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Measuring Utility: From the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics

Ivan Moscati

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199372768
eISBN:
9780199372805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372768.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The book reconstructs the history of utility measurement in economics, from the marginal revolution of the 1870s to the beginning of behavioral economics in the mid-1980s. Part I covers 1870–1910 and ... More


Leibniz's Naturalized Philosophy of Mind

Larry M. Jorgensen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198714583
eISBN:
9780191782824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714583.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A systematic reappraisal of Leibniz’s philosophy of mind. The main argument of this book is easy to state:Leibniz offers a fully natural theory of mind. In today’s philosophical climate in which much ... More


How the Brain Makes Potential

Ken Richardson

in Genes, Brains, and Human Potential: The Science and Ideology of Intelligence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231178426
eISBN:
9780231543767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178426.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Chapter 6 describes how a “neural” system of intelligence emerged as more changeable environments were encountered. It contrasts the traditional mechanical and computational metaphors of brain ... More


The Unsettling of Perception: Levinas and the Anarchic Trauma

Eric Severson

in Trauma and Transcendence: Suffering and the Limits of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280261
eISBN:
9780823281602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280261.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Levinas utilizes the term “trauma” to refer to the pre-original unsettling of the auto-identification of the ego, a project that takes center stage in his final masterwork, Otherwise than Being. This ... More


Fundamental Measurement, Sensation Differences, and the British Controversy on Psychological Measurement, 1910–1940

Ivan Moscati

in Measuring Utility: From the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199372768
eISBN:
9780199372805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372768.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Like chapter 1, chapter 4 broadens the narrative beyond utility measurement and reconstructs the discussions of measurement that took place in physics, philosophy, and psychology between 1910 and ... More


Perception and Imagery

Paul Thagard

in Brain-Mind: From Neurons to Consciousness and Creativity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190678715
eISBN:
9780190686390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678715.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter provides a general account of imagery that applies to both external senses such as vision and internal senses such as pain. It identifies five mental operations that occur in all kinds ... More


Sensation

Thomas Nail

in Being and Motion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190908904
eISBN:
9780190908942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908904.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter puts forward a kinetic theory of sensation. Sensation occurs at the period where a flow folds back over itself and touches itself. It is the ambiguous kinetic structure of the period ... More


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