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Plato's Ghost: Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Cathy Guiterrez

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388350
eISBN:
9780199866472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388350.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the legacy of European esoteric speculation, particularly Platonic ideals, as they are transformed on a new continent. Promoting knowledge rather than salvation as the path to ... More


Playing Politics with Science: Balancing Scientific Independence and Government Oversight

David B. Resnik

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195375893
eISBN:
9780199866632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375893.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book examines the relationship between science and politics and argues for a balance between scientific independence and government oversight and control. It uses ethical theories and historical ... More


Raise the Floor

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/9780199591527.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

One of the principal goals of antipoverty efforts should be to improve the absolute living standards of the least well-off. This book aims to enhance our understanding of how to do that.


Classical Dynamics: The Corn Economy

Richard M. Goodwin

in Chaotic Economic Dynamics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283355
eISBN:
9780191596315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283350.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Deals with the classical dynamical problem of technological advances in an agricultural (corn) economy. Goodwin asserts that two mis‐specifications—concerning labour supply and technical ... More


Conclusion

Demetrios S. Katos

in Palladius of Helenopolis: The Origenist Advocate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696963
eISBN:
9780191731969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696963.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Church History

The conclusion briefly reviews the book's central claims: that Palladius was an influential personality among Origenist ascetics at the turn of the fifth century; that the Dialogue is best understood ... More


Conclusion

Edouard Machery

in Doing without Concepts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195306880
eISBN:
9780199867950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306880.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The Conclusion summarizes the book's main arguments. This book has argued that, conceptual change is an essential component of scientific progress but what is known about the psychology of concepts ... More


Epilogue

Joel Mokyr

in The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074772
eISBN:
9780199854981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074772.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the search for the causes of technological progress. It observes that, in the past ten years, a veritable revolution has occurred in a wide variety of fields, from genetic ... More


Conclusion?

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Humankind, still adapted to the hunter-gatherer life, has moved with astonishing speed into an utterly different lifestyle, offering numerous advantages but also multiplying dangers: civilization. ... More


Marginal Europe: The Contribution of Marginal Lands since the Middle Ages

Sidney Pollard

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206385
eISBN:
9780191677106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206385.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

The momentum of the British industrial revolution arose mostly in regions that were poorly endowed by nature, badly located, and considered backward and poor by contemporaries. This book examines the ... More


Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle

Christopher Shields

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253074
eISBN:
9780191598401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253072.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle regularly identifies philosophical and scientific concepts as homonymous; indeed, his preoccupation with homonymy influences his approach to many subjects and clearly structures his ... More


Disagreement and Uncertainty

Tim Mulgan

in Future People: A Moderate Consequentialist Account of our Obligations to Future Generations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282203
eISBN:
9780191603624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928220X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores how those who have internalized the Rule Consequentialist ideal code will respond to disagreement and uncertainty. The ensuing discussion reinforces the Rule Consequentialist ... More


 The Endless Quest and Perfect Knowledge: Searching and Certainty

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Joseph built the church on the foundation of dialogic revelation, physical artifacts, testable historical claims, and the promise of spiritual certainty. Truth claims are absolute and categorical. At ... More


How Much Richer Will Future Generations Be?

Wilfred Beckerman and Joanna Pasek

in Justice, Posterity, and the Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245086
eISBN:
9780191598784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245088.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter leaves the ‘safe’ world of philosophical speculation and turns to the dangerous world of economic prediction. It outlines the economic reasons for believing that, in the very long ... More


Generalism as a Regulative Ideal

Sean McKeever and Michael Ridge

in Principled Ethics: Generalism as a Regulative Ideal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290659
eISBN:
9780191603617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290652.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that there are reasons to try to codify the moral landscape, and that these reasons are recognizably moral. A proper understanding of the nature of historical moral progress ... More


Social Structure

Jan‐Erik Lane, David McKay, and Kenneth Newton

in Political Data Handbook: OECD Countries

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198280538
eISBN:
9780191601934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828053X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This section presents statistics on the social structure in OECD countries. It features tables on ethno-linguistic structure, religious structure, income distribution, labour force, migration, index ... More


War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150840
eISBN:
9781400844746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150840.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book provides a sweeping critical history of social theories about war and peace from Thomas Hobbes to the present. It presents both a broad intellectual history and an original argument as it ... More


How Many Languages Do We Need?: The Economics of Linguistic Diversity

Victor Ginsburgh and Shiomo Weber

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136899
eISBN:
9781400838905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136899.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

In the global economy, linguistic diversity influences economic and political development as well as public policies in positive and negative ways. It leads to financial costs, communication ... More


New Liberal Successions: The Modernization of an Ideology

Michael Freeden

in Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294146
eISBN:
9780191599323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829414X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

An examination of J. S. Mill's ideational legatees offers a useful insight into ideological variation, since later liberals constantly alluded to Mill as a yardstick by which to measure their own ... More


Kant: 22 April 1724–12 February 1804

Martin Wight

in Four Seminal Thinkers in International Theory: Machiavelli, Grotius, Kant, and Mazzini

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273676
eISBN:
9780191602771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273677.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Kant was the greatest of modern philosophers. He held that we have knowledge of the phenomenal world alone; of the realm of the noumenal we have only moral experience. But he had moral passion in his ... More


Mazzini: 22 June 1805–10 March 1872

Martin Wight

in Four Seminal Thinkers in International Theory: Machiavelli, Grotius, Kant, and Mazzini

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273676
eISBN:
9780191602771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273677.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Mazzini was a nationalist, a revolutionary, and a romantic. Although an ex-Catholic, he was deeply sympathetic to religion. He saw progress as the law of God, and duty as what man owed to God. He was ... More


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