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Paradox and Platitude in Wittgenstein's Philosophy

David Pears

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199247707
eISBN:
9780191714481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is a concise and readable study of five intertwined themes at the heart of Wittgenstein's thought, written by one of his most eminent interpreters. It offers penetrating investigations and ... More


Mercenaries: The History of a Norm in International Relations

Sarah Percy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214334
eISBN:
9780191706608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214334.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The main aim of this book is to argue that the use of private force by states has been restricted by a norm against mercenary use. It traces the evolution of this norm, from mercenaries in medieval ... More


Water Is Thicker than Blood: An Augustinian Theology of Marriage and Singleness

Jana Marguerite Bennett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195315431
eISBN:
9780199872022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315431.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Marriage and singleness appear in the contemporary era as problems for scholars and laypeople alike. Several problems related to marriage and singleness include questions of gender roles, the nature ... More


Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies

Cressida J. Heyes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310535
eISBN:
9780199871445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310535.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book argues that we live in an age of somatic subjects, whose authentic identity must be represented through the body. When a perceived mismatch between inner self and outer form occurs, ... More


Joined-Up Government

Vernon Bogdanor (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263334
eISBN:
9780191734564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263334.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Drawing together work presented at a conference held at the British Academy, this book provides a broad overview of one of the most significant aspects of modern government. Joined-up government is a ... More


An Introduction to Auction Theory

Flavio M. Menezes and Paulo K. Monteiro

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199275984
eISBN:
9780191602214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927598X.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This book presents an in-depth discussion of the auction theory. It introduces the concept of Bayesian Nash equilibrium and the idea of studying auctions as games. Private, common, and affiliated ... More


Private Sector Involvement and International Financial Crises: An Analytical Perspective

Michael Chui and Prasanna Gai

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199267750
eISBN:
9780191602504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267758.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book offers an analytical perspective on the policy debate on the design and reform of the international financial architecture. It stresses the role played by coordination problems in the ... More


Conclusion

Nils Jansen

in The Making of Legal Authority: Non-legislative Codifications in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199588763
eISBN:
9780191723315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588763.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This concluding chapter argues that non-legislative codifications, such as the American Restatements, the Principles of European Contract Law, and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial ... More


Two Jokes Explained

C. B. Martin

in The Mind in Nature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199234103
eISBN:
9780191715570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234103.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with a discussion of the private world problem, and argues that with or without sensations, the spectre of the ‘private world’ arises equally, so sensations are not the problem if ... More


The Aim Is Not Spending Per Se

Lane Kenworthy

in Progress for the Poor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591527
eISBN:
9780191731389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591527.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Government social transfers account for a much larger share of GDP in Sweden and Denmark than in the United States. But the U.S. government distributes more benefits in the form of tax breaks rather ... More


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