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Detection of direction of contrast

L. Weiskrantz

in Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521921
eISBN:
9780191706226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521921.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

D. B. acknowledged having some sort of impression or feeling when a stimulus was abruptly presented, but failed to ascribe any sense of ‘brightness’ to the experience. This led to the question of ... More


In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media

Diana C. Mutz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165110
eISBN:
9781400865871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165110.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Americans are disgusted with watching politicians screaming and yelling at one another on television. But does all the noise really make a difference? Drawing on numerous studies, this book provides ... More


Loving and Longing

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Love imposes a strange overlapping of semantic fields in the center of which are the verbs “to want”, “to love”, and “to long”. In the semantic difference between longing and loving, as in their ... More


Extremes

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Will and love can be in opposition. A person is situated between these extremes, given that he is in relation with fullness on the basis of faith, which is not possible without free will. And free ... More


What is Vagueness?

Nicholas J. J. Smith

in Vagueness and Degrees of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233007
eISBN:
9780191716430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233007.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter presents a definition of vagueness. Section 3.1 explains what the task of defining vagueness involves, and why this task is important. Section 3.2 examines and criticizes existing ... More


Accommodating Vagueness

Nicholas J. J. Smith

in Vagueness and Degrees of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233007
eISBN:
9780191716430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233007.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter shows that only those theories of vagueness that countenance degrees of truth can allow for the existence of predicates that satisfy the Closeness definition. More precisely, it argues ... More


Beauty

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Nothing in the worlds is comparable to God. But, nothing in them has reality apart from Him. Thus, similarity is opposed to incomparability, since He is praised by every word in the worlds. Every ... More


The Station Of No-Station

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The deeper and more wide-ranging one's reflections about love are, the clearer it becomes that it is not definable. The directedness that is felt and sought in love is revealed in the very ... More


The Speech of Skins

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0033
Subject:
Religion, Islam

A man can hide from another man, and even from himself, but he cannot hide from God. Everything of his remains accessible to Him. Since the eyes, ears, and skin are the borders across which ... More


Intentions and Mens Rea

Michael Moore

in Placing Blame: A Theory of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199599493
eISBN:
9780191594649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599493.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

No one just intends – they intend that something be the case. Intentions take objects, they have content, they exhibit Intentionality. This fact about the psychology of intentions becomes important ... More


Union, Presence, and Omnipresence

Eleonore Stump

in Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199277421
eISBN:
9780191594298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter develops an account of union between persons. It begins by considering the relationship obtaining between personal presence and closeness between persons. It argues that many conditions ... More


Willed Loneliness

Eleonore Stump

in Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199277421
eISBN:
9780191594298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that closeness, union, and love come in two modes: ordinary and strenuous. To make this case, it examines the analogy of two notions of freedom of the will, the ordinary and the ... More


General and Special Revelation

Gerald O'Collins

in Rethinking Fundamental Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199605569
eISBN:
9780191729454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605569.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

After distinguishing revelation from the closely related reality of biblical inspiration, this chapter draws on the Scriptures to outline the nature of God's ‘general’ revelation as mediated through ... More


Friendship and Kinship

Daniel J. Hruschka

in Friendship: Development, Ecology, and Evolution of a Relationship

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265462
eISBN:
9780520947887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265462.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter compares kinship and friendship using ethnographic accounts, observational studies, experiments in behavior and gets a richer picture of how friends differ from kin in helping and ... More


The Embodied Conception and Psychological Well-Being

Daniel C. Russell

in Happiness for Humans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583683
eISBN:
9780191745713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583683.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

One might think that the embodied conception of activity and self would make one vulnerable to psychological damage in the wake of painful bereavement. This chapter argues that, according to modern ... More


Experiences during childhood

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents a selection of accounts of strong experiences with music during childhood (here defined as up to thirteen years of age). The accounts illustrate different aspects of early ... More


Transnational grandmother–grandchild relationships in the context of migration from Lithuania to Ireland

Dovile Vildaite

in Grandparenting Practices around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the impact of transnational family migration on the relationships between Lithuanian migrant adolescents living in Ireland and their non-migrant grandmothers residing in ... More


The State of Illness

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Healing: The Modern Practice of Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195369052
eISBN:
9780199979103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369052.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

As illness deepens a state of illness begins. A state is a combination of circumstances or attributes belonging for a time to a person—a way or manner of existing. It happens to seriously ill persons ... More


Communication Technology and Friendship During the Transition from High School to College

Jonathon N. Cummings, John B. Lee, and Robert Kraut

in Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195312805
eISBN:
9780199847730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312805.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the use of the Internet by young people to maintain social ties after they move from high school to college. It finds that when young adults move away from home to go to ... More


The Intimacy of Strangers: The Difficulty of Closeness and the Ethics of Distance

Eduardo Mendieta

in Difficulties of Ethical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229734
eISBN:
9780823235186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229734.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter draws on the works of Plato, Avishai Margalit, Hans Jonas, and Levinas to demonstrate how ethics, in contrast to morality, is rooted in closeness and vicinity. It argues that by making ... More


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