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Introduction: Rupert T. Gould

Jonathan Betts

in Time Restored: The Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198568025
eISBN:
9780191718144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568025.003.23
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This introductory chapter presents a background on Rupert T. Gould. Gould possessed an exceptional mind; he was a veritable polymath, and his extraordinary knowledge and his dissemination of it in ... More


Pascual de Gayangos: A Nineteenth-Century Spanish Arabist

Cristina Alvarez Millan and Claudia Heide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635474
eISBN:
9780748653140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635474.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Pascual de Gayangos (1809–97), celebrated Spanish Orientalist and polymath, is recognised as the father of the modern school of Arabic studies in Spain. He gave Islamic Spain its own voice, for the ... More


Military Engineers: The Development of the Early Modern European State

Bruce P. Lenman (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781845861209
eISBN:
9781474406093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861209.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The book examines the unique role of European military engineers in the service of both kingdoms and republics from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth century. They were usually the only servants ... More


The Spiritual Geography of Russian Cosmism

George M. Young

in The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199892945
eISBN:
9780199950577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892945.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the major themes of Russian Cosmism, which include: active self-directed human evolution; the need for universal solutions to existential problems; the unity of knowledge and ... More


Introduction: A Life in Laughter

Paul M. Zall

in Benjamin Franklin’s Humor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123714
eISBN:
9780813134864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123714.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the humour of Benjamin Franklin, a polymath and one of the founding fathers of the U.S. This book examines Franklin's ... More


Introduction

Steven B. Smith

in Spinoza's Book of Life: Freedom and Redemption in the Ethics

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100198
eISBN:
9780300128499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100198.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book begins with a look into the early life of Spinoza. Born Bento Despinosa on November 24, 1632 in Amsterdam, his Hebrew name Baruch means “blessed.” Spinoza received a typical Jewish ... More


Using Neuroscience to Image the Creative Brain

Nancy C. Andreasen

in Secrets of Creativity: What Neuroscience, the Arts, and Our Minds Reveal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190462321
eISBN:
9780190462345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462321.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The nature and sources of creativity have intrigued people for many years. During the early phases of this effort, people relied on anecdotal or historical accounts, but in the twentieth century the ... More


Locke's Legacy

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Because Alain L. Locke's achievements as a cultural leader were reflective of his thinking as a polymath, one could assume his legacy would be diverse in form and purpose. The effects of Locke's ... More


The Gifts of Breadth: Insights from Leaders with Non-Linear Careers

Nick Lovegrove and Matthew Thomas

in Re-Imagining Capitalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785453
eISBN:
9780191827372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785453.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

We live in a world sold on depth. As a society, we have become convinced that the route to excellence is a deep specialization. Meanwhile, the highest priority challenges facing society are wide ... More


The Khalkha Zaya Paṇḍita’s Smoke Offering Rituals to the Khangai Mountain Range

Krisztina Teleki

in Sources of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190900694
eISBN:
9780190900724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900694.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

This chapter introduces the life and activity of the Khalkha Zaya Paṇḍita, Luvsanprinlei (Tib. Blo bzang ‘phrin las, 1642–1719), briefly describes his sixteen smoke offering ritual texts, and ... More


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