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Active Vision: The Psychology of Looking and Seeing

John M Findlay and Iain D Gilchrist

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198524793
eISBN:
9780191711817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524793.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

More than one third of the human brain is devoted to the processes of seeing — vision is after all the main way in which we gather information about the world. But human vision is a dynamic process ... More


On Sympathy

Sophie Ratcliffe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239870
eISBN:
9780191716799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239870.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

What happens when we engage with fictional characters? What sort of cognitive activity and affective response does reading about imaginary figures involve? How do our imaginative engagements bear on ... More


Introduction

Roland Enmarch

in A World Upturned: Commentary on and Analysis of The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264331
eISBN:
9780191734106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264331.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book presents a commentary on and an analysis of P. Leiden I 344 recto, which contains the poem variously called The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All or The Admonitions (Mahnworte), from ... More


Hindu God, Christian God: How Reason Helps Break Down the Boundaries Between Religions

Francis X. Clooney

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138542
eISBN:
9780199834099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138546.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Hindu God, Christian God, an exercise in comparative theology, proposes that theology today is an interreligious discipline and illustrates this with reference to Christianity and ... More


Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America

David Paul Nord

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173116
eISBN:
9780199835683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173112.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the years after 1815, a few visionary entrepreneurs decided the time was right to launch true mass media in America. They believed it was possible through new technology, national organization, ... More


Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Amy Johnson Frykholm

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examines the readership of the contemporary best-selling series Left Behind, drawing on a qualitative study of readers. Rapture Culture asks what role an anti-worldly theory like dispensationalism ... More


Ethics at the Cinema

Ward E. Jones and Samantha Vice (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Ethics at the Cinema is a collection of original philosophical papers on film. Contributors were invited to engage with ethical issues raised within, or within the process of viewing, a ... More


Wittgenstein's Monologuists (§243)

Stephen Mulhall

in Wittgenstein's Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense and Imagination in “Philosophical Investigations”, §§ 243–315

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199208548
eISBN:
9780191709067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208548.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter presents two ways of reading the second paragraph of §243 in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. If we follow through with the first (substantial) reading of §243, then the most ... More


Reading in Proust's A la recherche: 'le délire de la lecture'

Adam Watt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566174
eISBN:
9780191721519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566174.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

This book, through close analysis of the scenes of reading in Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu, offers an invigorating new study of the novel and previously unacknowledged paths through it. ... More


The Single Great Problem

Marie McGinn

in Elucidating the ‘Tractatus’: Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Logic and Language

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199244447
eISBN:
9780191714146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244447.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter begins with a discussion of the principal aims to the book. An interpretative anti-metaphysical approach to the Tractatus is developed and placed within the context of the current debate ... More


Religious Reading: The Place of Reading in the Practice of Religion

Paul J. Griffiths

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195125771
eISBN:
9780199853335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125771.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

What social conditions and intellectual practices are necessary in order for religious cultures to flourish? This book finds the answer in “religious reading” — the kind of reading in which a ... More


Dreaming Connects. The Dreaming End of the Continuum Is Hyper-connective

Ernest Hartmann

in The Nature and Functions of Dreaming

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751778
eISBN:
9780199863419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter shows that dreaming is hyper-connective. At the dreaming end of the continuum connections are made more easily than in waking, and connections are made more broadly and loosely. Dreaming ... More


Visual Aspects of Dyslexia

John Stein and Zoï Kapoula (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589814
eISBN:
9780191744785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589814.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Behavioral Neuroscience

Dyslexia affects about 10% of all children and is a potent cause of loss of self-confidence, personal and family misery, and waste of potential. Although the dominant view is that it is caused by ... More


Recreative Minds

Gregory Currie and Ian Ravenscroft

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238089
eISBN:
9780191679568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238089.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics

This book develops a philosophical theory of imagination that draws upon recent theories and results in psychology. Ideas about how we read the minds of others have put the concept of imagination ... More


Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Charles Bernstein (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book brings together seventeen chapters, commissioned especially for this volume, on the reading of poetry, the sound of poetry, and the visual performance of poetry. While the performance of ... More


READING LITERATURE: READING LITERATURE: THE INTERPRETING OF TEXT

William L Randall and A. Elizabeth McKim

in Reading Our Lives: The poetics of growing old

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195306873
eISBN:
9780199894062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306873.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the nature of reading from the perspectives of both psychology and literary theory. Research into the cognitive and neurological features of reading indicates that we process ... More


The Poetics of French Verse: Studies in Reading

Clive Scott

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159445
eISBN:
9780191673634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159445.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This book explores the expressive resources peculiar to French verse, first through formal discussion of its poetics and then through detailed readings of texts from the 17th century to the present. ... More


College Trustee

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0041
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter forty-one deals with the years immediately following the death of so many of Hodge’s friends and family. He underwent intense bouts of grief and his physical health was not strong. He was ... More


Catechizing, Education, and Reading Practices

Andrew R. Holmes

in The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288656
eISBN:
9780191710759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter begins by outlining how catechizing and visitation was conducted, and the impact evangelicalism had upon pastoral efficiency in the Synod of Ulster. Section two examines the provision of ... More


Mapping the Word Reading Circuitry in Skilled and Disabled Readers

Kenneth R. Pugh, Stephen J. Frost, Rebecca Sandak, Nicole Landi, Dina Moore, Gina Della Porta, Jay G. Rueckl, and W. Einar Mencl

in The Neural Basis of Reading

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195300369
eISBN:
9780199863747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300369.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter describes recent studies designed to generate data not only on the localization of reading-related brain activation, but also to examine patterns of interactions and dynamic trade-offs ... More


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