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Expanding and Solidifying Jewish Settlement in the Land of Israel

Arie Morgenstern

in Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Perushim believed that redemption of the Land would precede redemption of the nation, and saw themselves as fulfilling a divine mission in settling and developing it. They actively favored ... More


Eudaimonism

Fred Feldman

in What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Eudaimonism is the doctrine that welfare tracks happiness. Section 8.2 contains critical discussion of several proposed tests designed to help us to focus on the concept of welfare. The Crib Test and ... More


Is Logic Transcendental?

Peter Sullivan

in Transcendental Philosophy and Naturalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608553
eISBN:
9780191729645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608553.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

On a common understanding of what it is for something to have a 'transcendental' status, namely, for it to be something that is inevitably presupposed in any questioning of it, it seems easy to argue ... More


Hysteron Proteron in Questions and Answers

Elizabeth Minchin

in Homeric Voices: Discourse, Memory, Gender

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280124
eISBN:
9780191707070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280124.003.04
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter studies a phenomenon first observed by Samuel Bassett in questions and answers in the Homeric epics: the poet's preference for spelling out a twofold instruction, proposal, or question, ... More


Comparing Notes

Andrew Steane

in Faithful to Science: The Role of Science in Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198716044
eISBN:
9780191784286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716044.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

A brief comment on the Jewish perspective offered by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, as set out in his The Great Partnership. The position he arrives at is largely similar to the one advocated here.


Finding Faith in Reason

Neil Duxbury

in Patterns of American Jurisprudence

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264910
eISBN:
9780191682865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264910.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter illustrates that the quest for principle in American jurisprudence ought not to be regarded merely as a response to realism. It specifically attempts to make sense of process ... More


Consciousness

Ralph Mitchell Siegel

in Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In this chapter, the author reflects on the complex nature of consciousness and the brain. He first considers Oliver Sacks's argument that consciousness is unlike anything science has studied before ... More


Blindness, Empathy, and ‘Feeling Seeing’: Literary Accounts of Blind Experience

Mark Paterson

in Seeing with the Hands: Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474405317
eISBN:
9781474418614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405317.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Since Descartes, most discussions of blindness have been in terms of what Kleegecalls ‘the Hypothetical Blind Man’, a blank-blind figure, rendered mute. In contrast, the twentieth century offered a ... More


Recognizing the Contingency of One’s Own Language

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

This chapter takes as its point of departure British writer Zadie Smith’s definition of language as “shared words that fit the world as you believe it to be” and illustrates its aptness with examples ... More


“The Man Who Lost His Body”

Jonathan Cole

in Losing Touch: A man without his body

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198778875
eISBN:
9780191834608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778875.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology

This chapter concern’s Ian’s visit to the USA to meet Charles Freed, who had become deafferented aged 60. Oliver Sacks had sent some film of Charles from Howard Poizner’s US lab, and it was arranged ... More


Eighth Avenue Line at Fourteenth Street

Ralph Mitchell Siegel

in Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In this chapter, the author reflects on the concept of time. He recalls his conversation with Oliver Sacks, who talked about foamy time, a concept in quantum mechanics, at the Fourteenth Street ... More


Epilogue: The New Deal at Bay

Herbert Hovenkamp

in The Opening of American Law: Neoclassical Legal Thought, 1870-1970

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199331307
eISBN:
9780190204495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331307.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The postwar years saw efforts to develop principled lawmaking after Legal Realism and the New Deal’s legislative revolution. After decades of looking at nonmarket alternatives legal scholars turned ... More


L’Homme Qui

Jonathan Cole

in Losing Touch: A man without his body

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198778875
eISBN:
9780191834608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778875.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology

This chapter relates Ian’s experiences in Paris assisting Peter Brooks’ company. Brook had been exploring a theatrical piece L’Homme Qui, based on Oliver Sacks’ The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a ... More


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