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Changeless at the Heart of Change: Concepts of Time and Process

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on Native American concepts of time and process. Western culture often perceives time as a linear progression that advances from past to present to future in a straight line. In ... More


The First Last Man? Thomas Burnet and the Revolution in Time

Fiona J. Stafford

in The Last of the Race: The Growth of a Myth from Milton to Darwin

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112228
eISBN:
9780191670718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112228.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter examines Thomas Burnet's The Sacred Theory of the Earth, an influential account of the earth's history based on the text of the Bible, published in the seventeenth century. In The Sacred ... More


Time as a Metaphor of History: Early India: The Krishna Bharadwaj Memorial Lecture

Romila Thapar

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195637984
eISBN:
9780199081912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195637984.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book examines the link between time and history in the Indian context. It debunks the concept of time as cyclic in early India and subsequently the denial of history. The book indicates the ... More


Sensitivity to Time: Implications for the Representation of Time

Jonathon D. Crystal

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A central problem in the study of comparative cognition is to identify an animal's psychological representation of information in its ... More


Conclusion

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246195
eISBN:
9780520932319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246195.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the nexus of time, truth, and death as it emerges hermeneutically from the symbolic world of medieval kabbalah. It focuses on the letters alef, mem, and tau, the consonants of ... More


The Argument

Romila Thapar

in Time as a Metaphor of History: Early India: The Krishna Bharadwaj Memorial Lecture

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195637984
eISBN:
9780199081912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195637984.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter assesses Western ideas about early Indian notions of time and history. At the turn of the eighteenth century, the theory emerged that the Indian sense of time was entirely cyclic, was ... More


“None Do Slacken, None Can Die”: Die Puns and Embodied Time in Donne and Shakespeare

Jennifer Pacenza

in Shakespeare and Donne: Generic Hybrids and the Cultural Imaginary

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251254
eISBN:
9780823252848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251254.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines Shakespeare and Donne’s use of the die pun, referring both to mortal death and orgasmic death, in order to argue that the works of both authors utilize the die pun as an escape ... More


Introduction

Karol Berger

in Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter introduces the main themes and arguments of the book, claiming that, in the later eighteenth century, European art music began to take seriously the flow of time from past to future. ... More


Time

J. A. Burrow

in The Ages of Man: A Study in Medieval Writing and Thought

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117551
eISBN:
9780191670985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117551.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses historians, preachers, and exegetes who employ a variety of schemes and seek to relate the ages of Man to temporal patterns observable elsewhere. These patterns can be the ... More


Interlude: Jean-Jacques contra Augustinum: A Little Treatise on Moral-Political Theology

Karol Berger

in Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter tells the story of the transition from the premodern Christian moral-political outlook to the modern post-Christian worldview, providing a larger context for the musical developments, a ... More


There Is No Time Like God's Time

Karol Berger

in Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter returns to the Passion's opening chorus to ask why it is here, before the story of the Passion even gets under way, that Bach wants to abolish time. It shows that in the Passion, time is ... More


Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Karol Berger

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines works by Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to support two claims: first, that it was only in the later eighteenth century that music began to take the flow of time from the ... More


Nonlinear Time Series Analysis with R

Ray Huffaker, Marco Bittelli, and Rodolfo Rosa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198782933
eISBN:
9780191826153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782933.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In the process of data analysis, the investigator is often facing highly-volatile and random-appearing observed data. A vast body of literature shows that the assumption of underlying stochastic ... More


Narrative Life Span, in the Wake: Benjamin and Arendt

Sarah Clift

in Committing the Future to Memory: History, Experience, Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254200
eISBN:
9780823261161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254200.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter draws on texts by Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt to establish the framework of the book as a whole. For both Arendt and Benjamin, the narrative form is the predominant expression of ... More


“Play It Again, Sam…and Dean”: Temporality and Meta-Textuality in Supernatural

Michael Fuchs

in Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in Twenty-First-Century Programming

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032936
eISBN:
9781617032943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032936.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter analyzes the television series, Supernatural, which breaks traditional linear narration in numerous episodes. It argues that by departing from a chronological structure and also ... More


World Time and Human Time in the Framing Poems

Mette Bundvad

in Time in the Book of Ecclesiastes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198739708
eISBN:
9780191802652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739708.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 3 offers a close reading of the book’s framing poems. In these two texts, the narrator of Qohelet outlines the understanding of time, upon which he continues to build throughout his book. The ... More


Postlude Postlude Between Utopia and MelancholyBeethoven and the Aesthetic State

Karol Berger

in Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter shows the extent to which the self-confidence that culminated in The Magic Flute was undermined as the Revolution failed to achieve its democratic goals, arguing that the traditional ... More


State-Feedback Zero-Sum Differential Games

João P. Hespanha

in Noncooperative Game Theory: An Introduction for Engineers and Computer Scientists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175218
eISBN:
9781400885442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175218.003.0018
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the computation of the saddle-point equilibrium of a zero-sum continuous time dynamic game in a state-feedback policy. It begins by considering the solution for two-player ... More


The Hidden Center

Karol Berger

in Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents detailed readings of several celebrated ensembles—specifically the Figaro Sextet, the Idomeneo Quartet, the Don Giovanni Quartet, the first-act Figaro Trio, and the Don Giovanni ... More


Bending Time to a New End: Investigating the Idea of Temporal Entrepreneurship

Ingrid Erickson and Melissa Mazmanian

in The Sociology of Speed: Digital, Organizational, and Social Temporalities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198782858
eISBN:
9780191826047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782858.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Modern work is intensely oriented to a dominant temporal logic in which time is regarded as chunkable, single-purpose, linear, and ownable. This logic is embedded in digital devices and applications ... More


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