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Media Coverage of Tipping Points: Searching for a Balanced Story

Joe Smith

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/9780197265536.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Change is feared yet it is our constant companion. Communicating about tipping points can be examined through the ways climate change is being handled by the media. Global pervasiveness, endemic ... More


The Question of True Self‐Interpretation

Garry L. Hagberg

in Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter starts with the issue of remembering what we meant. It discusses subjects such as ‘Reporting’ on an inner process: the very idea, stipulating meaning versus remembering meaning, ... More


Realism and Constructivism in Twentieth‐Century Moral Philosophy

Christine M. Korsgaard

in The Constitution of Agency: Essays on Practical Reason and Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552733
eISBN:
9780191720321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552733.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter traces the development of one of the central debates of late 20th-century moral philosophy — the debate between realism and what Rawls called “constructivism.” It argues that realism is ... More


Introduction

in The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620879
eISBN:
9780226620862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620862.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The four generations of naturalists from 1490 to 1630 had changing concerns, relations, and practices; the way that Niccolò Leoniceno studied plants in the 1490s differed sharply from the way that ... More


A Science of Describing

in The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620879
eISBN:
9780226620862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620862.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the development of the technology of observation and its interrelationship with the sensibility and discipline of Renaissance natural history. It begins with the approach taken ... More


Common Sense, Classification, and the Catalogue of Nature

in The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620879
eISBN:
9780226620862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620862.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By the end of the sixteenth century, naturalists had developed a sophisticated technology of observation and description, a technology that allowed them to transmit local knowledge through precise ... More


Conclusion: What Was “Renaissance Natural History”?

in The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226620879
eISBN:
9780226620862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620862.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Renaissance natural history developed in scholarly settings, in the attempt to restore the medical, agricultural, and philosophical knowledge of the ancient world. Yet the humanists' approach to ... More


The Art and Science of Describing and Classifying: The Triumph of Anthropology

in History's Shadow: Native Americans and Historical Consciousness in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226114941
eISBN:
9780226115115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115115.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As the nineteenth century turned into the twentieth, anthropology emerged as a lively new “science,” created from a synthesis of several related but autonomous fields. Harvard librarian and historian ... More


Conclusion

Anthony Richards

in Conceptualizing Terrorism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746966
eISBN:
9780191809255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746966.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter summarizes many of the arguments made thus far before offering its own definition of terrorism. While this definition, for many, may be missing important features of terrorism it ... More


Understanding <i>as</i> Explanation: The Significance of Herder’s and Goethe’s Science of Describing

Dalia Nassar

in Herder: Philosophy and Anthropology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198779650
eISBN:
9780191824708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779650.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The aim of this chapter is to offer insight into what it would mean to bridge the methodological gap between the human and natural sciences, by examining one of the most interesting, yet ... More


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