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Goods (Benefits) and Evils (Harms)

Bernard Gert

in Morality: Its Nature and Justification

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195176896
eISBN:
9780199835300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176898.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides definitions of goods (benefits) and evils (harms), and presents lists of the basic goods and evils. It establishes the objectivity of the concepts of goods (benefits) and evils ... More


Introduction

Bernard Gert

in Common Morality: Deciding What to Do

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195173710
eISBN:
9780199785926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173716.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introduction discusses the areas of widespread agreement about morality, and lists those features of rational human nature that account for it. The sources of unresolvable moral disagreement, ... More


The Role of the UK Media in the Communications Strategies of France's Grande École Business Schools

Brigitte Fournier

in Franco-British Academic Partnerships: The Next Chapter: The Next Chapter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316630
eISBN:
9781846316777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316777.026
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

A high priority of French business schools is to recruit top students for master's and executive education programmes. They rely on international media for editorial coverage and inclusion in the ... More


How Industry Analysts Shape the Digital Future

Neil Pollock and Robin Williams

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198704928
eISBN:
9780191774027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704928.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Strategy

This book explores the emergence of a new class of expert—the industry analyst—whose advice has enormous impacts across IT markets. In just over 30 years, Gartner Inc. has emerged as market leader ... More


Ranking Devices: The Socio-Materiality of Ratings

Neil Pollock

in Materiality and Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technological World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664054
eISBN:
9780191745423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664054.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Despite the growing importance of formal rankings within the economy, we still have relatively little understanding of the materiality of rankings. By this it is meant the various “devices” that go ... More


Great Expectations: The Materiality of Commensurability in Social Media

Susan V. Scott and Wanda J. Orlikowski

in Materiality and Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technological World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664054
eISBN:
9780191745423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664054.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter considers the question of commensuration — the process of comparison according to a common metric — and how it is accomplished on online social media websites. When commensurability is ... More


Life in an Era of Status Abundance

Joel Best

in Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267169
eISBN:
9780520948488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267169.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The Great German Sociologist Max Weber contended that societies rank their members along economic, political, and social dimensions. Social scientists act as though class and power are more ... More


Evaluating Prime-Ministerial Performance: The British Experience

Kevin Theakston

in Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666423
eISBN:
9780191751462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666423.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the birth and evolution of ranking exercises as a vehicle for scholarly and public reflection on prime-ministerial performance in the United Kingdom. While there is a limited ... More


Evaluating Prime-Ministerial Performance: The Canadian Experience

Stephen Azzi and Norman Hillmer

in Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666423
eISBN:
9780191751462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666423.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the results of several expert rankings of Canadian prime ministers that have been conducted over the last half-century, the most recent of which was initiated by the authors in ... More


Evaluating Prime-Ministerial Performance: The Australian Experience

Paul Strangio

in Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666423
eISBN:
9780191751462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666423.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter reviews the results of a series of rankings of Australian prime ministers. The chapter contextualizes that review within a discussion of the reluctance in Australia towards systematic ... More


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