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Signals: Evolution, Learning, and Information

Brian Skyrms

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580828
eISBN:
9780191722769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580828.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science

This book presents an exploration of how fundamental signals are to our world. It uses a variety of tools — theories of signaling games, information, evolution, and learning — to investigate how ... More


Evolution, Games, and Economic Behaviour

Fernando Vega-Redondo (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774723
eISBN:
9780191596971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774729.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The book covers the modern developments in Evolutionary Game Theory, with an emphasis on economic contexts and applications. It begins with the basic ideas as they originated within the field of ... More


Transforming the Twentieth Century: Volume 2: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences

Vaclav Smil

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195168754
eISBN:
9780199783601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168755.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is a systematic interdisciplinary account of two epochal trends: the history of the 20th century’s technical transformation based on the unprecedented surge of innovation that took place in ... More


Transforming the 20th Century:: Debts and Advances

Vaclav Smil

in Transforming the Twentieth Century: Volume 2: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195168754
eISBN:
9780199783601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168755.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Technical progress in the 20th century was based on the unprecedented technical advances that took place during the two pre-WWI generations (1867-1914). All of these fundamental and lasting ... More


 Ritual from Five Angles: A Tool for Teaching

Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart

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/9780195176452.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since its inception in 1987, The Journal of Ritual Studies, has published many seminal articles on the definition, recognition, and interpretation of ritual practices. The journal's approach has been ... More


INVENTING JEWISH MUSIC

Philip V. Bohlman

in Jewish Music and Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195178326
eISBN:
9780199869992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178326.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

As the first of three chapters on the “ontologies” of Jewish music — music’s aesthetic, cultural, and musical identities and capacity to exist in the world of modern Jewish society — this chapter ... More


Patenting University Inventions

Elizabeth Popp Berman

in Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147086
eISBN:
9781400840472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147086.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter examines the development of a new market-logic practice in academic science, namely the patenting of university inventions. It begins by reviewing the origins of this practice, then ... More


Instrument Production

Halina Goldberg

in Music in Chopin's Warsaw

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195130737
eISBN:
9780199867424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130737.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Like elsewhere in Europe, the rise of the middle class in Poland at the start of the 19th century encouraged the growth of the instrument industry. The new forces of industrialization resulted in the ... More


The Science and Technology System

Marcela Miozzo and Vivien Walsh

in International Competitiveness and Technological Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199259236
eISBN:
9780191717901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259236.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter considers the main source of innovation: research and development (R&D) activity. It examines where the inventions and innovations come from in terms of the countries that specialize in ... More


Deleuze and Politics

Ian Buchanan and Nicholas Thoburn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632879
eISBN:
9780748652549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632879.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Deleuze was intensely aware of the need for philosophy to take an active part in shaping and critiquing the world. Philosophy, as he saw it, engages in politics by inventing new concepts and using ... More


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