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Algebraic Thought in Ancient and Medieval China

Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall

in Taming the Unknown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149059
eISBN:
9781400850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149059.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter takes a look at the scope of mathematics in Ancient and Medieval China. Although the Chinese engaged in numerical calculation as early as the middle of the second millennium BCE, the ... More


 Between Indifference and Anguish

Lisa Tessman

in Burdened Virtues: Virtue Ethics for Liberatory Struggles

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195179149
eISBN:
9780199835782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179145.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter begins with a search for a praiseworthy trait in the realm of sensitivity and attention to others’ suffering, a trait that ought to lie somewhere between the poles of indifference and ... More


Interlode To Be Allegory

Simon Palfrey

in Poor Tom: Living "King Lear"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226150642
eISBN:
9780226150789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226150789.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Tom is often understood allegorically. But he resists allegorical clarity or harmonious thematizing. He is more akin to what Levinas calls the “strangeness of the Other,” a being “absolutely ... More


Racine's Children: The End of the Line

Wes Williams

in Monsters and their Meanings in Early Modern Culture: Mighty Magic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199577026
eISBN:
9780191728662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577026.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This exploration of the conjoined figures of monsters and children in Racine begins with the familiar tale of his early passion for the (forbidden) romance, the Aethiopica. It then explores in detail ... More


Introduction: Sounding Out: Musical Meaning and Modern Experience

Lawrence Kramer

in Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228245
eISBN:
9780520928329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228245.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book celebrates meaning as a basic force in music history and an indispensable factor in how, where, and when music is heard. The underlying point of this book is that the apparent dilemma of ... More


The Voice of Persephone: Musical Meaning and Mixed Media

Lawrence Kramer

in Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228245
eISBN:
9780520928329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228245.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter aims at addressing the question that what can be learned about mixed media from the phenomenon of musical meaning. It suggests that musical meaning always exceeds its specification by ... More


On the Quasi-Transcendental: Temporality and Political Epistemology in Derrida’s <i>Glas</i>

Sina Kramer

in Excluded Within: The (Un)Intelligibility of Radical Political Actors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190625986
eISBN:
9780190626006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625986.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 3 articulates how constitutive exclusion both grounds and troubles borders and foundations, acting as the simultaneous condition of possibility and impossibility for the body whose border it ... More


Tom McCarthy

Daniel Lea

in Twenty-First-Century Fiction: Contemporary British Voices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719081491
eISBN:
9781526121097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081491.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the writing of Tom McCarthy and situates him as one of the exciting experimental voices of contemporary British writing that is seeking to explore the limits and tolerances of ... More


The Irreducible Remainder

Saitya Brata Das

in The Political Theology of Schelling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416900
eISBN:
9781474426961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416900.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents a reading of Schelling's Philosophical Inquiries into the Nature of Human Freedom (1809), which takes up the great philosophical problematic of freedom, a problematic that is ... More


Corporate-Originated Charitable Funds

Rick Cohen

in New Frontiers of Philanthropy: A Guide to the New Tools and New Actors that Are Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199357543
eISBN:
9780199381425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357543.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the operations of the important new charitable funds originated by a number of the major US financial services firms, such as Fidelity Investments, and Charles Schwab. These ... More


The Invulnerability of Integrity: Contemporary Scholarship

Michael D. K. Ing

in The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679118
eISBN:
9780190679149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190679118.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines arguments for invulnerability made by contemporary interpreters working with Confucian material. It begins by situating discourses of invulnerability within the broader field of ... More


Say It with Flowers

John Gardner

in From Personal Life to Private Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198818755
eISBN:
9780191859656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818755.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter continues the investigation of remedies for wrongdoing. It focuses on the deficit (or ‘remainder’) that is inevitably left when a fallback duty is performed according to the principle ... More


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