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Bounded Thinking: Intellectual virtues for limited agents

Adam Morton

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658534
eISBN:
9780191746192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658534.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The book describes virtues of limitation management, intellectual virtues of adapting to the fact that we cannot solve many problems that we can easily describe. How to be profitably stupid. It ... More


Studying Accounting in Action: The Challenge of Engaging with Management Accounting Practice

Jane Baxter and Wai Fong Chua

in Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Anthony Hopwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546350
eISBN:
9780191720048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546350.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter overviews the substantive nature and effects of Hopwood's (1983) seminal paper encouraging researchers to study management accounting in its organizational context. Hopwood's paper is ... More


Legislative Accomplishment and Policy Issue Substance

John S. Lapinski

in The Substance of Representation: Congress, American Political Development, and Lawmaking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137810
eISBN:
9781400848638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137810.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter introduces a new measure of legislative accomplishment. To understand lawmaking requires that one move beyond studying political behavior in Congress alone and beyond a complete ... More


Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Steven Cahn and Christine Vitrano

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

How should we evaluate the success of each person's life? Countering the prevalent philosophical perspective on the subject, this book defends the view that our well-being is dependent not on ... More


The Working-Class Writer

Ilaria Serra

in The Value of Worthless Lives: Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226788
eISBN:
9780823235032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226788.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Most of the autobiographies reviewed in this chapter are characterized by how central work is to the immigrant's life. Often a person chose to migrate out of the desire to ... More


Externalism About Thinking

Adam Morton

in Bounded Thinking: Intellectual virtues for limited agents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658534
eISBN:
9780191746192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658534.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Knowledge is an unelevated externalist concept appropriate to limited agents. Extending the externalist point of view to a wide range of thinking gives us a useful way of maintaining a generally ... More


The aspectual structure of events

William Croft

in Verbs: Aspect and Causal Structure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199248582
eISBN:
9780191740657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248582.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 2, “The aspectual structure of events”, presents a fine-grained classification of aspectual types and introduces the two-dimensional geometric representation of aspectual structure. A verb ... More


Concluding Questions

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers two fictional cases involving Pat, a successful philosopher who is happily married and enjoys playing bridge and the cello, and Lee, who did not attend college but is ... More


Another look at accomplishments and incrementality

Susan Rothstein

in Telicity, Change, and State: A Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693498
eISBN:
9780191741715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693498.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter reexamines the semantics of accomplishments predicates and argues that despite recent proposals to the contrary, there is a genuine class of accomplishment verbs which is linguistically ... More


Reining in the Executive: What Can the Judiciary Do?

Nathan J. Brown

in Judges and Political Reform in Egypt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774162015
eISBN:
9781617970993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162015.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explains why the struggle for judicial independence attracts high hopes from advocates of political liberalization and constitutional reform. It explores the various tools that judges ... More


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