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Commentary 7.5: Endgame

Jonathan Sinclair-Wilson

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Tipping points are troublesome metaphors. They may be more the products of our own imagination than any possible reality. Confusion and uncertainty, together with the possible suddenness and ... More


Projections and Recreations

Gregory Currie

in Recreative Minds

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238089
eISBN:
9780191679568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238089.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics

This chapter focuses on the similarities and differences between beliefs and so-called belief-like imaginings. It argues that there is a need for a category of desire-like imagining, and ... More


Family and Friends

Gregory Currie

in Recreative Minds

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238089
eISBN:
9780191679568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238089.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses the various phenomena that might, or might not, be kinds of recreative imaginings. Imagery, in its various forms, is, and so far are fantasy and supposition. Supposition is an ... More


Schizophrenia: The Monitoring of Thought and Action

Gregory Currie

in Recreative Minds

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238089
eISBN:
9780191679568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238089.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics

This chapter proposes that some delusions might be imaginings. It shows that this hypothesis can explain some puzzling features of delusion. Drawing on work by Chris Firth and others, the chapter ... More


Literary Intimacies

Wenqing Kang

in Obsession: Male Same-Sex Relations in China, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099807
eISBN:
9789882207233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099807.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Literary works of both major and minor writers such as Yu Dafu, Ye Dingluo, Guo Moruo, Huang Shenzhi, and Ye Lingfend represent intimate relations between men during the 1920s and the 1930s. ... More


The Poetic Imagining of War in the 1790s: Charlotte Smith and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Simon Bainbridge

in British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Visions of Conflict

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187585
eISBN:
9780191718922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187585.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the poetic imaginings of war in the 1790s, particularly those of Charlotte Smith and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Smith's reconception of the role of ‘fancy’ in her blank-verse ... More


Fiction: A Philosophical Analysis

Catharine Abell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198831525
eISBN:
9780191869297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831525.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The aim of this book is to provide a unified solution to a wide range of philosophical problems raised by fiction. While some of these problems have been the focus of extensive philosophical debate, ... More


Knowledge Brokers: How Drawing Teachers made Nations Possible

Nicola Miller

in Republics of Knowledge: Nations of the Future in Latin America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691176758
eISBN:
9780691185835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176758.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter recounts the nineteenth century as a century of engineers and the age of those who could draw. It emphasizes how drawing was crucial to so many areas of nation-building, such as in the ... More


Fallahin: The‘Mud Bearers’ of Egypt's ‘Liberal Age’

Samia Kholoussi

in Re-Envisioning Egypt 1919-1952

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249006
eISBN:
9781617971006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249006.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on the “mud bearers” of Egypt's “liberal age.” These were the country's rural inhabitants, known as fallahin. During the 1920s–40s, they became many things in the literary, ... More


Mercurial Images of the COVID-19 City

Emma Arnold

in Volume 3: Public Space and Mobility

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529219005
eISBN:
9781529219036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529219005.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter is devoted to ‘mercurial’ images of the COVID-19 city, images in flux and images that convey messages. A joint composition of text and photos of Oslo’s public spaces and public transport ... More


Chaitanya: A Life and Legacy

Amiya P. Sen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199493838
eISBN:
9780199097784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199493838.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Indian History

This is a short yet critical biography of a major religious figure from Hindu Bengal, Krishna Chaitanya (1486–1533), based on extant hagiographical sources from medieval Bengal as also recent ... More


The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Ralph Crane, Jane Stafford, and Mark Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Volume Nine of this series traces the development of the ‘world novel’, that is, English-language novels written throughout the world, beyond Britain, Ireland, and the United States. Focusing on the ... More


Risk and the Regulation of Uncertainty in International Law

Monika Ambrus, Rosemary Rayfuse, and Wouter Werner (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198795896
eISBN:
9780191837074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795896.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Increasingly, international legal arrangements imagine future worlds, or create space for experts to articulate how the future can be conceptualized and managed. With the increased specialization of ... More


Social Melodrama and the Sexing of Political Complaint

in Opera and the City: The Politics of Culture in Beijing, 1770–1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778312
eISBN:
9780804782623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778312.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the drama The Garden of Turquoise and Jade (Feicui yuan), written in Suzhou in the early Qing, and its several kunju performance redactions. The themes considered in Garden are ... More


The Empire of the Child

in Michel Tournier and the Metaphor of Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238430
eISBN:
9781846313561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238430.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the role of the child in Michael Tournier's fiction. It suggests that Tournier writes to recapture the lost islands of our childish imaginings but the idea that he is deeply ... More


Risk and International Law

Mónika Ambrus, Rosemary Rayfuse, and Wouter Werner

in Risk and the Regulation of Uncertainty in International Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198795896
eISBN:
9780191837074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795896.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

There is a dialectical relation between law and uncertainty, the forms of which vary from one legal field to another. This chapter identifies the three key questions which frame the examination of ... More


Cultivating Empathy in Medical Practice

Jodi Halpern

in From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195111194
eISBN:
9780190267728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195111194.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the opportunities for healing by cultivating empathy between patient–physician relationships. Doctors must not approach their patients' problems as mere curiosities to be ... More


Conclusion

Ali Khan Mahmudabad

in Poetry of Belonging: Muslim Imaginings of India 1850-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190121013
eISBN:
9780190991678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190121013.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Conclusion talks about the idea that a century ago modern ideas of identity were still in ‘the process of becoming’ and were being forged and contested but had not become fixed and defined ... More


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