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Helping Children of Rural, Methamphetamine-Involved Families: The Case of Rural Illinois

Wendy Haight, Teresa Ostler, James Black, and Linda Kingery

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195326055
eISBN:
9780199864461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326055.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

In the late 20th and early 21st century United States, the production and misuse of methamphetamine was a growing and urgent public health, criminal justice, and child welfare problem affecting whole ... More


Miletus Preserved II: Spinoza

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Spinoza, more concerned than Hobbes with the ancient conception of the role of philosophy in delineating the Good Life, made Substance, God, and Nature into synonyms. God is eternal, free, and ... More


Thomas Cooper

Timothy Larsen

in Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199287871
eISBN:
9780191713422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287871.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Thomas Cooper was a Methodist preacher as a young man. His radical politics as a Chartist led to a time of prison. He became a leading, popular, freethinking lecturer who was particularly influenced ... More


A short history of annuities

Edmund Cannon and Ian Tonks

in Annuity Markets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216994
eISBN:
9780191711978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216994.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter documents the historical development of annuity markets and provides examples of annuities from classical times up to the present day. It summarizes the system of pension provision in ... More


 Rocks of Ages and the Ages of the Rocks: Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen Jay Gould

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Stephen Jay Gould is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of Wonderful Life, The Structure of Evolutionary Theory, Rocks of Ages, The Mismeasure of Man, and many other books. He is known ... More


A Conspirator's Realism: Cassius Settles for the Second Rank

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0035
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Plutarch presents the reconciliation of Brutus and Cassius in his Life of Brutus. Cassius is driven to make peace by one politically decisive consideration: everyone he approaches with the proposal ... More


The Roots of ABMS

Michael J. North and Charles M. Macal

in Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172119
eISBN:
9780199789894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172119.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter presents the history of agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) including John Conway's “Game of Life”, Thomas Schelling's housing segregation model, and John Holland's seven features ... More


Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality

Robert Geraci

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393026
eISBN:
9780199777136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393026.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The hope that we might one day upload our minds into robots and, eventually, cyberspace has become commonplace and now affects life across a broad spectrum of western culture. Popular science books ... More


Working for a Good Life

George Cheney, Daniel J. Lair, Dean Ritz, and Brenden E. Kendall

in Just a Job?: Communication, Ethics, and Professional Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195182774
eISBN:
9780199871001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182774.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter addresses work as an important domain of ethical talk, arguing that work and the talk about it are unavoidably ethical in nature. The chapter considers the multiple ways work is ... More


FORGOTTEN HISTORIES AND UNCERTAIN LEGACIES

Kevin C. Karnes

in Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195368666
eISBN:
9780199867547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368666.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter offers a substantial reevaluation of Hanslick's work by situating it at the center of late 19th-century debates about the future of the discipline he helped to found. Hired by the ... More


Transcending Reality

Robert M. Geraci

in Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393026
eISBN:
9780199777136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393026.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The worldview espoused in Apocalyptic AI pop science plays a role in massively multiplayer online games, as shown by the presence of transhumanist religious groups (such as the Order of Cosmic ... More


What Was Life?: Answers from Three Limit Biologies

Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, and Michele Friedner

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines three limit biologies that theorize what life was—that is, they declare the possible end of “life”: Artificial Life, marine microbiology, and astrobiology. Artificial Life is a ... More


An Archaeology Of Artificial Life, Underwater

Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, and Michele Friedner

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how scientists working on Artificial Life have understood their practices as situated historically. It first considers the practice of finding genealogies for Artificial Life, ... More


Pachomius

William, S.J. Harmless

in Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162233
eISBN:
9780199835645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162234.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Pachomius (c.292–346) is often (and somewhat inaccurately) singled out as the founder of cenobitic monasticism, that is, of monks living in organized communities. He established in Upper Egypt a ... More


Topsy-Turvy: Separate Paths Since the Early 1970s

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This final chapter surveys the separate professional lives of Bock and Harnick since their partnership dissolved in the early 1970s. Jerry Bock has worked as his own lyricist and written songs for ... More


Chapter One Fantastic Rhythm: The Pittsburgh Years

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter plots the three lines along which Strayhorn’s music developed: classical music, theater music, and jazz. After a brief biographical narrative, it investigates Strayhorn’s surviving ... More


More than a Game: The Computer Game as Fictional Form

Barry Atkins

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063640
eISBN:
9781781700235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063640.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is dedicated to the study of computer games in terms of the stories they tell and the manner of their telling. It applies practices of reading texts from literary and cultural studies to ... More


In the end is my beginning

Wahl Jan

in Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: My Summer with the Danish Filmmaker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136189
eISBN:
9780813141176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136189.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Wahl recounts the power of Dreyer's story-telling abilities. Dreyer shares his intentions with his work The Life of Jesus, revealing his desire to show the historical version of the figure. Wahl also ... More


The House of Lords

Rhodri Walters

in The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263198
eISBN:
9780191734755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263198.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the history of the House of the Lords in Great Britain during the twentieth century. The findings indicate that, in the twentieth century, the House of Lords could no longer vie ... More


‘A Great Guy with His Chopper’?: The Sex Life of Henry VIII on Screen and in the Flesh

GREG WALKER

in Tudorism: Historical Imagination and the Appropriation of the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264942
eISBN:
9780191754111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264942.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter analyzes how the cinema and television have rendered Henry VIII. It considers films such as The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) and Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), and television ... More


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