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The Mind of God

Edward Craig

in The Mind of God and the Works of Man

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236825
eISBN:
9780191597244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236824.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The principal aim of this chapter is to document and describe the ‘dominant philosophy’ of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries: the doctrine that man was made in the image of God. ... More


The Visible World

Hugh Epstein

in Hardy, Conrad and the Senses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474449861
eISBN:
9781474477086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449861.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This two-part chapter, underpinned by nineteenth-century theories of light and vision and the empirical researches of Hermann von Helmholtz, is primarily concerned with light and its disclosures, ... More


New Organizations: Wat Mongkoltepmunee and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on two specific Buddhist centers: Wat Mongkoltepmunee (or Wat Phila), a first-generation Thai immigrant temple; and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC), a ... More


Lived Buddhism: The Construction of Teaching and Practice at Wat Phila and CIMC

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines how Buddha's teachings at Wat Phila and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) are presented ideologically and interpreted and lived by the practitioners. The chapter ... More


Refuge in the Sangha: The Shape of Buddhist Communities

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates how practitioners at Wat Phila and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) structure themselves inside each organization into communities or groups and relate to ... More


Ascribed and Achieved Buddhist Identities

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Based on how practitioners at Wat Phila and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) constructed their organizations, the Buddha's teachings, and their communities, this chapter explores how ... More


Observations Through a Gendered Lens

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contributes a gendered perspective to discussions of the history and practice of Buddhism at Wat Phila, the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC), and the United States more ... More


Taking Stock, Looking Forward

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter compares the ways in which immigrants and converts are adapting Buddhism in the United States to the ways that practitioners of other religious traditions have adapted those religious ... More


How Insight Emerges in a Distributed, Content-Addressable Memory

Liane Gabora and Apara Ranjan

in Neuroscience of Creativity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019583
eISBN:
9780262314695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019583.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Creativity paradoxically involves studying how someone pulls out of their brain something that was never put into it, something new and useful, or appropriate to the task at hand. Even if we ... More


Are Dreams Deceptive Experiences? Deception, Delusion, and Insight

Jennifer M. Windt

in Dreaming: A Conceptual Framework for Philosophy of Mind and Empirical Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028677
eISBN:
9780262327466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028677.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter confronts the epistemological problem of dream deception with evidence of scientific dream research with the aim of investigating the empirical plausibility of different scenarios of ... More


Are Dreams Subjective Experiences (II)? The Phenomenology of Thinking and the Problem of Dream Belief

Jennifer M. Windt

in Dreaming: A Conceptual Framework for Philosophy of Mind and Empirical Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028677
eISBN:
9780262327466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028677.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 9 proposes a conceptual framework for describing instances of thinking, self-reflection, and metacognition in dreams and analyzes their relationship to insight and control in lucid dreams. It ... More


Meditation and Awakening in the American Vipassana Network

Ann Gleig

in American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300215809
eISBN:
9780300245042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215809.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Certain patterns have developed around meditation and enlightenment, or awakening, as many prefer to call it, in the American Insight network. Network here is defined as a loose affiliation of ... More


Persecuting the Prophets: Inequality, Insanity and Incarceration

Andrew Skotnicki

in Criminology and Public Theology: On Hope, Mercy and Restoration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529207392
eISBN:
9781529207408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529207392.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

It is a truism that crime is a reality constructed by those interests powerful enough to create the definitions of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour. This chapter reminds us that mental illness ... More


Abduction: Inference and Instinct

John Kaag

in Thinking Through the Imagination: Aesthetics in Human Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254934
eISBN:
9780823261031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254934.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter focuses the relationship between Peircean abduction and the concepts of the imagination and genius in German idealism. It asks the following questions: What is abduction? Can abduction ... More


How Children Generate New Ways of Thinking

Robert S. Siegler

in Emerging Minds: The Process of Change in Children’s Thinking

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195077872
eISBN:
9780197561379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195077872.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Cognitive variability ultimately depends on people’s constructing novel ways of thinking even when we already possess reasonable alternatives. If we did not supplement existing approaches with new ... More


A New Agenda for Cognitive Development

Robert S. Siegler

in Emerging Minds: The Process of Change in Children’s Thinking

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195077872
eISBN:
9780197561379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195077872.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

My goal in writing this book is to change the agenda of the field of cognitive development. In particular, I want to promote greater attention to the question that I believe is inherently at the ... More


Insight through Awareness: A Crucial Value in Krishnamurti’s Approach to Education

Hillary Rodrigues

in J. Krishnamurti and Educational Practice: Social and Moral Vision for Inclusive Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199487806
eISBN:
9780199097715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487806.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

For over fifty years, Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986) spoke on a wide array of topics, but primarily directed his teachings at the problem of human suffering. He taught that all conflict is ... More


Hollywood Storytelling

Todd Berliner

in Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190658748
eISBN:
9780190658786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658748.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 studies the aesthetic pleasures of Hollywood cinema’s approach to storytelling. It examines the cognitive processes at work when a film cues spectators to construct a film’s story in their ... More


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