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Cognitive Variations: Reflections on the Unity and Diversity of the Human Mind

Geoffrey Lloyd

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214617
eISBN:
9780191706493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214617.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book presents a study of the problems posed by the unity and diversity of the human mind. On the one hand, as humans we all share broadly the same anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and certain ... More


The Natural Kinds of Animals and Plants

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Cognitive Variations: Reflections on the Unity and Diversity of the Human Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214617
eISBN:
9780191706493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214617.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the lack of a definitive taxonomy for either animals or plants. It is argued that there are conflicts between the ‘common-sense’ taxonomy advanced by some universalists and the ... More


Conclusion

Crawford Gribben

in God's Irishmen: Theological Debates in Cromwellian Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195325317
eISBN:
9780199785605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325317.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter summarizes the argument of the book and offers a number of concluding reflections of more general significance. It argues that the theological debates cannot be explained by the emerging ... More


Explaining Informal Accords

Jeffrey Stacey

in Integrating Europe: Informal Politics and Institutional Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199584765
eISBN:
9780191723506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584765.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This is the first of four chapters that present the evidence for testing the book's theory. The chapter begins by briefly discussing the book's methodology, before constructing a comprehensive test ... More


Historical Fingerprints? A Taxonomy of Norwegian Innovation

Fulvio Castellacci, Tommy H. Clausen, Svein Olav Nås, and Bart Verspagen

in Innovation, Path Dependency, and Policy: The Norwegian Case

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199551552
eISBN:
9780191720819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551552.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Innovation

This chapter presents an empirical analysis of the patterns of innovation, economic structure, and industrial dynamics that characterize the Norwegian system at present. It investigates whether the ... More


Personal Value

Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603787
eISBN:
9780191729294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603787.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Certain things, like justice, have impersonal value, other things carry personal values: they have value for some person rather than have value, period. The philosophical literature as well as ... More


Human Cognitive Capabilities, Representativeness, and Ground Rules for Research

Jie W Weiss and David J Weiss

in A Science of Decision Making: The Legacy of Ward Edwards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322989
eISBN:
9780199869206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322989.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter argues that the rejection of human capability to perform probabilistic tasks is extremely premature. Studies which are often cited as showing that people perform such tasks poorly can be ... More


The Red Colobus Monkeys: Variation in Demography, Behavior, and Ecology of Endangered Species

Thomas T. Struhsaker

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780198529583
eISBN:
9780191712746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529583.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Based on field studies spanning nearly 40 years, this reference book summarizes and integrates past research with new and previously unpublished information on the behavioral ecology of Africa's red ... More


Age Discrimination: Richard Hannye v. General Electric Company

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A mid-level manager in his fifties was dismissed by a large company that provided no reasons for dismissal concerning his performance or attitude. He then brought an age discrimination case against ... More


TAXONOMY AND DISTRIBUTION

Ted R. Anderson

in Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow: From Genes to Populations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304114
eISBN:
9780199790012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304114.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter examines the taxonomic relationships of the genus Passer, as well as the species boundaries of the House Sparrow with particular reference to the taxonomic position of the “Italian” ... More


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