443.score: 435.0
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  6. Elizabeth den Hartog (2013). Henry Maguire, Nectar and Illusion: Nature in Byzantine Art and Literature. (Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture.) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. 224; 73 Black-and-White Figures and 20 Color Figures. $55. ISBN: 97810199766604. [REVIEW] Speculum 88 (4):1127-1128.score: 435.0
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  7. Richard L. Houten (1988). Nature and Tzu-Jan in Early Chinese Philosophical Literature. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 15 (1):35-49.score: 405.0
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  8. Nannerl O. Keohane (1982). Feminist Scholarship and Human Nature:Woman and Nature. Susan Griffin; Women in Western Political Thought. Susan Moller Okin; Women of Spirit: Female Leadership in the Jewish and Christian Traditions. Rosemary Ruether, Eleanor McLaughlin; The Nature of Woman: An Encyclopedia and Guide to the Literature. Mary Anne Warren; Equality and the Rights of Women. Elizabeth H. Wolgast. [REVIEW] Ethics 93 (1):102-.score: 405.0
  9. David S. Yeago (1996). Literature in the Drama of Nature and Grace. Renascence 48 (2):95-109.score: 405.0
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  10. Elizabeth A. Lawrence (1986). The Sacred Paw: The Bear in Nature, Myth and Literature: Review. Between the Species 2 (2):16.score: 405.0
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  11. James Collins (1966). "Nature and Art in Renaissance Literature," by E. W. Tayler. Modern Schoolman 43 (3):318-319.score: 405.0
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  12. John Hollander (2004). Literature and Technology: Nature's" Lawful Offspring in Man's Art". Social Research: An International Quarterly 71 (3):753-778.score: 405.0
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  13. Hollander John (1997). Literature and Technology: Nature'S'lawful Offspring in Man's Art'. Social Research 64 (3).score: 405.0
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  14. Javed Majeed (2000). Nature, Hyperbole, and the Colonial State: Some Muslim Appropriations of European Modernity in Late Nineteenth-Century Urdu Literature. In Ronald L. Nettler, Mohamed Mahmoud & John Cooper (eds.), Islam and Modernity: Muslim Intellectuals Respond. I. B. Tauris.score: 405.0
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  15. R. W. Harris (1968). Reason and Nature in the Eighteenth Century, 1714-1780. London, Blandford P..score: 390.0
     
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  16. Lawrence D. Roberts (ed.) (1982). Approaches to Nature in the Middle Ages: Papers of the Tenth Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval & Early Renaissance Studies. Center for Medieval & Early Renaissance Studies.score: 390.0
     
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  17. Laura Inez Deavenport Barge (2009). Exploring Worldviews in Literature: From William Wordsworth to Edward Albee. Abilene Christian University Press.score: 381.0
    Numinous spaces in British literature from William Wordsworth to Samuel Beckett -- Jesus figures in American literature from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Edward Albee -- Using Bakhtin's definitions to discover ethical voices in Solzhenitsyn and Tolstoy -- René Girard's categories of scapegoats in literature of the American South -- Hopkins's metaphysics of nature as sacred disclosure -- The book of job as mirrored in Hopkins's metaphysics -- Beckett's mythos of the absence of God.
     
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  18. Newton Phelps Stallknecht (1977). Strange Seas of Thought: Studies in William Wordsworth's Philosophy of Man and Nature. Greenwood Press.score: 360.0
     
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  19. Catherine Osborne (2007/2009). Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature. Oxford University Press.score: 345.0
    The book is about three things. First, how Ancient thinkers perceived humans as like or unlike other animals; second about the justification for taking a humane attitude towards natural things; and third about how moral claims count as true, and how they can be discovered or acquired. Was Aristotle was right to see continuity in the psychological functions of animal and human souls? The question cannot be settled without taking a moral stance. As we can either focus on continuity or (...)
