The chapter focuses on the intercultural aspects of money and national currencies. It draws on the historical evolution of the use of money during the last three centuries and assesses the major developments since 1945. In doing so, the links between... Read More about Currency, Identity and Trust - Cryptocurrencies, Central Bank Digital Currencies, and the case for the Bahamian Sand Dollar.
This afterword to the Ideas section starts by considering the role of ‘contact zones’, which are places of accumulation and organisation of differential knowledge that were already pronounced in early historical periods. However, from the expansion o... Read More about Afterword.
Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Religion (2023)
This chapter provides an overview of Schopenhauer’s philosophy of religion, highlighting its rather ambiguous treatment in scattered remarks throughout his corpus. The discussion begins by considering Schopenhauer’s account of the source of religion... Read More about Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Religion.
Diagnosing Invasive Parasites (2023)
Microorganisms are everywhere and biological invasions are no exception. In this chapter, we present an arsenal of diagnostic and research tools that can help the invasion biologist to identify, characterize, quantify and understand the symbiotic ass... Read More about Diagnosing Invasive Parasites.
Skill Acquisition in Histology Education (2023)
Histology has traditionally formed a key part of medical education. Increasing demands on the curriculum have resulted in a decline in time available for this complex topic. Previous research has identified that students struggle to apply their knowl... Read More about Skill Acquisition in Histology Education.
Economics for a low carbon future (2023)
In this chapter you will learn about the interactions between economy and environment as well as how economists try to solve the puzzle of giving the right value to our environmental resources so that sustainable development can be achieved. In this... Read More about Economics for a low carbon future.
Markets matter for everyone. Inclusive market systems tend to offer the poor the services needed to sustain their livelihoods. The chapter examines the operations of three financial institutions: Sinapi Aba Trust (SAT), St Joseph's Cooperative Credit... Read More about Designing financial products that support rural livelihoods: making microfinance work for the poor.
There is a tension at the heart of much contemporary work in philosophy of psychology—specifically, within representational theories of mind. On the one hand, the central insight of this tradition is that mental and behavioral processes are understoo... Read More about Correspondence and Construction: The Representational Theory of Mind and Internally Driven Classificatory Schemes.
Conway's World Soul and Monism (2023)
This paper considers the place of the ‘Middle Nature’ in Anne Conway’s philosophy, as a kind of ‘World Soul’-type figure that is both intimately present in all things in nature and acts as a mediator between God and creation. It is argued that consid... Read More about Conway's World Soul and Monism.
This chapter traces the discursive and phantasmic (re-)productions of state sovereignty in IR theory from traditional scholarship to contemporary mainstream IR theory, thus contributing to recent analyses of sovereignty in critical and historical IR.... Read More about The Making and Remaking of State Sovereignty in IR Theory: From Fantasy to Nightmare.
Seeking more planet-friendly proteins: edible insects and the future (2023)
Presenting a contemporary reflection on ethical and sustainable consumption, this insightful Research Handbook offers discussions on the challenges and complexity of living an ethical and sustainable life, and for the researchers who study them. Feat... Read More about Seeking more planet-friendly proteins: edible insects and the future.