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By Tim R. Johnston

In this ebook, Johnston argues that confirmation isn't just encouragement or aid, but additionally the first mechanism we use to shape our identities and create secure areas. utilizing the paintings of feminist care ethics and the considering French thinker Henri Bergson to ascertain responses to college bullying and abuses confronted by way of LGBT older adults, he offers the theoretical research and functional instruments LGBT humans and their allies want to make all areas, private and non-private, areas within which we will stay brazenly as individuals of the LGBT community.

With its blend of philosophical conception and on-the-ground activist adventure, this article is going to be helpful to a person drawn to philosophy, women’s and gender reviews, psychology, getting older, geriatrics, and LGBT activism.

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The stability of our perceptions is due to the influence of memory on our perceptions. Our ability to move through the world and to perceive and understand the objects around us relies on the mingling of our perception and memory images. When you look at this book in your hands, you are looking at the past because your perception is stabilized by memory. We are getting closer to understanding why the closeted gay man reacted so quickly and intensely to the rainbow flag in the case manager’s office.

New York: Routledge, 1998. 3. Ruddick’s work has been interpreted as heterosexist and essentialist for placing her focus on mothering and using language and examples which suggest that mothering primarily takes place between female-identified caretakers and children. She is quite clear that her account applies to any kind of primary parenting, and is not rooted in gender identity or biological kinship. I believe that her focus on mothering is motivated by the feminist intention to make the work of mothers, who are often women, a matter of philosophical concern.

The brain is a way to delay the cycle of action/reaction. “There is, then, only a difference of degree—there can be no difference in kind— between what is called the perceptive faculty of the brain and the reflex functions of the spinal cord” (Bergson 2001a, 23–24). The purpose of Bergson’s discussion of the image is to get us to the point where we understand the brain as an object that introduces time between stimulus and response. The brain does not create perceptions, it gives us time to respond to the world around us, it slows our reflex.

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