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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

An essay on the truth of physiognomy, and its application to medicine

Brown, Richard. January 1807 (has links)
Thesis (M.D.)--University of Pennsylvania, 1807. / Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.

English 'treatises on physiognomy', c. 1500 - c. 1780

Porter, Martin January 1997 (has links)
Physiognomy is a ubiquitous subject of both pressing contemporary concern and genuine antiquarian early-modern interest. By examining the ways in which physiognomical treatises were read, this study reconstructs a way of looking at and listening to oneself, other people, nature and God, which I refer to throughout as the art of physiognomating. Known in manuscript form in England from at least the twelfth century onwards and probably long before, printed English 'treatises on physiognomy' were a small but constant feature of early modern European culture which, in part, explains the success of Lavater. Although direct translations of Continental versions, the English texts drew their physiognomical content from a handful of Greek, Arabic and medieval Latin authorities. They were owned and read by people of all ages, from a variety of different social groupings and geographical areas. Physiognomating was a multi-faceted phenomenon of the <i>longue durée</i>, understood by some as a natural language based on instinct, a magical knowledge based on divine revelation, a branch of natural philosophy, an aspect of medicine, moral philosophy, political science, humoral theory, astrology, fortune-telling, even game-playing. The meanings of some physical features were more or less consistently agreed upon, whilst many were also supported by physiognomical proverbs and adages. Long understood as an aspect of knowing oneself (<i>nosce teipsum</i>), physiognomy has much to say about early modern conceptions of gender, virtue and beauty as well as the language in which early modern people understood and experienced both their own bodies, the civility of themselves and other people, as well as the character of nature and, ultimately, God. Early modern printed expositions of physiognomical doctrine migrated through a number of generically distinct texts. This migration provides evidence of the ways in which this form of looking and listening - the <i>inspectio sapiens/inspectio prudens</i> - was conceived and used at different times across the period. The readers' graffiti found in the extant copies of these texts show how physiognomating ranged from being the performance of a confessional prayer in the guise of a private medico-moral self-inspection (possibly carried outwith the aid of a looking-glass) in the earlier part of the period, to a more public form of bawdy parlour game in the later part of the period. However, it was predominantly a form of political science, a utilitarian visual ideology for those everyday 'negotiations' with other people, with the aim of achieving business and procreational success in what was seen by many as the hazardous realm of the 'brutish sort' and the public sphere. Whilst physiognomy was central to John Dee's conception of science, Francis Bacon felt it needed cleansing of superstition. Most subsequent philosophers relegated it to the realm of mere opinion. Taught to children and examined at university, physiognomy was also practised by gypsies, vagabonds, astrologers, physicians, priests, ambassadors, lawyers, teachers and parents. This physiognomical gaze was also used for the choosing of a physician, a soldier, a partner or even a hat. The most prominent feature of the early modern reconfiguration of this art of physiognomating was the dissolution of the understanding of the self and other people as a constellation of natural Aristotelian and Christian ethical entities in a more fluid, culturally constructed language drawn from the characters of everyday life.

Palaeobotanical determination of Tertiary palaeoelevation in western North America

Povey, David A. R. January 1995 (has links)
No description available.

Cross-cultural Perceptions of Physiognomy : Single-factor Variation

Turner, Billy M. 08 1900 (has links)
The problem of this study is to compare character judgments of a sample Korean population with character judgments of a sample American population, based upon viewing a sample of Caucasian photographs. Both Korean and American sample populations and photographs comprising the instrument are determined by random sampling techniques.

Sight and blindness as an index of character in Luke-Acts and its cultural milieu

Hartsock, Chad. Parsons, Mikeal Carl, January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Baylor University, 2007. / Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-280).

Emotion detection : can perceivers identify an emotion from limited information? : a thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts in Psychology at the University of Canterbury /

Halliday, Laura Alyson. January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (M. A.)--University of Canterbury, 2008. / Typescript (photocopy). Includes bibliographical references (leaves 147-151). Also available via the World Wide Web.

J.C. Lavaters physiognomische fragmente /

Janentzky, Christian. January 1916 (has links)
Thesis (Habilitationsschrift)--Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, 1916. / "Die vorliegende Schrift ist ein Kapitel aus meinem Buche: 'J.C. Lavaters Sturm und Drang im Zusammenhang seines religiösen Bewusstseins', das im Verlag von Max Neimeyer, Halle a.S., erscheint im Mai 1916"--T.p. verso.

Vocal and facial attractiveness : general preferences and individual differences

Vukovic, Jovana January 2010 (has links)
To date, the majority of research on attractiveness judgements has focused on identifying factors that influence judgements of facial attractiveness.  This thesis reports a series of empirical studies that investigated the extent to which factors that are known to influence women’s preferences for masculine characteristics in men’s faces (e.g., measures of women’s attractiveness and personality traits attributed to masculine men) also influence women’s preferences for masculine characteristics in men’s voices.  These studies suggest that own attractiveness and perceptions of personality traits have similar effects on women’s face and voice preferences.  Additionally, further studies demonstrated that vocal cues signal information about women’s long term health and facial attractiveness and suggested that women’s masculinity preferences are affected by their circum-menopausal status (pre-menopausal versus post-menopausal).  Collectively, these findings present new evidence for the utility of deriving predictions about attractiveness judgements from evolutionary theories of mate choice.

Facial affect processing across a perceptual timeline : a comparison of two models of facial affect processing /

Hattiangadi, Nina Uday, January 2000 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Texas at Austin, 2000. / Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 81-88). Available also in a digital version from Dissertation Abstracts.

Ecofeminism and the 'new' sociologies : a collaboration against dualism

Twine, Richard Thomas January 2001 (has links)
No description available.

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