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The Possibility of Knowledge

Quassim Cassam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208319
eISBN:
9780191708992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208319.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How is knowledge of the external world possible? How is knowledge of other minds possible? How is a priori knowledge possible? These are all examples of ‘how-possible’ questions in epistemology. In ... More


Talk that Counts: Age, Gender, and Social Class Differences in Discourse

Ronald K. S. Macaulay

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173819
eISBN:
9780199788361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173819.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This work is a sociolinguistic study employing quantitative methods to explore age, gender, and social class differences in the use of a range of discourse features. It is based on a gender-balanced ... More


Epilogue: Shaping Music Education from a Global Perspective

Huib Schippers

in Facing the Music: Shaping Music Education from a Global Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195379754
eISBN:
9780199864386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379754.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The closing section of the book briefly summarises some of the key findings, and translates these into seven practical, hands‐on suggestions written primarily with the realities of classroom music ... More


The Grammar of Q: Q-Particles, Wh-Movement, and Pied-Piping

Seth Cable

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195392265
eISBN:
9780199866526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392265.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book puts forth a novel syntactic and semantic analysis of wh-questions based upon in-depth study of the Tlingit language, an endangered and under-documented language of North America. A major ... More


Hong Kong and the Cold War: Anglo-American Relations 1949-1957

Chi-kwan Mark

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273706
eISBN:
9780191706240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273706.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

After 1949, the British Empire in Hong Kong was more vulnerable than the lack of Chinese demand for return and the success of Hong Kong's economic transformations might have suggested. Its ... More


Historical Research

Elizabeth Ann Danto

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333060
eISBN:
9780199864119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333060.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

What, exactly, was the Charity Organization Society? Was it a cluster of affluent women imposing their moral propriety on the poor in the early 20th century? Or was it the first concerted effort to ... More


Interviewing Children about Sexual Abuse: Controversies and Best Practice

Kathleen Coulborn Faller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195311778
eISBN:
9780199865055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311778.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Interviewing children who may have been sexually abused is a daunting task fraught with far-reaching consequences for the children, families, institutions, and professionals involved. With no room ... More


Asking Questions: Using meaningful structures to imply ignorance

Robert Fiengo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208418
eISBN:
9780191695735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208418.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book examines a central phenomenon of language — the use of sentences to ask questions. Although there is a sizable literature on the syntax and semantics of interrogatives, the logic of ... More


Questioning Techniques

Kathleen Coulborn Faller

in Interviewing Children about Sexual Abuse: Controversies and Best Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195311778
eISBN:
9780199865055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311778.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

A hotly debated aspect of the child interview relates to the questions employed by the interviewer. The core of the debate is whether a particular type of question elicits accurate information from ... More


State of the Union

Iain McLean and Alistair McMillan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This is the first survey of Unionism, the ideology of most of the rulers of the United Kingdom for the past 300 years. Because it was taken so much for granted, it has never been properly studied. In ... More


Objects of Thought

A. N. Prior

P. T. Geach and A. J. P. Kenny (eds)

Published in print:
1971
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243540
eISBN:
9780191680694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243540.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This book is divided into two parts. The first concentrates on the logical properties of propositions, their relation to facts and sentences, and the parallel objects of commands and questions. The ... More


The Union since 1961—Mass Attitudes

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter presents survey information on popular attitudes towards the Union and Unionism. This includes the survey of attitudes to the Union commissioned (and then ignored, because its findings ... More


Representation in a Union State

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter analyses what is now called the West Lothian Question (WLQ) after its persistent poser Tam Dalyell MP (formerly for West Lothian). The WLQ asks: Given partial devolution, why can an MP ... More


Indeterminate Identity: Metaphysics and Semantics

Terence Parsons

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250449
eISBN:
9780191681301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250449.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

The author presents a lively and original study of philosophical questions about identity, such as: Is a person identical with that person's body? Puzzles of this kind have not been solved. This book ... More


Conclusion: A Union State without Unionism

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the policy implications of the weakening of Unionism. It considers the pressures on the Conservatives (historically the principled Unionist party, but whose advantage is now ... More


Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Ezra Mendelsohn (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This volume collects chapters on Jewish literature which deal with “the manifold ways that literary texts reveal their authors' attitudes toward their own Jewish identity and toward diverse aspects ... More


The Four Strategic Decisions in Transparency

Mia de Kuijper

in Profit Power Economics: A New Competitive Strategy for Creating Sustainable Wealth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195171631
eISBN:
9780199871353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171631.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Chapter 5 takes an in-depth look at how transparency will affect the four essential strategic questions that all corporate leaders and investors need to address to maximizing returns: what to own, or ... More


From the Four Strategic Decisions to the Four Rules

Mia de Kuijper

in Profit Power Economics: A New Competitive Strategy for Creating Sustainable Wealth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195171631
eISBN:
9780199871353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171631.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In Chapter 11, the conclusions of Chapters 6–10 are used to derive the Four Rules for Maximizing Profits in Transparency for investors and for corporate leaders. Each of the four rules revolves ... More


Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions

Susan J. Carroll (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293484
eISBN:
9780191598944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293488.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This volume presents a research agenda, developed by leading scholars of American politics, suggesting directions that could fruitfully shape the study of women and American politics in the early ... More


Conclusions

Edmund Cannon and Ian Tonks

in Annuity Markets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216994
eISBN:
9780191711978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216994.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter summarizes the conclusions on annuity pricing. While annuity products continue to be an important component of a number of pensions systems, there are a number of public policy questions ... More


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