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The Varieties of Activity Detectors

John R. B. Lighton

in Measuring Metabolic Rates: A Manual for Scientists

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195310610
eISBN:
9780199871414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310610.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biotechnology

Metabolic measurements are sensitive to the activity level of the animal being measured. This chapter describes the various technologies available for recording the activity level of a study organism ... More


Plotinus on Intellect

Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199281701
eISBN:
9780191713088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281701.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book focuses on Plotinus' notion of Intellect. Intellect comes second in Plotinus' hierarchical model of reality, after the One, which is an unknowable first cause of everything. Intellect is ... More


The Christocentric Cosmology of St Maximus the Confessor

Torstein Tollefsen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237142
eISBN:
9780191717321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237142.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

St Maximus the Confessor (580–662) is an influential Byzantine thinker. The book is a study of the basic features of his thought, his philosophical theology or metaphysics. The term ‘Christocentric ... More


New Frontiers of State Constitutional Law: Dual Enforcement of Norms

James A. Gardner and Jim Rossi (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195368321
eISBN:
9780199867509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368321.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book presents a range or perspectives on the role of state constitutions within the context of federalism. Rejecting both the old dual federalism and the newer judicial federalism models, this ... More


Introduction and Overview

Alfred Greiner and Willi Semmler

in The Global Environment, Natural Resources, and Economic Growth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195328233
eISBN:
9780199869985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328233.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents an overview of the five chapters (Chapter 2-6) in Part I of the book. It discusses the economic models that study the link between economic growth and the environment. It ... More


Epilogue: A Tiny Bit of Philosophy

Bernard J. Baars

in In the Theater of Consciousness: The Workspace of the Mind

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195102659
eISBN:
9780199864126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102659.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that contrary to the claims of some scholars, an empirically based understanding of human experience is possible and ... More


Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Huatong Sun

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

A demanding challenge in cross-cultural design is how to make a usable technology meaningful to local users. This book examines the disconnect of action and meaning in cross-cultural design and ... More


The Basic Model

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

in Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199261185
eISBN:
9780191601507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Discusses the basic model of public management reform, using a simple matrix. The state’s roles are defined in terms of the relevant forms of ownership in contemporary capitalism. They are state ... More


The Retrieval of Ethics

Talbot Brewer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557882
eISBN:
9780191720918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557882.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The virtue ethics movement in recent philosophical ethics can usefully be divided into two quite separate streams of thought. Some have turned to the texts of Plato and Aristotle for new answers to ... More


Increasing Returns and Efficiency

Martine Quinzii

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195065534
eISBN:
9780199855063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195065534.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Increasing returns to scale is an area in economics that is becoming more important in the literature. The economic phenomenon of increasing returns presents serious conceptual difficulties for the ... More


Constructing Innovation Systems: The Roles of Institutional Regimes and National Public Science Systems

Richard Whitley

in Business Systems and Organizational Capabilities: The Institutional Structuring of Competitive Competences

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199205172
eISBN:
9780191709555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205172.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter examines the key characteristics of innovation systems that stem from variations in how economic actors develop and diffuse innovations, and how these combine to form six distinct ideal ... More


Response to Alan Bowman

Roger Bagnall

in Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562596
eISBN:
9780191721458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562596.003.008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter suggests ways in which we can utilize models to quantify agricultural economic activity in Egypt and, on the basis of the available documentation, including tax records, to build up a ... More


Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Jonathan Beere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

Doing and Being confronts the problem of how to understand two central concepts of Aristotle's philosophy: energeia and dunamis. While these terms seem ambiguous between actuality/potentiality and ... More


Conclusion

Hera Cook

in The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199252183
eISBN:
9780191719240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.003.0017
Subject:
History, Social History

Immense positive change has taken place in English people's sexual and emotional lives. This is reflected in changing family forms and greater acceptance of sexual variation of all kinds. These ... More


Zombies and Consciousness

Robert Kirk

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

By definition, zombies would be behaviourally and physically just like us, but not conscious. If a zombie world is possible, then physicalism is false. Just as importantly, the seductive conception ... More


The Visible Invisible

Nikolas Rose and Joelle M. Abi-Rached

in Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149608
eISBN:
9781400846337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149608.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter explores the diverse attempts to render “mind” thinkable by means of images. Advances in clinical medicine from the nineteenth century onward went hand in hand with the penetration of ... More


 Bringing Race to the Center: Extrareligious Activities

Korie L. Edwards

in The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195314243
eISBN:
9780199871810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314243.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter investigates interracial churches' participation in extra‐religious activities, paying particular attention to the ways in which they address issues of race and racial inequality. ... More


Introduction

Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

in Income Distribution: Includes CD

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195300918
eISBN:
9780199783441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195300912.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This introductory chapter distinguishes between the functional and the personal distribution of income. Sections of the chapter include wants and scarcity, positive and normative aspects of income ... More


Voluntary contributions to informal activities producing public goods: can these be induced by government and other formal sector agents? Some evidence from Indonesian posyandus

Jeffrey B. Nugent and Shailender Swaminathan

in Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204762
eISBN:
9780191603860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204764.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Indonesia’s posyandus are an excellent example of important local quasi-public goods (health care) produced largely by volunteers, but with crucial inputs from government and other formal sector ... More


Action and its Explanation

David-Hillel Ruben

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198235880
eISBN:
9780191679155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235880.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This book pursues some novel and unusual standpoints in the philosophy of action. It rejects, for example, the most widely held view about how to count actions, and argues for what it calls a ... More


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