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  20. Basil Willey (1940/1972). The Eighteenth-Century Background: Studies on the Idea of Nature in the Thought of the Period. Harmondsworth,Penguin.score: 324.0
  21. Melanie Williams (2005). Secrets and Laws: Collected Essays in Law, Lives, and Literature. [Distributed by] International Specialized Book Services.score: 279.0
    This book demonstrates that law can be newly interrogated when examined through the lens of literature. Like its forerunner, Empty Justice, the book creates simple pathways which energise and illustrate the links between legal theory and legal science and doctrine, through the wider visions of history, literature and culture. This broadening approach is integral to understanding law in the context of wider debates and media in the community. The book provides a collection of essays, with additional commentary which (...)
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  22. Katinka Waelbers, Frans Stafleu & Frans W. A. Brom (2004). Not All Animals Are Equal Differences in Moral Foundations for the Dutch Veterinary Policy on Livestock and Animals in Nature Reservations. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 17 (6):497-515.score: 279.0
    The Netherlands is a small country with many people and much livestock. As a result, animals in nature reservations are often living near cattle farms. Therefore, people from the agricultural practices are afraid that wild animals will infect domestic livestock with diseases like Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth Disease. To protect agriculture (considered as an important economic practice), very strict regulations have been made for minimizing this risk. In this way, the practice of animal farming has been dominating (...)
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  23. [deleted]Ranjani Prabhakaran & Jeremy R. Gray (2012). The Pervasive Nature of Unconscious Social Information Processing in Executive Control. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6.score: 270.0
    Humans not only have impressive executive abilities, but we are also fundamentally social creatures. In the cognitive neuroscience literature, it has long been assumed that executive control mechanisms, which play a critical role in guiding goal-directed behavior, operate on consciously processed information. Although more recent evidence suggests that unconsciously processed information can also influence executive control, most of this literature has focused on visual masked priming paradigms. However, the social psychological literature has demonstrated that unconscious influences are (...)
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  24. [deleted]Jeremy R. Gray Ranjani Prabhakaran (2012). The Pervasive Nature of Unconscious Social Information Processing in Executive Control. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6.score: 270.0
    Humans not only have impressive executive abilities, but we are also fundamentally social creatures. In the cognitive neuroscience literature, it has long been assumed that executive control mechanisms, which play a critical role in guiding goal-directed behavior, operate on consciously processed information. Although more recent evidence suggests that unconsciously processed information can also influence executive control, most of this literature has focused on visual masked priming paradigms. However, the social psychological literature has demonstrated that unconscious influences are (...)
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  25. Bruce V. Foltz (2006). The Resurrection of Nature: Environmental Metaphysics in Sergei Bulgakov's Philosophy of Economy. Philosophy and Theology 18 (1):121-142.score: 267.0
    Although equal in power to other facets of the rich cultural ferment of modern Russia that have profoundly influenced Western civilization—such as painting, literature, drama, and politics—the authentic legacy of twentieth-century Russian philosophy has until recently been eclipsed by Soviet ideological dominance. Of the important philosophers drawing upon the characteristically Russian synthesis of Ancient Neoplatonism, German Idealism, and Byzantine spirituality, Sergei Bulgakov is outstanding, and his work has important implications for our contemporary thinking about the relationship between humanity and (...)
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  26. N. G. Albert (2005). From Myth to Pathology: Perversions of Gender-Types in Late 19th-Century Literature and Clinical Medicine. Diogenes 52 (4):114-126.score: 267.0
    Contrary to accepted ideas, questions of gender started to be raised around the end of the 19th century. The characters of problematic sex and sexuality who abounded in literature at that time had the function of emblems of the fears aroused by the erasure and divorce between the sexes in a civilization in disarray. The figure of the androgyne was used to name and depict those condemned to indecision. But its closeness to the invert led to the decline of (...)
