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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. Pulling the rabbit out of the hat

3. Pulling the rabbit out of the hat  

Jonathan K. Foster

in Memory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776212
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806758.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806758
We suffer from a loss of memory when we may have taken in and retained information, but we seem unable to retrieve that information when required. ‘Pulling the rabbit out of the hat’ ... 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
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 (2nd edn)

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
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
Published Online: 
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
6. The seven ages of man

6. The seven ages of man  

Jonathan K. Foster

in Memory: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776212
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806758.003.0006
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chapter
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9780192806758
The question of what underlies memory development is yet to be fully answered. Children's level of knowledge and abilities that may impact on memory are important, but the neural maturation ... More
2. Mapping memories

2. Mapping memories  

Jonathan K. Foster

in Memory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776212
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806758.003.0002
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chapter
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9780192806758
The memory system, whatever it may be for (human, animal, or inanimate), needs to be able to encode, store, and retrieve information effectively. Memory can fail if any of these functions ... More
KnowledgeA Very Short Introduction

Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction  

Jennifer Nagel

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779916
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199661268.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
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
Memory: A Very Short Introduction

Memory: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan K. Foster

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776212
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806758.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192806758
Memory: A Very Short Introduction weaves together case-studies, anecdotes, literature and philosophy, and the latest research in neuroscience and psychology to address these ... More
4. Inaccuracies in memory

4. Inaccuracies in memory  

Jonathan K. Foster

in Memory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776212
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806758.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806758
Forgetting is the loss of information that has been put into storage. To understand memory fully it is important to understand some of the factors that lead to the loss of memory. ... More

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