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The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150674
eISBN:
9780199784615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150678.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Zen Canon offers learned but accessible studies of some of the most important classical texts in the tradition of Zen Buddhism. Each essay in the volume provides historical, ... More


Zeno's Arrow Paradox

Nick Huggett

in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379518
eISBN:
9780199776559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This pair of chapters discuss Zeno's paradoxes and some of their modern descendants: the ‘dichotomy’, the ‘arrow’, and the ‘supertasks’ of Thompson's lamp and Bernadete. These paradoxes arise from ... More


 Taking Charge

Ken Binmore

in Playing for Real: Game Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195300574
eISBN:
9780199783748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter introduces mechanism design, which is the subject wherein games are designed so that rational play results in socially desirable outcomes. The judgment of Solomon from the Bible is used ... More


Zeno's Paradoxes

Nick Huggett

in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379518
eISBN:
9780199776559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This pair of chapters discuss Zeno's paradoxes and some of their modern descendants: the ‘dichotomy’, the ‘arrow’, and the ‘supertasks’ of Thompson's lamp and Bernadete. These paradoxes arise from ... More


The Lidai fabao ji (Record of the Dharma-Jewel through the Ages)

Wendi Adamek

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

in The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150674
eISBN:
9780199784615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150678.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the Chan or Zen text, the Lidai fabao ji, an important early text that was discovered in the Mogao caves of Dunhuang in 1900, and which had been lost for many years. Adamak ... More


Lineage and Context in the Patriarch's Hall Collection and the Transmission of the Lamp

Albert Welter

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

in The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150674
eISBN:
9780199784615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150678.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter offers a precise analysis of the early Zen literature known as chuandenglu (records of the transmission of the lamp), which sets the Zen tradition up into family-like lineages ... More


Chan Transmission Records and Factional Motives in the Tang Dynasty

Albert Welter

in Monks, Rulers, and Literati: The Political Ascendancy of Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175219
eISBN:
9780199850679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175219.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the factional motives in the Chan Buddhism in China during the Tang Dynasty using transmission records. It reviews early Chan transmission records that exposes the rise of ... More


Romanization and Its Discontents: Rabbis and Provincial Culture

Hayim Lapin

in Rabbis as Romans: The Rabbinic Movement in Palestine, 100-400 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195179309
eISBN:
9780199950355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179309.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Unlike most of the chapters, which have addressed historical questions, this chapter consists of a series of readings of rabbinic texts. Of interest is the way in which rabbinic texts manifest their ... More


Excursus: Donations to Mosques and Shrines

Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This excursus highlights two pious acts connected with mosques and shrines: the donation of lamps and the erection of minbars (pulpits). It describes the various types of lamps used in the medieval ... More


Wandering: Women and Survival

Jeremy Tambling

in Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098244
eISBN:
9789882207158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098244.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Unlike A Call to Arms, there is no preface to Wandering (1926). Marston Anderson says that the heroes of many of this second group are “disappointed reformers.” The New-Year Sacrifice has in it a ... More


Enter Edison

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Power Struggles: Scientific Authority and the Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195829
eISBN:
9780262283120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195829.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter explains the background to the rise of the charismatic inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison. Edison was born to humble origins and, because of the dwindling finances of his ... More


Light sources

John G. Robson

in Vision Research: A Practical Guide to Laboratory Methods

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523192
eISBN:
9780191688850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523192.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Although many instruments for examining the eye or measuring some aspect of its function may make use of light in their operation, this chapter is mainly concerned with light sources used for ... More


Time-resolved fluorescence and phosphorescence spectroscopy

Thomas D. Bradrick and Jorge E. Churchich

in Spectrophotometry and Spectrofluorimetry: A Practical Approach

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199638130
eISBN:
9780191918179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199638130.003.0007
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

In this chapter, we outline the basic theory and methodology for making time resolved fluorescence and phosphorescence measurements. We begin with a brief discussion of the intrinsic time ... More


Tantra of the Blazing Lamps

Christopher Hatchell

in Naked Seeing: The Great Perfection, the Wheel of Time, and Visionary Buddhism in Renaissance Tibet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982905
eISBN:
9780199369980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982905.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the history of the Nyingma Great Perfection group known as the Seminal Heart, and provides background for their visionary text The Tantra of the Blazing Lamps. In particular, ... More


Tantra of the Blazing Lamps

Christopher Hatchell and Yumo Mikyo Dorjé

in Naked Seeing: The Great Perfection, the Wheel of Time, and Visionary Buddhism in Renaissance Tibet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982905
eISBN:
9780199369980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982905.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides a full English translation of the Nyingma Great Perfection text entitled the Tantra of the Blazing Lamps. The text discusses how a luminous awareness, located at the heart, can ... More


May 1967: “The Group They Love to Hate”

Jas Obrecht

in Stone Free: Jimi Hendrix in London, September 1966-June 1967

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647067
eISBN:
9781469647081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647067.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

On May 1, Reprise Records issues the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s debut single in the U.S. During a series of interviews, Jimi addresses the racism he experienced during the Walker Brothers tour and the ... More


Roman Terracotta Lamps: The Organization of an Industry: (1980)

W. V. Harris

in Rome's Imperial Economy: Twelve Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199595167
eISBN:
9780191804564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199595167.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyses the structure the terracotta lamp industry in Rome. It asks: Where did production take place in relation to where lamps were sold, and how were the units of production related ... More


Using Special Skills

Siu Wang-Ngai and Peter Lovrick

in Chinese Opera: The Actor's Craft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208265
eISBN:
9789888268252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208265.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the use of special skills found in particular regional operas. It includes face-changing skills found in the Sichuan opera, techniques used by the clown and other skills.


Spectrophotometry and fluorimetry of cellular compartments and intracellular processes

C. Lindsay Bashford

in Spectrophotometry and Spectrofluorimetry: A Practical Approach

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199638130
eISBN:
9780191918179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199638130.003.0015
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Optical spectroscopy, Spectrophotometry and fluorimetry can be used to monitor processes occurring in living cells provided that suitable chromophores are present which ‘report’ on the events in ... More


Lamp and Erotic Epigram: How an Object Sheds Light on the Lover’s Emotions

Maria Kanellou

in Erôs in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605507
eISBN:
9780191745928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605507.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The erotic epigrams combine tight spatial constraints with the development of a vocabulary of images. An appreciation of these images facilitates the understanding of the epigrammatists' techniques ... More


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