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Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Short brace or bracket between a post and a tie-beam, post and rafter, or any stiffener in a similar position in a timber frame.

2 Corbel or other...

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On bended knee

Nicholas Wolterstorff.

in Acting Liturgically

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 8059 words.

In Platonic spirituality, people leave behind corporeal concerns and ascend to contemplation of The One or The Good; in Christianity, people assemble on foot or in wheelchairs to worship...

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The Road, <i>or The Language of a Drowned Era</i>

Peter Szendy.

in Apocalypse-Cinema

September 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 1474 words.

This chapter focuses on the ability of music to step across the apocalypse. Thanks to its power of anamnesis, music can cross over the abyss of the interworlds to transfer and reinstall us...

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William Newton Clarke

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

William Newton Clarke was born on 2 December 1841 in Cazenovia, New York, and, as the son of a Baptist minister, lived in several small towns in northern parts of his native state where...

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Scepticism Comes Alive

Bryan Frances.

June 2005; p ublished online October 2005 .

Book. Subjects: Metaphysics. 222 pages.

The nagging voice of the sceptic has always been present in epistemology. Over the last thirty years or so, philosophers have thought of several promising ways to counter the radical...

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Partiality and Impartiality

Edited by Brian Feltham and John Cottingham.

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 272 pages.

What is owed to others that I may not keep for myself? What may I keep for myself, even when others are in need? These transparently moral questions may immediately invite knee-jerk...

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Conflicting Loyalties and Personal Choices

Jacqui Banaszynski.

in Journalism Ethics

February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 5030 words.

This chapter focuses on the tension between journalists' ethos-driven adherence to personal detachment from story sources and “personal values and instincts.” The goal is to break down this...

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Bodily Space

Frédérique de Vignemont.

in Mind the Body

November 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 6151 words.

Imagine that two pressures of equal intensity are applied on your cheek and on your knee inducing two tactile sensations. In what sense do these two sensations feel different? In other...

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Sham surgery

Frankling G. Miller.

in The Ethical Challenges of Human Research

November 2012; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 4958 words.

This chapter examines the ethics of sham surgery by focusing on a published report of a sham-controlled trial of arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee. From a methodological...

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James, Henry

Alfred Habegger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy. 2081 words.

James, Henry (03 June 1811–18 December 1882), author, was born in Albany, New York, the son of William James, a prosperous merchant and investor, and Catharine Barber. The critical event of...

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