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The Regress Objection

Alexander Bird

in Nature's Metaphysics: Laws and Properties

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199227013
eISBN:
9780191711121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227013.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is often claimed (e.g., by Swinburne, Armstrong, and Lowe) that the view that all natural properties are potencies leads to a vicious regress or circularity. The possible interpretations of this ... More


PENTAD GROUP 23+12 · (L 3(2) × Sym5)

A. A. Ivanov

in The Fourth Janko Group

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527596
eISBN:
9780191713163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527596.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics

This chapter discusses the geometric subgroup at level 2 of the modified amalgam G, known as the pentad group, which has a rather complicated structure. The structure can be described in terms of the ... More


TOWARDS 2 + 1 + 12 ·   3 ·   Aut   ( M 22 )

A. A. Ivanov

in The Fourth Janko Group

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527596
eISBN:
9780191713163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527596.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics

This chapter shows that N[3] is the extraspecial group Q[3] ≅ 21+12 + extended by a group R of order 3 acting fixed-point freely on Q[3]/Z[3] (where Z[3] is the centre of Q[3]/) and ... More


INTRODUCTION

Pavol Hell and Jaroslav Nešetřil

in Graphs and Homomorphisms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528173
eISBN:
9780191713644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528173.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This introductory chapter is a sampler of the material covered in the book. It introduces the notation and terminology in the book, and provides motivational examples and applications, many taken up ... More


THE STRUCTURE OF COMPOSITION

Pavol Hell and Jaroslav Nešetřil

in Graphs and Homomorphisms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528173
eISBN:
9780191713644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528173.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This chapter focuses on the structure, as opposed to just the existence, of the family of homomorphisms among a set of graphs. The difference is noticeable with even just one graph. For instance, a ... More


HOW TO CONTROL TYPES

Roman Kossak and James H. Schmerl

in The Structure of Models of Peano Arithmetic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568278
eISBN:
9780191718199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568278.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter makes use of an induced version of Ramsey's Theorem to prove several results: the Abramson-Harrington theorem on omitting large indiscernible sets and Hanf numbers for models of ... More


AUTOMORPHISMS OF RECURSIVELY SATURATED MODELS

Roman Kossak and James H. Schmerl

in The Structure of Models of Peano Arithmetic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568278
eISBN:
9780191718199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568278.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter develops the basic theory of automorphisms of countable recursively saturated models of PA. The key results are: Smoryìnski's characterization of exponentially closed cuts, the Moving ... More


The Invention of Tradition and Social Memory 1

BARBARA CZARNIAWSKA

in A Tale of Three Cities: Or the Glocalization of City Management

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252718
eISBN:
9780191719295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252718.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

The difficulties in effective city management in Warsaw did not stem from its communist past but from a veneered sedimentation of a rationalist-legalist frame of action. This chapter discusses ... More


The center and outer automorphisms of Spin(n)

Adam M. Bincer

in Lie Groups and Lie Algebras: A Physicist's Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662920
eISBN:
9780191745492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662920.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Center and inner and outer automorphisms are defined. The chapter shows that the center of Spin(n) consists of two elements for n odd, and 4 elements for n even. More precisely the center has the ... More


Classification of Pseudo-reductive Groups (AM-191)

Brian Conrad and Gopal Prasad

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167923
eISBN:
9781400874026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167923.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

This book goes further than the exploration of the general structure of pseudo-reductive groups to study the classification over an arbitrary field. An Isomorphism Theorem proved here determines the ... More


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