Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 27 items

  • Keywords: artefact x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

The Metaphysics of Gender

Charlotte Witt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740413
eISBN:
9780199918720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740413.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is about gender essentialism: what it is and why it might be true. It opens with the question: What is gender essentialism? After distinguishing between essentialism about gender viewed as ... More


The Social Brain and the Distributed Mind

Robin Dunbar, Clive Gamble, and John Gowlett

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Human nature is the product of a long history that has brought us, over the course of some 6–8 million years, from our common ancestor with the chimpanzee lineage to modern humans. The aim of this ... More


Mesolithic-Neolithic transitions in Britain: from essence to inhabitation

Julian Thomas

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0022
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter argues that the critical changes that we can identify across the so-called ‘Mesolithic–Neolithic transition’ are not limited to the presence or absence of particular resources or ... More


Indeterminacy and the Concept of Function

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

in Functional Beauty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter addresses the problem of indeterminacy, tracing the problem of the indeterminacy of function to an intuitive and widely held view concerning the functions of artefacts: that they are ... More


Conclusion

Llewelyn Morgan

in Musa Pedestris: Metre and Meaning in Roman Verse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199554188
eISBN:
9780191594991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554188.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a summary of the salient conclusions of the preceding chapters, with special attention to metre as an arena for Roman negotiation of their relationship to Greece, and the peculiar ... More


Introduction

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter explains the organization of the book, its main themes, and the aims of the kind of literary scholarship that it represents—the chief of which is treating a literary work as ... More


Representation

Gregory Currie

in Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199282609
eISBN:
9780191712432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282609.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Narratives are intentional‐communicative artefacts; intentionally fashioned devices of representation that work by manifesting the communicative intentions of their makers. The representational ... More


Language

Keith Hossack

in The Metaphysics of Knowledge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199206728
eISBN:
9780191709777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206728.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Faculty Model treats the acquisition of knowledge by testimony as similar to the acquisition of knowledge by perception. When one becomes aware of a fact κ by immediate visual perception, the ... More


Self‐Knowledge: Special Access Versus Artefact of Grammar—A Dichotomy Rejected

Elizabeth Fricker

in Knowing Our Own Minds

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241408
eISBN:
9780191598692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241406.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The paper examines a dichotomy between special access accounts of authoritative self‐knowledge and constitutive accounts that treat such authority as a feature of the ‘grammar’ of self‐ascriptions, ... More


Modernists Explain Things to Me: Collecting as queer feminist Response

Melanie Micir

in The Passion Projects: Modernist Women, Intimate Archives, Unfinished Lives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193113
eISBN:
9780691194271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193113.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter emphasizes that some impassioned biographical acts and archives range beyond the merely textual. It focuses on three examples of canonizing life narratives: the midcentury memoirs of ... More


The Mirror of the Anthropocene

Frédéric Neyrat

in The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282586
eISBN:
9780823284931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282586.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The second chapter delves deeper into the origins of what Neyrat describes as the “myth” of the Anthropocene, focusing on the work of one of the scientists who coined the term, Paul Crutzen, and how ... More


Computed Tomography

Varut Vardhanabhuti, Julia James, Rosemary Gray, Rehaan Nensey, Vivien Shuen, and Tishi Ninan (eds)

in MCQs for the First FRCR

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199584024
eISBN:
9780191917967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199584024.003.0013
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine


International Law's Objects

Jessie Hohmann and Daniel Joyce (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198798200
eISBN:
9780191858642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798200.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

International law’s rich existence in the world can be illuminated by its objects. International law is often developed, conveyed, and authorized through its objects and/or their representation. From ... More


The earliest stone tools: their implications for an understanding of the activities and behaviour of late Pliocene hominids

J.W.K. Harris and S.D. Capaldo

in The Use of Tools by Human and Non-human Primates

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522638
eISBN:
9780191688652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522638.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter gives a preliminary review of new findings from older archaeological occurrences as evidence for the movements and activities of tool-using hominids dating from the late Pliocene between ... More


Formal Relations

Giuseppe Primiero

in On the Foundations of Computing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198835646
eISBN:
9780191873232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835646.003.0015
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter investigates further in formal detail the epistemic properties of the relations between computer simulations, models, and their target system. It reviews current analyses present in the ... More


Scandinavian-style jewellery in England: approaches and sources

Jane F. Kershaw

in Viking Identities: Scandinavian Jewellery in England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199639526
eISBN:
9780191744570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639526.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Cultural History

This chapter introduces the jewellery, focusing on its archaeological sources, historical context and approaches to its study. It begins by explaining the limitations of the existing archaeological ... More


‘Du mort qui saisit le vif’: Simondonian Ontology Today1

Jean-Hugues Barthélémy and Justin Clemens

in Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748677214
eISBN:
9780748684489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748677214.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Since the guiding thread and the priority of Simondon's entire ontology consist in trying to overcome classical oppositions such as the one between vitalism and mechanism, and between sociologism and ... More


The Experimental Study of Cultural Innovation

Alex Mesoudi

in Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013338
eISBN:
9780262259101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013338.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reports two case studies in which experimental simulations of cultural transmission have provided insights into the processes of cultural innovation. The first case study shows how ... More


Implications for Music Studies

Nicholas Cook

in Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199659647
eISBN:
9780191771651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

To speak of the expressivity of music is to refocus attention from musical artefacts such as scores towards the experience of music as performed: rather than the expressivity of the performance ... More


Forms

Eleni Zimi

in Late Classical and Hellenistic Silver Plate from Macedonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199550449
eISBN:
9780191808418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199550449.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter studies each of the twenty-six distinct forms of Macedonian silver plate. It analyses each of their variants and looks into their specific function; investigates the location of their ... More


View: