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Understanding Common Law Legislation: Drafting and Interpretation

F. A. R. Bennion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564101
eISBN:
9780191705465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564101.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book is a distillation of a larger work Bennion on Statutory Interpretation. It consists of an introduction and eighteen chapters each summarized at the end. The common law system presented here ... More


Things: Papers on Objects, Events, and Properties

Stephen Yablo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199266487
eISBN:
9780191594274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266487.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book contains a collection of twelve metaphysical chapters that address a range of first-order topics, including identity, coincidence, essence, causation, and properties. Some first-order ... More


Introductory

F. A. R. Bennion

in Understanding Common Law Legislation: Drafting and Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564101
eISBN:
9780191705465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564101.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This introductory chapter starts by explaining what is meant by ‘common law legislation’ in the title of the book. It then says that construing common law legislation has often been found to be ... More


Objects of Metaphor

Samuel Guttenplan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280896
eISBN:
9780191602627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280894.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Objects of Metaphor offers a philosophical account of the phenomenon of metaphor which is radically different from others in the literature. Yet for all its difference, the underlying ... More


Realism Explicated

Barry Taylor

in Models, Truth, and Realism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199286690
eISBN:
9780191604065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286698.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter sets out to extract more of the properties of objective truth. It inquires into the principles governing certification. Principles governing the logical connectives are borrowed from ... More


 Beyond Literalism: Reflexive Spirituality and Religious Meaning

Kelly Besecke

in Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305418
eISBN:
9780199785094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The assumption of a necessary conflict between reason and religion has long informed discussions of the role of religion in modern society. This chapter describes and analyzes reflexive spirituality ... More


Faber Stapulensis (1455–1536): The Letter and the Spirit

David C. Steinmetz

in Reformers in the Wings: From Geiler von Kaysersberg to Theodore Beza

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130485
eISBN:
9780199869008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130480.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The French Humanist, Faber Stapulensis (Lefèvre d’Étaples), identified with circles of reform in France, most notably the circle of reform associated with Marguerite de Navarre, the sister of King ... More


Metaphor and Disclosure

David Brown

in God and Mystery in Words: Experience through Metaphor and Drama

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231836
eISBN:
9780191716201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231836.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines how poets have found in metaphor an obvious point of contact with religion, despite the tendency of so many theologians and believers to seek reduction to the literal. It ... More


Terminology

Richard Swinburne

in Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212460
eISBN:
9780191707193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212460.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at the philosophical issues related to terminology. The statement that a token declarative sentence expresses is a function of the meaning or meanings of the type sentence (the ... More


Rediscovering the Buddha: Legends of the Buddha and Their Interpretation

Hans H Penner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385823
eISBN:
9780199870073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385823.001.1
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The “Buddhacentric” view of Buddhism continues to shorten the legends of the Buddha into brief outlines. This paradox is based on the mistaken quest for the historical Buddha and the view of myth as ... More


The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms

G. Sujin Pak

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195371925
eISBN:
9780199870981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371925.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book explores the interpretation of a set of messianic Psalms in the exegesis of the Christian medieval tradition, Luther, Bucer, and Calvin and in the debate over the “Judaizing Calvin” between ... More


What Does the Old Testament Mean?

Richard Swinburne

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

When the Christian Church took over the Old Testament, it did so on the understanding that some of it should be understood in non-literal ways. Origen and then Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine ... More


No Parting Word

Cynthia Grant Tucker

in No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390209
eISBN:
9780199866670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390209.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Pulling the narrative strands together, this chapter describes first the Eliots' evolving perceptions of life after death, from a literal heaven of family reunions to an ongoing mystical life of ... More


Metaphor The Central Trope

Sam Glucksberg

in Understanding Figurative Language: From Metaphor to Idioms

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195111095
eISBN:
9780199872107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111095.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter treats metaphor as a form of linguistic expression rather than as a form of conceptual representation. Metaphor as a form of substitution is critically analyzed and found wanting. Three ... More


Beyond the Literal

Sam Glucksberg

in Understanding Figurative Language: From Metaphor to Idioms

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195111095
eISBN:
9780199872107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111095.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the assumption that literal meanings are functionally primary: are they, as opposed to figurative meanings, processed automatically, and are they processed more quickly? ... More


Medieval and Late‐Medieval Interpreters: The Legacy of Literal Prophecies of Christ

G. Sujin Pak

in The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195371925
eISBN:
9780199870981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371925.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter broadly traces the history of the interpretation of a set of eight messianic Psalms in the exegesis of the Glossa Ordinaria, Nicholas of Lyra, Denis the Carthusian, and Jacques Lefèvre ... More


Martin Luther *: Literal Prophecies Redeployed

G. Sujin Pak

in The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195371925
eISBN:
9780199870981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371925.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 2 begins with a description of the significance of the Psalms in Luther's life, theology, and exegesis. It argues that Luther remains in keeping with the antecedent interpretive tradition by ... More


The Judaizing Calvin: The Debate of Hunnius and Pareus

G. Sujin Pak

in The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195371925
eISBN:
9780199870981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371925.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the debate over Calvin's exegesis between the Lutheran Aegidius Hunnius and the Reformed theologian David Pareus, with focus on Calvin's exegesis of the Psalms. Hunnius accuses ... More


Conclusion

G. Sujin Pak

in The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195371925
eISBN:
9780199870981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371925.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The conclusion begins by exploring the suggestions that this study raises concerning the role of biblical exegesis in the emergence and formation of separate Protestant confessional identities. The ... More


Naturalized Ontology

Mary Leng

in Mathematics and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199280797
eISBN:
9780191723452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280797.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers the question of how we are to uncover our ontological commitments, on the assumption that even our best scientific theories may include hypotheses adopted for reasons other ... More


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