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  27. Jukka Mikkonen (2010). Contemplation and Hypotheses in Literature. Philosophical Frontiers 5 (1):73-83.score: 264.0
    In literary aesthetics, the debate on whether literary fictions provide propositional knowledge generally centres around the question whether there are authors’ explicit or implicit truth-claims in literary works and whether the reader’s act of looking for and assessing such claims as true or false is an appropriate stance toward the works as literary works. Nevertheless, in reading literary fiction, readers cannot always be sure whether the author is actually asserting or suggesting a view she expresses or presents because of the (...)
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  28. George Rogers Swann (1929/1978). Philosophical Parallelisms in Six English Novelists: The Conception of Good, Evil, and Human Nature. R. West.score: 264.0
     
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  29. Frederick Turner (1971). Shakespeare and the Nature of Time: Moral and Philosophical Themes in Some Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare. Oxford,Clarendon Press.score: 264.0
     
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  30. Joseph Carroll (2008). The Cuckoo's History: Human Nature in Wuthering Heights. Philosophy and Literature 32 (2):pp. 241-257.score: 261.0
    Wuthering Heights has proved exceptionally elusive to interpretation. By foregrounding the idea of human nature, Darwinian literary theory provides a framework within which we can assimilate previous insights about Wuthering Heights , delineate the norms Brontë shares with her projected audience, analyze her divided impulses, and explain the generic forms in which those impulses manifest themselves. Brontë herself presupposes a folk understanding of human nature in her audience. Evolutionary psychology converges with that folk understanding but provides explanations that (...)
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  31. Elliott Sober (1984/1993). The Nature of Selection: Evolutionary Theory in Philosophical Focus. University of Chicago Press.score: 261.0
    The Nature of Selection is a straightforward, self-contained introduction to philosophical and biological problems in evolutionary theory. It presents a powerful analysis of the evolutionary concepts of natural selection, fitness, and adaptation and clarifies controversial issues concerning altruism, group selection, and the idea that organisms are survival machines built for the good of the genes that inhabit them. "Sober's is the answering philosophical voice, the voice of a first-rate philosopher and a knowledgeable student of contemporary evolutionary theory. His book (...)
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  32. James A. Harris (2009). A Compleat Chain of Reasoning: Hume's Project in a Treatise of Human Nature, Books One and Two. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 109 (1pt2):129-148.score: 261.0
    In this paper I consider the context and significance of the first instalment of Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature , Books One and Two, on the understanding and on the passions, published in 1739 without Book Three. I argue that Books One and Two taken together should be read as addressing the question of the relation between reason and passion, and place Hume's discussion in the context of a large early modern philosophical literature on the topic. Hume's (...)
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  33. Mark R. Dibben (2004). Exploring the Processual Nature of Trust and Cooperation in Organisations. Philosophy of Management 4 (1):25-39.score: 261.0
    Process philosophy was on the periphery of academic thinking for much of the twentieth century. Whereas the focus of intellectual development was for the most part on scientific analysis, process philosophy argued for a more encompassing synthesis as well. Although the drive – the corpus delecti of formal researchassessment funding exercises – for separate, discrete and latterly measurable bodies of knowledge arrived at from within increasingly autonomous academic disciplines has undoubtedly led to significant advance in many areas it has, at (...)
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  34. Aimillia Mohd Ramli (2013). Decolonizing the Study of English Literature in a Muslim−Malaysian Context. Cultura 10 (1):99-118.score: 261.0
    The study of English literature was first introduced to the British colonies and protectorates, including Malaysia, in order to consolidate the cultural superiorityof the English people amongst the colonized natives. Its continuation in the postcolonial period of the twenty-first century, either as a component of the Englishlanguage subject at Malaysian secondary schools or as a degree program at Malaysian universities, has mainly been justified by the liberal-humanistic belief that canonical works in English literature display universal values that should (...)
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  35. Ann Jefferson (2005). Biography and the Question of Literature in Sartre. Sartre Studies International 11 (s 1-2):179-194.score: 261.0
    Literature, for Sartre, it could be said, is not so much an object of theory as the focus of a question. The notion of 'committed literature' is less prescriptive than it is interrogative: the title of the text most commonly associated with 'littérature engagée' is, after all, a question about literature itself, and the nature of 'commitment' lends itself much more to a practice of contestation than to implementation of any particular programme. In what follows, I (...)
