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Identity in Physics: A Historical, Philosophical, and Formal Analysis

Steven French and Décio Krause

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278244
eISBN:
9780191603952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278245.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Drawing on philosophical accounts of identity and individuality, as well as the histories of both classical and quantum physics, this book explores two alternative metaphysical approaches to quantum ... More


The Unity of Consciousness

Tim Bayne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199215386
eISBN:
9780191594786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

One of the features of consciousness that has been largely overlooked in recent treatments of the topic is its unity. What is the unity of consciousness? To what degree might consciousness be ... More


Introduction

Steven French and Décio Krause

in Identity in Physics: A Historical, Philosophical, and Formal Analysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278244
eISBN:
9780191603952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278245.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This introductory chapter presents an outline of the metaphysics of identity and individuality, which emphasizes the conceptual distinction between individuality and distinguishability. The Principle ... More


Individuality and Non-Individuality in Quantum Mechanics

Steven French and Décio Krause

in Identity in Physics: A Historical, Philosophical, and Formal Analysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278244
eISBN:
9780191603952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278245.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the concepts of indistinguishability, individuality, and non-individuality in the quantum context. It is argued that the above view of particles as non-individuals is not a ... More


A Problem for Present-Day Mathematics

Steven French and Décio Krause

in Identity in Physics: A Historical, Philosophical, and Formal Analysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278244
eISBN:
9780191603952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278245.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores Manin’s suggestion that formal axioms for indiscernible objects in physics should be given. Collections of such objects cannot be regarded as sets, since such sets are typically ... More


A European Union with Teeth?

Jolyon Howorth

in The State of the European Union Vol. 7: With US or Against US? European Trends in American Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199283958
eISBN:
9780191603297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283958.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Common wisdom has it that European disagreements over the American-led invasion of Iraq killed the prospects for a European defense and foreign policy—but the common wisdom is wrong. In recent years, ... More


Force of Exception

Carl A. Raschke

in Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173841
eISBN:
9780231539623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173841.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The historical irruption of the force of exception—the impulse to universality—can only be attributed to singular eventualities. Monotheism can be considered the strong force of exception within the ... More


Conclusion

Timothy Johnston

in Being Soviet: Identity, Rumour, and Everyday Life under Stalin 1939–1953

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604036
eISBN:
9780191731600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604036.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Official Soviet Identity evolved in relation to the dramatic events of this period. By 1953 a successful and resilient version of Sovietness had emerged that stressed the peace-loving diplomatic ... More


The Strange Death of Unionist Scotland

Michael Keating

in The Independence of Scotland: Self-government and the Shifting Politics of Union

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199545957
eISBN:
9780191719967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545957.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Support for the old Union is falling in Scotland. This is part of a general restructuring of states in Europe, with the emergence and re-emergence of sub-state territories. The old territorial ... More


Cultural Identity and Political Ethics

Paul Gilbert

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623877
eISBN:
9780748671991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623877.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is a reflection upon a contemporary world in which people's identities are increasingly invoked in support of political claims which often lead to acrimony and violence. It asks what ... More


Citizenship in Contemporary Europe

Michael Lister and Emily Pia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633418
eISBN:
9780748671977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633418.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book seeks to analyse the impact of globalisation, European integration, mass migration, changing patterns of political participation and welfare state provision upon citizenship in Europe. ... More


Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History

Yiu-Wai Chu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390571
eISBN:
9789888390298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390571.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Cantopop, the most representative genre of Hong Kong popular music, is a major part of the popular cultural phenomenon of Hong Kong. Once the leading pop genre of Chinese popular music across the ... More


Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World

Judith Lieu

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262892
eISBN:
9780191602818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262896.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Early Christianity took shape through its texts, and is only available to us in the earliest centuries through its texts. Using contemporary models of how identity is constructed, the construction of ... More


Consciousness

Keith Hossack

in The Metaphysics of Knowledge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199206728
eISBN:
9780191709777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206728.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter applies the metaphysics of knowledge to the mind, the other relatum of the knowledge relation. The discussion proceeds as follows. Section 1 discusses the problem of introspective ... More


In their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption

Rhonda M. Roorda

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172219
eISBN:
9780231540483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172219.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

While many proponents of transracial adoption claim that American society is increasingly becoming “color-blind,” a growing body of research reveals that for transracial adoptees of all backgrounds, ... More


Intimations of Evil?

Phillip Wiebe

in God and Other Spirits: Intimations of Transcendence in Christian Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195140125
eISBN:
9780199835492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140125.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter the evidence is examined from biblical history, the Ante-Nicene Church, the medieval world, and from contemporary experience in apparent support of the phenomena of demonic possession ... More


Civil Rights Era (1955–72)

Rhonda M. Roorda

in In their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172219
eISBN:
9780231540483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172219.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Arthur E. McFarlane II, great grandson of W. E. B. Du Bois and advocate for the preservation of cultural heritage Lora Kay (pseudonym), principal of a charter school in Washington, D.C. Chester ... More


Post–Civil Rights Era (1973–Present)

Rhonda M. Roorda

in In their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172219
eISBN:
9780231540483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172219.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Vershawn A. Young, author and scholar Michelle M. Hughes, adoption attorney and adoptive mother Mahisha Dellinger, CEO and founder of Curls Deneta Howland Sells, physician and civil rights advocate ... More


Moving Beyond the Controversy of the Transracial Adoption of Black and Biracial Children

Rhonda M. Roorda

in In their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172219
eISBN:
9780231540483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172219.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

More than forty years since the National Association of Black Social Workers vehemently opposed to the adoptions of Black children by White parents calling it “cultural genocide,” transracial ... More


Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia: Discursive Identity Strategies

Ammon Cheskin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748697434
eISBN:
9781474418539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697434.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

The political shocks of the 2014 Ukrainian crisis have been felt in many former Soviet countries, not least Latvia, where over 35% of the population are native Russian speakers. At a time when ... More


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