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Persons

Keith Hossack

in The Metaphysics of Knowledge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199206728
eISBN:
9780191709777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206728.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter continues the discussion of consciousness, and applies it to persons. The discussion proceeds as follows. Section 1 introduces the ‘Bafflement Argument’, that from the first-person ... More


Lichtenberg's “Opinions-System”(Meinungen-System)

Kirk Wetters

in The Opinion System: Impasses of the Public Sphere from Hobbes to Habermas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229888
eISBN:
9780823235766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229888.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter explores the conception of opinion presented in the previous chapter as it is placed into practice in the fragments and aphorisms of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, who shows that every ... More


Electric Sounds

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/9780262027274.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Those who followed Leonhard Euler’s wave theory of light often re-engaged its relation to sound. The study of electricity and magnetism resonated with ongoing initiatives in light and sound, ... More


Objects of Return

Marianne Hirsch

in The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154499
eISBN:
9780231520843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154499.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the incongruities, implausibilities, and impossibilities, as well as the fractured shapes characterizing the impulse to return and its narrative and visual enactments, by ... More


Punching Yourself in the Face: Don Paterson and his Readers

Peter Robinson

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the lexicons of violence in Paterson's work, and what these have to do with the politics of reader-relations in contemporary poems. It considers how Paterson's work deals with ... More


| 1808 | 1808 Sonorous Figures

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0021
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

On his first grand tour Ørsted had been presented with Chladni's book on sonorous figures, and when he came back he started experimenting on them. When invited to parties with the elite he would ... More


Descartes Defended

Christopher Peacocke

in The Mirror of the World: Subjects, Consciousness, and Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199699568
eISBN:
9780191760730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699568.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Descartes’ reasoning Cogito, ergo sum is, on the basis of the principles defended in earlier chapters, both truth-preserving and, in a wide range of circumstances, a transition the thinker is ... More


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