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Cover for The problems with well-being terminology.

In this chapter, previous studies on the similarities and differences between well-being concepts in animals are presented. The reviews were based on the following concepts: individual's perspective and perception; philosophical frameworks; a balance of pleasant versus unpleasant affect; bipolar...

Author(s)
McMillan, F. D.; Yeates, J. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The philosophical and biological evolution of feelings in well-being.

This chapter presents studies investigating the history and principles with regards to feelings in well being in animals and emphasized that proper understanding of the states of suffering and states of pleasure in animals that will help us to design optimum environments for animals as well as...

Author(s)
Duncan, I. J. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The ancient wisdom and motivation of Shams-i Tabrezi or analogy of contemporary systems science and Shams-i Tabrezi ancient wisdom.

This chapter reviews some of the wise words of Shams-i Tabrezi (the spiritual instructor of the 13th-century Persian poet and Islamic scholar Jalal al-Din Rumi) and presents them in the language and diagrams of modern systems thinking. The wisdom of Shams-i Tabrezi presents the systems thinking of...

Author(s)
Jakulin, T. J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394163)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The transhuman approach: technoscience and nature.

This chapter discusses transhumanism (i.e., a reason-based philosophy and a cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally improving the human condition by means of science and technology) and its association with planetary health. The areas of synergy and conflict ...

Author(s)
Foster, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The semantics of the sacred: a tool for interreligious dialogue.

This chapter presents the phenomenon of the sacred from a conceptual and semantic point of view. It discusses how the sacred, as a central element of the science of religions, has been addressed from different perspectives (sociological, phenomenological and hermeneutic); and proposes a definition...

Author(s)
Aulet, S.; Sureda, M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241129)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pilgrimage: a distinctive practice.

Drawing on more than 25 years' experience facilitating programmes of pilgrimage, the author presents a practical philosophical construct for locating pilgrimage within the spectrum of contemporary travel. A model is presented that consists of horizontal and vertical axes creating four quadrants....

Author(s)
LeSueur, R.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394996)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Children's processions to Glasnevin: contestation, education, recreation.

Throughout the ages children participated in processions which were an integrated element of pilgrimage. Some processions included children as part of the general population of participants or spectators while other pilgrimage processions were designed specifically for them. Drawing on insights...

Author(s)
Keely, V.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394996)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for At the boundary of economics.

This chapter highlights the points of contact between other fields of science and the economic analysis of the bioeconomy. It starts with topics that are closer to technical aspects, such as logistics, and then moves to geography, politics and law, sociology, psychology and communication sciences,...

Author(s)
Viaggi, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392756)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Let us be human: Wittgenstein and philosophical pilgrimage.

This chapter focuses on visits to sites associated with the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, including his grave in Cambridge, the Norwegian village of Skjolden and the isolated Austrian village of Trattenbach. It is argued that these journeys belong to a distinct genre of pilgrimage,...

Author(s)
Sayre, P. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Toward a healthy concept of health.

This chapter provides a philosophical perspective towards understanding various concepts of health, which then allows individuals to discern patterns of health and disease in 'one's own systems of thinking'.

Author(s)
Houle, K. L. F.; Cooke, K. T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643410)
Type
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