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Interpreting State Code: State of Nevada v. Preferred Equities Corporation

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Free shuttle buses that are often used to transport clients or customers from one designated location to another are usually not permitted to compete with common carrier transportation. One such ... More


Elements of Contract Interpretation

Steven J. Burton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337495
eISBN:
9780199868650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337495.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This book examines the American law of contract interpretation in detail. Intended primarily for lawyers, judges, legal scholars, and law students, the book focuses attention on the elements of ... More


Animacy and Intention in the Brain: Neuroscience of Social Event Perception

Andrea S. Heberlein

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines a set of related concepts, including judgments of animacy, judgments of agency or intentionality, and anthropomorphizing, focusing on the functional neuroanatomy of each ... More


Costs and Payoffs Are Instructions

Jie W Weiss and David J Weiss

in A Science of Decision Making: The Legacy of Ward Edwards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322989
eISBN:
9780199869206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322989.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter states the problem of internally contradictory or ambiguous instructions; shows how the specification of costs, payoffs, and exchange rates solves it; and discusses necessary properties ... More


Ambiguous and Variable Ethnics

P. M. Fraser

in Greek Ethnic Terminology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses ambiguous and individual variable ethnics. Although differentiated and ambiguous, place-names and their ethnics are especially a feature of the Hellenistic age, the phenomenon ... More


Supreme Court Decisions Since Miranda

Lawrence S. Wrightsman and Mary L. Pitman

in The Miranda Ruling: Its Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730902
eISBN:
9780199776986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730902.003.006
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The Supreme Court has decided more than 50 appeals relevant to its Miranda ruling since 1966. Though not completely so, the bulk of these decisions has been to restrict the situations and behaviors ... More


Unresolved Grief, Reenactment, and Decline

Sandra L. Bloom and Brian Farragher

in Destroying Sanctuary: The Crisis in Human Service Delivery Systems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195374803
eISBN:
9780199865420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374803.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Because the existing mental model for organizations is based on notions of rationality, control and social engineering, the human reactions to loss of attachments is given little recognition. ... More


Le Misanthrope: the raisonneur as friend and rival

Michael Hawcroft

in Molière: Reasoning With Fools

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199228836
eISBN:
9780191711251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228836.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter deals with Philinte in Le Misanthrope, the long-suffering friend of the foolish and morally ambiguous protagonist Alceste. The play pits these two characters against each other: Alceste ... More


Textualism and Its Canons

Lackland H. Bloom

in Methods of Interpretation: How the Supreme Court Reads the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195377118
eISBN:
9780199869510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377118.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides a detailed discussion of several of the primary interpretive canons that the Court has employed throughout its history in discerning constitutional meaning from the text. In ... More


The Ambiguity Question

Steven J. Burton

in Elements of Contract Interpretation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337495
eISBN:
9780199868650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337495.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter considers the question of ambiguity. Under the plain meaning rule, an unambiguous contract will be given its unambiguous meaning as a matter of law. When determining whether a contract ... More


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