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Random FamiliesGenetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

This is a book about unprecedented families—networks of strangers linked by genes, medical technology, and the human desire for affinity and identity. It chronicles the chain of choices that couples ... More

An Obituary for "Wisdom Literature"The Birth, Death, and Intertextual Reintegration of a Biblical Corpus

An Obituary for "Wisdom Literature": The Birth, Death, and Intertextual Reintegration of a Biblical Corpus

Will Kynes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198777373
eISBN:
9780191823091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777373.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the rise of Wisdom Literature in less than a century from obscurity to ubiquity, a number of crucial questions have been left unanswered. Most fundamentally, when, how, and why did the category, ... More

Women in the New Testament World

Women in the New Testament World

Susan Hylen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190237578
eISBN:
9780190237615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190237578.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Literature

This book presents and interprets evidence for women’s lives in the social context of the New Testament. Some of the evidence from this period of Roman history suggests that women’s roles were ... More

War CrimesCauses, Excuses, and Blame

War Crimes: Causes, Excuses, and Blame

Matthew Talbert and Jessica Wolfendale

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190675875
eISBN:
9780190675905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675875.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In 2005, US Marines killed 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha. How should we assess the perpetrators of this and other war crimes? Is it unfair to blame the Marines because they were ... More

Reading Hebrew Bible Narratives

Reading Hebrew Bible Narratives

J. Andrew Dearman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190246488
eISBN:
9780190246525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246488.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The narrative traditions in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible are classical and canonical accounts in Western society and can be interpreted as historical dramas, using multiple methods of literary and ... More

Racing to the TopHow Energy Fuels System Leadership in World Politics

Racing to the Top: How Energy Fuels System Leadership in World Politics

William R. Thompson and Leila Zakhirova

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190699680
eISBN:
9780190909574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699680.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Over the past two millennia, one state has tended to lead as the foremost producer of energy and new technology. While it has not been fully recognized, these leads have become increasingly reliant ... More

Jane Austen's EmmaPhilosophical Perspectives

Jane Austen's Emma: Philosophical Perspectives

E.M. Dadlez (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190689414
eISBN:
9780190689452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689414.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Legend has it that, when asked whether he still read novels, the philosopher Gilbert Ryle responded “Yes, all six, every year,” referring to Jane Austen’s six completed works. Her novels have invited ... More

Individuation, Process, and Scientific Practices

Individuation, Process, and Scientific Practices

Otávio Bueno, Ruey-Lin Chen, and Melinda Bonnie Fagan (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190636814
eISBN:
9780190636845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636814.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book concerns a classic philosophical question: “What things count as individuals?” Rather than addressing it from the perspective of analytic metaphysics, this volume proposes to reformulate ... More

Immigration and Democracy

Immigration and Democracy

Sarah Song

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190909222
eISBN:
9780190909253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909222.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Immigration and Democracy develops an intermediate ethical position on immigration between closed borders and open borders. It argues that states have the right to control borders, but this right is ... More

Charles S. Peirce's PhenomenologyAnalysis and Consciousness

Charles S. Peirce's Phenomenology: Analysis and Consciousness

Richard Kenneth Atkins

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190887179
eISBN:
9780190887209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887179.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

No reasonable person would deny that the sound of a falling pin is less intense than the feeling of a hot poker pressed against the skin, or that the recollection of something seen decades earlier is ... More

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