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Analyzing Oppression

Ann E. Cudd

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195187434
eISBN:
9780199786213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187431.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book presents a new, integrated theory of social oppression, which tackles the fundamental question that no theory of oppression has satisfactorily answered: if there is no natural hierarchy ... More


The Metaphysics Within Physics

Tim Maudlin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199218219
eISBN:
9780191711596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218219.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What fundamental account of the world is implicit in physical theory? Physics straightforwardly postulates quarks and electrons, but what of the more intangible elements, such as laws of nature, ... More


Introduction to Part II

Lucy O'Brien

in Self-Knowing Agents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261482
eISBN:
9780191718632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with a discussion of philosophical and psychological self-knowledge. It then explains the purpose of this second part of the book, which is to provide an account of the knowledge ... More


On Practicing

Heinrich Schenker

in The Art of Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151510
eISBN:
9780199871582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151510.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter stresses that, assuming performers have mastered their instruments, the study of each piece of music must from the onset be directed toward its expressive content; each piece makes its ... More


A World for Us: The Case for Phenomenalistic Idealism

John Foster

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199297139
eISBN:
9780191711398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297139.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The aim of the book is to refute physical realism and establish in its place a form of phenomenalistic idealism. Physical realism, in the relevant sense, takes the physical world to be something ... More


The Metaphysics of Knowledge

Keith Hossack

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199206728
eISBN:
9780191709777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206728.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents the thesis that knowledge is an absolutely fundamental relation, with an indispensable role to play in metaphysics, philosophical logic, and philosophy of mind and language. ... More


Violence in the Home: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Karel Kurst-Swanger and Jacqueline L. Petcosky

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195165180
eISBN:
9780199864966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165180.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Violence in the home is one of the most damaging and widespread of social problems. It is an issue that cuts across all socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, gender, and age boundaries. Abuse and neglect ... More


Habilitation, Health, and Agency: A Framework for Basic Justice

Lawrence C. Becker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917549
eISBN:
9780199950454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917549.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book introduces an unconventional set of background ideas for future philosophical work on normative theories of basic justice. The organizing concept is habilitation–the process of equipping a ... More


The Situated Self

J. T. Ismael

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195174366
eISBN:
9780199872121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174366.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Physics reveals a world composed of events arranged in a fixed configuration, like locations on a map. But where are we ourselves, the creatures who construct the map, to be found in the world it ... More


RECOLLECTIONS

Elias Burstein

in Problems of Condensed Matter Physics: Quantum coherence phenomena in electron-hole and coupled matter-light systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238873
eISBN:
9780191716652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238873.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter includes recollections by Elias Burstein about his meetings with L. V. Keldysh in 1960s. It describes research links between US and USSR condensed matter physicists over four decades ... More


The Structure of Physical Chemistry

C. N. Hinshelwood

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198570257
eISBN:
9780191717659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570257.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book is by C. N. Hinshelwood, the distinguished author and Nobel Laureate (1956). Physical chemistry is a difficult and diversified subject. Based on the experience of university teaching, this ... More


Laws and Lawmakers Science, Metaphysics, and the Laws of Nature

Marc Lange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195328134
eISBN:
9780199870042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328134.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Laws of nature have long puzzled philosophers. What distinguishes laws from facts about the world that do not rise to the level of laws? How can laws be contingent and nevertheless necessary? In what ... More


Great Expectations

Michael Munowitz

in Knowing: The Nature of Physical Law

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167375
eISBN:
9780199787104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167375.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter presents two critical points to bear in mind right from the start: (1) never take for granted the apparent willingness of nature to yield to reason, and (2) never expect to find a ... More


The Structural Foundations of Quantum Gravity

Dean Rickles, Steven French, and Juha T. Saatsi (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269693
eISBN:
9780191699436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269693.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Quantum gravity is the name given to a theory that unites general relativity — Einstein's theory of gravitation and spacetime — with quantum field theory, our framework for describing ... More


Physical Determinism

J. R. LUCAS

in The Freedom of the Will

Published in print:
1970
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243434
eISBN:
9780191680687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243434.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Physical determinism is easily the most important type of determinism today. It is the only one that poses a credible threat to freedom. None of the other sorts of determinism are convincing, even ... More


The Application of Gödel’s Theorem 1

J. R. LUCAS

in The Freedom of the Will

Published in print:
1970
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243434
eISBN:
9780191680687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243434.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

According to the physical determinist, the conclusions which a particular man can produce as true will correspond to the theorems that can be proved in the corresponding logistic calculus. We now ... More


The Freedom of the Will

J. R. Lucas

Published in print:
1970
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243434
eISBN:
9780191680687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243434.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

The three great problems of philosophy, according to Kant, are God, freedom, and immortality. Of these, freedom, that is, the Freedom of the Will, is the one most accessible to reason, and has ... More


Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

David Barnard, Anna M. Towers, Patricia Boston, and Yanna Lambrinidou

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195123432
eISBN:
9780199999835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This book provides a unique view of patients, families, and their caregivers striving together to maintain comfort and hope in the face of incurable illness. The narratives weave together emotions, ... More


The Quantum Mechanics of Minds and Worlds

Jeffrey A. Barrett

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199247431
eISBN:
9780191697661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247431.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents the most comprehensive study yet of a problem that has puzzled physicists and philosophers since the 1930s. The standard theory of quantum mechanics is in one sense the most ... More


Economic Reconstruction and Development

Richard Caplan

in International Governance of War-Torn Territories: Rule and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199263455
eISBN:
9780191602726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263450.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Economic development is a basic requirement for the long-term viability of internationally administered territories. Discusses what is often a triple challenge for transitional administrators: ... More


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