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The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Emma E. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Mind Possessed examines spirit concepts and mediumistic practices from a cognitive scientific perspective. Drawing primarily, but not exclusively, from ethnographic data collected ... More


Understanding People: Normativity and Rationalizing Explanation

Alan Millar

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199254408
eISBN:
9780191719721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254408.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book shows that ascriptions of beliefs and intentions are normative in that they have normative implications. Since there is no more to believing something and intending something than meeting ... More


Liberty

Isaiah Berlin

in Liberty: Incorporating 'Four Essays on Liberty'

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249893
eISBN:
9780191598807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924989X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This short essay is a summary of the main theses of Berlin's ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’, and thus provides a brief introduction to his views.


Experience and the World's Own Language: A Critique of John McDowell's Empiricism

Richard Gaskin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287253
eISBN:
9780191603969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287252.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

John McDowell’s attempt to revive the doctrine of empiricism in a ‘minimal’ or ‘transcendental’ form is seriously undermined by inadequacies in the way he conceives what he styles the ‘order of ... More


A Priori Justification

Albert Casullo

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195115055
eISBN:
9780199786190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195115058.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The major divide in contemporary epistemology is between those who embrace and those who reject a priori knowledge. This book aims to provide a systematic treatment of the primary epistemological ... More


Ontological Categories: Their Nature and Significance

Jan Westerhoff

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199285044
eISBN:
9780191713699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285044.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The concept of an ontological category is central to metaphysics. Metaphysicians argue about which category an object should be assigned to, whether one category can be reduced to another one, or ... More


Grounding Concepts: An Empirical Basis for Arithmetical Knowledge

C. S. Jenkins

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231577
eISBN:
9780191716102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231577.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book is a philosophical discussion of arithmetical knowledge. No extant account, it seems, is able to respect simultaneously these three strong pre-theoretic intuitions: (a) that arithmetic is ... More


Developing and Validating Rapid Assessment Instruments

Neil Abell, David W. Springer, and Akihito Kamata

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195333367
eISBN:
9780199864300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333367.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This book provides an overview of scale and test development. From conceptualization through design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation, critical concerns are identified and grounded in ... More


Understanding Figurative Language: From Metaphor to Idioms

Sam Glucksberg

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195111095
eISBN:
9780199872107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111095.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The book presents a comprehensive account of how people understand metaphors and idioms in everyday discourse. Traditionally, figurative language has been considered to be derived from and more ... More


Violence, Fear, and Power: The Expansion and Limitation of War

Andreas Herberg‐Rothe

in Clausewitz's Puzzle: The Political Theory of War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199202690
eISBN:
9780191707834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202690.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

What Clausewitz says about the interactions to the extreme provides the basis for the assumption that he is the theorist of destruction and the precursor of the idea of total war. But these ... More


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