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. “My Character & Conduct”

Matthew Kadane

in The Watchful Clothier

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169614
eISBN:
9780300188936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169614.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter, which focuses on the character and conduct of Joseph Ryder, states that one practical outcome of Ryder's obscurity is that, despite his prolixity, much of his biography is unwritable. ... More


Relevance Theory and Prolixity *

Friedrich Christoph Doerge

in Brevity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664986
eISBN:
9780191748530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664986.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter compares the so-called relevance theoretic and the ‘broadly Gricean’ accounts of prolix communication and advances cases where relevance theory’s predictions fail, while the broadly ... More


Framing from a Moral High Horse

Amrita Narlikar and Aruna Narlikar

in Bargaining with a Rising India: Lessons from the Mahabharata

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199698387
eISBN:
9780191755972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698387.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The ‘moralizing by Indian power holders’ has long ‘baffled’ foreigners. This chapter demonstrates the general tendency of Indian negotiators to frame demands in terms of moral principles rather than ... More


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