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Bayesian Epistemology

Luc Bovens and Stephan Hartmann

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199269754
eISBN:
9780191601705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269750.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Probabilistic models have much to offer to epistemology and philosophy of science. Arguably, the coherence theory of justification claims that the more coherent a set of propositions is, the more ... More


Introduction and Guide to the Volume

Joseph Henrich, Robert Boyd, Samuel Bowles, Colin F. Camerer, Ernst Fehr, and Herbert Gintis

in Foundations of Human Sociality: Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-Scale Societies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199262052
eISBN:
9780191601637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262055.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The origin and history of the (social) Preferences Network research project whose results are reported in the book is described. It is one of the research networks in the MacArthur Foundation style ... More


Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest

Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029735
eISBN:
9780262331319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029735.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This is a book about obfuscation: the production of noise modeled on an existing signal in order to make a collection of data more ambiguous, confusing, harder to exploit, more difficult to act on, ... More


Boundaries and Spaces

Adelyn Lim

in Transnational Feminism and Women's Movements In Post-1997 Hong Kong: Solidarity Beyond the State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888139378
eISBN:
9789888313174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139378.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter discusses violence against women in the context of broader pro-Beijing and pro-democracy movements. In Hong Kong, the significance of the political transition is apparent in the ... More


Empire of scholars: Universities, networks and the British academic world, 1850-1939

Tamson Pietsch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719085024
eISBN:
9781781705889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085024.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

At the start of the twenty-first century we are acutely conscious that universities operate within an entangled world of international scholarly connection. Empire of scholars examines the networks ... More


Members and Interests

Robert J. Bennett

in Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199584734
eISBN:
9780191731105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584734.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The membership is assessed in detail for the earliest chambers in terms of their geographical reach, sector structure, balance of company structures, trading markets, overlap with other networks, and ... More


Maritime History as Global History

Maria Fusaro and Amélia Polónia (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497339
eISBN:
9781786944511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497339.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This study aims to provide new insights into the connections between maritime history and global history. It demonstrates the significance of maritime activity as a conduit of global exchange by ... More


Society

Katherine Pickering Antonova

in An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199796991
eISBN:
9780199979721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796991.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Family History

Chapter 2 examines the Chikhachevs’ world beyond the boundaries of their estates and the village by exploring their relations with their social peers, through the patronage networks of which they ... More


Bayesian Models for Variable Selection that Incorporate Biological Information *

Marina Vannucci and Francesco C. Stingo

in Bayesian Statistics 9

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694587
eISBN:
9780191731921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694587.003.0022
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Variable selection has been the focus of much research in recent years. Bayesian methods have found many successful applications, particularly in situations where the amount of measured variables can ... More


Reliability

Luc Bovens and Stephan Hartmann

in Bayesian Epistemology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199269754
eISBN:
9780191601705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269750.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Introduces different interpretations of witness reliability into the models and constructs Bayesian-Network representations. Applies the models to Condorcet-style jury voting and Tversky and ... More


Councillors: bringing order to chaos

Colin Copus

in In Defence of Councillors

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088322
eISBN:
9781526104236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088322.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter examines the strategies and approaches councillors develop to interact with a wide range of players in governance networks. It explores how, if at all, councillors attempt to influence ... More


Managed Cancer Networks: Exemplars of evidence-based governmentality?

Ewan Ferlie, Louise FitzGerald, Gerry McGivern, Sue Dopson, and Chris Bennett

in Making Wicked Problems Governable?: The Case of Managed Networks in Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603015
eISBN:
9780191752995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603015.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter discusses Managed Cancer Networks, which we see as ‘high performing’ networks due to their successful brokering of complex evidence-based reconfigurations of services. We examine case ... More


From the Désert to the New Jerusalem

Lionel Laborie

in Enlightening Enthusiasm: Prophecy and religious experience in early eighteenth-century England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089886
eISBN:
9781526104007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089886.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the formation, spread, social composition and inner workings of the French Prophets as a movement. Based on extensive prosopographical research, it argues that the Camisards did ... More


Political Participation of European Muslims in France and the United Kingdom

Salima Bouyarden

in Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748646944
eISBN:
9780748684281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646944.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The chapter explores how French and British Muslim communities are politically defining themselves by creating their own identity, and how they are building their sense of belonging through ... More


Colonial Lahore: A History of the City and Beyond

Ian Talbot and Tahir Kamran

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190642938
eISBN:
9780190686475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190642938.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

There have been several studies of colonial Lahore in recent years. These have explored such themes as the city’s modernity, its cosmopolitanism and the rise of communalism which culminated in the ... More


Jodocus Badius Ascensius: The Making of a Name

Paul White

in Jodocus Badius Ascensius: Commentary, Commerce and Print in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265543
eISBN:
9780191760358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265543.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter, by way of introduction, explores the life and work of Badius, drawing on judgements by his contemporaries and posterity. It introduces Badius via perspectives on the various roles he ... More


Geography, demography and cultural factors

Karen P. Corrigan

in Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634286
eISBN:
9780748671441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634286.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Northern Ireland (NI) can be divided into a number of distinct geographic and socio-economic areas, an understanding of which is important to any interpretation of the ‘linguistic ecology’ of the ... More


The Density and Fragility of the World: Latour

Benjamin Noys

in The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638635
eISBN:
9780748671915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638635.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the work of the contemporary anthropologist of science Bruno Latour. Although not usually regarded as a significant figure in contemporary theory, Latour’s work on networks is ... More


Introduction

Anne Zacharias-Walsh

in Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703041
eISBN:
9781501706363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703041.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book examines the rise of feminist labor unions in Japan and their efforts to transform their workplaces, their lives, and the national labor movement as a whole. Focusing on the story of the ... More


Conclusion: English Remains, Englishes Remain

David Huddart

in Involuntary Associations: Postcolonial Studies and World Englishes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380253
eISBN:
9781781381540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380253.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This conclusion explores the sense that, whatever perspective we adopt towards the English language’s present scope, its preeminence and dominance can appear unchallengeable. It continues to argue ... More


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