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Seven Schools of Macroeconomic Thought

Edmund S. Phelps

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283331
eISBN:
9780191596766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283334.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This volume represents the publication of seven lectures––the first annual Arne Ryde Memorial lectures administered by the University of Lund––on what the author deems to be the seven leading schools ... More


Beyond Deconstruction: The Uses and Abuses of Literary Theory

Howard Felperin

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128960
eISBN:
9780191671746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The past two decades have seen swift and radical change in the way literature is perceived and taught in this country and abroad, as numerous new schools of theory have blossomed, particularly at ... More


The Intellectual Challenge of Morphological Evolution: A Case for Variational Structuralism

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores variational structuralism, whose core idea is that organisms and their parts play causal roles in shaping the patterns of phenotypic evolution. Drawing on the work of pioneers ... More


Philosophy of Mathematics: Structure and Ontology

Stewart Shapiro

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139303
eISBN:
9780199833658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139305.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The philosophy of mathematics articulated and defended in this book goes by the name of “structuralism”, and its slogan is that mathematics is the science of structure. The subject matter of ... More


Mathematics without Numbers: Towards a Modal-Structural Interpretation

Geoffrey Hellman

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240341
eISBN:
9780191597664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240341.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Develops a structuralist understanding of mathematics, as an alternative to set‐ or type‐theoretic foundations, that respects classical mathematical truth while minimizing Platonist commitments to ... More


Constructibility and Mathematical Existence

Charles S. Chihara

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239758
eISBN:
9780191597190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239750.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A continuation of the study of mathematical existence begun in Ontology and the Vicious‐Circle Principle (published in 1973); in the present work, Quine's indispensability argument is rebutted by the ... More


Mathematics as a Science of Patterns

Michael D. Resnik

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250142
eISBN:
9780191598296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250142.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Mathematics is regarded as our most developed science, and yet philosophical troubles surface as soon as we inquire about its subject matter partly because mathematics itself says nothing about the ... More


Traditional Political Realism and the Writing of History

Roger D. Spegele

in International Society and its Critics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265206
eISBN:
9780191601866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265208.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Part Two of the book begins with a discussion of realist and English School of International Relations approaches to writing international history, in which the author argues that the appreciation of ... More


Political Analysis in a World Without Foundations

Bobby Sayyid and Lilian Zac

in Research Strategies in the Social Sciences: A Guide to New Approaches

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292371
eISBN:
9780191600159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292376.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Introducing central conceptual themes employed in discourse analysis, another challenge to the positivist assumptions underlying conventional social science. The concepts covered are ... More


Individuality in Classical Physics

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:
10.1093/0199278245.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter presents a summary of the history of classical statistical mechanics, emphasizing the underlying assumptions regarding particle individuality. It is argued that the relevant sense of ... More


Quantum Statistics and Non-Individuality

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:
10.1093/0199278245.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter presents the history of quantum statistics, from its beginnings in Planck’s work, through the development of Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics, to the more recent work on forms of ... More


Conclusion: Changing Business Systems, Power, and the Science of Manufacturing Possibilities

Gary Herrigel

in Manufacturing Possibilities: Creative Action and Industrial Recomposition in the United States, Germany, and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557738
eISBN:
9780191720871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557738.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The conclusion addresses three areas of theoretical interest posed by empirical and theoretical arguments made in the substantive chapters of Manufacturing Possibilities. First it elaborates more ... More


Athens in Paris: Ancient Greece and the Political in Post-War French Thought

Miriam Leonard

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277254
eISBN:
9780191707414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277254.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Why was Derrida reading Plato as students stormed the Sorbonne in May '68? Why was Foucault writing about Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus while fighting for the rights of prisoners with Vidal-Naquet? ... More


Introduction: ‘Nous autres grecs’ 1

Miriam Leonard

in Athens in Paris: Ancient Greece and the Political in Post-War French Thought

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277254
eISBN:
9780191707414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277254.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

How did the Greeks come to be at the centre of a debate about the role of ‘the political’ in French structuralist and post-structuralist thought? This introductory chapter investigates how the major ... More


Anti-foundationalism

Mark Bevir and R. A. W. Rhodes

in The State as Cultural Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580750
eISBN:
9780191723179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580750.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter explores what many observers suggest are the leading present-day forms of interpretive social science: postmodern theories of discourse. First, we challenge the belief these approaches ... More


Interpreting Constitutions: A Comparative Study

Jeffrey Goldsworthy (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226474
eISBN:
9780191706707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226474.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This book describes the constitutions of six major federations and how they have been interpreted by their highest courts, compares the interpretive methods and underlying principles that have guided ... More


What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Russell Daylight

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641970
eISBN:
9780748671564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Between 1907 and 1911, Ferdinand de Saussure gave three series of lectures on the topic of general linguistics. After his death, these lecture notes were gathered together by his students and ... More


Food, Anthropology, Text and History

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the present methodological ferment in biblical studies it is necessary to articulate a methodological approach to the study of food in the Old Testament. The methodology outlined is fully ... More


Artistic and Critical Practices

Berys Gaut

in Art, Emotion and Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses artists' ethical aims in their works and the influential role of ethical criticism in critical practice, even in the writings of the New Critics and of post-structuralist ... More


Scientific Realism, Constructive Empiricism, and Structuralism

James Ladyman, Don Ross, David Spurrett, and John Collier

in Every Thing Must Go: Metaphysics Naturalized

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276196
eISBN:
9780191706127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276196.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that a form of structural realism is motivated by reflection on issues that arise in two different domains that have been the subject of intense scrutiny during recent decades. ... More


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