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  36. Michael Taggart (2002). Gardens or Graveyards of Scholarship? Festschriften in the Literature of the Common Law. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 22 (2):227-252.score: 261.0
    The German word Festschrift has become the universally accepted term for a published collection of legal essays written by several authors to honour a distinguished jurist or mark a significant legal event. The genre dates back to the mid‐19th century on the Continent, but until recently it has made little impression on the literature of the common law. Less than a dozen legal Festschriften had been published in the United Kingdom up to 1968, but since then more than a (...)
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  37. A. J. Braunack-Mayer (2001). What Makes a Problem an Ethical Problem? An Empirical Perspective on the Nature of Ethical Problems in General Practice. Journal of Medical Ethics 27 (2):98-103.score: 261.0
    Next SectionWhilst there has been considerable debate about the fit between moral theory and moral reasoning in everyday life, the way in which moral problems are defined has rarely been questioned. This paper presents a qualitative analysis of interviews conducted with 15 general practitioners (GPs) in South Australia to argue that the way in which the bioethics literature defines an ethical dilemma captures only some of the range of lay views about the nature of ethical problems. The bioethics (...)
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  38. Andrew Hadfield (2009). Some Current Issues in Contemporary Criticism of Renaissance Literature. Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry 4 (9):1-11.score: 261.0
    This essay provides an overview of some recent issues in criticism of early modern English literature. For some scholars the early modern period can only be understood if we accept its irreducible difference; for others, people have always been more or less the same and so reading the past involves knowledge but not a vast leap of faith. Often these differences result in scholars using exactly the same material to reach diametrically opposed conclusions, as examples drawn from the study (...)
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  39. Stacy Alaimo (2000). Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space. Cornell University Press.score: 261.0
    In Undomesticated Ground, Stacy Alaimo issues a bold call to reclaim nature as feminist space.
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  40. Anthony G. Tuckett (2004). Truth-Telling in Clinical Practice and the Arguments for and Against: A Review of the Literature. [REVIEW] Nursing Ethics 11 (5):500-513.score: 261.0
    In general, most, but not necessarily all, patients want truthfulness about their health. Available evidence indicates that truth-telling practices and preferences are, to an extent, a cultural artefact. It is the case that practices among nurses and doctors have moved towards more honest and truthful disclosure to their patients. It is interesting that arguments both for and against truth-telling are established in terms of autonomy and physical and psychological harm. In the literature reviewed here, there is also the view (...)
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  41. Barbara Currier Bell (1981). Humanity in Nature: Toward a Fresh Approach. Environmental Ethics 3 (3):245-257.score: 261.0
    Human beings have always been preoccupied with the relationship between humanity and nature, and imaginative literature reflects that preoccupation. The group of views about humanity in nature to be found there is strikingly pluralistic, contrary to the simple “pro” and “con” set to which the environmental debate is often reduced. The richness, however, is not easy to appreciate. In this essay I argue for a new approach to understanding views about the relationship between humanity and nature, (...)
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  42. M. M. Van de Pitte (1998). “The Female is Somewhat Duller”: The Construction of the Sexes in Ornithological Literature. Environmental Ethics 20 (1):23-39.score: 261.0
    I review ornithological literature in order to demonstrate that conventions of description and illustration, as well as some aspects of biological theory relating to birds, put a strong focus on male birds. I criticize the sexist aspects of ornithology from the standpoint of recent feminist philosophy of science, establishing connections between the ways in which we view animals and the ways in which we viewourselves and arguing that it is costly to humans, specifically women, to suggest that females of (...)
