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Moral Frailty and Moral Luck

Robert Merrihew Adams

in A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Psychological experiments and other empirical data seem to show that good traits of character (even if real) are frail, rather easily overcome by some types of temptation, and are dependent on social ... More


Smart and Sassy: The Strengths of Inner-City Black Girls

Joyce West Stevens

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195121643
eISBN:
9780199865383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121643.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book provides an explanatory model of adolescent development in a social context in order to explicate how meaningful psychosocial identities are constructed. The maturational trajectories of ... More


Performances: Objects and Bodies in Motion

Peter S. Wells

in How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143385
eISBN:
9781400844777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143385.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter deals with performances, which refer specifically to actions that people carried out in social contexts—“with an audience” and with their material culture. To be a performance, an action ... More


Social Context, Options, and Convergences 1

Guillermo O'Donnell

in Democracy, Agency, and the State: Theory with Comparative Intent

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587612
eISBN:
9780191723384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587612.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Previous chapters have pointed out the issue of the social and legal conditions for the exercise of citizenship; this chapter returns to this matter from a broader perspective of the overall social ... More


The Non-Individualist Challenge: Contextualism

Bhargava Rajeev

in Individualism in Social Science: Forms and Limits of a Methodology

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242796
eISBN:
9780191680564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242796.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the concept of contextualism. The contextualist thesis is the claim that concepts must be understood in their social context. In the minds of the contextualists, concepts ... More


The Relationship Context of Social Behavior

Harry T. Reis

in Then A Miracle Occurs: Focusing on Behavior in Social Psychological Theory and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377798
eISBN:
9780199864522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377798.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The author argues that the relationship context of behavior should be of central concern to social psychologist. He reviews findings from studies demonstrating how behavior varies as context varies. ... More


Researching Japanese Subsidiaries: The Strategy of Multiple Case-study Research

Tony Elger and Chris Smith

in Assembling Work: Remaking Factory Regimes in Japanese Multinationals in Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241514
eISBN:
9780191714405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241514.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter outlines the logic of the research design and the research methods used to study the operations of five Japanese subsidiaries in Britain. It reviews the different limitations of ... More


Influences on Congregational Mission

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A church's mission orientation may be shaped by a mosaic of influences, including culture, theology, structures of authority, resources, and social context. Congregations do not invent their mission ... More


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance

Ad Putter

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182535
eISBN:
9780191673825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182535.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This is an innovative and original exploration of the connections between Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, one of the most well-known works of medieval English literature, and the tradition of French ... More


English in the Middle Ages

Tim William Machan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282128
eISBN:
9780191718991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282128.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book suggests that many linguistic, literary, and historical considerations of medieval statements on language have significantly failed to take into account the social and linguistic contexts ... More


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