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Argument and Persuasion in Descartes’ Meditations

David Cunning

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195399608
eISBN:
9780199866502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399608.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Descartes’ Meditations is a search after truth in the sense that it contains arguments for a view about the ultimate nature of reality, but it is also a search after truth in that it captures the ... More


Confusion and Fragmentation

Melchisedec TÖrÖnen

in Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296118
eISBN:
9780191712258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Examines the situation of humanity in its fallen state. Confusion and fragmentation, passions and individualism prevail. Vices, self-love, and gnome divide the one humanity.


Union

Melchisedec TÖrÖnen

in Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296118
eISBN:
9780191712258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

A discussion of the language of ‘union without confusion’, so characteristic of the theology Maximus follows which rejects any separation or confusion in Christ. The notions of ‘union without ... More


Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Peter Starr

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Nothing says more about a culture than the way it responds to deeply traumatic events. The Reign of Terror, America's Civil War, the Holocaust, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Kennedy assassination, ... More


‘If the text had not been written, it could not be said’: Text translated by Rachel Neis; footnotes translated by Paul Bessemer

Moshe Halbertal

in Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter explores the inner workings and implications of an unusual rabbinic locution. What at first appears like a simple hedge, when read more deeply, offers profound theological insights in ... More


Is Innateness a Confused Concept?

Richard Samuels

in The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195332834
eISBN:
9780199868117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332834.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that cognitive science's concept of innateness is not confused. It begins by setting out the Argument for Confusion, which seeks to show that the concept of innateness is confused ... More


Measurement of scoring systems

Lyn C. Thomas

in Consumer Credit Models: Pricing, Profit and Portfolios

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199232130
eISBN:
9780191715914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232130.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Finance

This chapter describes the different ways of measuring how good a scoring system is. It clarifies that there are three different ways of measuring the systems: their ability to discriminate Goods ... More


Everybody Heard their Plaint

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The main issue that arises with I-2 centers on understanding the significance of what appears to be a grotesque and senseless story; I-3 poses the challenge of discerning some order in a sequence of ... More


The Problem of the First-Person Point of View

David Cunning

in Argument and Persuasion in Descartes’ Meditations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195399608
eISBN:
9780199866502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399608.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter lays out the details of Descartes’ views on the habits and inclinations of the prephilosophical mind. There are ways in which minds are similar: they assume that things are real and ... More


Sexual Static

Judy B. Rosener

in America’s Competitive Secret: Women Managers

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195119145
eISBN:
9780199854882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195119145.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Sexual static is a phenomenon that is generally perceived to be brought about by gender differences and result in various interferences in methods of communication and conveying messages. Because of ... More


Spinoza's Explicit Prescriptions 
and the Imagination

Michael LeBuffe

in From Bondage to Freedom: Spinoza on Human Excellence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383539
eISBN:
9780199870530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383539.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this chapter, it is argued that the explicit prescriptions to understand your passions and to remain cognizant of the active affects that oppose passions, which begin Part 5 of the Ethics, are ... More


Imagination and Error

Michael LeBuffe

in From Bondage to Freedom: Spinoza on Human Excellence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383539
eISBN:
9780199870530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383539.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter defends an interpretation of Spinoza's theory of error, on which the traditional identification of adequate ideas and true ideas in Spinoza is questioned. Although all ideas of ... More


Fears and Dangers

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the many contemporary publications expressing anxiety that the Exhibition would undermine the Protestant faith in Britain. For some the threat came from foreign atheists intent ... More


Nature and Desire in Seventeenth-Century Puritanism

Belden C. Lane

in Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755080
eISBN:
9780199894956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755080.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In seventeenth-century Puritanism, on both sides of the Atlantic, the importance of stirring and channeling holy desire was central to the spirituality inherited from John Calvin. The Puritans ... More


The Context of Bullying: Definition, Prevalence, and Controversies

Faye Mishna

in Bullying: A Guide to Research, Intervention, and Prevention

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199795406
eISBN:
9780199949687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795406.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter will set the stage for examining and addressing bullying with a discussion on the pervasiveness of bullying of children and adolescents around the world along with an overview of the ... More


Waiting for Hitler 1942–3

S. P. Mackenzie

in The Home Guard: A Military and Political History

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205777
eISBN:
9780191676789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205777.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the confusion over the anti-invasion role of the British Home Guard. Despite the various orders issued by the Home Forces to try and dampen enthusiasm for guerrilla warfare and ... More


The Value of Inviolability

Thomas Nagel

in Morality and Self-Interest

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305845
eISBN:
9780199851539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305845.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

One of the most difficult and widely discussed questions in recent moral theory is that of the status of human rights—the rights of individuals not to be violated, sacrificed, or used in certain ... More


Katie Melnick: Living and Dying with God

David Barnard, Patricia Boston R.N., Anna Towers, and Yanna Lambrinidou

in Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195123432
eISBN:
9780199999835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter focuses on Katie Melnick, a 52-year-old Pole who had a strong faith in God. Even at the last stages of her lung cancer and even after the cancer metastasized in her brain, Ms. Melnick ... More


Rethinking Macro Policy: Progress or Confusion?

Olivier Blanchard

in Progress and Confusion: The State of Macroeconomic Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034623
eISBN:
9780262333450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034623.003.0028
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter reviews the rethinking of macro policies since the crisis, with a focus on macro prudential tools, monetary policy and fiscal policy. It argues that there is broad progress and confusion. ... More


“A Man of the South”

Richard Wright

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on William Faulkner's “power to transpose the American scene as it exists in the southern states, filter it through his sensibilities and finally define it with words.” It notes ... More


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