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International Human Relations

Robert Jackson

in The Global Covenant: Human Conduct in a World of States

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199262014
eISBN:
9780191601033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262012.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents the mode of reasoning used throughout the book: that international relations is entirely a sphere of human relations. It contrasts humanist conception with a positivist social ... More


The historical context of differentiation and diversity

John D. Thompson

in Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515340
eISBN:
9780191705687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter provides a detailed account of the three main features of Mediterranean history that have modulated ecological and evolutionary processes acting on plant biodiversity in the region: ... More


The External Activity of the Godhead: Incarnation

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

in Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199605965
eISBN:
9780191738227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605965.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

In this chapter the Incarnation is treated as a primary instance of divine external activity. Focus is on the divine activity in relation to human activity in the ontology of the God-man ... More


Introduction: Themes, structure,and objectives

John D. Thompson

in Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515340
eISBN:
9780191705687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This introductory chapter sets the scene both in terms of evolutionary themes and regional history. The two main evolutionary themes of the book — diversity and adaptation — are presented and the ... More


The roles of people in conservation

C. Anne Claus, Kai M. A. Chan, and Terre Satterfield

in Conservation Biology for All

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199554232
eISBN:
9780191720666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554232.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In this chapter, C. Anne Claus, Kai M. A. Chan and Terre Satterfield highlight that understanding human activities and human roles in conservation is fundamental to effective conservation. ... More


The Road to Salvation

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

in Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199605965
eISBN:
9780191738227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605965.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The chapter investigates the doctrine of deification in Gregory of Nyssa and Maximus the Confessor. Gregory understands virtue as a mimetic activity. He considers deification as an act of ... More


The Importance of NPs in Human Affairs

Richard Firn

in Nature's Chemicals: The Natural Products that shaped our world

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566839
eISBN:
9780191721700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566839.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter shows how human obsession for certain NPs (e.g. coffee, tea, spices, morphine, cocaine, hops, quinine, etc.) has influenced world history. If one looks at NPs as a group rather than each ... More


Applied aspects of temporary waters

D. Dudley Williams

in The Biology of Temporary Waters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528128
eISBN:
9780191713538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines aspects of temporary waters that are largely associated with human activities. Some of these associations are ancient, for example use of temporary floodplain pools for trapping ... More


Flow Experience Explained on the Grounds of an Activity Approach to Attention

Yuri Dormashev and Evgeny N. Osin

in Effortless Attention: A New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013840
eISBN:
9780262269438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013840.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter, which focuses on explaining the concept of flow experience on the basis of an activity approach to attention, gives a description of the concepts of psychological theory of activity ... More


Introduction

Joanna D. Haigh and Peter Cargill

in The Sun's Influence on Climate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153834
eISBN:
9781400866540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153834.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Earth's climate system—its composition, structure, and circulation—and some of the ways in which these vary naturally with time. It examines the ... More


Introduction

John Paul Eberhard

in Brain Landscape: The Coexistence of Neuroscience and Architecture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195331721
eISBN:
9780199864058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331721.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

Architectural settings are places in which human activity occurs—including living, learning, healing, work, and worship. The practice of architecture has gone through enormous changes in the past ... More


The Biology of Resource Nonuse

Jan G. Laitos

in The Right of Nonuse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195386066
eISBN:
9780199949656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386066.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter considers how evolutionary biology seems to suggest that living organisms would not have evolved to the point where humans could exist if humans had more of an opportunity to wreak havoc ... More


Creativity as a social fact

Simon Frith

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

For a sociologist the ‘question of creativity’ is not why some people are creative and others not, nor how we can develop and encourage creativity in everyone, nor even what sort of mental processes ... More


Cassirer's Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms: A Philosophical Commentary

Thora Bayer

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083316
eISBN:
9780300127171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083316.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book—a commentary on Ernst Cassirer's Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms—provides an introduction to the metaphysical views that underlie the philosopher's conceptions of symbolic form and human ... More


Classical Pragmatism and Communicative Action

Jürgen Habermas

in Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228416
eISBN:
9780823235544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228416.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines German philosopher Jürgen Habermas' view on the characterization of the role of scientific technology as a type of human activity from the ... More


Fanning the Flames: Human Influences on Fire Regimes

Sara E. Jensen and Guy R. McPherson

in Living with Fire: Fire Ecology and Policy for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255890
eISBN:
9780520942516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255890.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter presents some of the ways human activities have changed western fire regimes. The fire suppression policies of federal agencies resulted in a heavy accumulation of fuels in forests. One ... More


Language

R. H. Robins

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the history and developments in British scholarship on medieval language studies. It clarifies three topics sensitive to the analysis of British medieval language studies. These ... More


Synthesis

Richard D. Bardgett and T. Hefin Jones

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter offers a synthesis of the discussions in Section 5, which demonstrates the potential for human activities to have profound impacts on soils, their biodiversity, and their capacity to ... More


Markets for Anthropogenic Carbon within the Larger Carbon Cycle

Severin Borenstein

in The Design and Implementation of US Climate Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226269146
eISBN:
9780226921983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921983.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Human activities such as agriculture, deforestation, and fossil fuel burning affect the natural carbon cycle in many ways, and release greenhouse gases that increase atmospheric CO2 concentration and ... More


Introduction

James Clay Moltz

in Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159128
eISBN:
9780231528177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159128.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This introductory chapter outlines the underlying issues of the competing trends of competition and cooperation between nations due to increased human space activity. The risk of space conflict ... More


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