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How to Prove the Born Rule

David Wallace

in Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560561
eISBN:
9780191721380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560561.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter develops the decision-theoretic approach to quantum probability, originally proposed by David Deutsch, into a mathematically rigorous proof of the Born rule in (Everett interpreted) ... More


Probability in the Everett Picture

David Albert

in Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560561
eISBN:
9780191721380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560561.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter reviews and criticizes various strategies for making sense of quantum-mechanical probability-talk in the context of Everett Picture, with particular attention to recent such strategies ... More


What's Wrong with Fat?: The War on Obesity and its Collateral Damage

Abigail Saguy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199857081
eISBN:
9780199315925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857081.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The United States, we are told, is facing an obesity epidemic—a “battle of the bulge” of not just national, but global proportions—that requires drastic and immediate action. Experts in the media, ... More


Introduction

Abigail C Saguy

in What's Wrong with Fat?: The War on Obesity and its Collateral Damage

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199857081
eISBN:
9780199315925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857081.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the social implications of understanding fatness as a medical health risk, disease, and public health crisis. To do ... More


Problem Frames

Abigail C Saguy

in What's Wrong with Fat?: The War on Obesity and its Collateral Damage

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199857081
eISBN:
9780199315925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857081.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines three ways that fatness is framed as a problem, including: the immorality frame, in which fatness is seen as a moral problem; the medical frame, in which fatness is viewed as a ... More


Conclusion

Abigail C Saguy

in What's Wrong with Fat?: The War on Obesity and its Collateral Damage

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199857081
eISBN:
9780199315925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857081.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This concluding chapter teases out theoretical and material implications of this study. This book contributes not only to our understanding of how fatness has been framed but more broadly to how ... More


Obesity and Mortality

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins by discussing methodological issues in analyses of obesity and mortality. It then reviews recent literature on obesity and mortality, paying special attention to body fat ... More


Heroic fatness

Karen Throsby

in Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that the demands on marathon swimmers to acquire body fat as insulation against the cold are in tension with conventional understandings of what constitutes the ‘good’ sporting ... More


Performing fatness: oversized male bodies in recent Spanish cinema

Santiago Fouz-Hernández

in Performance and Spanish Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719097720
eISBN:
9781526121172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097720.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at three actors who have gained weight for roles—Javier Bardem, Santiago Segura, and Antonio de la Torre—in order to discuss the role of fatness and fat masculinities in their ... More


The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Georges Vigarello

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book maps the evolution of Western ideas about fat and fat people from the Middle Ages to the present, paying particular attention to the role of science, fashion, fitness crazes, and public ... More


The Prestige of the Big Person

Georges Vigarello

in The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the prestige associated with “bigness” in the Middle Ages. The vicious cycle of hunger, severe restrictions, and food shortages stemming from poor degraded soils, inadequate ... More


Liquids, Fat, and Wind

Georges Vigarello

in The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the ambiguity surrounding the definition of “fat” in medieval texts. These texts variously refer to fat as an oily, pliable, and fundamentally aqueous material, sometimes more ... More


The Dominance of Aesthetics

Georges Vigarello

in The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.003.0016
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses how references to weight became ordinary and a widely understood indicator in people’s minds in the nineteenth century. This can be seen in the mention of weights in the ... More


Conclusion: The Opposite of Obesity

Emily Yates-Doerr

in Weight of Obesity: Hunger and Global Health in Postwar Guatemala

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286818
eISBN:
9780520961906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286818.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The book concludes by examining how a group of committed Guatemalan nutritionists sought to redefine the standards of ideal weight by emphasizing the importance of fatness. Whereas the BMI situates ... More


Fighting Fat: Obesity and the Healthy Body in the Late Cold War

Alice Weinreb

in Modern Hungers: Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190605094
eISBN:
9780190605124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190605094.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at the obesity epidemic that emerged in East and West Germany during the 1970s and 1980s. It compares the ways in which socialist and capitalist nutritionists and economists ... More


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