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Oracles, Gurus, and Distributed Agency

William S. Sax

in God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335866
eISBN:
9780199868919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335866.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines oracles and gurus, the two main types of ritual specialists in the healing cult of Bhairav. It shows that they are distinguished above all in terms of agency and patiency. The ... More


Creating Fair (Economic) Space for Social Innovation? A Capabilities Perspective

Rafael Ziegler and Nadia von Jacobi

in Creating Economic Space for Social Innovation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198830511
eISBN:
9780191868702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830511.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Economic space for social innovation is not bounded by markets. Further to the money-based exchange relations in markets, there is self and informal provision based on social norms such as ... More


Causal Powers in Aristotle and His Predecessors

Anna Marmodoro

in Powers: A History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190925512
eISBN:
9780190925550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190925512.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter introduces the reader to Aristotle’s account of causal powers and highlights the conceptual innovations he introduced in relation to the accounts of his predecessors, most notably ... More


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