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Epilogue

Michael L. Arnold

in Reticulate Evolution and Humans: Origins and Ecology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199539581
eISBN:
9780191716225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539581.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter briefly directs the consideration of the evidence presented in the previous chapters in order to draw general conclusions and suggests ways in which the findings presented might be ... More


Inverse Eigenvalue Problems: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications

Moody Chu and Gene Golub

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566649
eISBN:
9780191718021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566649.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

The basic goal of an inverse eigenvalue problem is to reconstruct the physical parameters of a certain system from the knowledge or desire of its dynamical behavior. Depending on the application, ... More


Events and Semantic Architecture

Paul M. Pietroski

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199244300
eISBN:
9780191714153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244300.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book articulates and defends a simple conception of semantic composition: when two meaningful expressions are concatenated, the result is understood as a conjunction of monadic predicates; in ... More


Retaliatory Termination Discrimination: David E. Benekritis v. Renny Earl Johnson and the Darlington County School District

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/9780195328837.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A high school math teacher, recently hired by a school system, was assigned a “mentor/supervisor,” who invited the new teacher to a pick-up basketball game. The teacher claimed that, during this ... More


Concluding Remarks and Future Prospects

K.M. Jaszczolt

in Default Semantics: Foundations of a Compositional Theory of Acts of Communication

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261987
eISBN:
9780191718656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261987.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The advantages of mixing together dynamic, truth-conditional semantics, and truth-conditional pragmatics are discussed. The chapter stresses the need to develop a precise algorithm of the interaction ... More


Applications of Neutron Powder Diffraction

Erich H. Kisi and Christopher J. Howard

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780198515944
eISBN:
9780191705663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515944.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book covers the theory, practicalities, and the extensive applications of neutron powder diffraction in materials science, physics, chemistry, mineralogy, and engineering. Various highlight ... More


Digital Applications in Tax and Financial Operations

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 3: How Computers Changed the Work of American Public Sector Industries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195165869
eISBN:
9780199868025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165869.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

One of the largest and most pervasive uses of computers by all governments across the American economy has been for accounting applications. While the fundamental missions and tasks have not changed ... More


Project Appraisal and Planning Twenty Years On

James A. Mirrlees and I. M. D. Little

in Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295211
eISBN:
9780191685095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295211.003.0027
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the application of appraisal in decision making. Project appraisal is usually used as a reduction in uncertainty or as an acquisition of information. The process of appraisal ... More


Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation

Michael J. North and Charles M. Macal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172119
eISBN:
9780199789894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172119.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) — a way to simulate a large number of choices by individual actors — is one of the most exciting practical developments in business and government modeling ... More


Logic and the Basis of Ethics

A. N. Prior

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198241577
eISBN:
9780191680380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241577.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Moral Philosophy

This book discusses and aims to clarify the issue of describing conduct and character as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, or as ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. The book states that one of the main factors that have made this ... More


Deployment of Digital and Telecommunications Applications in the Banking Industry

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand: Volume II: How Computers Changed the Work of American Financial, Telecommunications, Media, and Entertainment Industries

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165876
eISBN:
9780199789689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165876.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes the spread of both digital and telecommunications applications across the banking industry during the past half century. It also includes a history of Internet banking and an ... More


Logical Pluralism

Graham Priest

in Doubt Truth to be a Liar

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199263288
eISBN:
9780191603631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263280.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter distinguishes between various senses in which one might be a pluralist about logic. In several of these, pluralism is uncontentiously correct. The difficult issue is whether there are ... More


Deflating Existential Consequence: A Case for Nominalism

Jody Azzouni

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159882
eISBN:
9780199834990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159888.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

What in our theoretical pronouncements commits us to objects? The Quinean standard for ontological commitment involves (nearly enough) commitments when we utter “there is” or “there are” statements ... More


An Introduction to Particle Accelerators

Edmund Wilson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198508298
eISBN:
9780191706363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508298.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Many scientists and engineers spend their lives designing, constructing, and running accelerators, yet few universities include a study of them in their curricula. This book is a straightforward ... More


Regionalization and Democratic Consolidation

Iver B. Neumann

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244096
eISBN:
9780191600371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924409X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Presents the relationship between democracy and regionalization in Eastern Europe and discusses the following issues. Firstly, how regionalization in Eastern Europe is connected to the construction ... More


The Case-Control Method: Design and Applications

Haroutune Armenian (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195187113
eISBN:
9780199864898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187113.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The case-control method, and to a lesser extent its case-based variants, have become a most important tool in the armamentarium of today's investigator of health problems. This book addresses a ... More


The Bedside Neuropsychological Examination and Luria’s Influence

Anne-Lise Christensen and George P. Prigatano

in Luria's Legacy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195176704
eISBN:
9780199864706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176704.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

The Lurian approach to the bedside neuropsychological examination: Historical context, reflections, and clinical observations within European countries. Due to the development of basic neurosurgical ... More


A Strategic Framework for Action

David W. DeLong

in Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170979
eISBN:
9780199789719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170979.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter describes three different types of situations in organizations where knowledge retention strategies are needed. It then provides an overview of an integrated knowledge retention ... More


Bricolage

Claudio Ciborra

in The Labyrinths of Information: Challenging the Wisdom of Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275267
eISBN:
9780191714399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter argues that behind the enactment of strategic applications of ICT there are mundane modes of operation, such as bricolage, improvisation, or hacking. The bubbling up of new ideas from ... More


Meaning and Intentional Content

Alan Millar

in Understanding People: Normativity and Rationalizing Explanation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199254408
eISBN:
9780191719721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254408.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter develops the idea that there is a normative dimension to all propositional attitudes in virtue of the fact that these attitudes have conceptual content. The starting point is Kripke’s ... More


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