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A World for Us: The Case for Phenomenalistic Idealism

John Foster

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199297139
eISBN:
9780191711398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297139.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The aim of the book is to refute physical realism and establish in its place a form of phenomenalistic idealism. Physical realism, in the relevant sense, takes the physical world to be something ... More


Fleshing Out and Seeing‐in

John V. Kulvicki

in On Images: Their Structure and Content

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290758
eISBN:
9780191604010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019929075X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

With some sense of the relation between bare-bones content and fleshed-out content on the table, this chapter answers four important questions. First, why do we flesh out the contents of pictures in ... More


Understanding Commitments

John V. Kulvicki

in On Images: Their Structure and Content

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290758
eISBN:
9780191604010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019929075X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Chapters 6 and 7 describe the features of pictures’ bare-bones and fleshed-out contents, and raise important questions about how the two relate to one another. This chapter suggests that the relation ... More


What You Want and Where to Get It

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter describes the emergence of the modern advertising industry and Cody's connection with legendary copywriters Maxwell Sackheim and Victor Schwab as he developed a commercially‐viable ... More


Modal and Temporal Aspects of Habituality *

Nora Boneh and Edit Doron

in Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544325
eISBN:
9780191720536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544325.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

We argue that habituality is primarily a modal category, which can only indirectly be characterized in aspectual terms, depending on the particular aspectual operators at work in a given language. In ... More


Voice and transitivity in Guaraní

Maura Velázquez‐castillo

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter shows that the closest equivalents to voice alternations in Guarani cut across the transitive divide and respond to spatial relations between events and event participants. The ... More


The Failure of Myth

Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

in Joseph Conrad and the Modern Temper

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117858
eISBN:
9780191671081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117858.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

As Conrad experienced what this book refers to as the ‘epic-mythical mode’ — the intentional downgrade or shift to a pre-modern perception of aesthetic and ethical direction — in his own work Conrad ... More


Issues in Selfhood: Subjectivity and Objectivity

Christopher Gill

in The Structured Self in Hellenistic and Roman Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198152682
eISBN:
9780191710131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152682.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter challenges the rather common view that Hellenistic-Roman thought shows a shift towards a more subjective and individualistic conception of self. It argues that this period expresses an ... More


Realism and Phenomenalistic Idealism

John Foster

in A World for Us: The Case for Phenomenalistic Idealism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199297139
eISBN:
9780191711398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297139.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Physical realism confines our knowledge of the world to properties of structure and organization, leaving its forms of intrinsic content empirically inscrutable. This creates two problems. First, ... More


The Refutation of Realism

John Foster

in A World for Us: The Case for Phenomenalistic Idealism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199297139
eISBN:
9780191711398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297139.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We can envisage hypothetical situations in which the external reality is nomologically organized, with respect to both its internal functioning and its causal relations with human mentality, exactly ... More


Freedom of Expression and Human Rights Law: The Case of Holocaust Denial

Andrew Altman

in Speech and Harm: Controversies Over Free Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199236282
eISBN:
9780191741357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236282.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter critically examines the jurisprudence of free expression under human rights law and American constitutional doctrine, focusing on the issue of Holocaust denial. It is argued that legal ... More


More dark dismal middle

Deborah Chester

in The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992880
eISBN:
9781526104199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992880.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A sometimes difficult concept to grasp in the writing of fiction deals with the three storylines that entwine through a novel. Not subplots, these storylines are the ongoing story which is visible to ... More


Today

Robert Heilbroner

in Visions of the Future: The Distant Past, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102864
eISBN:
9780199854974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102864.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter begins the examination of Today by stressing its difference from Yesterday, but it is no less important to recognize an attribute that links the two together, the continued presence of ... More


An Overview of American Free Speech Doctrine and its Application to Extreme Speech

James Weinstein

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter describes the basic features of the American free speech doctrine and then considers its application to various forms of extreme speech. This analysis reveals that most of the speech ... More


Introductory Reflections on Rhythm and Metre

Clive Scott

in Reading the Rhythm: The Poetics of French Free Verse 1910-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158820
eISBN:
9780191673382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158820.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the principles and attributes surrounding rhythm and metre. This chapter focuses on the way in which generative metrics has been an instrumental in removing rhythm from ... More


Introduction

Debbie Pinfold

in The Child’s View of the Third Reich in German Literature: The Eye Among the Blind

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245659
eISBN:
9780191697487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245659.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

One of the principal literary devices for achieving a defamiliarization effect has always been to adopt an outsider’s perspective. Due to the difficulties of creating a plausible outsider figure and ... More


After Twenty Years: Liberation Theology Today

Paul E. Sigmund

in Liberation Theology at the Crossroads: Democracy or Revolution?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195072747
eISBN:
9780199854790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072747.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter summarizes the growth and development of the liberation theory. Its strong points were its ability to withstand decades, not diminishing in power but it continued to flourish even in ... More


Single Lives

Mark Turner

in The Literary Mind

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126679
eISBN:
9780199853007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126679.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter discusses the concepts of focus, viewpoint, role, and character and their role in providing connections between mental spaces and enabling people to transcend singularities. The ... More


Why We Can't Understand Thought from the Outside

Thomas Nagel

in The Last Word

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195149838
eISBN:
9780199872206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149831.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In Nagel's view, any challenge to reason involves reason and implicitly authorizes the use of reason. Separating the idea of reason from the idea that its results must carry absolute certainty, Nagel ... More


When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?: Democratic Persuasion and the Freedom of Expression

Corey Brettschneider

in When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?: How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147628
eISBN:
9781400842377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147628.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on democratic persuasion. Although democratic persuasion stresses the importance of an active role for the legitimate state in promoting democratic values, value democracy does ... More


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