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Other Visibilia and Other Media

John V. Kulvicki

in On Images: Their Structure and Content

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290758
eISBN:
9780191604010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019929075X.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers John Haugeland’s original proposal for how bare-bones content should figure in an account of depiction. It argues that his account fails and identifies where the account fails, ... More


Introduction

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

This chapter introduces the central notion that Mexico and Mexicanness are constructs, shaped and performed through multiple modes for interfacing nationalist and tourist agendas. Establishing the ... More


Visual Memory

Steven J. Luck and Andrew Hollingworth (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195305487
eISBN:
9780199894260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305487.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Vision and memory are two of the most intensively studied topics in psychology and neuroscience, and the intersection between them — visual memory — is emerging as a fertile ground for research. ... More


Dragonflies as focal organisms in contemporary conservation biology

Michael J. Samways

in Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230693
eISBN:
9780191710889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Freshwater ecosystems worldwide are highly threatened. As a consequence, many dragonfly species are also threatened. The threats to them are many and varied, including invasive alien plants and ... More


Gesture, Sign, and Speech

David F. Armstrong and Sherman E. Wilcox

in The Gestural Origin of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195163483
eISBN:
9780199867523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163483.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews the literature that reveals psychological and linguistic evidence for deep connections between gesture and speech. This information is related to the question of the origin of ... More


Breaking Resemblance: The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art

Alena Alexandrova

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823274475
eISBN:
9780823274529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274475.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

During the past two decades curators and artists have shown a distinct interest in religion, its different traditions, manifestations in public life, gestures and images. Since the early 1990s in ... More


Making Sense of Divine Embodiment

Francis X. Clooney

in Hindu God, Christian God: How Reason Helps Break Down the Boundaries Between Religions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138542
eISBN:
9780199834099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138546.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Explores the meaning of divine embodiment in representative theological writings from the Hindu and Christian traditions. It shows how some Hindu and Christian theologians favor a more literal ... More


The Power of Symbol/Word

Bernard Cooke

in Power and the Spirit of God: Toward an Experience-Based Pneumatology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195174519
eISBN:
9780199835119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174518.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Because symbols exercise a fundamental and indispensable function in human perception and communication, there has been extensive research into symbolism in modern times. Explores the key role of ... More


A Computational Model for the Representation and Processing of Shape in Coverbal Iconic Gestures 1

Timo Sowa and Ipke Wachsmuth

in Spatial Language and Dialogue

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554201
eISBN:
9780191721236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554201.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Gesturing provides an important communicative resource for spatial language. This chapter examines the morphological variety of iconic gestures in shape descriptions and the verbal utterances they ... More


Conclusion

Alena Alexandrova (ed.)

in Breaking Resemblance: The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823274475
eISBN:
9780823274529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274475.003.0010
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Alexandrova concludes that religion is still extremely present in Western societies. Religion is present as a mind-set, a political factor, as an object of reflection and study, and is prevalent in ... More


Iconic Books and Gestures: Aḥādīth al-Ṣifāt in the Public Sphere

Livnat Holtzman

in Anthropomorphism in Islam: The Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748689569
eISBN:
9781474444828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689569.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the ubiquitous presence of aḥādīth al-ṣifāt in the public sphere by focusing on four iconic texts: the caliphal Qadiri Creed, Ibn Khuzayma’s (d. 924) Kitāb al-Tawḥid, Fakhr ... More


Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820-1909

David Schuyler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450808
eISBN:
9780801464232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450808.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Hudson River Valley was the first iconic American landscape. Beginning as early as the 1820s, artists and writers found new ways of thinking about the human relationship with the natural world ... More


Preconceptual Representation

Jerry A. Fodor

in LOT 2: The Language of Thought Revisited

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199548774
eISBN:
9780191721106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548774.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that at least some of the mental representations that are causally implicated in the formation of perceptual beliefs are indeed non-conceptual. The line of argument offered goes ... More


Truth and Correspondence

Christopher Hookway

in Truth, Rationality, and Pragmatism: Themes from Peirce

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256587
eISBN:
9780191597718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256586.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Talk of truth as ‘correspondence to reality’ can be a platitude or a substantial and controversial philosophical theory. The chapter argues that pragmatists can accept the platitude of ... More


Navigation and Communication in Honeybees

Randolf Menzel

in Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016636
eISBN:
9780262298988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016636.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Honeybees navigate and communicate in the context of foraging and nest selection. This chapter presents a novel technique (harmonic radar tracking) that has been applied to foraging behavior. On the ... More


Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Shelley Alden Brooks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Big Sur embodies much of what has defined California since the mid-twentieth century. A remote, inaccessible, and undeveloped pastoral landscape until 1937, Big Sur quickly became a cultural symbol ... More


Sentence Architecture

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

In antiquity, the basics of predication and modification were covered by the grammarians, who trained students in basic literacy before they moved on to the teacher of rhetoric. The rhetoricians ... More


Figures of Argument

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Rhetoricians taught their students to construct arguments by having them consider certain enduring sources or lines of arguments (called topoi or loci), such as definition, consequence, comparison, ... More


What Is It About Johnson?

Isobel Grundy

in Samuel Johnson: The Arc of the Pendulum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654345
eISBN:
9780191745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654345.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter looks at the phenomenon that is Johnson in the light of this volume's theme — contrary intellectual and emotional forces which he held in equilibrium only by constant effort. What ... More


Introduction: Two Thousand Years of Responses to Ovid’s Exile

Jennifer Ingleheart

in Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603848
eISBN:
9780191731587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The editor’s Introduction provides the background for the volume’s study of Ovid’s role as iconic writer-as-exile, probing Ovid’s status as the exile par excellence and suggesting that the study of ... More


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