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The Aim Is Not Spending Per Se

Lane Kenworthy

in Progress for the Poor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591527
eISBN:
9780191731389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591527.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Government social transfers account for a much larger share of GDP in Sweden and Denmark than in the United States. But the U.S. government distributes more benefits in the form of tax breaks rather ... More


Public Health Practice: What Works

Jonathan E. Fielding and Steven M. Teutsch (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892761
eISBN:
9780199301515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892761.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book compiles the lessons and best practices of working in the complex and evolving public health setting of Los Angeles County, as told by leaders of LA County's Department of Public Health. ... More


The Emerging Structure of the Adi Granth

Gurinder Singh Mann

in The Making of Sikh Scripture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130249
eISBN:
9780199834433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130243.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

The evolutionary process that resulted in the Adi Granth is traced. First, the significance of rag in Sikh devotion and its relationship to the organization of Sikh scripture are briefly addressed. ... More


Argentina

Jean Grugel and Pia Riggirozzi

in The Politics of Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692125
eISBN:
9780191739286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692125.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Amongst the several cases reported in this volume of an elite rocked by a crisis, looking to poor groups for support and thereby shifting policy in a pro-poor direction, Argentina is one of the most ... More


Conclusion

Alexandra Gajda

in The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699681
eISBN:
9780191739057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699681.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter defines the broader conclusions that can be drawn from the earl’s career and rising. It restates the importance of the role that political and religious ideas played in shaping the ... More


The Quantum Matrix: Henry Bar's Perilous Struggle for Quantum Coherence

Gershon Kurizki and Goren Gordon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198787464
eISBN:
9780191829512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787464.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

“Meet Henry Bar, a physicist and … quantum superhero.” The title The Quantum Matrix refers to a central concept in quantum physics, but also (allegorically) to our enigmatic world. In this book, ... More


Conscious Events and Self-Ascriptions: Comments on Heal and O’Brien

Christopher Peacocke

in The Self and Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590650
eISBN:
9780191741043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590650.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This paper defend the principle, disputed by Jane Heal, that whenever someone consciously Fs and also has the concept F, then she will be able to judge explicitly, with non-inferential justification, ... More


Enlightenment Shadows

Genevieve Lloyd

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669561
eISBN:
9780191757013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669561.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The idea of the Enlightenment has become a touchstone for emotional and often contradictory articulations of contemporary western values. Enlightenment Shadows is a study of the place of ... More


Assessing and improving effective interactive governance

Jacob Torfing, B. Guy Peters, Jon Pierre, and Eva Sørensen

in Interactive Governance: Advancing the Paradigm

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199596751
eISBN:
9780191738180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596751.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The attempt of the public metagovernors to enhance the contribution of networks and partnerships to effective governance must be guided by a clear assessment of their effectivity. The first section ... More


Craving the Right: Emotions and Moral Reasons 1

Patricia Greenspan

in Morality and the Emotions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199577507
eISBN:
9780191731235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577507.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that emotions provide normative reasons that can play a significant role in moral motivation, even granting that their weight is trivial in comparison to moral reasons. Besides ... More


Rural Democracy: Elections and Development in Africa

Robin Harding

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198851073
eISBN:
9780191885808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851073.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

How have African rulers responded to the introduction of democratic electoral competition? Despite the broadly negative picture painted by the prevailing focus on electoral fraud, clientelism, and ... More


Geometry,Physics, and Phenomenology: Four Letters of O. Becker to H. Weyl (with T. Ryckman)

Paolo Mancosu

in The Adventure of Reason: Interplay Between Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Logic, 1900-1940

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199546534
eISBN:
9780191594939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546534.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter continues the treatment of the relation between phenomenology and mathematics during the twenties began in Chapter 10. The investigation focuses on Hermann Weyl and Oskar Becker and ... More


“Das Abenteuer der Vernunft”: O. Becker and D. Mahnke on the Phenomenological Foundations of the Exact Sciences

Paolo Mancosu

in The Adventure of Reason: Interplay Between Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Logic, 1900-1940

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199546534
eISBN:
9780191594939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546534.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores the correspondence between Dietrich Mahnke and Oskar Becker. Both were phenomenologists interested in the phenomenological foundations of the exact sciences. Dietrich Mahnke was ... More


Harvard 1940–1941: Tarski, Carnap, and Quine on a Finitistic Language of Mathematics for Science

Paolo Mancosu

in The Adventure of Reason: Interplay Between Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Logic, 1900-1940

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199546534
eISBN:
9780191594939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546534.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mind

Tarski, Carnap and Quine spent the academic year 1940–1941 together at Harvard. In their autobiographies, both Carnap and Quine highlight the importance of the conversations that took place among ... More


Quine and Tarski on Nominalism

Paolo Mancosu

in The Adventure of Reason: Interplay Between Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Logic, 1900-1940

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199546534
eISBN:
9780191594939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546534.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter contains a detailed study of the nominalistic engagement of Quine and Tarski up to 1953 (the date of an important conference on “Nominalism and Platonism in Contemporary Logic” organized ... More


Tarski on Models and Logical Consequence

Paolo Mancosu

in The Adventure of Reason: Interplay Between Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Logic, 1900-1940

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199546534
eISBN:
9780191594939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546534.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mind

An essential notion in semantics is that of logical consequence. A sentence P is a logical consequence of a set of sentences S if and only if it is not possible for the sentences in S to be true and ... More


Iran: The state and terrorism in Iran

Ali M. Ansari

in Non-Western responses to terrorism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526105813
eISBN:
9781526135988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105813.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This paper discusses the role of 'terror' and 'terrorism' as an aspect of state policy in Iran during the twentieth century, looking at its historical context both within Qajar Iran and as an aspect ... More


The Rent Curse: Natural Resources, Policy Choice, and Economic Development

Richard M Auty and Haydn I Furlonge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198828860
eISBN:
9780191867330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828860.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book analyses the political economy of economic development using two stylized facts models of rent-driven growth. The models show that: (i) the resource curse is a variant of a wider rent curse ... More


Be okay with small steps, as the harmonic series grows without bound

Susan D'Agostino

in How to Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198843597
eISBN:
9780191879388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843597.003.0033
Subject:
Mathematics, Educational Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

“Be okay with small steps, as the harmonic series grows without bound” considers the question: if each term in the infinite sum represented a day or a fraction of a day you live, would you live ... More


Voice in Later Medieval English Literature: Public Interiorities

David Lawton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198792406
eISBN:
9780191835254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792406.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Criticism/Theory

This study approaches later medieval English vernacular culture in terms of voice. As texts and discourses shift in translation and in use from one language to another, antecedent texts are revoiced ... More


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