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The Two Systems Theory as an Interpretation of Aristotle

Daniel W. Graham

in Aristotle's Two Systems

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243151
eISBN:
9780191680649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243151.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Two Systems Theory (TST) is the best interpretive theory of Aristotle. It has important implications both for systematic and for genetic studies of Aristotle. This chapter hopes to provide a ... More


Systems theory

Anastasia Marinopoulou

in Critical Theory and Epistemology: The Politics of Modern Thought and Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526105370
eISBN:
9781526128157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105370.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In his systems’ theory, Luhmann attempts to redefine communication, and associates it with information. For Luhmann, communication is distinct from action (Handeln), and the rationality of the ... More


Critical Theory and Epistemology: The Politics of Modern Thought and Science

Anastasia Marinopoulou

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526105370
eISBN:
9781526128157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105370.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The book makes a critical comparison of fundamental trends in modern epistemology with the epistemological concerns of critical theory of the Frankfurt School. It comprises five chapters, which refer ... More


Why do People Commit Crime? An Integrated Systems Perspective

Matthew Robinson

in Applying complexity theory: Whole systems approaches to criminal justice and social work

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447311409
eISBN:
9781447311430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311409.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Robinson’s discussion on Integrated Systems Theory in Chapter Three provides a highly positivistic account of the causes of crime in a way that challenges notions of free will, choice and ultimately ... More


The role of parents in preventing child overweight and obesity: An ecological approach

Karen Campbell, Kylie Hesketh, and Kirsten Krahnstoever Davison

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the link between parenting and children's obesity risk behaviours. The evidence reviewed and the structure of this chapter is guided by the Ecological Systems Theory, which ... More


Systems Theory, Normativity and the ‘Realist Dilemma’

Christopher Hutton

in Language, Meaning and the Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633500
eISBN:
9780748671489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633500.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter looks at the concept of ‘system’ as applied to the study of language, and the methodological and theoretical dilemmas that this raises for the study of language and law. The question is ... More


Toward a theory of embodied communication: self-sustaining wild systems as embodied meaning

J. Scott Jordan

in Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231751
eISBN:
9780191696527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231751.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter proposes the Wild Systems Theory as a potentially integrative perspective on embodied communication. The fundamental assumption here is that organisms need to be understood as systems ... More


Sleep Environments of  Young Children in Post-Industrial Societies

Melissa M. Burnham and Erika and E. Gaylor

in Sleep and Development: Familial and Socio-Cultural Considerations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195395754
eISBN:
9780199894468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395754.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter delineates the sleep environments found in industrialized nations using the Developmental Systems Theory (DST) as a framework for understanding their variability. It discusses the ... More


The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

Ryan White

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231171007
eISBN:
9780231539593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171007.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Hidden God revisits the origins of American pragmatism and finds a nascent “posthumanist” critique shaping early modern thought. By reaching as far back as the Calvinist arguments of the American ... More


The Double Consciousness: American Thought and the Theory of Theory

Ryan White

in The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231171007
eISBN:
9780231539593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171007.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In many respects the “thesis statement” of the book as a whole, this chapter attempts to theorize the meaning of paradoxical statements in the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles Sanders ... More


The Lure of Immateriality in Accounts of Development and Evolution

Susan oyama

in Mattering: Feminism, Science, and Materialism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479833498
eISBN:
9781479842308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479833498.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

For all their advances, the life sciences remain tied to the contrast of form to matter that pervades most other areas of contemporary thought. Immaterial “information” in the genes, for instance, is ... More


Blake’s Mundane Egg: Epigenesis and Milieux

Amanda Jo Goldstein

in Sweet Science: Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226458441
eISBN:
9780226458588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226458588.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter introduces readers to the key problem of “epigenesis” in both Romantic biopoetics and the history of biology in general. Romantic aesthetics and biology are frequently said to converge ... More


A Postgenomic View

Peter Harries-Jones

in Upside-Down Gods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270347
eISBN:
9780823270385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270347.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The embodiment of difference in patterns of relationship between the organism and its environment is the means through which living forms create their own organization. Morphogenesis, like other ... More


Curriculum Policy and Policymaking

Paul Morris and Bob Adamson

in Curriculum, Schooling and Society in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888028016
eISBN:
9789888180257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028016.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Drawing on the notions of rational and conflict perspectives, this chapter focuses on how curriculum decisions are made and who the key agencies are, which have a role in the formal process of ... More


Reasons to REConceive

Daniel D. Hutto and Erik Myin

in Evolving Enactivism: Basic Minds Meet Content

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036115
eISBN:
9780262339773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036115.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 2 introduces REC’s Equal Partner Principle, according to which invoking neural, bodily, and environmental factors all make equally important contributions when it comes to explaining ... More


Platform and Stack, Model and Machine

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter introduces The Stack model in detail. The Stack is a platform, and despite our familiarity with that word, we do not have sufficient understanding of platforms as technical and ... More


Ceramic Production in Early Hispanic California: Craft, Economy, and Trade on the Frontier of New Spain

Russell K. Skowronek, M. James Blackman, and Ronald L. Bishop

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049816
eISBN:
9780813050232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049816.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This volume contains a wealth of new information on the production, supply, and exchange of pottery in Alta California, which will be useful for years to come. Using the framework of World Systems ... More


Evidence-Based Practice as a Driver of Pseudoscience in Prevention Research

Dennis M. Gorman

in Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Many of the subject matters discussed under the topic of pseudoscience can be readily distinguished from science proper, and there are few individuals with any serious scientific training who would ... More


The Black Stack

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The concluding chapter, The Black Stack, draws out the tangled implications of The Stack as a challenge to design and to geopolitical thought, one to be achieved and/or resisted. The figure of “The ... More


Brokering Trade in the Central Mediterranean

Corey Tazzara

in The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198791584
eISBN:
9780191833946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791584.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 6 offers a quantitative examination of the commercial development of Livorno, showing how it plugged local and regional exchange networks into the currents of global commerce. Livorno was at ... More


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