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Ignorance and Imagination: The Epistemic Origin of the Problem of Consciousness

Daniel Stoljar

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306583
eISBN:
9780199786619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306589.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book advances a novel way to resolve the central philosophical problem about the mind: how it is that consciousness or experience fits into a larger naturalistic picture of the world. The ... More


Corporal Knowledge: Early Christian Bodies

Jennifer Glancy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195328158
eISBN:
9780199777143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328158.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

Drawing on representations of bodies in sources from Paul to Augustine, this book focuses on the question of what is known in the body and demonstrates why that question is significant for a cultural ... More


Visual Thinking in Mathematics

Marcus Giaquinto

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199285945
eISBN:
9780191713811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285945.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Visual thinking — visual imagination or perception of diagrams and symbol arrays, and mental operations on them — is omnipresent in mathematics. Is this visual thinking merely a psychological aid, ... More


The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy

D. D. Raphael

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199213337
eISBN:
9780191707544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213337.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is a critical discussion of Adam Smith's moral philosophy set out in The Theory of Moral Sentiments: critical in the sense of combining exposition with a critical evaluation of Smith's ... More


Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved

Matt Rossano

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195385816
eISBN:
9780199870080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385816.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Drawing together evidence from a wide range of scientific disciplines, this book presents an evolutionary history of religion. That history begins with the social lives and rituals of our primate ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264355
eISBN:
9780191734052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains seventeen lectures delivered at the British Academy in 2007. Subject matter ranges from commemoration of the American Civil War, to an ... More


Conclusion

Isobel Hurst

in Victorian Women Writers and the Classics: The Feminine of Homer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283514
eISBN:
9780191712715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283514.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Virginia Woolf's ironic attitude to the classics in On Not Knowing Greek is examined not as the bitterness of a woman who has been excluded from patriarchal culture, but as a fascinating and ... More


The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

John Paul Lederach

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174540
eISBN:
9780199835409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174542.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book poses the question, “How do we transcend the cycles of violence that bewitch our human community while still living in them?” Peacebuilding, in the view of this book, is both a learned ... More


On Stating the Problem and Thesis

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174540
eISBN:
9780199835409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174542.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins with presenting some background on the painting September 11 used on the cover of this book, which is by Russian artist Akmal Mizshakarol. It then presents the question posed by ... More


Epilogue: A Conversation

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174540
eISBN:
9780199835409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174542.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This epilogue presents some notable quotes regarding peacebuilding and moral imagination.


Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Charles Taliaferro and Jil Evans (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This book brings together chapters addressing the role of images and imagination recruited in the perennial debates surrounding nature, mind, and God. The debate between ‘new atheists’ and religious ... More


Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Geetha B. Nambissan and Srinivasa Rao (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This volume examines the history and research on the sociology of education (SoE) in India. It analyses the influence of culture, identities, structural inequalities, and poverty on education, and ... More


The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction

David Wengrow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159041
eISBN:
9781400848867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159041.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

It has often been claimed that “monsters”—supernatural creatures with bodies composed from multiple species—play a significant part in the thought and imagery of all people from all times. This book ... More


Conclusions

Michael Ostling

in Between the Devil and the Host: Imagining Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587902
eISBN:
9780191731228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587902.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

This conclusion reviews the themes of the book, in particular its notion of ‘imagining witchcraft’. Drawing on the work of Jonathan Z. Smith, it claims that witchcraft, like religion, is a ... More


A Philosophy to Live By: Engaging Iris Murdoch

Maria Antonaccio

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855575
eISBN:
9780199933198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855575.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Iris Murdoch’s philosophy has long attracted readers searching for a morally serious yet humane perspective on human life. Her eloquent call for “a theology which can continue without God” has been ... More


Hume Variations

Jerry A. Fodor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199287338
eISBN:
9780191700439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287338.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book looks to David Hume for help in advancing our understanding of the mind. The book claims his Treatise of Human Nature as the foundational document of cognitive science: it launched the ... More


Alexandria

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Ptolemy, one of Alexander's generals, a patron of Greek culture, founded in Alexandria, capital of his Egyptian empire, the Library, the greatest depository of Greek literature, and the Museum, a ... More


Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination

Vigen Guroian

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152647
eISBN:
9780199849192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152647.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As the popularity of William Bennett's Book of Virtues attests, parents are turning more and more to children's literature to help instill values in their children. This book provides the perfect ... More


Recreative Minds

Gregory Currie and Ian Ravenscroft

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238089
eISBN:
9780191679568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238089.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics

This book develops a philosophical theory of imagination that draws upon recent theories and results in psychology. Ideas about how we read the minds of others have put the concept of imagination ... More


Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading

Alvin I. Goldman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195138924
eISBN:
9780199786480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138929.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How people assign mental states to others and how they represent or conceptualize such states in the first place are topics of interest to philosophy of mind, developmental psychology, and cognitive ... More


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