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Conclusion: The Narrativity of Desire, Restraint, and Conversion

B. Diane Lipsett

in Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The conclusion compares concisely how the different narrative textures and particularities of the tales of Hermas, Thecla, and Aseneth generate discrete representations of conversion. It also offers ... More


Perceptual Coherence: Hearing and seeing

Stephen Handel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169645
eISBN:
9780199786732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169645.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book describes the conceptual similarities and differences between auditory and visual perception. The incoming energy is a single world containing objects, events, and various sources of light ... More


The Nature of Vagueness: Humpty Dumpty Gets His Due

Stewart Shapiro

in Vagueness in Context

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199280391
eISBN:
9780191707162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280391.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter provides a simplified account of how vagueness arises in language and is manifested in the use of language. It is a commonplace that the extensions of vague terms vary with such ... More


A Start on Model Theory

Stewart Shapiro

in Vagueness in Context

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199280391
eISBN:
9780191707162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280391.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter provides a technical model theory, using the resources of mathematical logic, for vagueness in some formalized languages. The system has a similar structure to the supervaluationist ... More


Refinements and Extensions I: So-Called “Higher-Order Vagueness”

Stewart Shapiro

in Vagueness in Context

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199280391
eISBN:
9780191707162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280391.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Problems with the simplified account and some unnatural features of the model theory lead to refinements of the philosophical account, the model theoretic semantics, and perhaps the logic as well. ... More


The First Movement of Beethoven's String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

Eric F. Clarke

in Ways of Listening: An Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151947
eISBN:
9780199870400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151947.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter takes the ideas presented in the previous chapter and applies them to an extended analysis and discussion of the first movement of the Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132. The ... More


Automatic Creation of Virtual Artefacts from Video Sequences

Andrew W. Fitzgibbon, Geoff Cross, and Andrew Zisserman

in Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262962
eISBN:
9780191734533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

Digital representation of an artefact is necessary in order to measure, admire and analyse such ancient pieces. For the purpose of storing, recoding and transmitting information, digital photographs ... More


Chapter Four Thinking with the Ear: Strayhorn’s Musical Fingerprints

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter brings up the various distinctive techniques in Strayhorn’s composing and arranging. These include through-composed forms with developmental sections and integrated introductions, ... More


Texture, Ensemble Technique, and Sonority

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Conceived as a consortium of solo voices, a Haydn quartet is perpetually vulnerable to having the norm of first-violin leadership challenged, compromised, complicated, or temporarily overturned. The ... More


Op. 33 (1781) and Op.42([?1784‐] 1785)

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Celebrating the terms of a redrawn employment contract that now allowed him to sell his music directly to subscribers and publishers, Haydn boasted that the quartets of Op. 33 exemplified “a new, ... More


Compositional Interpretation: Focus on Structure, Melody, Pitch Organization, Rhythm, and Orchestration and Texture

Donald Maurice

in Bartók's Viola Concerto: The Remarkable Story of His Swansong

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195156904
eISBN:
9780199868339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156904.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on those aspects of the work that a revisionist must consider when transforming the manuscript into a performable work. Under the subheadings of structure, melody, pitch ... More


Four‐Hand and Two‐Piano Pieces

William Kinderman

in Mozart's Piano Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195100679
eISBN:
9780199868315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100679.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses all of Mozart's pieces for piano duet and two pianos, including the Sonata in C Major, K. 19d, which is shown to be of doubtful authenticity. Topics addressed include ... More


The Transition Between Noise (Disorder) and Structure (Order)

Stephen Handel

in Perceptual Coherence: Hearing and seeing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169645
eISBN:
9780199786732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169645.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Texture refers to the surface characteristics of an object resulting from the quality and arrangement of its particles or constituent parts. One extensive set of experiments focused on the ... More


Filling-In: From Perceptual Completion to Cortical Reorganization

Luiz Pessoa and Peter De Weerd (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195140132
eISBN:
9780199865307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140132.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

A well-known example of filling-in involves the blind spot, a region in the back of the eye that is devoid of photoreceptors. The term blind spot is somewhat of a misnomer, because the corresponding ... More


Extending the Vocabulary

Adrienne Lehrer

in Wine and Conversation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307931
eISBN:
9780199867493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Wine vocabularies can be extended morphologically by adding suffixes such as –y, –ish, –ic, –ful or –ous to nouns to construct adjectives: woody, stylish, metallic, graceful, and harmonious. More ... More


Mechanisms of Surface Completion: Perceptual Filling-In of Texture

Lothar Spillmann and Peter De Weerd

in Filling-In: From Perceptual Completion to Cortical Reorganization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195140132
eISBN:
9780199865307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140132.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the mechanisms of texture filling-in. With prolonged fixation, targets defined by texture contrast rapidly fade and disappear into the background in a way similar to that of ... More


ION TRANSPORT IN SUPERFLUID 3HE

A.F. Borghesani

in Ions and electrons in liquid helium

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199213603
eISBN:
9780191707421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213603.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

For T < 2.73 mK, liquid 3He becomes superfluid because of the formation of atomic Cooper pairs. The Pauli exclusion principle keeps atoms at a distance from each other so that the pair has non ... More


Superfluid 3He

A.J. Leggett

in Quantum Liquids: Bose condensation and Cooper pairing in condensed-matter systems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198526438
eISBN:
9780191711954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526438.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

After a brief review of the properties of the normal state of liquid 3He and its description in terms of Landau Fermi-liquid theory, this chapter extends the BCS theory of pairing to the superfluid ... More


Depth from perspective

Ian P. Howard

in Perceiving in Depth: Volume 3 Other Mechanisms of Depth Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764167
eISBN:
9780199949373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764167.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Vision, Cognitive Psychology

The chapter starts with an account of the geometry of perspective and of the various types of perspective, including size perspective, linear perspective, and simple and complex texture gradients. ... More


Wholes and parts

Richard J. Stevenson

in The Psychology of Flavour

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199539352
eISBN:
9780191724008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539352.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Many claim that flavour can be perceived as a unitary experience and as a series of parts. This chapter explores this claim by addressing three specific questions: (1) Is flavour a unitary ... More


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