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Concluding Remarks

Lloyd P. Gerson

in Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199288670
eISBN:
9780191717789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288670.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

For Plato, persons are not identical with individuals falling under the putative natural kind ‘human being’. Alternatively, it can also be said that for Plato, souls are not identical with individual ... More


Thoughts: Papers on Mind, Meaning, and Modality

Stephen Yablo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266463
eISBN:
9780191709111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266463.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents a collection of twelve essays which together constitute a modern-day examination of Cartesian themes in the metaphysics of mind. The book offers penetrating discussions of such ... More


Holy Harlots: Femininity, Sexuality, and Black Magic in Brazil

Kelly Hayes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262645
eISBN:
9780520949430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262645.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This book examines the intersections of social marginality, morality, and magic in contemporary Brazil by analyzing the beliefs and religious practices related to the Afro-Brazilian spirit entity ... More


Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato

Lloyd P. Gerson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199288670
eISBN:
9780191717789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288670.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book presents a study of Plato's account of personhood. For Plato, embodied persons are images of a disembodied ideal. The ideal person is a knower. Hence, the lives of embodied persons need to ... More


Time in Discourse

Theo Van Leeuwen

in Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes the semiotic resources of English discourse for representing the timing of social practices. Departing from the work of sociologist Norbert Elias, discourses of time are viewed ... More


Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Steven Connor

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Why can none of us hear our own recorded voice without wincing? Why is the telephone still full of such spookiness and erotic possibility? Why does the metaphor of ventriloquism, the art of ‘seeming ... More


Mentalistic and Psychological Explanations

Phillip H. Wiebe

in Visions of Jesus: Direct Encounters from the New Testament to Today

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126693
eISBN:
9780199853366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126693.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers various explanations that propose mental states or processes as the causes of visionary experiences. It discusses the disembodied soul theory, the “persona” theory, the Jungian ... More


Why We May Become Disembodied, but to No Avail

Peter Unger

in All the Power in the World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195155617
eISBN:
9780199850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155617.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Nothing remotely like Scientiphicalism is any acceptable metaphysic. And, neither is any materialist philosophy any true philosophy, leastways none that has ever been made available. Rather, as the ... More


Galli-Curci Comes to Town: The Prima Donna’s Presence in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Alexandra Wilson

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter investigates how the advent of commercial recordings detached voices from singers, and it explores the profound impact of this new technology on the ways in which the arts of the prima ... More


Empirical Spirits

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines some of the earliest attempts at synthesizing theological speculation with the methods of the empirical sciences, drawing special attention to the epistemic and moral ... More


Externalism and Brain Transplants

Rory Madden

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: volume 6

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603039
eISBN:
9780191725418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603039.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

The animalist view of personal identity, according to which we human persons are identical to animals, is arguably the simplest view of the relationship between human persons and animals. But ... More


Disembodied Voices

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Disembodied voices resound across the post-Vietnam Hollywood combat film. Some are heard in real time by way of military technology, such as radios which let soldiers and audiences experience battles ... More


Where They Came From

Ruth Gay

in Safe Among the Germans: Liberated Jews After World War II

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092714
eISBN:
9780300133127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092714.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the phenomenon of the thousands of Jews from Eastern Europe freely choosing to migrate to Germany in the first years after World War II. What many did not know was that the ... More


A Dark and Shiny Place: The Disembodied Female Voice, Irigarayan Subjectivity, and the Political Erotics of Hearing (Spike Jonze, 2013)

Davina Quinlivan

in Locating the Voice in Film: Critical Approaches and Global Practices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190261122
eISBN:
9780190261153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261122.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

A surreal love affair exists at the heart of Spike Jonze’s Her that is founded not only on the viewer’s experience of the disembodied female voice of the Artificially Intelligent Computer Operating ... More


The Body of Parini

Joseph Luzzi

in Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123555
eISBN:
9780300151787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123555.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter begins with a question put forth by Robert Harrison in his study of the debt binding us to our ancestors: To whom does the corpse belong? Critiquing Martin Heidegger, he argues that our ... More


Echo and Hum: Death’s Acoustic Spacein the Early Sound Film

C. Scott Combs

in Deathwatch: American Film, Technology, and the End of Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163477
eISBN:
9780231538039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163477.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the nondiegetic soundtrack as registrant in the early sound film. In theory, the sound camera can capture the last audible breath or spoken utterance, and it can produce the ... More


Four Rooms

Theresa M. Senft

in VOICE: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013901
eISBN:
9780262289696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013901.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter offers a first-person narrative of the disembodied fantasies of telephone sex, the use of audio tapes to prepare for invasive surgery, teaching a computer to recognize a person’s voice, ... More


Services Trade in East Asia

Shujiro Urata and Kozo Kiyota

in Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386775
eISBN:
9780226386782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386782.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter analyzes the services industry in East Asia measured in terms of balance-of-payment statistics. It presents a regression analysis of factor inputs in services trade and the result ... More


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