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Emergent National Distinctiveness through International Exposure

Arndt Sorge

in The Global and the Local: Understanding the Dialectics of Business Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199278909
eISBN:
9780191706820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278909.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

Layered societies evolve distinctive institutions and culture, partly against and partly by way of internationalization. The latter nexus is often neglected but demonstrated well in the case of ... More


Language and Thought

Roger Teichmann

in The Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199299331
eISBN:
9780191715068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299331.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The recognition that P and not-P share their content is one of the main insights of Wittgenstein's Tractatus. Anscombe uses this insight in her discussions of truth and falsehood, raising the ... More


Reasons and Reactions

Roger Teichmann

in Nature, Reason, and the Good Life: Ethics for Human Beings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606177
eISBN:
9780191729461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606177.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Reasons for action are elicited by such a question as, ‘Why are you doing that?’, the rationale for which depends on the context in which it is asked. Contexts of enquiry have for their background a ... More


Hydrologic Processes and the Water Budget

Donald O. Rosenberry and Thomas C. Winter

in Mirror Lake: Interactions among Air, Land, and Water

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261198
eISBN:
9780520944497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261198.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on the hydrological setting of Mirror Lake and its water budget. It first describes the glacial deposits and bedrock topography in the Mirror Lake area. It then provides an ... More


The Bedrock Myth

Jason M. Barr

in Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

One of the most-cited facts about the Manhattan skyline is that there are no skyscrapers north of the City Hall and south of 14th Street because of a bedrock valley in this area. This chapter ... More


Snowball earth? (1835–40)

in Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.003.0036
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The explanatory problems raised by erratics and scratched bedrock remained at the heart of debates about geohistory as a whole, because they impinged crucially on the problems of reconstructing the ... More


Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Jason M. Barr

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Manhattan, as the world’s greatest vertical city, is the result of a collective striving; its skyscrapers are the physical manifestation of this mass quest for success. Despite the fact that the ... More


Manhattan’s Natural History

Jason M. Barr

in Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The story of the Manhattan skyline begins with its natural history. Much has been discussed about the role of the environment and geology in influencing the city’s land use and real estate, but to ... More


Conceptual Engineering without Bedrock and without Fixed Points

Herman Cappelen

in Fixing Language: An Essay on Conceptual Engineering

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198814719
eISBN:
9780191852404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814719.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers whether there are any limits to conceptual engineering, developing the idea that there are no safe spaces from conceptual change. First, it considers Chalmers’s argument for ... More


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