physiognomy


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an outward appearance

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So Ernest, being of an unobtrusive character, was thrust quite into the background, where he could see no more of Old Blood-and-Thunder's physiognomy than if it had been still blazing on the battlefield.
When the people's minds had had a little time to cool, they were ready enough to acknowledge their mistake in imagining a similarity between General Blood-and-Thunder's truculent physiognomy and the benign visage on the mountain-side.
"You looked very much puzzled, Miss Eyre; and though you are not pretty any more than I am handsome, yet a puzzled air becomes you; besides, it is convenient, for it keeps those searching eyes of yours away from my physiognomy, and busies them with the worsted flowers of the rug; so puzzle on.
Brooke, and within ten yards of him, the effigy of himself: buff-colored waistcoat, eye-glass, and neutral physiognomy, painted on rag; and there had arisen, apparently in the air, like the note of the cuckoo, a parrot-like, Punch-voiced echo of his words.
Such systematic classification aptly describes medicine in Sedgwick's day, as it attempted to become recognized as a science, as well as the "sciences" of phrenology and physiognomy, yet Sedgwick seems to challenge the trustworthiness of the methods of inquiry employed in these "connected bodies." (6) To illuminate this attitude, our essay examines passages that refer to illness and medical treatment as well as to phrenology and physiognomy; we also consider the implications of these eighteenth- and nineteenth-century "sciences" for the interpretation of the novel's oft-discussed interracial marriage and the depiction and behavior of Magawisca and the knight/knave Sir Philip Gardiner.
Highlights include Charles Le Brun's studies on human and animal physiognomy, the Carrousel of 1662, the Natural History of Plants and Animals and the Plaisirs de l'Isle enchantee (a series of pleasurable diversions, such as concerts, ballets and fireworks given by the Louis XIV at Versailles).
In fact, the methodical obsessiveness of his investigation, and Fiennes's angular physiognomy conjure up the image of a demented Sherlock Holmes, puffing away on hand--rolled ciggies instead of a meerschaum pipe.
Perhaps Deleuze and Guattari come closer to the phenomenon being addressed here in their assertion that racism operates "by the determination of degrees of deviance in relation to the White-Man face" (178); that is, the deviance from the physiognomy of whiteness.
The founder of the World Resources Institute (WRI) and a physiognomy expert will be recipients of this year's Blue Planet Prize for their contributions to the hunt for solutions to global environmental problems, the award body said Thursday.
This study, first published in Italian in 1988, provides a worthwhile and wide-ranging semiotic analysis of numerous ancient Greek (and Roman) writings on physiognomy, medicine, ethnography, and astrology.
The bulk of this textbook describes the methods used in determining the identity and physiognomy of deceased and missing persons from cranial features that give shape to the face.
According to physiognomy, the science of analysing character through facial features, this royal couple are a sizzling combination.
Second, I shall indicate why Physiognomy might be taken to be related to the epistemological attitudes of the sceptics about other minds and I shall outline the origins, principles, and methods of that science Third, I shall point out some respects in which there is interaction between physiognomists and philosophers, concentrating on humoral psychology and on physiognomical typology.
The ancient doctrine of physiology was traditionally linked to the science of physiognomy. Seeking for correspondences between body and character, Classical and Renaissance physiognomists insisted that the nature of man, through the humors, is written on his face.
Lavater's studies in physiognomy and his interest in "magnetic" trance conditions had their source in his religious beliefs, which drove him to search for demonstrable traces of the divine in human life.