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 The Vimana Panels on the Southern Side

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/9780195369229.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The south‐facing panels represent afternoon moving toward twilight, a time of ambiguity, contradiction, and paradox. Bharata's ambiguous and compromised history told in Book Nine of the Bhagavata ... More


Selection in multicellular organisms

Graham Bell

in Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198569725
eISBN:
9780191717741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569725.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The development of multicellular organisms involves a balance between somatic and reproductive tissues. This chapter outlines how the action of selection is influenced by the age at which structures ... More


 Sacred Knowledge and Indian Origins

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses Hindu origins. The Indo‐Aryan controversy is examined: Did Hindu scriptures emerge as an indigenous product or did they arrive with migrating foreigners? The chapter discusses ... More


Neurobiological Models: An Unnecessary Divide— Neural Models in Psychiatry

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter looks at examples of biological approaches to understanding two mental disorders: schizophrenia and addiction. It shows that biological models in psychiatry depend on an implicit concept ... More


Strong Arms and Drinking Strength: Masculinity, Violence, and the Body in Ancient India

Jarrod L. Whitaker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755707
eISBN:
9780199895274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755707.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book considers the ritualized poetic construction of male identity in the R̥gveda, India’s oldest Sanskrit text, and argues that an important aspect of early Vedic life involves the sustained ... More


Strong Arms and Drinking Strength

Jarrod L. Whitaker

in Strong Arms and Drinking Strength: Masculinity, Violence, and the Body in Ancient India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755707
eISBN:
9780199895274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755707.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 4 focuses on the way that ritual practitioners strengthen the bodies of men, whether divine or human, through ritual praise (stóma) and drinking the sacred beverage sóma. A close study of the ... More


Dendrites

Greg Stuart, Nelson Spruston, and Michael Häusser (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566564
eISBN:
9780191724206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Dendrites form the major receiving part of neurons. It is within these highly complex, branching structures that the real work of the nervous system takes place. The dendrites of neurons receive ... More


Identity of Aryan Culture

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The principal traits of Aryan culture are started by Vedic, Iranian, and Greek literary texts and cognate terms found in the proto-Indo-European languages. The texts that help to reconstruct the ... More


The Age of the Rig Veda

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Indo-Iranians came from two areas of Central Asia. The Aryans in India are known from the Rig Veda. This text is the earliest text of the Indo-European languages. The Indo-Aryans were engaged in ... More


The Body of Western Embodiment: Classical Antiquity and the Early History of a Problem

Brooke Holmes

in Embodiment: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190490447
eISBN:
9780190490478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190490447.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Much of western philosophy, especially ancient Greek philosophy, addresses the problems posed by embodiment. This chapter argues that to grasp the early history of embodiment is to see the category ... More


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