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The Demands of Reason: An Essay on Pyrrhonian Scepticism

Casey Perin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557905
eISBN:
9780191721366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557905.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Sextus Empiricus' Outlines of Pyrrhonism is one of the most important and influential texts in the history of Greek philosophy. This book examines those aspects of Pyrrhonian Scepticism as Sextus ... More


Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two

Angela Smith

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183983
eISBN:
9780191674167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183983.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Long after the death of Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923), Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) described being haunted by her in dreams. Through detailed comparative readings of their fiction, letters, and ... More


Diplomacy and Debate

Sydney D. Bailey and Sam Daws

in The Procedure of the UN Security Council

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280736
eISBN:
9780191598746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280734.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Looks at diplomacy and debate at the UN Security Council, and the role of procedural rules and practice in these activities. The first four sections of the chapter describe the rules for: the order ... More


Current Disciplinary Practices: An Overview

David R. Dupper

in A New Model of School Discipline: Engaging Students and Preventing Behavior Problems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195378078
eISBN:
9780199777426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378078.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses a number of issues surrounding the most widely implemented school disciplinary practices in U.S. public schools today out-of-school suspension and expulsion. It discusses the ... More


James’ suspension spring equations

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In 1983, K. James published two useful but rather complicated equations whose purpose was to help design the suspension spring. The equations show the effect that different spring lengths, widths, ... More


Barometric compensation with a crossed spring suspension?

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

A crossed spring suspension provides an axis of rotation characterised by extremely low friction, something that a pendulum can use. The suspension typically consists of four flat strips of spring ... More


Stable connections to a pendulum’s suspension spring

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0019
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Chops, located on the ends of a pendulum's suspension spring, are designed to get a more solid grip on the spring. With a degree of helpfulness varying from outstanding to useless, chops give a ... More


Position sensitivity along the pendulum rod

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Every clock's pendulum needs a fine trim to adjust its rate to the desired value. This is frequently done by adding small weights to a weight pan, which is usually located about one-third of the way ... More


Historical Reflections on Classical Pyrrhonism and Neo‐Pyrrhonism

Gisela Striker

in Pyrrhonian Skepticism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195169720
eISBN:
9780199786343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169727.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay argues that ancient Pyrrhonists did not decide to suspend judgment, but rather claimed to have found themselves unable to arrive at any judgment. By giving up the attempt, they also ... More


Better accuracy from simple pendulums

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter deals with simple pendulums and with several things that can be done to improve their accuracy. Most of the items have only a minor effect on accuracy, but they add up. The pendulum ... More


Scaling the size of a pendulum

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Making a pendulum bigger or smaller involves more than just a linear scaling up or down of the pendulum's dimensions. If you want to make a larger or smaller pendulum than the one you have now, how ... More


Finding a pendulum’s axis of rotation

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

To determine a pendulum's axis of rotation, a small piece of paper is temporarily mounted on the front of the pendulum rod at the rod's top end, so that the paper extends up an inch or two past the ... More


Does a pendulum’s axis of rotation shift with amplitude?

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter describes an experiment to determine whether a pendulum's axis of rotation moves when the swing amplitude is increased. This issue presupposes that the pendulum has a flat spring type of ... More


Transient temperature effects in a pendulum

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter describes some transient temperature measurements made on a pendulum with a quartz pendulum rod. Time offset error occurs because different parts of the pendulum change temperature at ... More


Integrationist Values: Limiting Permissible Doxastic Venture

John Bishop

in Believing by Faith: An Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205547
eISBN:
9780191709432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205547.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter deals with two versions of the objection that Jamesian fideism is too liberal. In response to the first — that it is arbitrary to permit supra-evidential yet reject irrational, ... More


Satanic Verses:Moral Chaos in Holy Writ

Evan Fales

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

According to John Locke, true revelation must conform to our divinely infused moral understanding. This chapter argues that apologetic explanations of the morally ‘difficult’ passages in Scripture ... More


Prison School: Educational Inequality and School Discipline in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Lizbet Simmons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281455
eISBN:
9780520293144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281455.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Public schools across the United States have turned to the criminal justice system as a gold standard of discipline. As public schools and offices of justice have become collaborators in punishment, ... More


‘The Ethical’ in Fear and Trembling

C. Stephen Evans

in Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199272174
eISBN:
9780191602061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272174.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Fear and Trembling is not the place to look for an account of Kierkegaard’s ethical views, because it is not a book about ethics but faith, written by someone who neither has faith ... More


The French Crime of 1873: An Essay in Interpretation

Marc Flandreau

in The Glitter of Gold: France Bimetallism and the Emergence of the International Gold Standard 1848-1873

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199257867
eISBN:
9780191601279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257868.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 8 analyses the end of bimetallism. It shows that the conventional view of an inescapable collapse is not founded. France, endowed with a large share of the gold output of the 1850s and 1860s, ... More


Cracks in the Facade

Barry Eichengreen

in Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195101133
eISBN:
9780199869626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195101138.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This is the second of three chapters that consider the operation of the reconstructed gold standard system following World War I. It analyzes the role of the gold standard in the onset of the Great ... More


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