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7. The Witness and the Watched: Yoga and Sāṃkhya

7. The Witness and the Watched: Yoga and Sāṃkhya  

Sue Hamilton

in Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776403
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853745.003.0007
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chapter
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9780192853745
The mental exercises, or meditative disciplines, known as ‘yoga’ have been a part of Indian tradition since very early times. Over time, many different varieties of yoga have been taught. ... More
3. How do we know?Hume’s Of Miracles

3. How do we know?: Hume’s Of Miracles  

Edward Craig

in Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (2 ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2020
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Sep 2020
eISBN: 
9780191894336
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198861775.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198861775
The Scottish philosopher and historian David Hume argued that our evidence for a miracle happening could never outweigh the strength of the evidence that it had not. The evidence could be ... More
1. What are trust and distrust?

1. What are trust and distrust?  

Katherine Hawley

in Trust: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778421
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199697342
Trust plays a huge part in how we run our lives. At a basic level, we trust or distrust the inanimate objects around us such as kitchen chairs and sharp knives. At this level, trusting or ... More
4. Issues and JustificationsLanguage, grammar, and polemics

4. Issues and Justifications: Language, grammar, and polemics  

Sue Hamilton

in Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776403
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853745.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192853745
To the brahmin priests, the changes that took place during the 5th century bce were a serious threat. They felt they needed to take serious steps to defend their practices and worldview. ... More
6. Testimony

6. Testimony  

Jennifer Nagel

in Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779916
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199661268.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199661268
Does listening to other people—or reading what they have written—supply us with knowledge in a unique or distinctive way? Do we need special reasons to trust people in order to gain ... More
KnowledgeA Very Short Introduction

Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction  

Jennifer Nagel

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779916
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199661268.001.0001
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book
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9780199661268
What is knowledge? How does it differ from mere belief? Do you need to be able to justify a claim in order to count as knowing it? Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction considers these ... More

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