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Persistence and Spacetime

Yuri Balashov

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579921
eISBN:
9780191722899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579921.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Material objects persist through time and survive change. How do they manage to do so? What are the underlying facts of persistence? Do objects persist by being ”wholly present” at all moments of ... More


How Things Persist

Katherine Hawley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199275434
eISBN:
9780191699818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275434.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How do things persist? Are material objects spread out through time just as they are spread out through space? Or is temporal persistence quite different from spatial extension? This key question ... More


Geoffrey Hill: A ‘Question of Value’

David‐Antoine Williams

in Defending Poetry: Art and Ethics in Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney, and Geoffrey Hill

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199583546
eISBN:
9780191595295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583546.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter investigates Geoffrey Hill's abiding concern with the equation of semantic and ethical recognition, his experience of language as an arena in which our ethical being is both menaced and ... More


The Perfection of Energy

Dale S. Wright

in The Six Perfections: Buddhism and the Cultivation of Character

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195382013
eISBN:
9780199870332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382013.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 4 is divided into two sections. The first section presents an overview of the Mahayana Buddhist teachings on the perfection of energy, viryapāramitā, sometimes translated as the perfection of ... More


The Importance of Manner

John Kekes

in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Manner is important to good lives when it reflects one's individuality. Carlo Levi's manner did that, because his attitude to what he most deeply cared about was coherent, and he lived an enjoyable ... More


Muscle unit properties and specializations

Daniel Kernell

in The Motoneurone and its Muscle Fibres

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526551
eISBN:
9780191723896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526551.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter deals with the functional properties of the main targets of spinal alpha motoneurones: the fibres they innervate and command in skeletal muscles. Normally each skeletal muscle fibre is ... More


Long-term plasticity

Daniel Kernell

in The Motoneurone and its Muscle Fibres

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526551
eISBN:
9780191723896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526551.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter deals with long-term (weeks, months) changes in the properties of motoneurones and muscle fibres after disuse or after various patterns of enhanced activity. In voluntary motor activity ... More


Food Needs and Work Capacity

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Food needs are discussed in relation to work capacity in eight sections: (1) complementarities among nutrients; (2) nutrition and infection; (3) energy conservation; (4) energy requirements, ... More


Strange Coexistence?

Yuri Balashov

in Persistence and Spacetime

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579921
eISBN:
9780191722899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579921.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

CASH‐based account of coexistence in Minkowski spacetime, developed in Chapter 6, is put to work to argue for the perdurance view of persistence against its endurance and exdurance rivals. The ... More


Male and Female Unmask We Hem

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/9780195321029.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

At the very beginning of Part III, there is a sleepy stirring, a dim awareness that this is all a dream. It offers a kaleidoscope of scenes where HCE and ALP appear as young parents, calming the ... More


Sameness and Difference

Katherine Hawley

in How Things Persist

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199275434
eISBN:
9780191699818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275434.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In the center of stability is how things persist amidst varying state of changes from the casual process of daily routine and endurance of an object specifically explained in the example of a book ... More


Epilogue

Katherine Hawley

in How Things Persist

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199275434
eISBN:
9780191699818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275434.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Opponents of endurance and perdurance theory are becoming confusing when arguing about how things persist and claims on how it existed rather than basing it on the time and venue. The analogy between ... More


Sound Bodies and Sound Minds

Nancy Sherman

in Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy behind the Military Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315912
eISBN:
9780199851201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315912.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter discusses the issue of discipline as it affects the development of both mind and body. It explores whether Stoic teachings about our relationship with our bodies offer sage counsel. ... More


Progression to Recovery

Susan J. Harkema, Andrea L. Behrman, and Hugues Barbeau

in Locomotor Training: Principles and Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195342086
eISBN:
9780199897063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342086.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Techniques

Properly and continuously challenging clients to achieve higher levels of performance is critical to recovery. Therapists and technicians must know how to use progression strategies for each phase if ... More


The Four‐Dimensional Picture

Theodore Sider

in Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244430
eISBN:
9780191598425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924443X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Four‐dimensionalism may be made vivid by pictures: an object with temporal parts persisting through time is like a road with spatial parts extending across space. The attraction of this picture ... More


Three‐ and Four‐Dimensionalism Stated

Theodore Sider

in Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244430
eISBN:
9780191598425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924443X.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Four‐dimensionalism may be given a rigorous and canonical formulation acceptable to both its supporters and opponents; meaningful debate as to the truth of this thesis may then proceed. This is more ... More


In Favor of Four‐Dimensionalism Part 1

Theodore Sider

in Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244430
eISBN:
9780191598425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924443X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some traditional arguments for four‐dimensionalism are weak: denying four‐dimensionalism does not prohibit the application of modern logic to natural language, does not imply the A‐theory of time and ... More


In Favor of Four‐Dimensionalism, Part 2: The Best Unified Theory of the Paradoxes of Coincidence

Theodore Sider

in Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244430
eISBN:
9780191598425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924443X.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

We need a general solution to a cluster of related paradoxes in which numerically distinct material objects appear to share exactly the same parts. Those paradoxes include the statue and the lump of ... More


Edward FitzGerald: Under the Influence

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

in Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187271
eISBN:
9780191719028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187271.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

FitzGerald set great store by his powers of recall, referring to himself as ‘the venerable Remembrancer’, even if the growing frequency with which his letters misquote other writers suggests a still ... More


Endurance, Ecology, Empire

Teresa Shewry

in Hope At Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691579
eISBN:
9781452952390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691579.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores writers’ struggles to illuminate hope as these struggles become interlocked with the precarious endurance of human and nonhuman beings in a context of prolonged and severe ... More


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