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The Senior Civil Service in Belgium

Marleen Brans and Annie Hondeghem

in Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Belgian senior civil service is in transition, with external pressures clearly pushing the government firmly towards a reform agenda and improving public confidence in the administrative system, ... More


The Internationalization of Trusteeship

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Examines the internationalization of trusteeship as it arose in the context of British colonial administration in Africa, the Berlin and Brussels Conferences, and the experience of the Congo Free ... More


The Method of the Tractatus

Denis McManus

in The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288021
eISBN:
9780191713446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288021.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents three more crucial ideas in the interpretation of the Tractatus. The first is ‘resolution’; it discusses attempts to articulate quite what ‘resolute readings’ of the Tractatus ... More


The Picture Analogy

Denis McManus

in The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288021
eISBN:
9780191713446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288021.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents an interpretation of Wittgenstein’s proposal that we see propositions as analogous to pictures. Thinking through this analogy in the way that Wittgenstein suggests reveals both ... More


The Supposed ‘Con‐formity’ of Language and World

Denis McManus

in The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288021
eISBN:
9780191713446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288021.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Guided by the picture analogy, this chapter explores further how we succumb to the illusion that a con-formity between language and world underpins meaningful language use. It is argued that this ... More


Method Revisited

Denis McManus

in The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288021
eISBN:
9780191713446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288021.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter looks back once again at Wittgenstein’s methodology, picking out aspects that may be more easily understood in the light of Chs. 5-9. It examines further the ‘elucidatory’ method ... More


Ethics and ‘the Ladder’

Denis McManus

in The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288021
eISBN:
9780191713446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288021.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that Wittgenstein’s proposal that ethics is ‘inexpressible’ represents a rung on a ‘ladder’ that is to be ‘climbed’ and then ‘thrown away’. Evidence presented in the previous ... More


Conclusion

Denis McManus

in The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288021
eISBN:
9780191713446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288021.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reviews how the author’s reading presents those features of the Tractatus (described in Ch. 1) that Wittgenstein himself described as crucial. It clarifies the interpretation of the ... More


Paradigmatic Narratives: Exemplary Narratives of Everyman

Charlotte Linde

in Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195140286
eISBN:
9780199871247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140286.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers stories about ordinary members of the institution which present the story as an example to be followed, and as one piece of a life course which should be emulated. These are ... More


Introduction

Bridget Morris (ed.)

in The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Volume II: Liber Caelestis, Books IV–V

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195166262
eISBN:
9780199868223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166262.003.0149
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Book V, also known as the Liber Quaestionum (The Book of Questions), comprises sixteen “interrogations,” each divided into questions and answers, and a number of separate “revelations” that are ... More


POPULATION DISTRIBUTION AND POPULATION KINETICS

Takashi Fujimoto

in Plasma Spectroscopy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198530282
eISBN:
9780191713149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530282.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

The rate equation which governs the population of discrete levels leads to the collisional-radiative model, in which the population is expressed as the sum of the ionizing plasma component and the ... More


Barrier Options

Tomas Björk

in Arbitrage Theory in Continuous Time

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199271269
eISBN:
9780191602849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271267.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents a systematic overview of the pricing theory for financial derivatives, which are, in some sense, connected to the extremal values of the underlying price process. It focuses on ... More


COUPLED FERMIONIC CHAINS

Thierry Giamarchi

in Quantum Physics in One Dimension

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198525004
eISBN:
9780191711909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525004.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter examines how one-dimensional physics is changed when one goes from a purely one-dimensional system to a two- or three-dimensional situation. Such an effect can be realized by ... More


The harmonic oscillator

Efstratios Manousakis

in Practical Quantum Mechanics: Modern Tools and Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198749349
eISBN:
9780191813474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749349.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the one-dimensional harmonic oscillator. It begins by discussing under what conditions the harmonic approximation can be used. It then transforms the Hamiltonian of the ... More


Repentance in the Oeuvre of St John of the Ladder

Alexis Torrance

in Repentance in Late Antiquity: Eastern Asceticism and the Framing of the Christian Life c.400-650 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665365
eISBN:
9780191745065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665365.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The final figure to be examined is St John of the Ladder, or John Climacus. His work, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, a spiritual classic written on the eve of the Islamic conquests, came to serve as ... More


Pain palliation

Derek Doyle, David Jeffrey, and Kenneth Calman

in Palliative Care in the Home

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632272
eISBN:
9780191730245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632272.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Most of the patients suffering from cancer believe that pain is an inevitable consequence of their disease and diagnostics. Although pain is one of the most common symptoms particularly in patients ... More


‘Matter new to gaze’: Satan's Blindness and the Manifestation of Milton's Sacramental Universe

Russell M. Hillier

in Milton's Messiah: The Son of God in the Works of John Milton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591886
eISBN:
9780191725326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591886.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter offers a fresh reading of Satan's voyage across Books Three and Four of Paradise Lost and interprets the poem's cosmos as operating according to a sacramental-allegorical poetic. ... More


From Beauty to Goodness

C. D. C. Reeve

in Blindness and Reorientation: Problems in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934430
eISBN:
9780199980659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934430.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter discusses the nature of beauty and goodness and the relationship between them in part by exploring Diotima’s speech in the Symposium. It argues that her account of “begetting in beauty” ... More


Stopping the Chu Army: (Zhi Chu shi 止楚師)

in Shizi: China's First Syncretist

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159067
eISBN:
9780231504171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159067.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents the story of Mo Zi, perhaps to illustrate the power of ministerial persuasion upon the ruler. It offers “spiritous” advice for the ruler: do not start wars of aggression. Mo Zi ... More


Choice of technique

Fiona Hicks and Karen H. Simpson

in Nerve Blocks in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198527039
eISBN:
9780191730283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527039.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses choosing the right technique to manage patients with pain. Before the World Health Organization provided the analgesic ladder and a wider range of drugs and routes became ... More


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