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Ritual and Its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity

Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller, Michael Puett, and Bennett Simon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336009
eISBN:
9780199868933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336009.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book shows how rituals allow us to live in a perennially imperfect world. The book, building on anthropological theories, draws examples of ritual attitudes from a variety of cultural settings, ... More


Specialized Inference Engines as Precursors of Creative Imagination?

PASCAL BOYER

in Imaginative Minds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The human imagination is often thought of as creativity and originality. It is often considered in terms of its high-end, creative products such as religion, arts, and literature. However, the human ... More


Imām al-Difā‘, Imām al-Ḍa‘īf, and Community

Adam R. Gaiser

in Muslims, Scholars, Soldiers: The Origin and Elaboration of the Ibadi Imamate Traditions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738939
eISBN:
9780199894598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738939.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the role of the Ibāḍī community—meaning primarily the scholars as representatives of the umma—as caretakers of the imāmate. A dynamic existed between Imām and ‘ulamā’, whereby ... More


Afterword

Catherine Robson

in Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter focuses upon two works that were written during recitation's heyday and that currently hold preeminent status both as, and among, memorized poems in popular culture on both ... More


Making Decisions Over and Over Again with Perl’s if and while

Mark D. LeBlanc and Betsey Dexter Dyer

in Perl for Exploring DNA

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195305890
eISBN:
9780199773862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305890.003.06
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter introduces the useful Perl ‘control structures’ that allow for the checking of unique situations and relieves the necessity of issuing the same statements over and over — Perl does the ... More


Domesticating Donkeys: STA on Generality and Anaphora

Stephen J Barker

in Renewing Meaning: A Speech-Act Theoretic Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199263660
eISBN:
9780191601354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263663.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

I provide STA’s general and unified analysis of donkey pronouns, along with a unified treatment of if-sentences that spans the singular/general divide. I develop STA’s solution to the double-bind ... More


Descriptive Language and Belief

Mark Schroeder

in Being For: Evaluating the Semantic Program of Expressivism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534654
eISBN:
9780191715938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534654.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter takes up the project of analyzing ordinary descriptive belief in terms of the attitude of being for. A first-pass account, according to which believing p is being for proceeding as if p, ... More


Performing Authenticity

Julian Johnson

in Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195372397
eISBN:
9780199870844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372397.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Contemporary criticism often likened Mahler's music to the performance of an actor. The final chapter draws out the tension between expression and irony, arguing that Mahler's music is characterized ... More


What the Emotivists Should Have Said

Mark Richard

in When Truth Gives Out

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239955
eISBN:
9780191716881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239955.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter presents a general discussion of how Chapter 2's account of the particles ‘not’, ‘if ’, and so forth generalizes to an account on which they are seen as devices for compounding sentences ... More


How to Maximize Implementation Intention Effects

Peter M. Gollwitzer, Frank Wieber, Andrea L. Myers, and Sean M. McCrea

in Then A Miracle Occurs: Focusing on Behavior in Social Psychological Theory and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377798
eISBN:
9780199864522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377798.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

In this chapter, the authors focus on one of the more cognitive mediators of behavior, dealing with the extent to which implementation intentions lead to successful execution of an intended behavior. ... More


Objections and Comparisons

Alan Weir

in Truth Through Proof: A Formalist Foundation for Mathematics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199541492
eISBN:
9780191594915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541492.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Relativism is distinguished from pluralism; mathematical theses which are true in some systems but not others are held to express different propositions which different truth values in each. ... More


Ecological Rationality: The Normative Study of Heuristics

Gerd Gigerenzer and Peter M. Todd

in Ecological Rationality: Intelligence in the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195315448
eISBN:
9780199932429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315448.003.0142
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

Logic and probability theory have been the traditional arbiters of the normative question of how to make good decisions, while psychology has been relegated to studying the descriptive question of ... More


Spoils of Truce: Corruption and State-Building in Postwar Lebanon

Reinoud Leenders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451003
eISBN:
9780801465871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451003.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book documents the extensive political corruption that accompanied the reconstruction of Lebanon after the end of a decade and a half of civil war. With the signing of the Ta'if Accord in 1989, ... More


The End of Grand Strategy: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century

Simon Reich and Peter Dombrowski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714627
eISBN:
9781501714641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714627.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Policy makers and pundits debate the utility and desirability of various forms of grand strategy. They advocate one specific approach, chosen from a spectrum that stretches from global primacy to ... More


Moods, Modes, and Logical Compounds

Stephen J Barker

in Renewing Meaning: A Speech-Act Theoretic Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199263660
eISBN:
9780191601354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263663.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

I analyse mood but reject the sense/force distinction. I offer expressivist analyses of negation and sentential compounds, conditionals, truth, identity and existence claims


Time and the Textile Industry Time and the Textile Industry Gaskell and Tagore

Kathleen Blake

in Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563265
eISBN:
9780191721809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563265.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 6 addresses the principle of time, giving stepped‐up attention to history. It traces the development of the preeminent industry of the industrial revolution, linked to trade at home, abroad, ... More


“The Lights of Albuquerque”1

Kristina M. Jacobsen

in Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language, and Diné Belonging

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631868
eISBN:
9781469631882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631868.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The epilogue reflects on what has changed since the years when the fieldwork for the book was carried out, providing updates on key interlocutors and musicians in the book. This includes discussion ... More


A Counterfactual Theory of Causal Explanation

James Woodward

in Making Things Happen: A Theory of Causal Explanation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195155273
eISBN:
9780199835089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155270.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This sets out my positive account of causal explanation. According to this account, successful explanations must answer what-if-things-had-been-different questions: they must cite conditions such ... More


The Puzzles of If

Philip N. Johnson-Laird

in How We Reason

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199551330
eISBN:
9780191701580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551330.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter illustrates how theory can be used to solve puzzles of if. The answer to the puzzle lies in the fact that if has diverse interpretations which are the result of the interaction of ... More


The Logic of Indicative Conditionals

Jonathan Bennett

in A Philosophical Guide to Conditionals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199258871
eISBN:
9780191597046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258872.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Expounds, mainly on the basis of Adams's work, the logic of indicative conditionals—with some help from his adaptation of Venn diagrams. Failure for indicatives of or‐to‐if, contraposition, ... More


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