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Vividness in Mathematics and Narrative

Timothy Gowers

in Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149042
eISBN:
9781400842681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter examines vividness in mathematics and narrative. It first gives two presentations of the mathematical notion of a group before explaining how to calculate highest common factors. It then ... More


Theories of Intentions and the Problem of Attention

Keren Yarhi-Milo

in Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159157
eISBN:
9781400850419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159157.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter outlines the theoretical foundations of the selective attention thesis and three competing ones: the capabilities, strategic military doctrine, and behavior theses. It divides perceived ... More


Indicators of Nazi Germany’s Intentions and the Coming of World War I, 1934–39

Keren Yarhi-Milo

in Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159157
eISBN:
9781400850419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159157.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on British assessments of Nazi Germany’s intentions during the interwar period (1934–1939). It outlines the predictions generated by each of the four explanations about perceived ... More


The Systemic Image: A New Theory of Interactive Real-Time Simulations

Inge Hinterwaldner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035040
eISBN:
9780262335546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035040.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In media art history as well as in science studies an intensified reception of cybernetic and system-theoretical concepts can be seen in the last few years. In the book a conceptualization of the ... More


Prerogatives and Restrictions

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144024
eISBN:
9780199870998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144023.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The first three chapters of Part III of the book (Chs 8–10) examine the question of whether it is morally permissible to treat people in ways ruled out by the Principle of Permissible Harm (PPH; this ... More


Our Alleviation Bias: Why Do We Value Alleviating Harm More than Preventing Harm?

Halley S. Faust

in Prevention vs. Treatment: What's the Right Balance?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199837373
eISBN:
9780199919499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837373.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It would seem that preventing harm is the superior value over alleviating harm – little disruption from normal life, suffering, repair, or rehabilitation occurs if harm is prevented, whereas waiting ... More


Neurophysiological substrates of motor imagery ability

Aymeric Guillot, Magali Louis, and Christian Collet

in The neurophysiological foundations of mental and motor imagery

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199546251
eISBN:
9780191701412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546251.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter demonstrates whether motor imagery accuracy and vividness may be estimated using a set of several indicators and psychological, ... More


What Do Explanations of the Distinctiveness Effect Need to Explain?

Endel Tulving and R. Shayna Rosenbaum

in Distinctiveness and Memory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195169669
eISBN:
9780199847563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169669.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

What do explanations of the distinctiveness effect need to explain? In one sense, the superior memorability of distinctive events needs no explanation at all because, according to intuitive theory, ... More


Memory for Emotional Events

Daniel Reisberg and Friderike Heuer

in Memory and Emotion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195158564
eISBN:
9780199848126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158564.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter documents the progress that has been made in our understanding of how people remember emotional events, but also highlight substantial gaps ... More


Aspect and Subordination in Plutarchan Narrative*

Timothy E. Duff

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter identifies and explores two characteristics of Plutarchan narrative by means of close analysis of syntax and verbal aspect. The first is the tendency for events in which the subject of a ... More


Lying Historians: Seven Types of Mendacity

T.P. Wiseman

in Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859893817
eISBN:
9781781385180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859893817.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents an illustrated catalogue of types of invention in ancient historiography (the sub-title echoes the famous ‘seven types of ambiguity’ of the literary critic Empson); these types ... More


Eye Witnesses

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter introduces the idea of an eyewitness as a literary device of authentication. It compares the use of such an eyewitness in the fourth gospel and other contemporary literature (namely the ... More


Introduction: The Lyre of Light

John C. Tibbetts

in Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106749
eISBN:
9780300128031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106749.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book describes the power possessed by dramatizations in the movies of historical events and famous people, and the enduring image they present that is significantly distinct from those that one ... More


Ekphrasis: Seeing Things Differently

Morwenna Ludlow

in Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198848837
eISBN:
9780191883217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848837.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the literary technique of ekphrasis, defining it in terms of its intended effect on the audience: the vivid representation of an image to the mind’s eye, so as to evoke an ... More


Ut Pictura Poesis? The Poetics of Verbal Imagery

Sonja Zeman

in Expressive Minds and Artistic Creations: Studies in Cognitive Poetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190457747
eISBN:
9780190457761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190457747.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

How can verbal-cued poetry be “visual,” “pictorial,” and “vivid”? This chapter aims at looking behind such notions by isolating the basic semiotic mechanisms of vision, picture-viewing, and mental ... More


Verbal Picturing

Alexander Wragge-Morley

in Aesthetic Science: Representing Nature in the Royal Society of London, 1650-1720

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226680729
eISBN:
9780226681054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226681054.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 4 offers a new interpretation of the written style used by some leading members of the early Royal Society to represent plant and animal bodies. For a long time, the consensus has been that ... More


The Phenomenological Categories

Richard Kenneth Atkins

in Charles S. Peirce's Phenomenology: Analysis and Consciousness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190887179
eISBN:
9780190887209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887179.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Peirce distinguishes between two sets of phenomenological categories, the formal quantitative categories and the material qualitative categories. The former are isolated by direct attentional ... More


How Seeing a Scarlet Red Is Like Hearing a Trumpet’s Blare

Richard Kenneth Atkins

in Charles S. Peirce's Phenomenology: Analysis and Consciousness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190887179
eISBN:
9780190887209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887179.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Peirce’s categories can be used to develop an objective phenomenological vocabulary. Contrary to the derisive attitudes of John Locke and Thomas Nagel, Peirce’s vocabulary can be used to describe how ... More


Five Properties of Desire

Neil Sinhababu

in Humean Nature: How desire explains action, thought, and feeling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198783893
eISBN:
9780191826542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783893.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 2 presents five properties of desire which will be used in psychological explanations throughout the rest of the book. Desire motivates action when combined with a belief about how to attain ... More


Desire and Vividness

Neil Sinhababu

in Humean Nature: How desire explains action, thought, and feeling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198783893
eISBN:
9780191826542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783893.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

All of desire’s other properties are amplified when its object is vividly sensed or imagined. Chapter 7 uses this property of desire, Amplification by Vividness, to explain procrastination and ... More


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