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t e n The Reductio and Collapse of the Precritical Project

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s crisis in the early 1760s and its result, Dreams of a Spirit-Seer (1766). Section 1 discusses Kant’s development after the Prize Essay: the essay on Beautiful and Sublime ... More


 The Middle‐floor Sanctum: The Sculpted Program of the Northern Path

D. Dennis Hudson

in The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This sanctum's sculpted program consists of two sequences running parallel, west to east: the Northern Path (“Approaching the Honey of the Lotus Feet”) and “The Path of the Southern Doctrine.” This ... More


Caves and the Ancient Greek Mind: Descending Underground in the Search for Ultimate Truth

Yulia Ustinova

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548569
eISBN:
9780191720840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548569.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In ancient Greece, a common method of search for divine wisdom was to descend into caves or underground chambers. Entering caves persistently appears as a major requirement for prophecy-giving, both ... More


Seers and Poets

Yulia Ustinova

in Caves and the Ancient Greek Mind: Descending Underground in the Search for Ultimate Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548569
eISBN:
9780191720840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548569.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter envisages the mental frame of freelance ‘impresarios of gods’, their behaviour, method of attaining illumination, and especially the role of cave experiences in their lives. The cave ... More


“A Seer Shall the Lord My God Raise Up”: The Prophet and the Plates

Terryl L. Givens

in By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138184
eISBN:
9780199834211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513818X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Joseph Smith was a young seeker in an age of religious awakening. He claimed he was visited by God and Christ in response to his spiritual quest for truth as a 14 year old, but his religious career ... More


“A Marvelous Work and a Wonder”: The Book of Mormon as Sacred Sign

Terryl L. Givens

in By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138184
eISBN:
9780199834211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513818X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the context of 19th‐century American millennialism, many early converts to Mormonism heralded the Book of Mormon as a sign of the end times. In an era of many prophets and visionaries, the Book of ... More


Afterword

Mark Williams

in Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales 700–1700

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199571840
eISBN:
9780191594434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571840.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This last chapter contrasts the literary handling of portents and astrological material in Ireland and Wales, focusing on the representation of persons with expertise in interpreting such signs. It ... More


Polytheism and Society at Athens

Robert Parker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216116
eISBN:
9780191705847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216116.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book makes use of recently discovered archaeological and epigraphical evidence to give an account of the religious life of ancient Athens. The city's many festivals are discussed in detail, with ... More


Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece

Margaret Foster

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295001
eISBN:
9780520967915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295001.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Seers featured prominently in ancient Greek culture, but they rarely appear in colonial discourse from the archaic and classical periods. Margaret Foster exposes the ideological motivations behind ... More


‘Those Who Make a Profession out of Rites’: Unlicensed Religion, and Magic

Robert Parker

in Polytheism and Society at Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216116
eISBN:
9780191705847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216116.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Greek expression paraphrased in the title to this chapter occurs in a non-Attic text, the Derveni papyrus, but there were religious professionals in Attica as throughout Greece. And although the ... More


Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Patient Survival in the United States

LYNN A.G. RIES and SUSAN S. DEVESA

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents current estimates for cancer incidence, mortality, and survival in a large subgroup of the U.S. population based on the results of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End ... More


Holy Hustling

Richard Werbner

in Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy: Apostolic Reformation in Botswana

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268531
eISBN:
9780520949461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268531.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

As with holy hustling, the charismatic practice is distinctively youthful, masculine, and urban. The charismatics themselves are twelve young men. Mainly in their early to mid-twenties and nearly all ... More


The Pyramids of Abʼoo Seer, Sackʼckaʼrah, and Dahʼshooʼr, and the site, remains, &c., of the City of Memphis.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter describes the author's journey from the pyramids of El-Gee'zeh to a tomb between Ab'oo Seer and Sack'cka'rah. It gives an overview of the pyramids of Ab'oo Seer and Sack'cka'rah. It ... More


The Seer in Ancient Greece

Michael Flower

Warren Allmon (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252295
eISBN:
9780520934009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252295.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The seer (mantis), an expert in the art of divination, operated in ancient Greek society through a combination of charismatic inspiration and diverse skills ranging from examining the livers of ... More


Suppressing the Seer in Colonial Discourse: Delphic Consultations and the Seer in the City

Margaret Foster

in Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295001
eISBN:
9780520967915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295001.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Chapter 3 interrogates the startling excision of seers from later archaic and classical colonial discourse. This chapter offers two fundamental reasons for the missing seer. First, I argue that in ... More


The Enigma of the Blind

Edward Larrissy

in The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632817
eISBN:
9780748651696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632817.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the possible influence of the blind on the philosophical discussions and literary representations of Romantic-period writing, and supposes that the image of the blind man is ... More


· Problems, Methods, and Sources

Michael Attyah Flower

in The Seer in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252295
eISBN:
9780520934009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252295.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Seers played a fundamental role in Greek culture. In fact, their presence was pervasive. The names of about seventy “historical” seers (as opposed to mythical/legendary ones) are known, some of whom ... More


Who Is a Seer?

Michael Attyah Flower

in The Seer in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252295
eISBN:
9780520934009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252295.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

A seer (mantis) was a professional diviner, an expert in the art of divination. There is no exact modern equivalent, since he or she combined the role of confidant and personal adviser with that of ... More


· The Role and Image of the Seer

Michael Attyah Flower

in The Seer in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252295
eISBN:
9780520934009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252295.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

What the Greeks called “the craft of divination” (mantik ē technē) was the art of interpreting the meaning of signs that were sent by the gods. The god-sent sign was the instrument of mediation ... More


Divination as a System of Knowledge and Belief

Michael Attyah Flower

in The Seer in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252295
eISBN:
9780520934009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252295.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The rites of divination were not only ubiquitous in Greek society; they were also uniquely authoritative. This was true not only for the uneducated masses, but also for the elite, and not just in the ... More


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