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The Good and the True

Michael Morris

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239444
eISBN:
9780191679919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This book provides a radical alternative to naturalistic theories of content, and offers a new conception of the place of mind in the world. Confronting head-on the scientific conception of the ... More


Language in the Cave *

Verity Harte

in Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199289974
eISBN:
9780191711008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289974.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The analogy of the Cave is by far the most elaborate of Socrates' three analogies, offered in lieu of an account of the form of the Good. Even so, his exposition of the analogy takes up scarcely more ... More


Waiting

Billy Ehn and Orvar Löfgren

in The Secret World of Doing Nothing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262614
eISBN:
9780520945708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262614.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter opens with a discussion of Swedish diplomat Jan Eliasson and Prime Minister Olof Palme, who were kept waiting before they could meet Saddam Hussein in one of his Baghdad palaces. It ... More


Dispositions to Behave

Rowland Stout

in The Inner Life of a Rational Agent: In Defence of Philosophical Behaviourism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623433
eISBN:
9780748652501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623433.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

One issue that arises for behaviourism is the question of whether states of mind may be said to cause our behaviour. In particular, it seems that Ryle must have denied that states of mind cause our ... More


Degrees of Goodness

W. D. Ross

in The Right and the Good

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252657
eISBN:
9780191598333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252653.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This is the fourth of five chapters on good, and looks at the question of whether goods are commensurable—measurable in degrees. As a preliminary, the question is asked as to whether pleasures are ... More


The Mundane and Incorporeal Aspects of Yoga Psychology

Chandra Bhal Dwivedi

in Psychology: Volume 5: Explorations into Psyche and Psychology: Some Emerging Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199498833
eISBN:
9780190990589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498833.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter reviews the developments in yoga psychology. While the Yoga Sūtras are pre-eminently psychological in nature, the treatment of psychological phenomena has been attempted from the ... More


What Is Meditation?

Halvor Eifring

in Asian Traditions of Meditation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This essay defines meditation as an “attention-based technique for inner transformation”. This generic definition establishes a common point of reference for the cross-cultural study of meditation, ... More


Alleviating Mistakes: Reversal and Forgiveness for Flawed Perceptions

E. Allan Farnsworth

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199276110
eISBN:
9780191699887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276110.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This book examines the legal issues that arise when we seek to avoid the untoward consequences of an action by claiming that our perception was flawed. We all make mistakes: we might overpay a debt, ... More


Meaning of Mistake

E. Allan Farnsworth

in Alleviating Mistakes: Reversal and Forgiveness for Flawed Perceptions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199276110
eISBN:
9780191699887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276110.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

In identifying what is meant by a mistake that needs to be alleviated, this chapter presents the importance of perceptions and how this sort of mistake, when placed in a chain of events that would ... More


Introducing Ecumenical Expressivism

Michael Ridge

in Impassioned Belief

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199682669
eISBN:
9780191774454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682669.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the main ideas of Ecumenical Expressivism. It begins by explaining the commitments of Ecumenical Expressivism in the philosophy of language, and then turns to the broader ... More


A Transcendental Chicken-and-Egg Dilemma

Thierry de Duve

in Aesthetics at Large: Volume 1: Art, Ethics, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226546568
eISBN:
9780226546872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226546872.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter revisits section 9 for a close reading and an attempt to go through the unresolved issues it raises, which are all the more important that its opening sentence states, “the solution of ... More


Reading Expression

Ben Bradley

in Darwin's Psychology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198708216
eISBN:
9780191873799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198708216.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

As early as the 1830s, Darwin nominated the study of non-verbal expression as the most convincing way to demonstrate that human agency had animal origins. His book, The Expression of the Emotions in ... More


Taking Stock

E. Allan Farnsworth

in Alleviating Mistakes: Reversal and Forgiveness for Flawed Perceptions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199276110
eISBN:
9780191699887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276110.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

In contrast to inculpating mistakes which are asserted by those whose claims are based on carelessness or faulty decision of the mistaken party, alleviating mistakes are asserted by the mistaken ... More


Christopher Nolan: The Director and his Work

David Carter

in Inception

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325055
eISBN:
9781800342187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325055.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a brief biography of Christopher Nolan, outlining his life so far. From his earliest short films, it is clear that Nolan has been interested in strange states of mind, illusions ... More


Heidegger I: Angst in Heidegger’s Fundamental Ontology and the Debts to Husserl and Kierkegaard

Bettina Bergo

in Anxiety: A Philosophical History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197539712
eISBN:
9780197539743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197539712.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Heidegger deformalized Husserl’s phenomenology by proposing the unity of understanding, states of mind, and our abiding sense of being cast into the world and of anxious “falling.” Influenced by ... More


Barbarians at Which Gates?

Shapin Steven

in The One Culture?: A Conversation about Science

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467221
eISBN:
9780226467245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter attempts to draw attention to the structural implications of a situation in which a group of academics are obliged repeatedly to attest, not just their competence in their special ... More


A Framework

Cass R. Sunstein

in Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197545119
eISBN:
9780197548455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197545119.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

To know when and whether falsehoods should be protected, we need to investigate four separate questions. (1) The State of Mind of the speaker. Was he lying? Was he reckless? Did he make an innocent ... More


The Man, His Recent Past, and His Son’s Picture

Tim Kasser

in Lucy in the Mind of Lennon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199747603
eISBN:
9780190255947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199747603.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents a schematic representation of the factors John Lennon considered in writing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. It includes an understanding about Lennon's personality structures ... More


Clearing Your Mind

Nicolas Bommarito

in Seeing Clearly: A Buddhist Guide to Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190887506
eISBN:
9780190092559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887506.003.0033
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses Buddhist practices that aim at a direct experience of the world free from concepts and labels. As an important practice in some schools of Zen Buddhism, koans have many uses ... More


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