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The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Ariel Glucklich

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Strides of Vishnu explores a wide range of topics in Hindu culture and history. Hinduism has often set out to mediate between the practical needs of its many communities and a ... More


1921: “Critical or Empiricist Interpretation of the New Physics?”

Thomas Ryckman

in The Reign of Relativity: Philosophy in Physics 1915-1925

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177176
eISBN:
9780199835324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177177.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Mortiz Schlick’s article of this title was highly influential in convincing several generations of philosophers that GTR outrightly falsified any variety of Kantian epistemology. In fact, the ... More


A Closer Look at the Turtle’s Eyes

Andrea Moro

in Impossible Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034890
eISBN:
9780262335621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034890.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

What can we expect to be our understanding of human languages given what we have understood from exploiting the notion of impossible language? The chapter discusses the limits of our understanding, ... More


Descartes’s Geometry and Pappus’ Problem

Emily R. Grosholz

in Cartesian Method and the Problem of Reduction

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242505
eISBN:
9780191680502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242505.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The discussion of the Cartesian method begins with the Geometry. This chapter deals with the opening pages of Book I of the Geometry and Descartes's ... More


Lectures on Geometry

Edward Witten, Martin Bridson, Helmut Hofer, Marc Lackenby, and Rahul Pandharipande

N M J Woodhouse (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198784913
eISBN:
9780191827150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784913.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This volume contains a collection of papers based on lectures delivered by distinguished mathematicians at Clay Mathematics Institute events over the past few years. Although not explicitly linked, ... More


Physics

Nicholas Griffin

in Russell’s Idealist Apprenticeship

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198244530
eISBN:
9780191680786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244530.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses Russell's ideas about physics, the next subject that he tackled right after completing An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry. Ever since 1896, Russell had begun sketching out ... More


Jacob Klein and Jacques Derrida: Historicism and History in Two Interpretations of Husserl's Late Writings

Joshua Kates

in Fielding Derrida: Philosophy, Literary Criticism, History, and the Work of Deconstruction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229468
eISBN:
9780823235209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229468.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the intellectual context that united Klein and Derrida. This context highlights the engagement with Husserl's last writing on history. It ... More


Helmholtz and the Sirens

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Hermann von Helmholtz’s investigations of physiological optics and acoustics reflected his profound interest in music. After devising instruments to measure the space and time parameters of visual ... More


Husserl on the Origins of Geometry

Ian Hacking

in Science and the Life-World: Essays on Husserl's Crisis of European Sciences

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756044
eISBN:
9780804772945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756044.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the foundations of mathematics, focusing on The Origin of Geometry, an appendix to the Crisis. It notes that Husserl is one of those philosophers who is awed by mathematics, ... More


The first professors

Allan Chapman

in Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681976
eISBN:
9780191761737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The first part of this chapter describes the foundation of the Savilian Chairs of Geometry and Astronomy and the Sedleian Chair of Natural Philosophy, and describes some early holders of these ... More


How to construct a poem: Descartes, Sidney

Shankar Raman

in Formal matters: Reading the materials of English Renaissance literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719085536
eISBN:
9781781707173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085536.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Shankar Raman’s essay argues that the very idea of creative invention—so central to modern assumptions about literary authorship—is embedded in philosophical and mathematical ideas and practices of ... More


The First Task of Philosophy: The Reactivation of Genesis

in The Problem of Genesis in Husserl's Philosophy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143156
eISBN:
9780226143774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143774.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter establishes the intentional genesis of Geometry and defines the type of analysis by which it must always be possible to grasp again the transcendental originality of a historical ... More


Drawing the Line: Putting Spatial History into Practice

Paul Carter

in Dark Writing: Geography, Performance, Design

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832469
eISBN:
9780824868949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832469.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses two theories of creativity that struggle with the incapacity of logical thinking to think change. Toward the end of his life, the philosopher of phenomenology, Edmund Husserl, ... More


Geometry as Spiritual Exercise

in The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution: Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, and the Cultivation of Virtue

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226409542
eISBN:
9780226409566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226409566.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter studies one set of exercises Descartes deemed propaedeutic to a better life and better knowledge—his famous, if too little known, geometry—and examines his Geometry of 1637, on its own ... More


Vibrational Spectroscopy

Wai-Kee Li, Hung Kay Lee, Dennis Kee Pui Ng, Yu-San Cheung, Kendrew Kin Wah Mak, and Thomas Chung Wai Mak

in Problems in Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198823902
eISBN:
9780191862724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823902.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents 22 problems covering the subject of vibrational spectroscopy, along with the corresponding solutions.


Were There Epicurean Mathematicians?

Reviel Netz

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 49

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198749516
eISBN:
9780191842818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749516.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

A long-standing puzzle in the interpretation of Epicurean philosophy of science is the contradiction between Epicurus’ wholesale rejection of mathematical science, and the evidence for later ... More


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