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I: The Meaning of the First Person Term

Maximilian de Gaynesford

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287826
eISBN:
9780191603570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287821.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The central claim of this book is that I is a deictic term, like the other singular personal pronouns You and He/She. This is true of the logical character, inferential role, referential function, ... More


Just a Job?: Communication, Ethics, and Professional Life

George Cheney, Dan Lair, Dean Ritz, and Brenden Kendall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195182774
eISBN:
9780199871001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182774.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This book offers a fresh perspective on ethics at work, questioning the notions that doing ethics at work has to be work, and that work is somehow a sphere where a different set of rules applies. ... More


Parallel Scientific Computation: A Structured Approach using BSP and MPI

Rob H. Bisseling

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529392
eISBN:
9780191712869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529392.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This book explains the use of the bulk synchronous parallel (BSP) model and the BSPlib communication library in parallel algorithm design and parallel programming. The main topics treated in the book ... More


The Gestural Origin of Language

David F. Armstrong and Sherman E. Wilcox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195163483
eISBN:
9780199867523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163483.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book uses evidence from and about sign languages to explore the origins of language as we know it today. According to the model presented in this book, it is sign, not spoken languages, that is ... More


Conclusion

Doreen Kimura

in Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter presents a synthesis of the discussions in the preceding chapters. The main conclusion is that the left cerebral hemisphere, in comparison with the right, is specialized for motor ... More


Signals: Evolution, Learning, and Information

Brian Skyrms

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580828
eISBN:
9780191722769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580828.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science

This book presents an exploration of how fundamental signals are to our world. It uses a variety of tools — theories of signaling games, information, evolution, and learning — to investigate how ... More


Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories

Gregory Currie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199282609
eISBN:
9780191712432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282609.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Narratives are artefacts of a special kind: they are devices which function to tell stories, and do so by conveying the storytelling intentions of their makers. But, narrative itself is too inclusive ... More


Prologue: Vision to Voice

David F. Armstrong and Sherman E. Wilcox

in The Gestural Origin of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195163483
eISBN:
9780199867523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163483.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This prologue begins with a description of an old thought experiment. The experiment imagines a situation where twenty-four human infants, twelve males and twelve females, are raised in a setting ... More


Epilogue: A Vision of Unity

David F. Armstrong and Sherman E. Wilcox

in The Gestural Origin of Language

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195163483
eISBN:
9780199867523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163483.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This concluding chapter presents a summary of the main argument of the book, which is that signed languages are in an important sense not unique, that they are merely manifestations of the human ... More


Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today

John G. Stackhouse

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138078
eISBN:
9780199834679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138074.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Presents a conception of apologetics appropriate for the contemporary cultural context. This conception avoids the destructive and self‐defeating problems of dogmatism and triumphalism, ... More


Keepin' It Real: School Success Beyond Black and White

Prudence L. Carter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195168624
eISBN:
9780199943968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168624.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

How can we help African American and Latino students perform better in the classroom and on exams? Why are so many African American and Latino students performing less well than their Asian and White ... More


Medieval Marriage Sermons: Mass Communication in a Culture without Print

David D'Avray (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208143
eISBN:
9780191716522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208143.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Before the advent of printing, the preaching of the friars was the mass medium of the middle ages. This edition of marriage sermons reveals what a number of famous preachers actually taught about ... More


Philosophical Perspectives on Depiction

Catharine Abell and Katerina Bantinaki (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199585960
eISBN:
9780191723490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585960.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Pictures are representations that depict their objects. Although depiction plays as important a role as language in contemporary culture and communication, its function is relatively poorly ... More


Commentary 7.6: Beyond the LinearThe Role of Visual Thinking and Visualization

Joe Ravetz

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0024
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Tipping points can be approached by processes of visual thinking. These forms of understanding and connection assist communication and overall confidence in analysis. This is a process of complex ... More


Conclusion

Veronica Ortenberg

in The English Church and the Continent in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries: Cultural, Spiritual, and Artistic Exchanges

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198201595
eISBN:
9780191674945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201595.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. This work is a study of the European connections of the English Church. But the considerable role of the national heritage from the early Anglo-Saxon ... More


The Anti-Intellectual Presidency: The Decline of Presidential Rhetoric from George Washington to George W. Bush

Elvin T. Lim

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342642
eISBN:
9780199851843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342642.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why has it been so long since an American president has effectively and consistently presented well-crafted, intellectually substantive arguments to the American public? Why have presidential ... More


The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

George C Edwards III and Desmond King (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the foreign and domestic policies of President George W. Bush's administration. The analysis begins with an account of how highly polarized — in terms of public opinion and ... More


The Assumptive World of Welfare State Reform

Peter Taylor‐Gooby

in Reframing Social Citizenship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546701
eISBN:
9780191720420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546701.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter develops the arguments about individual rational action and social and public policy discussed in Chapters 2 and 3 and relates them to social science theories of agency. It argues that a ... More


Policy Analysis as Discursive Practice: The Argumentative Turn

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the last of four chapters offering a postempiricist methodology for policy inquiry based on the logic of practical discourse, and explores the dialectics (logical structure) of policy ... More


Transforming the 20th Century:: Debts and Advances

Vaclav Smil

in Transforming the Twentieth Century: Volume 2: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195168754
eISBN:
9780199783601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168755.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Technical progress in the 20th century was based on the unprecedented technical advances that took place during the two pre-WWI generations (1867-1914). All of these fundamental and lasting ... More


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