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On the (So‐called) Puzzle of Imaginative Resistance

Kendall Walton

in The Architecture of the Imagination: New Essays on Pretence, Possibility, and Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199275731
eISBN:
9780191706103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275731.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What has been called the ‘puzzle of imaginative resistance’, sometimes attributed to David Hume and discussed recently by Tamar Gendler and others, is actually a collection of related but distinct ... More


Prophecy and Conversion (37:2–Chap. 38): Joseph, The Prophetic Dreamer, Is Sold (37:2–36) Judah's Whoringand Conversion (Chap. 38)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0035
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Joseph story, with its almost‐continuous narrative, is not substantially different from the rest of Genesis. Rather, it is like Genesis coming into bloom, and it responds to the earlier issues in ... More


Marriage And Divorce

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The lack of a systematic account of marriage and divorce in biblical law means drawing on a wide range of legal materials in order to reconstruct what the typical practice might have been in biblical ... More


Bad Behavior

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When children do wrong, should we respond differently than we would if they were adults? That belief underlies the practice of having separate systems of juvenile justice, and Tamar Schapiro points ... More


Trickster Matriarchs: Lot's Daughters, Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, Tamar

Melissa A. Jackson

in Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible: A Subversive Collaboration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656776
eISBN:
9780191742170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656776.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The matriarchs and patriarchs of Genesis pass down through the generations a special family trait: trickery. Lot's daughters, Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, and Tamar all exhibit the characteristics of the ... More


Tamar Rogoff

Melanie Kloetzel and Carolyn Pavlik

in Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034003
eISBN:
9780813039442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034003.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

For more than 15 years, Tamar Rogoff has been able to create site performances in New York cities and in various places all over the world. Aside from professional artists and members of the ... More


Tamar, from Victim to Mother of a Dynasty

Yairah Amit

in Remembering Biblical Figures in the Late Persian and Early Hellenistic Periods: Social Memory and Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664160
eISBN:
9780191748462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664160.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This article focuses on the figure of Tamar the Canaanite, who entered Judah's household as the young bride of his eldest son Er and later became a victim of circumstances when younger sons failed to ... More


Looking Outwards

Quassim Cassam

in Self-Knowledge for Humans

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199657575
eISBN:
9780191793110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657575.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Rationalists like Moran take it that use of the Transparency Method (TM) is a basic source of intentional self-knowledge. Three problems for simple Rationalism are identified: the Generality Problem, ... More


Pregnant Riddles and Clever Wives

Wendy Doniger

in The Ring of Truth: And Other Myths of Sex and Jewelry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190267117
eISBN:
9780190621759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267117.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

In “Clever Wife” tales, a husband challenges his wife to get a child (almost always a son) fathered by him, though he will never sleep with her. She succeeds by tricking him into bed, masquerading as ... More


Explanation and Persuasion in Stories of Origins: Two Examples from Genesis

J. Andrew Dearman

in Reading Hebrew Bible Narratives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190246488
eISBN:
9780190246525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246488.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Two narratives in the book of Genesis (chapters 16, 38) are presented as explanations of ancient Israelite identity. Both accounts share a dilemma regarding the lack of an heir to continue the family ... More


Sufficiency: Single Parenting and Dorothy Day

Jana Marguerite Bennett

in Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190462628
eISBN:
9780190462659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462628.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Single parenting vastly affects women (divorced, widowed, and military spouses, among others). Single parents are caught between contemporary parenting wars (including welfare reform wars) and the ... More


Narrators, Impossible fictions, and the ‘Fictionality Puzzle’

Derek Matravers

in Fiction and Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199647019
eISBN:
9780191779381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647019.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers three problems. First is the issue of whether something being a narrative entails that an elusive narrator (where a narrator is not apparent). It concludes—with George ... More


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