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Property Rights, Contract Rights, and Other Economic Rights

William J. Talbott

in Human Rights and Human Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195173482
eISBN:
9780199872176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173482.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter uses the main principle to explain why economic rights should be regarded as human rights. Property rights, contract rights, and other economic rights are a solution to the productive ... More


Using Control Theory to Study Biology*

Brian P. Ingalls, Tau-Mu Yi, and Pablo A. Iglesias

in System Modeling in Cellular Biology: From Concepts to Nuts and Bolts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195485
eISBN:
9780262257060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195485.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

This chapter presents a framework ideally suited to an analysis of dynamic systems. Tools from control theory can be applied to elucidate the functioning of self-regulating (homeostatic) systems and ... More


Playing Gaia

Tim Lenton and Andrew Watson

in Revolutions that made the Earth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199587049
eISBN:
9780191775031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587049.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter discusses the central premise of Jim Lovelock's Gaia theory, according to which the Earth self-regulates in a habitable state, and your task is to create such a planetary scale ... More


Control Theory and Systems Biology

Pablo A. Iglesias and Brian P. Ingalls (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013345
eISBN:
9780262258906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013345.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Issues of regulation and control are central to the study of biological and biochemical systems. Thus it is not surprising that the tools of feedback control theory—engineering techniques developed ... More


Gaia and the Human Species

Crispin Tickell

in Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.003.0021
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter describes how Gaia theory has become an integrative factor in modern science. It brings the physical and biological environments together into a single self-regulating system, allowing ... More


Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Stephen H. Schneider, James R. Miller, Eileen Crist, and Penelope J. Boston (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This is a multidisciplinary reexamination of the Gaia hypothesis, which was introduced by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis in the early 1970s. The Gaia hypothesis holds that Earth’s physical and ... More


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