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Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Mark Wilson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199269259
eISBN:
9780191710155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The book's discussion is divided into two parts. Chapters 1-5 trace the unnoticed yet occasionally harmful role that uncritical thinking about ‘concepts’ plays within our practical life, whether in ... More


* THEORY FACADES

Mark Wilson

in Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199269259
eISBN:
9780191710155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Because classical demands on conceptual understanding are quite strong and can prove potentially inhibiting within a scientific context, various philosopher/scientists in the late 19th century ... More


SONG OF THE MASTER IDEA

Mark Wilson

in Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199269259
eISBN:
9780191710155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter investigates the implications of these conclusions with respect to rule-following and rigor's implementation. It begins with a survey of common philosophical tensions over these topics ... More


Richard Mervyn Hare, 1919–2002

A. W. Price

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 124. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, III

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263204
eISBN:
9780191734205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263204.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

Richard Hare's ambition was to have united elements from Aristotle, Kant and Mill in a logically cogent way that solved the fundamental problems of ethics (though with unfinished business); and he ... More


Love's Repetition: Conclusion

M. Jamie Ferreira

in Love's Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard's Works of Love

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130256
eISBN:
9780199834181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130251.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The concluding essay compares the imperative mode of the commandment with the notion of “intimacy” with the commandment experienced by those who so value love's need to express itself that they do ... More


Optimal Tax Theory: A Synthesis

James A. Mirrlees

in Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295211
eISBN:
9780191685095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295211.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses and unifies some uncoordinated parts of the theory of optimal taxation. It includes a discussion on the development of methods of analysis that can be quickly and easily ... More


The Witness of the Four Gospels

John Reumann

in Variety and Unity in New Testament Thought

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262015
eISBN:
9780191682285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262015.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the years between the death of Jesus and the gospel-writing period, sayings from Jesus, stories about him, collections of parables or miracle stories, glimpses of the Passion, and resurrection ... More


The Boundary Between Mathematics and Physics

Alasdair Urquhart

in The Philosophy of Mathematical Practice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296453
eISBN:
9780191711961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296453.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter adopts the point of view that mathematical models in physics are mathematical constructs in their own right, often only loosely related to the phenomena they are designed to model. This ... More


Mathematics and Physics: Strategies of Assimilation

Alasdair Urquhart

in The Philosophy of Mathematical Practice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296453
eISBN:
9780191711961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296453.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The main topic of this chapter is the problem posed to the mathematical community by the non-rigorous methods used by physicists in investigating mathematical problems. These methods are often highly ... More


Looking Forward

Christopher Bjork

in High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226309385
eISBN:
9780226309552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309552.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter eleven summarizes the evidence presented in previous chapters, and extends the findings to broader questions about educational reform, testing, and accountability. First the author ... More


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