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International Human Relations

Robert Jackson

in The Global Covenant: Human Conduct in a World of States

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199262014
eISBN:
9780191601033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262012.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents the mode of reasoning used throughout the book: that international relations is entirely a sphere of human relations. It contrasts humanist conception with a positivist social ... More


Tackling Cyber-Bullying from a Children's Rights Perspective

Anne S.Y. Cheung

in Law and Childhood Studies: Current Legal Issues Volume 14

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652501
eISBN:
9780191739217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In order to tackle the problem of cyber-bullying in an integrated and coherent manner which can combine legal intervention, education, and regulation from the telecommunications industry, this ... More


Institutionalized Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy

Matthias Klatt (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199582068
eISBN:
9780191739354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582068.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This volume gathers leading figures from legal philosophy and constitutional theory to offer a critical examination of the work of Robert Alexy. The chapters explore the issues surrounding the ... More


Introduction: What Is Empirical Musicology?

Nicholas Cook and Eric Clarke

in Empirical Musicology: Aims, Methods, Prospects

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195167498
eISBN:
9780199867707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167498.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter argues that all musicology is in some sense empirical, but that it does not always make the most of the facts available to it. Musicologists frequently work with very small ... More


Carnap

Michael Potter

in Reason's Nearest Kin: Philosophies of Arithmetic from Kant to Carnap

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199252619
eISBN:
9780191712647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252619.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In Vienna during the 1920s there emerged a group of philosophers — the logical positivists — who wished to deny that any metaphysical questions were meaningful. Although they held much of the ... More


The Master Disciple

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Emerging from the Queen of Sheba's train is the figure of Hilarion, the key intermediary in Part One of the Tentation and Antoine's major and most dangerous interlocutor on matters theological and ... More


Conclusion

James Howard‐Johnston

in Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199208593
eISBN:
9780191594182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208593.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

After a survey of the rival positivist and sceptical schools in modern Islamic studies, causes are sought for the extraordinary success of the Arabs. It is acknowledged that the established great ... More


Customary Law and Inherent Rules

Alexander Orakhelashvili

in The Interpretation of Acts and Rules in Public International Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546220
eISBN:
9780191720000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546220.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Having identified consensual positivism as the basis of international legal reasoning, this chapter examines the consensual basis of customary rules. After identifying opinio juris as an expression ... More


The Crisis of Theory: E.P. Thompson, the New Left and Postwar British Politics

Scott Hamilton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084355
eISBN:
9781781702338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084355.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book tells the story of the political and intellectual adventures of Edward Palmer Thompson, one of Britain's foremost twentieth-century thinkers. It shows that all of Thompson's work, from his ... More


Methodological Considerations

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

in A Theory of Fields

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter addresses the methodological implications of the theory, offering something of a practical blueprint for anyone who would adopt the perspective as a basis for studying a given strategic ... More


Impact on the Law of Treaties

Martin Scheinin

in The Impact of Human Rights Law on General International Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199565221
eISBN:
9780191705281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565221.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the relationship between the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT) and human rights treaties. It identifies alternative approaches in the issue and discusses their ... More


Wittgenstein on Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics

Juliet Floyd

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195148770
eISBN:
9780199835560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148770.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This article is a survey of Wittgenstein’s writings on logic and mathematics; an analytical bibliography of contemporary articles on rule-following, social constructivism, Wittgenstein, Gödel, and ... More


The Legal Epic: Paradise Lost and the Early Modern Law

Alison A. Chapman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435138
eISBN:
9780226435275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435275.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The first sustained study of the poet John Milton’s considerable involvements with and knowledge of law, this book argues that Milton's great epic poem Paradise Lost sits at the apex of the early ... More


1900: Creation and Somnambulism

Tony James

in Dream, Creativity, and Madness in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151883
eISBN:
9780191672873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151883.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines two works published in 1900, the same year as Freud's Interpretation of Dreams. In different ways, both these works are an apt conclusion to the 19th century. Ribot applied his ... More


Modernizing Shakespeare: The Rise of Professionalism

Hugh Grady

in The Modernist Shakespeare: Critical Texts in a Material World

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183228
eISBN:
9780191673962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183228.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Criticism/Theory

This chapter defines some of the crucial determinants of modern critical discourse. Literary criticism contains influences from the dominant aesthetic paradigm, to be sure, but it is also influenced ... More


The Province of Jurisprudence Moralized

Allan C. Hutchinson

in The Province of Jurisprudence Democratized

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195343250
eISBN:
9780199867752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343250.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the sophisticated and controversial work of Ronald Dworkin. After introducing his basic ideas, it looks at how he manages to capture both the best and worst of this ... More


Professors, Prigs and Pedants—the Critics of Empire

Richard Symonds

in Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of the University of Oxford as critic of the British Empire. While Oxford made an important contribution to Imperial philosophy, it also produced a continuous line of ... More


Conclusion

R. A. Houston

in Social Change in the Age of Enlightenment: Edinburgh 1660–1760

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204381
eISBN:
9780191676222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204381.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses a summary of the changes and developments that occurred during the Scottish Enlightenment. The author tells of the need for more studies about Edinburgh, specifically the ... More


Voices in the Air

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

in Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187271
eISBN:
9780191719028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187271.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

It is in the nature of a writer to be a type of escape-artist, for whom no contextual bonds are strong enough to prevent his or her work from wriggling free and asserting its independence. As Roland ... More


Evaluating Evidence: A Positivist Approach to Reading Sources on Modern Japan

George Akita

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824825607
eISBN:
9780824869328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824825607.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is based on the grueling lessons learned by a senior scholar during three decades of tutoring by, and collaboration with, Japanese historians. The book argues for an inductive process in ... More


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