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use of biological principles in explaining human especially social behavior

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If in the 1980s, in the wake of the minority identity movements of the 1960s and 1970s and of the subsequent neoliberal institutionalization of identity politics in the form of academic multiculturalism, Cultural Studies critics could easily see identity-talk as a reactionary apolitical suppression of the Marxist critique of culture, I submit that these days a biologistic confidence often precludes a critique in Jewish Studies of how a hegemonic historicist concept of "identity" frames our humanistic discourses.
The biologistic image of humans effectively denies the centrality, even the possibility, of precisely those unique capacities that have made humans able to theorize about evolution or to develop neuroscience.
This systematics of Hobbes is inconceivable without this prosthstatics (at once zoologistic, biologistic, and techno-mechanist) of sovereignty.
He refutes brilliantly the materialist ontology and the deterministic account of the mind, regrettably without rejecting explicitly the kind of biologistic monism defended in some of his earlier essays collected in Hans Jonas, The Phenomenon of Life.
The whole argument is so thoroughly biologistic that marriage for elderly heterosexuals is seen as open to procreation while same-sex unions that could actually benefit from social and religious support in the raising of children are cast aside.
Central to the new natural law approach is an avoidance of metaphysics and a disavowal of biologistic teleology.
Firestone's proposed solution was not just technologistic; it ultimately remained a prisoner of biologistic thinking (and was later criticised as such).
This ready employment of holy authority indicates how compatible religious and biologistic justifications of racial hygiene became by treating protection of racial quality as a holy mission.
Sociobiological reductionists," he says," tend to insist on a determinate set of scientific meanings for Darwinian ideas and use the science as an impregnable authority for a biologistic rereading of human behavior, consciousness and society" (55).
In its neopositivist revival of 19th century principles espoused by the notoriously biologistic German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin, Lane is understandably concerned that contemporary psychiatry has increasingly reduced human emotion to neurological dysfunction in need of a pharmaceutical fix, leaving little to no space for what psychoanalysis does best, namely provide a plausible sociocultural explanation for why individuals do and feel the ordinary--now, pathological --things they do.
In her reflexive and persuasive examination of the ideology of race, ethnicity, and nationality, Hahn's theoretical parallel between performance and everyday life deconstructs the biologistic definitions of the body.
Barbara Becker-Cantarino, examining the theme of the 'new woman' in several pieces, documents Hauptmann's rejection of that idea and shakes her head over his biologistic concept of woman as finding ultimate fulfilment in motherhood.
In Chapter Three, "Fascist Orientalism and its Discontents," modernity's development of racial and biologistic categories in texts by Baeumler, Bachofen, Thomas Mann, and Botho Strauss are the focus.
Therefore, Becker's theory of the sexual division of labor can be challenged, not only because he uses biologistic terms, but because on his own terms, his analysis depends on a process of gendering, and his failure to clarify the effects of disutility undermines his assertion that utility--however he defines it--is maximized.
models," contains stereotypes, includes biologistic explanations,