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Speaking of Jesus

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In view of its variability, the written transmission of the early trope tradition has been characterized as ‘local production for local use’. This chapter presents an attempt to interpret differences ... More


Introduction

G. R. Boys-Stones

in Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition: Ancient Thought and Modern Revisions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240050
eISBN:
9780191716850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240050.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ancient theories of metaphor and allegory are more sophisticated than we normally think. If we suppose they were viewed merely as decorative ‘tropes’, that is because we rely too heavily on the ... More


The Universe As We Find It

John Heil

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199596201
eISBN:
9780191741876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596201.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This book offers answers to the following questions. What does reality encompass? Is reality exclusively physical? Or does reality include non‐physical — mental, and perhaps ‘abstract’ — aspects? ... More


Objects of Metaphor

Samuel Guttenplan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280896
eISBN:
9780191602627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280894.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Objects of Metaphor offers a philosophical account of the phenomenon of metaphor which is radically different from others in the literature. Yet for all its difference, the underlying ... More


Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory

Mark Morrisson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195306965
eISBN:
9780199785414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306965.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

While many alchemists were intelligent and well-intentioned thinkers, their experiments are usually regarded as failed wizardry rather than scientific investigation. The alchemists' extreme goals ... More


Tropes: Properties, Objects, and Mental Causation

Douglas Ehring

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608539
eISBN:
9780191729607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608539.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The main goal of this work is to provide a metaphysical account of properties and of how they are related to concrete particulars. On the broadest level, this work is a defense of tropes and of trope ... More


From an Ontological Point of View

John Heil

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259748
eISBN:
9780191597657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259747.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Implicit in much contemporary philosophy is a Picture Theory of language according to which we can ‘read off’ features of the world from features of our ways of talking about the world. Predicates ... More


Ontological Categories and Categorial Schemes

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A realist approach to metaphysics and ontology is defended in the face of some antirealist tendencies in contemporary philosophical thought. The general notion of an ontological category is explained ... More


The Four-Category Ontology and its Rivals

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The central principles of the four-category ontology are explained, especially its distinction between properties conceived as particulars (modes) and properties conceived as universals (attributes), ... More


Properties, Modes, and Universals

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The distinction between properties and predicates, and how best to draw the distinction between universals and particulars are discussed. The notion that properties are most aptly characterized as ... More


Observations on the Transmission of Some Aquitanian Tropes

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines seven introit tropes or trope groups. It argues that the problem of transmission is critical for the understanding of the musical situation in the central Middle Ages. Tropes ... More


Eastern Figures: Orient and Empire in British Writing

Douglas Kerr

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099340
eISBN:
9789882206892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is a literary history that examines British writing about the East—centred on India but radiating as far as Egypt and the Pacific—in the colonial and postcolonial period. It takes as its subject ... More


Figuratively Speaking: Revised Edition

Robert J. Fogelin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199739998
eISBN:
9780199895045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739998.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Figuratively Speaking (1986) examines figures of speech that concern meaning—irony, hyperbole, understatement, similes, metaphors, and others—to show how they work and to explain their ... More


Roget in Germany: The Adaptation of the Thesaurus (1852) in Daniel Sanders' Sprachschatz (1873)

Werner Hüllen

in Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553235
eISBN:
9780191720352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553235.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Daniel Sanders' Sprachschatz (1852) is analysed as an adaptation of Roget's Thesaurus which adheres to the macrostructure of the original, but which changes the nature of the collection of words in ... More


The Disease of Language and the Language of Disease: RADCLIFFE-BROWN LECTURE IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY

JAMES W. FERNANDEZ

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter raises some of the interlinked matters that have been very much at issue in press, television, and the world wide web since September 11. First is the role of the imagination itself, and ... More


Metaphors We Live By

James W. Underhill

in Creating Worldviews: Metaphor, Ideology and Language

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643158
eISBN:
9780748651566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643158.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The explosion of work on metaphor in recent decades has its roots in the ground-breaking book Metaphors We Live By, written by Lakoff and Johnson in 1980. Though the two authors have modified their ... More


Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition: Ancient Thought and Modern Revisions

G. R. Boys-Stones (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240050
eISBN:
9780191716850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240050.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

According to the theoretical accounts which survive in the rhetorical handbooks of antiquity, allegory is extended metaphor, or an extended series of metaphors; and both allegory and metaphor are ... More


Metaphor, Simile, and Allegory as Ornaments of Style

Doreen Innes

in Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition: Ancient Thought and Modern Revisions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240050
eISBN:
9780191716850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240050.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter gives a detailed survey of surviving ancient discussions of metaphor, simile, and allegory as ‘non-literal’ tropes of ornamentation. The absence of metaphor and simile from Horace’s ... More


Metaphor and Metonymy: Aristotle, Jakobson, Ricoeur, and Others *

Michael Silk

in Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition: Ancient Thought and Modern Revisions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240050
eISBN:
9780191716850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240050.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues in favour of Roman Jakobson’s privileging of metonymy alongside metaphor as primary linguistic tropes (‘trope’ is to be understood here, in a significant modification of ... More


Figures of Allegory from Homer to Latin Epic *

Andrew Laird

in Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition: Ancient Thought and Modern Revisions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240050
eISBN:
9780191716850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240050.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter eschews an aprioristic approach to the identification and analysis of allegory in ancient texts, instead seeking guidance from the texts themselves. Epic treatment of reflexive ... More


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