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The fourth dialogue of Pope Gregory the Great: The early Byzantine context of a Latin disquisition on the soul

Matthew Dal Santo

in Debating the Saints’ Cult in the Age of Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646791
eISBN:
9780199949939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646791.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter continues the comparison between Gregory and Eustratius’s texts, with a focus on Gregory’s defence of the ongoing activity of the souls of the saints post mortem. This theme stood at the ... More


Facing Death: Epicurus and his Critics

James Warren

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199252893
eISBN:
9780191601408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252890.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

A comprehensive study and articulation of the interlocking Epicurean arguments against the fear of death found not only in the writings of Epicurus himself but also in Lucretius' poem De Rerum Natura ... More


Information from dead and dying birds

John E. Cooper

in Bird Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520863
eISBN:
9780191706189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520863.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter describes methods used to obtain information relevant to studies of ecology and conservation from dead birds. Collection of dead birds from the field and their storage are described. ... More


A mere technical exercise? Challenges and technological solutions to the identification of individuals in mass grave scenarios in the modern context

Gillian Fowler and Tim Thompson

in Human Remains and Identification: Mass violence, genocide, and the 'forensic turn'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097560
eISBN:
9781526104441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097560.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The chapter will examine how forensic scientists, including anthropologists, have been exploring the potential of new methods and processes in the resolution of mass grave contexts. The introduction ... More


Democritus and Lucretius on Death and Dying

C. C. W. Taylor

in Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226399
eISBN:
9780191710209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter compares the treatments of death and dying by Democritus and Lucretius. Both held the soul to be a physical structure of atoms, and death to consist in the loss of soul-atoms from the ... More


Extra minimos nulla salus

Stephen Bullivant

in The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652563
eISBN:
9780191740725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652563.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

Two further difficulties with D’Costa’s account – at least when transferred to the case of a non-religious atheist – are addressed in this chapter: (i) the atheist’s seeming lack of opportunities to ... More


Intra-community killing — the case of Zesta

Vernon Reynolds

in The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest: Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515463
eISBN:
9780191705656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515463.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Whereas inter-community killing has been described for chimpanzees at a number of study sites, intra-community killing of adult males is rare. One such case occurred in the Sonso community and is ... More


Neurodegenerative disease: With Harry Baker

James W. Fawcett, Anne E. Rosser, and Stephen B. Dunnett

in Brain Damage, Brain Repair

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523376
eISBN:
9780191724534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523376.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Most dementias are associated with a widespread pattern of atrophy in the forebrain, which is most apparent as a reduction in the weight of the brain measured post-mortem. As the brain undergoes loss ... More


Police Investigations

Murray Colin and Sanders Peter

in Medicine Murder in Colonial Lesotho: The Anatomy of a Moral Crisis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622849
eISBN:
9780748652952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622849.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter describes the police investigations on medicine murders. It considers the search for the body; the post-mortem examination; police enquiries; and the movement of police against the ... More


Abnormal 5-HT neuroendocrine function in depression: association or artefact?

P. J. Cowen and I. M. Anderson

in 5-Hydroxytryptamine in Psychiatry: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192620118
eISBN:
9780191724725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192620118.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

The indoleamine hypothesis of depression was formulated over twenty years ago, but consistent evidence for abnormal brain 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, serotonin) function in depressed patients is still ... More


The Art of Disappearance: Remembering Political Violence in Argentina and Chile

Shohini Chaudhuri

in Cinema of the Dark Side: Atrocity and the Ethics of Film Spectatorship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748642632
eISBN:
9781474408554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642632.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores concerns with memory in films about the disappearances in Chile and Argentina, which encompass thrillers, poetic, performative and animated documentaries, and surreal ... More


Fears of Death

James Warren

in Facing Death: Epicurus and his Critics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199252893
eISBN:
9780191601408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252890.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

A clarification of the various ways in which it is possible to fear ‘death’: fearing dying, fearing being dead, regretting being mortal, fearing premature death. An initial examination of the ... More


The biomedical uses of the body: lessons from the history of human rights and dignity

Y. Michael Barilan

in Human Tissue Research: A European perspective on the ethical and legal challenges

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199587551
eISBN:
9780191725630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587551.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter argues that human body parts that are detached from a living body cannot be protected by natural human rights. The reason for this is the absence of a real-time link between personal ... More


The Rev’d Mr Bayes and the Life Everlasting

Peter van Inwagen

in Reason and Faith: Themes from Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198732648
eISBN:
9780191796869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732648.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The philosopher John Leslie and the cosmologist Don Page have recently considered the question whether an argument parallel to the so-called Doomsday Argument can be used to refute the thesis that ... More


Sitting up with the Body

Abby Burnett

in Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The rationale for sitting up all night, next to or near the body, has been lost but numerous theories exist, the most common - fear that animals, especially cats, would desecrate the corpse - is ... More


Light: Staging Divinity in the York Cycle

Andrea Ria Stevens

in Inventions of the Skin: The Painted Body in Early English Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748670499
eISBN:
9780748693757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670499.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the staging of divinity in the York Corpus Christi play. Theatre historians traditionally have identified ‘goldface’ as the primary sign for representing divinity on the ... More


Here Is My Name When I Am Dead

Rachel McBride Lindsey

in A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633725
eISBN:
9781469633732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633725.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores death and mourning pictures within a shifting memorial culture that was rooted in historical modes of representation and theologies of redemption. Over the course of the ... More


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