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Conclusion

Tariq Ramadan

in Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331714
eISBN:
9780191720987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331714.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. The transformation reform proposed in the book involves multiple requirements: a new outlook on texts and human and social contexts, mobilizing ... More


Latin Word Order: Structured Meaning and Information

A. M. Devine and Laurence D. Stephens

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181685
eISBN:
9780199789146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181685.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Reading a paragraph of Latin without attention to the word order entails losing access to a whole dimension of meaning, or at least using inferential procedures to guess at what is actually overtly ... More


Gravitational Waves: Volume 1: Theory and Experiments

Michele Maggiore

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198570745
eISBN:
9780191717666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570745.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book deals with all aspects of gravitational-wave physics, both theoretical and experimental. This first volume deals with gravitational wave (GW) theory and experiments. Part I discusses the ... More


Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music

Peter Kivy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562800
eISBN:
9780191721298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562800.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book constitutes a defence of musical formalism against those who would put literary interpretations on the absolute music canon. In Part I, the historical origins of both the literary ... More


Conclusion

Alan Weir

in Truth Through Proof: A Formalist Foundation for Mathematics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199541492
eISBN:
9780191594915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541492.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter summaries the key thesis of the book: that, given the Sense/Circumstance/World framework in the philosophy of language, we can show that mathematics expresses objective truths, but not ... More


Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network

Caroline Levine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160627
eISBN:
9781400852604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160627.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a powerful new answer to one of the most pressing problems facing literary, critical, and cultural studies today—how to connect form to political, social, and historical context. The ... More


Conclusion

Mathias Frisch

in Inconsistency, Asymmetry, and Non-Locality: A Philosophical Investigation of Classical Electrodynamics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195172157
eISBN:
9780199835294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172159.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A summary of the main arguments of the previous chapters is presented. Among these are that a theory’s formalism may be inconsistent and yet allow the construction of highly reliable models of the ... More


 The Camp Meeting and the Paradoxes of Evangelical Protestant Ritual

Ann Taves

in Teaching Ritual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the problem of teaching ritual in relation to historically anti-ritualistic traditions that developed ritual forms of their own, specifically, Protestantism in America. The ... More


Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Oliver Johns

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567264
eISBN:
9780191717987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567264.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book provides an innovative and mathematically sound treatment of the foundations of analytical mechanics and the relation of classical mechanics to relativity and quantum theory. A ... More


Quantum Hall systems: Braid groups, composite fermions and fractional charge

Lucjan Jacak, Piotr Sitko, Konrad Wieczorek, and Arkadiusz Wójs

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198528708
eISBN:
9780191713477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528708.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The book presents the wide range of topics in two-dimensional physics of quantum Hall systems, especially fractional quantum Hall states. It starts with the fundamental problems of quantum statistics ... More


* THEORY FACADES

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/9780199269259.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Because classical demands on conceptual understanding are quite strong and can prove potentially inhibiting within a scientific context, various philosopher/scientists in the late 19th century ... More


Hertz on the Hamilton formalism

JESPER LÜTZEN

in Mechanistic Images in Geometric Form: Heinrich Hertz's 'Principles of Mechanics'

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567370
eISBN:
9780191717925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567370.003.0023
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In the introduction to his book Principles of Mechanics, Heinrich Hertz emphasised that one of the advantages of his geometric formulation of his mechanics is that it throws a bright light upon ... More


 Observation Versus Action

Steven Sloman

in Causal Models: How People Think about the World and Its Alternatives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195183115
eISBN:
9780199870950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183115.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Causality does not just tell us what to expect as passive observers, but what to expect when we take action, when we act as agents and intervene on the world. Causality concerns the effects of the ... More


Neo-formalism

Alan Weir

in Truth Through Proof: A Formalist Foundation for Mathematics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199541492
eISBN:
9780191594915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541492.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

After discussing historical formalism, a revised version, ‘neo-formalism’, is introduced, utilizing the informational/metaphysical content distinction. Mathematical utterances effect truth-valued ... More


The Forefront of Soviet Music, 1944–1947

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter chronicles Prokofiev's two summers in Ivanovo, where he composed his illustrious Fifth Symphony, the prizes and medals awarded to him by Stalinist cultural agencies, his largely futile ... More


The Quest for Reality: Bohr and Wittgenstein - two complementary views

Stig Stenholm

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603589
eISBN:
9780191729270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603589.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The content of this book is essentially one argument. The aim of this book is to consider the breakdown of a certain world view during the twentieth century. This is mirrored in the treatment of both ... More


The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Rodolphe Gasché

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book seeks to develop a novel approach to literature beyond the conventional divide between realism/formalism and history/aestheticism. It accomplishes this not only through a radical ... More


Dynamic Modeling of Core Processes

Domitilla Del Vecchio and Richard M. Murray

in Biomolecular Feedback Systems

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161532
eISBN:
9781400850501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161532.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter describes basic biological mechanisms in a way that can be represented by simple dynamical models. It begins with a discussion of the basic modeling formalisms that will be utilized to ... More


Analysis of Dynamic Behavior

Domitilla Del Vecchio and Richard M. Murray

in Biomolecular Feedback Systems

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161532
eISBN:
9781400850501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161532.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter turns to some of the tools from dynamical systems and feedback control theory that will be used in the rest of the text to analyze and design biological circuits. It first models the ... More


Introduction

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in Language in Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter describes the ontological, cognitive, and methodological foundations of language studies, discussing in particular the relation between realism and formalism and advocating non‐hardware ... More


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