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Words without ObjectsSemantics, Ontology, and Logic for Non-Singularity

Words without Objects: Semantics, Ontology, and Logic for Non-Singularity

Henry Laycock

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281718
eISBN:
9780191603594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281718.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The book seeks to resolve the so-called ‘problem of mass nouns’ — a problem which cannot be resolved on the basis of a conventional system of logic. It is not, for instance, possible to explicate ... More

The Mind PossessedThe Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Emma E. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Mind Possessed examines spirit concepts and mediumistic practices from a cognitive scientific perspective. Drawing primarily, but not exclusively, from ethnographic data collected ... More

Elections, Parties, DemocracyConferring the Median Mandate

Elections, Parties, Democracy: Conferring the Median Mandate

Michael D. McDonald and Ian Budge

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286720
eISBN:
9780191603327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286728.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The book proposes a unifying conception which shows that the differences between ‘majoritarian’, ‘consensus’ and other forms of representative democracy are superficial compared to what unites them. ... More

The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Robert Eisen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book analyzes the history of the interpretation of the book of Job by medieval Jewish exegetes. The scholarship on medieval Jewish thought has focused largely on the systematic philosophical ... More

Banking Regulation and Globalization

Banking Regulation and Globalization

Andreas Busch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218813
eISBN:
9780191711763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218813.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Does globalization erode the nation state's capacity to act? Are nation states forced to change their policies even if this goes against the democratic will of their electorates? How does government ... More

Al-KindĪ

Al-KindĪ

Peter Adamson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195181425
eISBN:
9780199785087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181425.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This monograph is a comprehensive study of the thought of al-Kindī, the first self-described philosopher in Islam, and the first to write original treatises in Arabic. Al-Kindī’s writings are closely ... More

Political Obligations

Political Obligations

George Klosko

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256204
eISBN:
9780191602351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256209.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Provides a full defence of a theory of political obligation on the basis of the principle of fairness (or fair play). The book responds to the most important objections and extends a theory-based on ... More

The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen: Volume III

The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen: Volume III

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195168372
eISBN:
9780199784745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168372.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is the third and final volume of the entire collection of the extant letters of Hildegard of Bingen translated from Hildegard’s sometimes rather quirky Latin into English. Contained here ... More

Paul in Israel's StorySelf and Community at the Cross

Paul in Israel's Story: Self and Community at the Cross

John L. Meech

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306941
eISBN:
9780199785018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306945.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The self has become a problem in postmodern thought, and this problem poses a sharp challenge for dialogue between Christians and others who tell different stories of self and community. A healthy ... More

Barth and Schleiermacher on the Doctrine of ElectionA Systematic-Theological Comparison

Barth and Schleiermacher on the Doctrine of Election: A Systematic-Theological Comparison

Matthias Gockel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199203222
eISBN:
9780191707711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203222.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The book argues that the doctrine of election in Karl Barth's early theology shows a striking resemblance to the position of Friedrich Schleiermacher, and that his later christological revision of ... More

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