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Winning is not everything

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

in Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter examines the reasons why winner’s curse is endemic in contemporary business, whether in the US or globally. Many important business decisions have the potential to encounter the winner’s ... More


LOST CHORDS

Mark Wilson

in Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199269259
eISBN:
9780191710155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

‘Where do musical or colour traits get primarily instantiated, directly in the physical world or merely within the realms of our own subjectivity?’ This chapter surveys how popular resolutions of ... More


The Malleus Maleficarum and the construction of witchcraft

Heinrich Institoris

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064401
eISBN:
9781781700419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064401.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Malleus Maleficarum is one of the best-known treatises dealing with the problem of what to do with witches. Written in 1487 by a Dominican inquisitor, Heinrich Institoris, following his failure ... More


Morality and the Reflective Life

Valerie Tiberius

in The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199202867
eISBN:
9780191707988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202867.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers the relationship between the reflective life and morality to show that the good life from a person's point of view gives an appropriate place to moral concerns. It argues that ... More


The Culture of Contentment

John Kenneth Galbraith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

The world has become increasingly separated into the haves and have nots. This book shows how a contented class—not the privileged few but the socially and economically advantaged majority—defend ... More


‘The Coming Man and Woman’

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter is concerned with the growing success of both Mansfield and Murry. It shows how Mansfield's critical practice parallels Murry's in their mutual concern about the change in consciousness ... More


⋆ The potential of nutrition to promote physical and behavioural well-being

Bernard Gesch

in The Science of Well-Being

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567523
eISBN:
9780191693670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567523.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explores the potential beneficial effects of good nutrition on a person's behaviour and well-being. The opening section recounts anthropological studies establishing the link between ... More


Prologue: The Perils of Sleepwalking

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter introduces the three key arguments of the book. It examines the shadowy world of debt, its technicality, and opacity. The world of debt is revealed as highly susceptible to practices of ... More


Managing for legacy

Lewis Minkin

in The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719073793
eISBN:
9781781706770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates Blair’s acceptance, in 2006, of what had become a notice to quit as Leader. In explaining what forced this position, attention is often primarily focused on Brown and a ... More


Pediatric Robotics and Ethics: The Robot Is Ready to See You Now, but Should It Be Trusted?

Jason Borenstein, Ayanna Howard, and Alan R. Wagner

in Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190652951
eISBN:
9780190652982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652951.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

As robots leave the lab and are deployed in hospital or other healthcare settings, the community of users may become overreliant on and overtrust such technology. Thus, there is a pressing need to ... More


Why We Are Blind to Goodness

Iddo Landau

in Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190657666
eISBN:
9780190657697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657666.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The chapter points out some dynamics that can blind people to the good aspects of reality and lead them to see life as “nastier” than it really is. Alongside previously discussed dynamics (such as ... More


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