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Divine Wisdom and Final Causes

Daniel Garber

in Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566648
eISBN:
9780191722035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566648.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on Leibniz's treatment of final causes and divine wisdom. It first argues that the question of final causes should be distinguished from that of contingency: there are numerous ... More


Stars and the Resurrection Body

ALAN SCOTT

in Origen and the Life of the Stars: A History of an Idea

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263616
eISBN:
9780191682612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263616.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Origen's understanding of the resurrected human soul. It is one of the most appropriate of speculations on the life of the heavens. He attempted to steer a middle course between ... More


The Self as a Problem in Philosophy and Neurobiology

JOHN R. SEARLE

in The Lost Self: Pathologies of the Brain and Identity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195173413
eISBN:
9780199865758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173413.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter considers what philosophers mean by the “self”. Traditionally, the problem of self in philosophy is generally viewed as the problem of personal identity. It identifies four criteria for ... More


Jīva

Arvind Sharma

in Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658712
eISBN:
9780199082018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the concept of the jīva. The jīva or the living being is explained in two ways in standard Hindu thought: either as possessing three bodies or as possessing five sheaths. ... More


The Bicycle Pedal is in Front of the Table. Why some Objects do not Fit into some Spatial Relations

MANUEL DE VEGA and MARÍA J. RODRIGO

in Functional Features in Language and Space: Insights from Perception, Categorization, and Development

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264339
eISBN:
9780191718519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264339.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines the meaning of locative sentences involving directional terms such as ‘in front of’, ‘behind’, ‘right of’, etc. First, it contrasts two spatial communication tasks: pointing to ... More


Virtue is a Mean

W.F.R. Hardie

in Aristotle's Ethical Theory

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246329
eISBN:
9780191680953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246329.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter describes what sort of state virtue is. Aristotle's answer is that it is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean relative to us and determined by a rational principle, the ... More


The Body in the 1960s

Frederick Gross

in Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670116
eISBN:
9781452946467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670116.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter examines Arbus’s trope of the body as a dual mechanism: the physical body as an assemblage, and its connection to identity as an assemblage. It considers Arbus’s oeuvre as a synecdoche, ... More


HumAnimal Acts: Potentiality or Movement as Rest

Kalpana Rahita Seshadri

in HumAnimal: Race, Law, Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677887
eISBN:
9781452948249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677887.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the mute physical body situated between identities, concepts, and philosophical traditions in relation to Giorgio Agamben’s appropriation of Aristotle’s concept of ... More


The Anatomy of Suffering

Sowande' M. Mustakeem

in Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040559
eISBN:
9780252098994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040559.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the cumulative effects of slavery at sea on bondpeople's overall well-being, making them even more vulnerable to the specter of disease and mortality. Taking into account the ... More


Thin Objects via Criteria of Identity

Øystein Linnebo

in Thin Objects: An Abstractionist Account

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199641314
eISBN:
9780191863806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199641314.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

An approach to thin objects is developed by exploring and developing some Fregean ideas—regardless of whether Frege himself would have agreed with this development. This approach is structured around ... More


The Subject of Change

Stephen Dodd

in The Youth of Things: Life and Death in the Age of Kajii Motojiro

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838409
eISBN:
9780824869670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838409.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how Kajii Motojirō's anxiety concerning personal mortality pushed him to imagine forms of identity that took into account shifting and unstable subjectivities. It considers the ... More


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