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The Status of Art in the Carnets

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter demonstrates that Joseph Joubert was not content with simple, explicit refutation, but preferred the more devious strategy of using the vocabulary of writers like Pierre-Jean Georges ... More


Religion and materialistmetaphysics: Some aspects of the debate about the resurrection of the body in eighteenth-century Britain

Udo Thiel

in Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199227044
eISBN:
9780191739309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227044.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

For materialists the issue of the afterlife relates entirely to the resurrection of the body. But as Joseph Priestley noted, after death ‘the body putrefies, and the parts that composed it are ... More


The Hallucinating Brain: Neurobiological Insights into the Nature of Hallucinations

Dominic H. ffytche

in Hallucination: Philosophy and Psychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019200
eISBN:
9780262315050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019200.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter looks at Charles Bonnet's eighteenth-century philosophy of hallucinations which it states was ahead of its time. Bonnet argued that hallucinations came from activity within specialized ... More


French Vital Materialism

John H. Zammito

in The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226520797
eISBN:
9780226520827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520827.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The stimulus of French vital materialism was decisive in provoking key developments in German life-science. The paradigm shift associated with the ideas of Buffon, Maupertuis, Diderot and La Mettrie ... More


Idea, Image, and Copy

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores how the discovery in Renaissance Neoplatonism of ideas allowed Joseph Joubert to pursue these ideas, particularly those relating to the relationship between idea, image, and ... More


Albrecht von Haller as Arbiter of German Medicine: Göttingen and Bern (1736–1777)

John H. Zammito

in The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226520797
eISBN:
9780226520827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520827.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Haller made the new University of Göttingen one of the preeminent centers of Enlightenment in Germany, not least through the development of his new program of research in physiology. Haller’s ... More


Species and the Birth of Modern Science

John S. Wilkins

in Species: A History of the Idea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260856
eISBN:
9780520945074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260856.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the revival of the neo-Platonic view of classification after the Renaissance period. It examines the assumption of the Great Chain of Being and the contributions of the ... More


Seeing Emptiness

Christopher Hatchell

in Naked Seeing: The Great Perfection, the Wheel of Time, and Visionary Buddhism in Renaissance Tibet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982905
eISBN:
9780199369980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982905.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 4 is an essay that discusses the theme of darkness and emptiness in the book’s source literature. It provides a brief introduction to the techniques of dark-room meditation, and discusses ... More


Ophthalmology

Iqbal Khan (ed.)

in Best of Five MCQs for the MRCP Part 1 Volume 2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747161
eISBN:
9780191916922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747161.003.0009
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Questions Regarding diabetic retinopathy, which is true? It can cause glaucoma It is the commonest cause of blindness in the United Kingdom in 30–60-year-olds Certain forms can be treated with ... More


Parkinson’s Disease

Laura Marsh

in Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Diseases: Practical approaches to patient care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195309430
eISBN:
9780197562451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195309430.003.0015
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Parkinson’s disease (PD), the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease (AD), causes a progressive neurologic syndrome characterized by bradykinesia, tremor, rigidity, ... More


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