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Developmental Theism: From Pure Will to Unbounded Love

Peter Forrest

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214587
eISBN:
9780191706523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214587.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion

This book is a speculative philosophical theology based on three themes: that a version of materialism is a help, not a hindrance, in philosophical theology; that God develops; and that this ... More


Tracking Reason: Proof, Consequence, and Truth

Jody Azzouni

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187137
eISBN:
9780199850570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187137.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

When ordinary people—mathematicians among them—take something to follow (deductively) from something else, they are exposing the backbone of our self-ascribed ability to reason. This book ... More


Introduction: Alberti's Window, Leonardo's Mirror, and van Gogh's Room

John V. Kulvicki

in On Images: Their Structure and Content

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290758
eISBN:
9780191604010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019929075X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter reviews Nelson Goodman’s proposals concerning depiction, identifies problems with them, and suggests how they can be overcome without appealing to a perceptual account of pictorial ... More


Goodman's Progress

John V. Kulvicki

in On Images: Their Structure and Content

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290758
eISBN:
9780191604010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019929075X.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

With the worries about Goodman on the table, this chapter introduces an alternative set of conditions: a modified form of Goodman’s relative repleteness, syntactic sensitivity, and semantic richness. ... More


Introduction

Ronald de Sousa

in Why Think?: Evolution and the Rational Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189858
eISBN:
9780199868377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189858.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of rationality. It then discusses the difference between digital computers and analog computers, the origins and limits of ... More


Cetology Now: Formatting the Twenty-First-Century Whale

Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, and Michele Friedner

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter proposes a classification of today's whales according to three different formats: the analog whale, the digital whale, and the simulated whale. The analog whale would be a whale of the ... More


Introduction

Stephen R. Anderson

in Aspects of the Theory of Clitics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279906
eISBN:
9780191707131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279906.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the concept of clitics. The aim of the book is then set out, which is to explore both of these senses of clitic, their interrelations, and ... More


The Quaternary fossil record as a source of data for evidence-based conservation: is the past the key to the future?

John R. Stewart

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The Late Quaternary palaeoecological record represents a source of baseline data for evidence-based conservation, by providing novel insights into how organisms and environments are likely to respond ... More


Bones of Contention

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This final chapter reconsiders the famous set‐pieces of the ‘Sphinx and the Chimera’ and the ‘être la matière’ epiphany closing the text by close attention to real ‘monsters’ of Antoine's imagination ... More


Core Cognition: Number

Susan Carey

in The Origin of Concepts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195367638
eISBN:
9780199867349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367638.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter lays out the evidence for two distinct systems of core cognition with numerical content—analog magnitude representations of number and parallel individuation of small sets— contrasting ... More


Beyond the Numeral List Representation of Integers

Susan Carey

in The Origin of Concepts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195367638
eISBN:
9780199867349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367638.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter begins by considering how the child who uses counting to represent number (i.e., is a cardinal-principle-knower) integrates the count list with analog magnitude representations, and what ... More


Eternity and Personality

Paul Helm

in Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590391
eISBN:
9780191595516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590391.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is alleged that a timeless being could not act, or intend, or remember, and so could not be a person. R, C. Coburn, Richard Swinburne, and David Hume are cited. But the concept of a person can be ... More


ELEMENTS OF DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING

Helmuth Spieler

in Semiconductor Detector Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527848
eISBN:
9780191713248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527848.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter first describes logic functions and illustrates how false signals are formed due to timing errors. Basic logic circuits are described (NMOS, PMOS, CMOS) together with propagation delays ... More


Photography, Trace, and Trauma

Margaret Iversen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226370026
eISBN:
9780226370330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226370330.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

Photography as a medium is often associated with the psychic effects of trauma. The automaticity of the process, the wide open camera lens, and the light sensitivity of film all lend themselves to ... More


Sensory Concepts

Mohan Matthen

in Seeing, Doing, and Knowing: A Philosophical Theory of Sense Perception

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199268504
eISBN:
9780191602283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268509.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A number of influential positions in the philosophy of perception are grounded in the idea that the sensory image is raw and unprocessed. Dretske holds that sensation is analogue: he neglects ... More


Do We Really Know What We Are Doing? Implications of Reported Time of Decision for Theories of Volition

William P. Banks and Eve A. Isham

in Conscious Will and Responsibility: A Tribute to Benjamin Libet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381641
eISBN:
9780199864911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381641.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Is the moment of conscious decision (known as W), as timed by Benjamin Libet and colleagues, a measure of volition? This chapter discusses a new experiment showing that the perceived time of response ... More


A Brain's-Eye View of Intentionality

William Lyons

in Approaches to Intentionality

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752226
eISBN:
9780191695087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752226.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter is concerned with the primitive yet foundational intentionality of the brain. It argues that, while it is true that all sensory systems produce effects in the brain in currency called ... More


Introduction: Beowulf and Wiglaf

Richard North

in The Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199206612
eISBN:
9780191709807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206612.003.01
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This introductory chapter opens with the importance of Wiglaf, who shares the limelight with Beowulf for the last fifth of the poem (580 lines), with this set alongside the near contiguous reigns of ... More


Computer Simulations

Paul Humphreys

in Extending Ourselves: Computational Science, Empiricism, and Scientific Method

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195158700
eISBN:
9780199785964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158709.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A definition of computer simulations is given, emphasizing the dynamic aspects of simulations. The important role of visualization in many simulations is explained. Computational issues in ... More


Analog and Digital Photography

Tadaaki Tani

in Photographic Science: Advances in Nanoparticles, J-Aggregates, Dye Sensitization, and Organic Devices

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199572953
eISBN:
9780191731266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572953.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The analysis of the present state of color films as a representative of analogue photography is followed by its comparison with that of digital photography with CCD and CMOS as sensors. Color films ... More


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