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On Location: Aristotle's Concept of Place

Benjamin Morison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247912
eISBN:
9780191598067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247919.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aims to explain as carefully as possible Aristotle's account of place given in the Physics, Book IV, Chs. 1‐5. Also aims to rehabilitate it as a piece of philosophy, after many centuries of its being ... More


The Finitude of the Past and the Existence of God

William Lane Craig

in Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263838
eISBN:
9780191682650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263838.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter presents an essay which evaluates the history of the argument about the finitude of the past and the existence of God in Christian, Islamic, and Jewish thought. It argues in defense of ... More


Leontief's Input‐Output

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the second of six chapters on the logic of price, and reviews the characteristics of Leontief's input–output method. The six sections of the chapter are: Quesnay's tableau économique; the ... More


An “At‐At” Theory of Causal Influence

Wesley C. Salmon

in Causality and Explanation

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195108644
eISBN:
9780199833627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195108647.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The propagation of causal influences through space‐time plays a fundamental role in scientific explanation. Taking as point of departure, a basic distinction between causal interactions (which are ... More


Reading, Translating, and Writing about Kafka

Sarah Roger

in Borges and Kafka: Sons and Writers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198746157
eISBN:
9780191808791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746157.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Over the course of his life, Borges read all three of Kafka’s novels, more than half of Kafka’s stories, Kafka’s published fragments, and some of his notebooks. Borges published eighteen translations ... More


Kafkian Fictions

Sarah Roger

in Borges and Kafka: Sons and Writers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198746157
eISBN:
9780191808791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746157.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Kafka’s influence on Borges’s writing is evident in stories that Borges wrote as early as 1936 and as late as 1971. This chapter looks at a range of works—mostly those from Ficciones (1944)—to ... More


Subjective images of time

George Jaroszkiewicz

in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter focuses on the brilliant thinkers, from Antiquity to the modern age, who have formulated the great visions of time discussed in this book. The temporal philosophy of the Ancient Greeks ... More


Emulating Kafka in Babylon and Babel

Sarah Roger

in Borges and Kafka: Sons and Writers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198746157
eISBN:
9780191808791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746157.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Borges openly emulated Kafka in two short stories. The first of these was ‘La lotería en Babilonia’ (1941), which depicts a mysterious, Kafkaesque lottery to which all of the citizens of Babylon are ... More


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