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On a Class of Preference Fields

W. M. Gorman

C. Blackorby and A. F. Shorrocks (eds)

in Separability and Aggregation: The Collected Works of W. M. Gorman, Volume I

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198285212
eISBN:
9780191596322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198285213.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This short note, published in Metroeconomica 13 (1961), begins with the assumption that the preferences of the consumer exhibit linear Engel curves, which were shown in ’Community preference fields’ ... More


Wickedness and Vices

Robert Merrihew Adams

in A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter rejects the notion of absolute evil and argues that even Satanic wickedness cannot be understood as unqualified opposition to all goods. Badness of character is found in the way one ... More


Community Preference Fields

W. M. Gorman

C. Blackorby and A. F. Shorrocks (eds)

in Separability and Aggregation: The Collected Works of W. M. Gorman, Volume I

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198285212
eISBN:
9780191596322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198285213.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is Gorman's first published paper and was published in Econometrica 21 in 1953. A series of formal relationships between community indifference maps and utility possibility maps are stated and ... More


LANGUAGE CHANGE

Jon Williamson

in Bayesian Nets and Causality: Philosophical and Computational Foundations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198530794
eISBN:
9780191712982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530794.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter discusses the situation in which an agent's language or domain may change. It is argued — against a principle of language invariance — that language contains implicit knowledge and so ... More


Opinionated Opinions and Democracy

Albert O. Hirschman

in The Essential Hirschman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159904
eISBN:
9781400848409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159904.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines a rather unconventional ingredient to the economist's conception of the quality of life—having opinions. It argues that having opinions is a condition that has been widely ... More


The Prerequisites of Servitude

Maurizio Viroli

in The Liberty of Servants: Berlusconi's Italy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151823
eISBN:
9781400840274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151823.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on servitude. Although Italian history has had moments and examples of moral greatness and a sincere love of liberty, for many centuries it has been a history of servitude, ... More


The Freedom of God

Katherin A. Rogers

in Anselm on Freedom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231676
eISBN:
9780191716089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231676.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, General

Unlike created freedom, divine freedom does not require open options. God exists absolutely independently and so choose with complete aseity. God has neither morally significant freedom nor, contrary ... More


Causation and Freedom

Tad M. schmaltz

in Descartes on Causation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195327946
eISBN:
9780199869961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327946.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the special considerations for Descartes's theory of causation that arise from the various accounts of human freedom that he offered over the course of his philosophical ... More


Conclusion

Jeremy Morris

in F D Maurice and the Crisis of Christian Authority

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199545315
eISBN:
9780191602825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545315.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Frederick Denison Maurice preached for the last time in February 1872, at St Edward’s church in Cambridge, and died in April that year. Like so many of his eminent Anglican contemporaries, Maurice ... More


Probability

Athol Fitzgibbons

in Keynes's Vision: A New Political Economy

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283201
eISBN:
9780191596254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283202.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Introduces Keynes's philosophy of probability, including his critiques of David Hume and Laplace, and the reason for his emphasis on non‐quantitative probabilities.


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