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  43. P. J. Allmark, J. Boote, E. Chambers, A. Clarke, A. McDonnell, A. Thompson & A. Tod (2009). Ethical Issues in the Use of in-Depth Interviews: Literature Review and Discussion. Research Ethics 5 (2):48-54.score: 261.0
    This paper reports a literature review on the topic of ethical issues in in-depth interviews. The review returned three types of article: general discussion, issues in particular studies, and studies of interview-based research ethics. Whilst many of the issues discussed in these articles are generic to research ethics, such as confidentiality, they often had particular manifestations in this type of research. For example, privacy was a significant problem as interviews sometimes probe unexpected areas. For similar reasons, it is difficult (...)
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  44. Christopher W. Tindale (2013). Rhetorical Argumentation and the Nature of Audience: Toward an Understanding of Audience—Issues in Argumentation. Philosophy and Rhetoric 46 (4):508-532.score: 261.0
    In any field, we might expect different features relevant to its understanding and development to receive attention at different times, depending on the stage of that field’s growth and the interests that occupy theorists and even the history of the theorists themselves. In the relatively young life of argumentation theory, at least as it has formed a body of issues with identified research questions, attention has almost naturally been focused on the central concern of the field—arguments. Focus is also given (...)
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  45. David Davies & Carl Matheson (eds.) (2008). Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Literature: An Analytic Approach. Broadview Press.score: 261.0
    What, if anything, distinguishes works of fiction such as Hamlet and Madame Bovary from biographies, news reports, or office bulletins? Is there a "right" way to interpret fiction? Should we link interpretation to the author's intention? Ought our moral unease with works that betray sadistic, sexist, or racist elements lower our judgments of their aesthetic worth? And what, when it comes down to it, is literature? The readings in this collection bring together some of the most important recent work (...)
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  46. Rico Vitz (forthcoming). The Nature and Functions of Sympathy in Hume's Philosophy. In Paul Russell (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of David Hume. Oxford University Press.score: 261.0
    My aim, in this chapter, is to outline the key details of this particularly interesting aspect of Hume's philosophical system. My presentation will be threefold. In the first section of the paper, I will elucidate the nature of sympathy, drawing upon some of the more recent ways in which Hume's commentators have attempted to resolve the interpretive puzzles Hume's works present. In the second section, I will explicate some of the functions sympathy has in Hume's philosophy, including not only (...)
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  47. Alfred North Whitehead (1920/2004). The Concept of Nature: The Tarner Lectures Delivered in Trinity College, November 1919. Dover Publications.score: 261.0
    In addition to his brilliant achievements in theoretical mathematics, Alfred North Whitehead exercised an extensive knowledge of philosophy and literature that informs and elevates all of his works. In this book, he offers undergraduate students and other readers an absorbing exploration of the fundamental problems of substance, space, and time. The Concept of Nature originated with Whitehead's Tarner Lectures of 1919, and its discussions are highlighted by a criticism of Einstein's method of interpreting results, and by the author's (...)
     
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  48. Nancy Stepan (2001). Picturing Tropical Nature. Cornell University Press.score: 255.0
    From the earliest photographic attempts to represent tropical hybrid races to depictions of disease in new tropical medicines, Picturing Tropical Nature offers ...
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  49. Mary Sanders Pollock & Catherine Rainwater (eds.) (2005). Figuring Animals: Essays on Animal Images in Art, Literature, Philosophy, and Popular Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 253.0
    Figuring Animals is a collection of fifteen essays concerning the representation of animals in literature, the visual arts, philosophy, and cultural practice. At the turn of the new century, it is helpful to reconsider our inherited understandings of the species, some of which are still useful to us. It is also important to look ahead to new understandings and new dialogue, which may contribute to the survival of us all. The contributors to this volume participate in this dialogue in (...)
     
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  50. Françoys Gagné (1998). A Biased Survey and Interpretation of the Nature–Nurture Literature. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (3):415-416.score: 246.0
    This commentary samples some of the major bodies of counterevidence omitted by Howe et al., including the strong relationship between IQ and academic excellence, the limited effects of early stimulation programs, and the measurement of musical aptitudes. The authors' selective review and analysis of the surveyed literature, especially studies of prodigies and in behavioral genetics, is discussed.
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