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Concluding Observations

Chris Argyris

in Flawed Advice and the Management Trap: How Managers Can Know When They're Getting Good Advice and When They're Not

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195132861
eISBN:
9780199848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132861.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter describes how readers can become more critical of the advice they read. The advice examined in the previous chapters contains four characteristics that limit both its validity and its ... More


Piaget's Sensorimotor Infant

Jean Matter Mandler

in Foundations of Mind: Origins of Conceptual Thought

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311839
eISBN:
9780199786770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311839.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores Piaget's conception of the sensorimotor infant. It contends that Piaget made a risky assumption which plagued developmental psychology for many years thereafter: he mistook ... More


Special Agents: Children's Autonomy and Parental Authority

Robert Noggle

in The Moral and Political Status of Children

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242689
eISBN:
9780191598715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242682.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Cognitive incompetence cannot adequately explain the special character of children's moral status. It is, in fact, because children lack preference structures that are sufficiently stable over time ... More


Diffuse Trust or Diffuse Analysis? The Specificity of Political Distrust in Post-Communist Europe

William L. Miller, Tatyana Y. Koshechkina, and ÅSE B. GRØDELAND

in Trust and Democratic Transition in Post-Communist Europe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263136
eISBN:
9780191734922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263136.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Political theorists claim that political trust is located on the continuum that runs from blind faith to enforceable contract. Trust ‘as passion’ borders on blind faith, while trust ‘as calculation’ ... More


Introduction: Democracy and the State in the New Southern Europe

P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Richard Gunther, Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, and Edward E. Malefakis

in Democracy and the State in the New Southern Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199202812
eISBN:
9780191708008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202812.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Democratization

This chapter presents an overview of the central theme of the book—the overcoming of “Southern European exceptionalism” and approximation over the past four decades of state capacities and public ... More


Evaluating the Worry

David S. Wendler

in The Ethics of Pediatric Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730087
eISBN:
9780199776689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730087.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter begins with Paul Ramsey's argument which offers the most prominent and persuasive argument against nonbeneficial pediatric research. Ramsey argues that nonbeneficial pediatric research is ... More


Introduction

Lord Denning

in The Due Process of Law

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780406176080
eISBN:
9780191705113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780406176080.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Many of the questions of the day are not decided in the courts of law or even in judicial tribunals. These issues are not ‘justiciable’. They are entrusted to commissions of inquiry, to inspectors, ... More


Reasoning Without Knowledge

Paul Woodruff

in First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304541
eISBN:
9780199850747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304541.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

When Sophocles won his trial on questions about his mental incompetence, he recited a substantial portion of his play, which was a master piece, and convinced the court of his competence. This was ... More


Conclusion

in Families and Social Workers: The Work of Family Service Units 1940–1985

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236566
eISBN:
9781846313127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236566.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Family Service Units (FSU) played an important role in the advancement of professional social work with families after the Second World War and generated date on all major social work questions as it ... More


The Catalytic Court

Katharine G. Young

in Constituting Economic and Social Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641932
eISBN:
9780191746086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641932.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter introduces the concept of a judicial “role conception”. A role conception assists the court in maintaining democratic legitimacy, adherence to opinions and execution of orders. The ... More


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