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  1. R. W. Harris (1968). Reason and Nature in the Eighteenth Century, 1714-1780. London, Blandford P..score: 306.0
     
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  2. 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: 306.0
     
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  3. Maurizio Scarpari (2003). The Debate on Human Nature in Early Confucian Literature. Philosophy East and West 53 (3):323-339.score: 297.0
    : 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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  4. Laura Inez Deavenport Barge (2009). Exploring Worldviews in Literature: From William Wordsworth to Edward Albee. Abilene Christian University Press.score: 297.0
    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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  5. Newton Phelps Stallknecht (1977). Strange Seas of Thought: Studies in William Wordsworth's Philosophy of Man and Nature. Greenwood Press.score: 288.0
     
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  6. Mark E. Biddle (2007). Obadiah—Jonah—Micah in Canonical Context: The Nature of Prophetic Literature and Hermeneutics. Interpretation 61 (2):154-166.score: 279.0
    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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  7. Catherine Osborne (2007/2009). Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature. Oxford University Press.score: 273.0
    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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  8. Edward H. Schafer (1965). The Idea of Created Nature in T'ang Literature. Philosophy East and West 15 (2):153-160.score: 261.0
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  9. 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: 261.0
  10. 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: 261.0
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  11. 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: 261.0
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  12. Stacy Alaimo (2000). Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space. Cornell University Press.score: 243.0
    In Undomesticated Ground, Stacy Alaimo issues a bold call to reclaim nature as feminist space.
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  13. Richard L. Houten (1988). Nature and Tzu-Jan in Early Chinese Philosophical Literature. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 15 (1):35-49.score: 243.0
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  14. 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: 243.0
  15. Elizabeth A. Lawrence (1986). The Sacred Paw: The Bear in Nature, Myth and Literature: Review. Between the Species 2 (2):16.score: 243.0
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  16. David S. Yeago (1996). Literature in the Drama of Nature and Grace. Renascence 48 (2):95-109.score: 243.0
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  17. James Collins (1966). "Nature and Art in Renaissance Literature," by E. W. Tayler. The Modern Schoolman 43 (3):318-319.score: 243.0
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  18. John Hollander (2004). Literature and Technology: Nature's" Lawful Offspring in Man's Art". Social Research: An International Quarterly 71 (3):753-778.score: 243.0
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  19. Hollander John (1997). Literature and Technology: Nature'S'lawful Offspring in Man's Art'. Social Research 64 (3).score: 243.0
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  20. 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: 243.0
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  21. Basil Willey (1940/1972). The Eighteenth-Century Background: Studies on the Idea of Nature in the Thought of the Period. Harmondsworth,Penguin.score: 240.0
  22. Nancy Stepan (2001). Picturing Tropical Nature. Cornell University Press.score: 237.0
    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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  23. Ian Wylie (1989). Young Coleridge and the Philosophers of Nature. Oxford University Press.score: 225.0
    As a young man, Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived in an age of great social change. The political upheavals in America and France, the industrial revolution, and the explosion in humanity's knowledge of the natural order all had a profound effect on Coleridge and radical intellectuals like him. This book examines Coleridge's ideas on science and society in the critical years 1794 to 1796, setting them within the moral, political, and scientific context of the time. Wylie shows how the complex poem, (...)
     
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  24. Melanie Williams (2005). Secrets and Laws: Collected Essays in Law, Lives, and Literature. [Distributed by] International Specialized Book Services.score: 207.0
    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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  25. 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: 207.0
    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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  26. Nosson Slifkin (2001). Nature's Song: An Elucidation of Perek Shirah, the Ancient Text That Lists the Philosophical and Ethical Lessons of the Natural World. Distributed by Feldheim.score: 201.0
     
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  27. Ranjani Prabhakaran & Jeremy R. Gray (2012). The Pervasive Nature of Unconscious Social Information Processing in Executive Control. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6.score: 198.0
    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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  28. Albrecht Classen (ed.) (2010). Laughter in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times: Epistemology of a Fundamental Human Behavior, its Meaning, and Consequences. Walter de Gruyter.score: 198.0
    Introduction: Laughter as an expression of human nature in the Middle Ages and the early modern period: literary, historical, theological, philosophical, and psychological reflections -- Judith Hagen. Laughter in Procopius's wars -- Livnat Holtzman. "Does God really laugh?": appropriate and inappropriate descriptions of God in Islamic traditionalist theology -- Daniel F. Pigg. Laughter in Beowulf: ambiguity, ambivalence, and group identity formation -- Mark Burde. The parodia sacra problem and medieval comic studies -- Olga V. Trokhimenko. Women's laughter and gender (...)
     
