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Experiencing Falsity

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Traditional Advaita holds that we experience false entities as is evident from rope-snake illusion. This chapter argues this thesis to be wrong on the ground that since the false snake is merely an ... More


The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Explores the metaphysical question of the relation between reality and human perceptions, thoughts and beliefs with reference to colours. Posits an absolute independent reality of which knowledge is ... More


Intellect and Being

Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson

in Plotinus on Intellect

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199281701
eISBN:
9780191713088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281701.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The main focus in this chapter is the relationship between Plotinus' ontology and his epistemology. It is argued that at the level of Intellect being and knowledge coincide, that to be is to be known ... More


Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

Michael Epperson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223190
eISBN:
9780823235551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223190.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In Process and Reality and other works, Alfred North Whitehead struggled to come to terms with the impact the new science of quantum mechanics would have on metaphysics. This book is ... More


Uprightness

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Truth for a person means his existence through what he is. The human self is thus identified with its essence. However, thought is incapable of surpassing ontological objectification and fundamental ... More


Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Kristyn Gorton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

An engaging and original study of current research on television audiences and the concept of emotion, this book offers a unique approach to key issues within television studies. Topics discussed ... More


The Metaphysics of Experience: A Companion to Whitehead's Process and Reality

Elizabeth M. Kraus

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823217953
eISBN:
9780823284924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823217953.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book styles itself as “a Sherpa guide to Process and Reality, whose function is to assist the serious reader in grasping the meaning of the text and to prevent falls into misinterpretation.” ... More


Introduction: Romanticism, Modernity, and Virtual Reality

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Following a discussion of the online world, ‘Second Life’, the introduction provides a preliminary survey of the virtual realities of the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-centuries; an overview ... More


The Comic Book Movie Genre

Liam Burke

in The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462036
eISBN:
9781626745193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462036.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The comic book film adaptation trend ushered in by X-Men in 2000 soon developed into a full-fledged genre. Chapter Two charted the development of this genre and probed its boundaries. Identifying the ... More


Logical Possibilities

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The very idea of non-duality stands seriously violated in the post-Śānkarite orthodoxy and to correct this severe aberration, an entirely new framework is introduced in this chapter. Based on ... More


Sadasadvilakṣaṇa and Asat

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Another foundational idea of traditional Advaita is the sadasadvilaksana or “what is different from the real and the unreal”, a peculiar ontological status attributed to the empirical world. Since ... More


Postscript

Neal Curtis

in Sovereignty and Superheroes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The postscript briefly reviews the argument so far, plotting the rise of the absolutely powerful sovereign and its ultimate collapse into the abyss that accompanies it, but which it constantly ... More


The Two Selves: Their Metaphysical Commitments and Functional Independence

Stanley B. Klein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199349968
eISBN:
9780199369454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199349968.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

In this book, I take the position that the self is not a “thing” easily reduced to an object of scientific analysis. Rather, the self consists in a multiplicity of aspects, some of which have a ... More


A Man for all Fashions: Pre-War Theology and B. H. Streeter

Peter Hinchliff

in God and History: Aspects of British Theology 1875-1914

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263333
eISBN:
9780191682483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263333.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the ideas and writings of B. H. Streeter. Streeter did significant work in three distinct areas: critical New Testament scholarship, relating the Christian faith to modern ... More


Realism and the Aspiring Anatomist

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Like Herman Melville, Wilkie Collins has whetted the appetite for medical villainy, only to dispel the experimenter's Gothic allure by reminding us of the real mundane fallibility of chemists and ... More


Introduction: The Philosophical Project

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Outlines the philosophical quest for reality, and how humans are related to the real world through perceptions, thoughts and beliefs. A discussion of what constitutes a metaphysical question is ... More


The Philosophical Conception of an Independent Reality

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Analyses the possibility of objective knowledge of an independent reality, characterised by its independence from knowledge and belief, through a process of testing the correspondence of beliefs to ... More


The Idea of Physical Reality

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues that an absolute conception of reality, starting from a minimal, absolute framework, is needed in order to investigate whether colour belongs to it or is due to human subjectivity. Examines ... More


Unmasking Explanation and the ‘Unreality’ Of Colour

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues against the idea that reality is purely physical and can be totally captured by scientific explanation, thus excluding colour from reality. Counters exclusive physicalism by arguing that ... More


Engagement, Invulnerability, and Dissatisfaction

Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151886
eISBN:
9780199867189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151887.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Argues that the goals of the investigation into the relation between colours and independent reality lead to dissatisfaction. This arises because the metaphysical question cannot be fully answered. ... More


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