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  • Ethical Consumption: The Case of Fair Trade 

    Varul, M.Z. (VS VERLAG SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTEN-GWV FACHVERLAGE GMBH, 2009)
    Neoliberal capitalism incorporates consumption as a realm of freedom and thus as a central field for expressing authentic selfhood. But this freedom also defines consumers as ultimately responsible for their choices, ...
  • Evidencing similarity: The language of judgement, spin, and accountability 

    Rappert, Brian (John Benjamins Publishing, 2011)
    Accusations that some purposefully manipulate information in order to create a favourable impression in others are commonplace in political life. The term ‘spin’ has emerged in recent decades as a versatile but ill-defined ...
  • The female combat soldier 

    King, Anthony (SAGE Publications, 2015-03-24)
    As a result of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, women have increasingly served on the frontline performing in combat roles, once reserved exclusively for men. This paper explores the ways in which western military culture ...
  • Football hooliganism and the practical paradigm 

    King, Anthony (Human Kinetics, 1999-09)
    There has been a convergence in the study of football hooliganism in the 1990s between the approaches of Clifford Stott and Steve Reicher, and Anthony King, whose work emphasizes the interactional rather than predispositional ...
  • For science and for the Pope-king: writing the history of the exact sciences in nineteenth-century Rome 

    Mazzotti, Massimo (Cambridge University Press, 2000-09)
    This paper analyses the contents and the style of the Bullettino di bibliografia e di storia delle scienze matematiche e fisiche (1868–1887), the first journal entirely devoted to the history of mathematics. It is argued ...
  • Forever Young? Life Extension and the Ageing Mind 

    Hauskeller, Michael (Peeters Publishers, 2011)
    This paper argues that the goal that the proponents of radical life extension wish to attain is in fact unattainable and that therefore, with regard to this goal, the whole project of conquering ageing and death is likely ...
  • From affect programs to dynamical discrete emotions 

    Colombetti, Giovanna (Taylor & Francis, 2009-08)
    According to Discrete Emotion Theory, a number of emotions are distinguishable on the basis of neural, physiological, behavioral and expressive features. Critics of this view emphasize the variability and context-sensitivity ...
  • The future of the European Security and Defence Policy 

    King, Anthony (Taylor & Francis, 2005-04)
    The European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) marks an important political moment when European integration has been extended to the issue of defence. Understandably, there has been extensive commentary on the ESDP, most ...
  • Gabriel Tarde and Contemporary Social Theory 

    King, Anthony (American Sociological Association, 2015)
    After a century of obscurity, the work of Gabriel Tarde is once again attracting the attention of social theorists. In particular, Bruno Latour has been a fervent advocate of Tarde work as a form of sociology which, he ...
  • The geometers of God: mathematics and reaction in the Kingdom of Naples 

    Mazzotti, Massimo (University of Chicago Press, 1998-12)
    The controversy about whether analytic or synthetic methods should be employed to solve geometrical problems was particularly lively in Naples during the first half of the nineteenth century. I investigate the origin of ...
  • Growing weed, producing knowledge: an epistemic history of Arabidopsis thaliana. 

    Leonelli, Sabina (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, 2007)
    Arabidopsis is currently the most popular and well-researched model organism in plant biology. This paper documents this plant's rise to scientific fame by focusing on two interrelated aspects of Arabidopsis research. One ...
  • How the Gene Ontology Evolves 

    Leonelli, Sabina; Diehl, Alexander D.; Christie, Karen R.; Harris, Midori A.; Lomax, Jane (BMC, 2011-08-25)
    Background: Maintaining a bio-ontology in the long term requires improving and updating its contents so that it adequately captures what is known about biological phenomena. This paper illustrates how these processes are ...
  • Human Enhancement and the Giftedness of Life 

    Hauskeller, Michael (Taylor and Francis, 2011)
    Michael Sandel's opposition to the project of human enhancement is based on an argument that centres on the notion of giftedness. Sandel claims that by trying to 'make better people' we fall prey to, and encourage, an ...
  • Human kinds and biological kinds: some similarities and differences 

    Dupré, John (University of Chicago Press, 2004-12)
    This paper compares human diversity with biological diversity generally. Drawing on the pluralistic perspective on biological species defended in earlier work (2002, chs. 3 and 4), I argue that there are useful parallels ...
  • If killing isn’t wrong, then nothing is: A naturalistic defence of basic moral certainty 

    Pleasants, Nigel (Peeters Publishers, 2015-02-06)
    This paper develops and defends the Wittgensteinian idea of basic moral certainty that I advanced in earlier writings (Pleasants 2008b; 2009). It seeks to defend the core of this idea against criticisms issued by critics ...
  • Il corpo ed il vissuto affettivo: Verso un approccio “enattivo” allo studio delle emozioni 

    Colombetti, Giovanna; Thompson, Evan (Rosenberg & Sellier, 2008)
  • In Defence of Classification 

    Dupré, John (Elsevier, 2001-06)
    It has increasingly been recognised that units of biological classification cannot be identified with the units of evolution. After briefly defending the necessity of this distinction I argue, contrary to the prevailing ...
  • Integrating data to acquire new knowledge: Three modes of integration in plant science 

    Leonelli, Sabina (Elsevier, 2013)
    This paper discusses what it means and what it takes to integrate data in order to acquire new knowledge about biological entities and processes. Maureen O’Malley and Orkun Soyer have pointed to the scientific work involved ...
  • Introduction: Biomedical Trans-Actions, Postgenomics and Knowledge/Value 

    Sunder Rajan, Kaushik; Leonelli, Sabina (Duke University Press, 2013)
    This paper examines the notion of “translational research”, which has become a dominant form of the institutionalization and practice of contemporary biomedicine, as an entry point into theorizing questions of knowledge, ...
  • Introduction: Making sense of data-driven research in the biological and biomedical sciences 

    Leonelli, Sabina (Elsevier, 2012-03)
    Debates about the emergence, significance and long-term impact of ‘big data’ have become ubiquitous across most scientific disciplines. Thanks to new technologies for generating and storing information, data production is ...