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  29. Jeremy R. Gray Ranjani Prabhakaran (2012). The Pervasive Nature of Unconscious Social Information Processing in Executive Control. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6.score: 198.0
    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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  30. Mary Sanders Pollock & Catherine Rainwater (eds.) (2005). Figuring Animals: Essays on Animal Images in Art, Literature, Philosophy, and Popular Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 197.0
    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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  31. 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: 195.0
    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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  32. 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: 195.0
    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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  33. Pamela Schirmeister (1999). Less Legible Meanings: Between Poetry and Philosophy in the Work of Emerson. Stanford University Press.score: 192.0
    Examining both why and how Emerson evades the ancient quarrel between literature and philosophy, this book entirely rethinks the nature of Emerson's radical individualism and its relation to the possibility of an ethics and a politics. The author argues that the quarrel between literature and philosophy never took place in America, and that instead traditional philosophical work staged itself here as a form of literary praxis and cultural therapeutics, epitomized in the work of Emerson. A revisionary study (...)
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  34. Martha Craven Nussbaum (1990). Love's Knowledge: Essays on Philosophy and Literature. Oxford University Press.score: 192.0
    This volume brings together Nussbaum's published papers on the relationship between literature and philosophy, especially moral philosophy. The papers, many of them previously inaccessible to non-specialist readers, explore such fundamental issues as the relationship between style and content in the exploration of ethical issues; the nature of ethical attention and ethical knowledge and their relationship to written forms and styles; and the role of the emotions in deliberation and self-knowledge. Nussbaum investigates and defends a conception of ethical understanding (...)
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  35. Paul Cefalu (2007). English Renaissance Literature and Contemporary Theory: Sublime Objects of Theology. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 192.0
    Cefalu offers the first sustained assessment of the ways in which recent contemporary philosophy and cultural theory -- including the work of Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Eric Santner, Slavoj Žižek, and Alenka Zupancic -- can illuminate Early Modern literature and culture. The book argues that when selected Early Modern devotional poets set out to represent subject-God relations, they often encounter some sublime aspect of God that, in Slovenian-Lacanian terms, seems "Other" to himself. This divine Other, while sometimes presented directly (...)
     
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  36. George Rogers Swann (1929/1978). Philosophical Parallelisms in Six English Novelists: The Conception of Good, Evil, and Human Nature. R. West.score: 192.0
     
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  37. 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: 192.0
     
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  38. Shane Weller (2006). Beckett, Literature, and the Ethics of Alterity. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 192.0
    If there is one trait common to almost all post-Holocaust theories of literature, it is arguably the notion that the literary event constitutes the affirmation of an alterity that resists all dialectical mastery and makes possible a post-metaphysical ethics. Beckett's oeuvre in particular has repeatedly been deployed as exemplary of just such an affirmation. In Beckett, Literature and the Ethics of Alterity , however, Weller argues through an analysis of the interrelated topics of translation, comedy, and gender that (...)
     
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  39. Elliott Sober (1984/1993). The Nature of Selection: Evolutionary Theory in Philosophical Focus. University of Chicago Press.score: 189.0
    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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  40. 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: 189.0
    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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  41. Mark R. Dibben (2004). Exploring the Processual Nature of Trust and Cooperation in Organisations. Philosophy of Management 4 (1):25-39.score: 189.0
    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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  42. Aimillia Mohd Ramli (2013). Decolonizing the Study of English Literature in a Muslim−Malaysian Context. Cultura 10 (1):99-118.score: 189.0
    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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  43. Ann Jefferson (2005). Biography and the Question of Literature in Sartre. Sartre Studies International 11 (s 1-2):179-194.score: 189.0
    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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  44. Shiling Xiang (2010). Inquiry Into the Transcendence of Tang Dynasty Confucians to Han Dynasty Confucians and the Transformation of Traditional Confucianism in Terms of Lunyu Bijie. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 5 (4):471-485.score: 189.0
    Neo-Confucianism of the Han and Tang dynasties is an indispensable part of the history of Chinese philosophy. From Han dynasty Confucians to Tang dynasty Confucians, the study of Confucian classics evolved progressively from textual research to conceptual explanation. A significant sign of this transformation is the book Lunyu Bijie 论语笔解 (A Written Explanation of the Analects), co-authored by Han Yu and Li Ao. Making use of the tremendous room for interpretation within the Analects, the book studied and reorganized the relationship (...)
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  45. 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: 189.0
    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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  46. 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: 189.0
    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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  47. Andrew Hadfield (2009). Some Current Issues in Contemporary Criticism of Renaissance Literature. Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry 4 (9):1-11.score: 189.0
    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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  48. 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: 189.0
    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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  49. Barbara Currier Bell (1981). Humanity in Nature: Toward a Fresh Approach. Environmental Ethics 3 (3):245-257.score: 189.0
    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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  50. 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: 189.0
    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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