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The mental lives of infants and animals

Richard Gaskin

in Experience and the World's Own Language: A Critique of John McDowell's Empiricism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287253
eISBN:
9780191603969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287252.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

McDowell’s individualism and intellectualism about the ‘order of justification’ commits him to taking an unattractive line on infant and animal consciousness: he has to deny that infants and ... More


Mind in Action

Bede Rundle

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236917
eISBN:
9780191679414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236917.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book challenges the quasi-mechanical view of human action that is dominant in contemporary philosophy of mind. A materialist view of the mind and a causal theory of action fit together ... More


Seneca on the Self: Why Now?

A. A. Long

in From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199279128
eISBN:
9780191706769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In urging himself and Lucilius to cultivate a ‘good mentality’ (bona mens), Seneca's principal point is that objective human excellence and authentic happiness depend intrinsically and essentially on ... More


The Mental Aftermath: The Mentality of German Physicists 1945-1949

Klaus Hentschel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205660
eISBN:
9780191709388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205660.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book identifies and discusses the puzzlingly uniform behaviour and mentality of German physicists in the immediate aftermath of World War II. During the first half-decade of the Allied ... More


 Conclusion

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The concluding chapter revisits the process that led, within little more than a decade, from a sense of impending “national death” to the emergence of a budding national entity. Aimed at a thorough ... More


Reason

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Cognitive Variations: Reflections on the Unity and Diversity of the Human Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214617
eISBN:
9780191706493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214617.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that the problems that centre round reason, rationality, and intelligence are complex and elude easy, in some cases, any resolution. It examines the different approaches that have ... More


REFORMING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY: CHURCH, CLERGY, AND LAITY, 1558–1600

FELICITY HEAL

in Reformation in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780198269243
eISBN:
9780191602412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269242.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Finally, the experience of the people of the British Isles in the half-century after the political reformations is considered. The parish ministry in Scotland and England is compared, as is the use ... More


Joined-Up Government and the Civil Service

Edward C. Page

in Joined-Up Government

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263334
eISBN:
9780191734564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263334.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses joined-up government and its effect on the civil service. The focus is on the different silo mentalities which are used to connote not being joined-up. In this chapter ... More


Religion: Her Ideas of His Ideas of Their Ideas …

Ilkka Pyysiäinen

in Supernatural Agents: Why We Believe in Souls, Gods, and Buddhas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380026
eISBN:
9780199869046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380026.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents the ideas of agency, intentionality, and teleo-functional reasoning. Agency is something we infer from the regular patterns we observe in an entity’s behavior. Such patterns ... More


Conclusion

Ilkka Pyysiäinen

in Supernatural Agents: Why We Believe in Souls, Gods, and Buddhas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380026
eISBN:
9780199869046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380026.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Focusing on human intuitions about agency and intentionality helps understand beliefs about spirits, gods, and buddhas. Supernatural agents are beings with animacy and mentality, combined with a ... More


Freedom of Religion and Conscience: The Foundation of a Pluralistic World Order

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388428
eISBN:
9780199866755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388428.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

The last chapter explores one of the most controversial articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights regarding the freedom of religion. The rulings about religious minorities in the Islamic ... More


The Curés: Social Origins, Incomes, Mentality

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 1: The Clerical Establishment and its Social Ramifications

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270034
eISBN:
9780191600685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270038.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In most areas of France (Paris being the major exception), parish priests were local men drawn from the more prosperous sectors of non‐noble society. About a third lived on a fixed salary called the ... More


Gilbert Murray, Bertrand Russell, and the Theory and Practice of Politics

William Bruneau

in Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208791
eISBN:
9780191709029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208791.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents an introduction to Murray's involvement in politics, and focuses particularly on his friendship with Bertrand Russell. Gilbert Murray and Bertrand Russell met in February 1901 ... More


The Berkeley Plato and the Renaissance

Stephen G. Miller

in The Berkeley Plato: From Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258334
eISBN:
9780520943599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258334.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The Berkeley Plato itself provides two clues about its modern history. One is the fact that the phallus socket was filled with plaster just like the Bias now in the Vatican. This clear evidence of a ... More


Interpreting Medieval Agriculture

David Stone

in Decision-Making in Medieval Agriculture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247769
eISBN:
9780191714818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247769.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introductory chapter argues that medieval landlords and their officials, on whom our understanding of medieval agriculture primarily rests, are usually perceived as being economically artless. ... More


Letter Writing and Leadership

Peter White

in Cicero in Letters: Epistolary Relations of the Late Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388510
eISBN:
9780199866717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388510.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A letter‐writing campaign directed to Roman army leaders was an important component of Cicero's effort to organize resistance to Mark Antony in the years 44 and 43. Lacking political authority to ... More


Introduction

KLAUS HENTSCHEL

in The Mental Aftermath: The Mentality of German Physicists 1945-1949

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205660
eISBN:
9780191709388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205660.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the validity of analyzing the chosen scientific community of physicists within the period 1945 to 1949 as the subject of a history of mentality ... More


A Metaphysician Looks at the Everett Interpretation 1

John Hawthorne

in Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560561
eISBN:
9780191721380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560561.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter compares the relation of emergent branching structure to the quantum state to the fundamental ontology with philosophically more familiar examples of emergence — of ordinary objects, in ... More


Initial Public Offerings and Venture Capital in Germany *

Stefanie Franzke, Stefanie Grohs, and Christian Laux

in The German Financial System

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253166
eISBN:
9780191601651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253161.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Presents a survey of the role of initial public offerings (IPOs) and venture capital in Germany after the Second World War and discusses the evidence.Between 1945 and 1983, IPOs and venture capital ... More


Epilogue

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Using George W. Bush's second inauguration speech, which addresses both the importance of institutions to a community's freedom and the cultural distinctiveness of those institutions, this last ... More


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