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Cross-purposes: The Monk

Elizabeth R. Napier

in The Failure of Gothic: Problems of Disjunction in an Eighteenth-Century Literary Form

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128601
eISBN:
9780191671678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128601.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis. It argues that if the moral message of Lewis’s book seems bound up with the virtue of compassion and the knowledge of man’s ... More


Taming the Devil

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the act of unmasking in the theaters and commedia of Venice. It discusses Carlo Goldoni’s act of unmasking his characters and the unmasking of the faces of the city’s servants ... More


What Are the Possible Biological and Genetic Foundations for Syntactic Phenomena?

Számadó Szabolcs, Hurford James R., Bishop Dorothy V. M., Deacon Terrence W., d’Errico Francesco, Fischer Julia, Okanoya Kazuo, Szathmáry Eörs, and White Stephanie A.

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Syntax is a highly complex system unique to humans, and its evolution is even more complex. The comparative method used by biologists is not sufficient to elucidate human language but can still be ... More


| 1804–9 | 1804–9 Textbook Writer and Professor

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0019
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In 1806 Ørsted obtains a professorship in Copenhagen. He takes inspiration from his lectures to authoring a textbook on natural science. Corresponding with Ritter on issues involved with writing a ... More


The dorsal pathway’s contributions to perception and top-down influences on processing in the ventral pathway

Bruno G. Breitmeyer

in The Visual (Un)Conscious and Its (Dis)Contents: A microtemporal approach

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712237
eISBN:
9780191794209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712237.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

The dorsal cortical pathway, dominated by magnocellular input, has little, if any, direct role in conscious processing. However, it does have a direct role in the registration in consciousness of ... More


Unmasking the Bantu Orthographic Vowels: The Challenge for Language Documentation and Description

Joash J. Gambarage

in Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190256340
eISBN:
9780190256364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256340.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Bantu vowel phonemes are reflexes of the Proto-Bantu seven-vowel system /*i *ɪ * ε‎ *a *ɔ *ʊ *u/. While lax high vowels were supplanted in some systems because of vowel mergers in the first two ... More


Robust Parametric Estimation

Jeffrey S. Racine

in Reproducible Econometrics Using R

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190900663
eISBN:
9780190933647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900663.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter looks at issues surrounding outliers in data and methods for addressing their presence.


Africana Andromeda: Contemporary Painting and the Classical Black Figure

Kimathi Donkor

in Classicisms in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814122
eISBN:
9780191851780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814122.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Tate’s national collection of British art includes work about the Greek myth of Andromeda who, according to the Roman poet, Ovid, was an Ethiopian princess rescued from death by Perseus. This ... More


Unmasking and Dispositionalism: Reply to Mark Johnston

Barry Stroud

in Seeing, Knowing, Understanding: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198809753
eISBN:
9780191859205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809753.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a response to Mark Johnston’s ‘Subjectivism and Unmasking’, which was directed at the author’s book, The Quest for Reality. Johnston defends an ontological account of what ... More


Are the Colours of Things Secondary Qualities?

Barry Stroud

in Seeing, Knowing, Understanding: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198809753
eISBN:
9780191859205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809753.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter challenges the notion that the colours we believe to belong to the objects we see are ‘secondary’ qualities of those objects. Such a notion is endorsed by John McDowell, who has ... More


Conclusion

Richard Crockatt

in Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics: 'A Salutary Moral Influence'

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785491
eISBN:
9780191827402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785491.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, Political History

It is difficult to gauge precisely what influence Einstein and other intellectuals had on the course of events, not because ideas never influence events but because the mechanisms involved are rarely ... More


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