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Pseudo‐Separability

W. M. Gorman

C. Blackorby and A. F. Shorrocks (eds)

in Separability and Aggregation: The Collected Works of W. M. Gorman, Volume I

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198285212
eISBN:
9780191596322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198285213.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This brief note was extracted from notes handwritten in August 1975 to facilitate a project on ’Hedonic Housing’ with Richard Blundell that, in the event, did not proceed. It is included because it ... More


Space, Time, and Stuff

Frank Arntzenius

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199696604
eISBN:
9780191738333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696604.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Much of this book can be seen as an attempt to show that physics is geometry, an attempt to show that the fundamental structure of the physical world is purely geometrical structure. Along the way, ... More


Separability and Aggregation: The Collected Works of W. M. Gorman, Volume I

W. M. Gorman

C. Blackorby and A. F. Shorrocks (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198285212
eISBN:
9780191596322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198285213.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

W. M. (Terence) Gorman has been a major figure in the development of economics during the past 40 years. His publications on separability, aggregation, duality, and the modelling of consumer demand ... More


Separable Utility

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the fourth of six chapters in Part II about demand and utility cost, a typical area for what is understood as choice theory. It discusses separable utility. Its five sections are: models of ... More


Individuality and Non-Individuality in Quantum Mechanics

Steven French and Décio Krause

in Identity in Physics: A Historical, Philosophical, and Formal Analysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278244
eISBN:
9780191603952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278245.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the concepts of indistinguishability, individuality, and non-individuality in the quantum context. It is argued that the above view of particles as non-individuals is not a ... More


Conditions for Generalized Additive Separability

W. M. Gorman

C. Blackorby and A. F. Shorrocks (eds)

in Separability and Aggregation: The Collected Works of W. M. Gorman, Volume I

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198285212
eISBN:
9780191596322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198285213.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This paper is from an unpublished typescript (1970) and is a straightforward elaboration of a referee report on a paper by Robert Pollak that was eventually published in Econometrica (1972). In the ... More


Why Be Humean?

Tim Maudlin

in The Metaphysics Within Physics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199218219
eISBN:
9780191711596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218219.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In some contemporary metaphysics theories, there is an explicit preference or desire, or in some cases demand, for‘Humean’ theories. Humean, or ‘empiricist’ theories of law and of chance are sought; ... More


Conditions for Additive Separability

W. M. Gorman

C. Blackorby and A. F. Shorrocks (eds)

in Separability and Aggregation: The Collected Works of W. M. Gorman, Volume I

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198285212
eISBN:
9780191596322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198285213.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Suppose that an agent has preferences over a finite time horizon, and that, in addition, marginal rates of substitution between adjacent time periods are independent of the level of consumption in ... More


The Concavity of Additive Utility Functions

W. M. Gorman

C. Blackorby and A. F. Shorrocks (eds)

in Separability and Aggregation: The Collected Works of W. M. Gorman, Volume I

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198285212
eISBN:
9780191596322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198285213.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This paper is from an unpublished typescript from the University of North Carolina (1970). When confronted with additivity, it is far more convenient to use profit functions than cost functions or ... More


Disentangling Embodiment

Andy Clark

in Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333213
eISBN:
9780199868858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333213.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Embodiment appears to matter for mind and cognition in three ways: spreading the load, self-structuring information, and supporting extended cognition. The three threads are joined by the supporting ... More


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