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The Community of Co-operators

Donald H. Regan

in Utilitarianism and Co-operation

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246091
eISBN:
9780191680922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246091.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses a previous suggestion that CU is an intuitively appealing theory and is quite apart from any claim to adaptability. It expands on that suggestion and considers reasons why the ... More


New Course or Marginal Adjustment?

Neil Gilbert

in Transformation of the Welfare State: The Silent Surrender of Public Responsibility

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195140743
eISBN:
9780199834921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140745.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In the first part of the chapter, views are discussed on the changing arrangements for social protection that have occurred in the last decade of the twentieth century in many, if not all, of the ... More


Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song: From the Blues to the Baltic

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262887
eISBN:
9780191734441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book is about traditional songs. Folk song scholarship was originally obsessed with notions of completeness and narrative coherence; yet field notebooks and recordings (and, increasingly, ... More


Conclusions

Robert Garland

in Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161051
eISBN:
9781400850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161051.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This concluding chapter argues that the brilliance of Greek civilization was predicated in part upon the shiftlessness of its population. Being Greek meant facing the prospect of being displaced at ... More


The Foundations of Gentry Life: The Multons of Frampton and their World 1270-1370

Peter Coss

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199560004
eISBN:
9780191723094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560004.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book examines the formative years of the English gentry. In doing so, it explains their lasting characteristics during a long history as a social elite, including adaptability to change and ... More


Paul's Letter to the Romans

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents and examines Paul's moral teaching in his letter to the Romans (written ca. 55–58 CE). It is Romans 12–15 in particular that is under discussion, a passage which appears to have ... More


Grounding the Sacred: Traveling Deities and Sanctified Terrain

Corinne G. Dempsey

in The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York: Breaking Convention and Making Home at a North American Hindu Temple

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195187298
eISBN:
9780199784547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187296.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter describes the transplanting of South Asian divinities onto North American soil, and the transposition of South Asian sacred geography to rural upstate New York. It begins by recounting ... More


Coyotes

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The versatile coyote, not paired with the badger to hunt squirrels, would probably search for some other kind of food, perhaps with other companions and collaborators. Opportunists that they are, ... More


Conclusion

PERRY GAUCI

in The Politics of Trade: The Overseas Merchant in State and Society, 1660-1720

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241934
eISBN:
9780191714344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241934.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. This book has given great credit to the merchant classes for their contribution towards making the system work. As one of the richest ... More


The Need for Adaptability

G. B. Richardson

in Information and Investment: A Study in the Working of the Competitive Economy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292432
eISBN:
9780191596810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292430.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The information upon which investment decisions are based can never be complete; we have therefore to consider how firms deal with the residual uncertainty. How do firms envisage uncertainty and what ... More


Time and a Continent

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Horned lizards belong to the Iguanidae, which consists of 50 genera with more than 500 species. The iguanids are divided into eight different families, with horned lizards belonging to the ... More


The Impossibility of an Adequate Traditional Theory

Donald H. Regan

in Utilitarianism and Co-operation

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246091
eISBN:
9780191680922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246091.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses a number of theorems about adaptability, PropAU, and PropCOP. It also introduces a new property called ‘exclusive act-orientation’, which is regarded as characterizing the ... More


Conclusion

Christopher M.D. Wilkie

in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs): The First International Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606467
eISBN:
9780191731648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606467.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The short and chequered history of SDRs may be viewed as disappointing only when measured against the grand hopes that were expressed about them at their birth. Although they arrived ‘too little, and ... More


Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Kimerer LaMothe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Within intellectual paradigms that privilege mind over matter, dance has long appeared as a marginal, derivative, or primitive art. Drawing support from theorists and artists who embrace matter as ... More


The Opposing Transport Systems

Charles R. Shrader

in A War of Logistics: Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165752
eISBN:
9780813165950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165752.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

In Chapter 6, the author describes and compares the transportation systems of the two sides, particularly with respect to their adaptability to the climate, terrain, and operational environment in ... More


Conclusion: Rewriting Odysseys

Justine McConnell

in Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199605002
eISBN:
9780191751226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605002.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This closing chapter concludes that anticolonial and postcolonial responses to the Odyssey cannot be homogenized; there is no single ‘postcolonial response’ to Homer, rather a multitude of diverse ... More


The Broader Effect of the Principle of Proportionality

Jaime Arancibia

in Judicial Review of Commercial Regulation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199609079
eISBN:
9780191725289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609079.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter supplies a particular explanation concerning the scope of the principle of proportionality. It observes that there are justified reasons to think that this doctrine will be recognized as ... More


. Evaluating Cognitive Theories

Chris Eliasmith

in How to Build a Brain: A Neural Architecture for Biological Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199794546
eISBN:
9780199345236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794546.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This is the first of the final three chapters of the book, which are concerned with evaluating the presented approach in the context of current cognitive modeling. This chapter re-presents the Core ... More


Biodiversity: Its Meanings, Roles, and Status

Georgina M. Mace

in Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676880
eISBN:
9780191756252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676880.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews biodiversity science concepts that lead to both definitions and metrics for tracking change. Beyond its general meaning, the term “biodiversity” is now common in a wide range of ... More


Ignatian Spiritualities

Peter McDonough and Eugene C. Bianchi

in Passionate Uncertainty: Inside the American Jesuits

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230552
eISBN:
9780520930773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230552.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The air of psychological penetration and fugitive stillness is often astonishing. In place of a reclusive style of spirituality, the kinetic Jesuits took up the humanist ideal of engagement in the ... More


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