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Financial Viability of Distribution Utilities

Alok Kumar and Sushanta K. Chatterjee

in Electricity Sector in India: Policy and Regulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082279
eISBN:
9780199082063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082279.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Poor financial health of the distribution companies is one of the biggest challenges facing the power sector in India today. This has created an atmosphere of uncertainty in the entire value chain, ... More


Poetic Inc.: Language as Hospitality in Cixous

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

in Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172561
eISBN:
9780231539876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Recalling that the Algerian Jews were gradually deprived of their mother tongue (Judeo-Arabic) during French colonization, Cixous examines instead how to write in another tongue resonating with more ... More


The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual: Prophecy, Exile and the Nation

Zeina G. Halabi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421393
eISBN:
9781474435673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421393.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual examines the figure of the intellectual as prophet, national icon, and exile in contemporary Arabic literature and film. Staging a comparative dialogue with ... More


Responding to Loss: Heideggerian Reflections on Literature, Architecture, and Film

Robert Mugerauer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263240
eISBN:
9780823266494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263240.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy, the Jewish Museum Berlin by Daniel Libeskind, and Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders call on us to face up to, then reflect upon the phenomena of loss, displacement, ... More


Postscript: the rupture of loss and trauma

David Bolton

in Conflict, Peace and Mental Health: Addressing the Consequences of Conflict and Trauma in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719090998
eISBN:
9781526128546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090998.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The book concludes with the Postscript - a more personal reflection by the author on the impact of loss and trauma on individuals and the community affected by war, conflict and disaster. Beyond ... More


The Limits of Aerial Resupply

Charles R. Shrader

in A War of Logistics: Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165752
eISBN:
9780813165950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165752.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

In Chapter 13, the author describes the difficulties faced by the French in maintaining effective resupply of the Dien Bien Phu garrison by air during the main battle from 13 March to 7 May 1954. ... More


Incomplete Lives

Manduhai Buyandelger

in Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 7 explores the politics of making memories and revealing forgetting. It takes the reader through the journeys of a shamanic client as she travels to consult with numerous shamans and worship ... More


Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief

Michael G. Titelbaum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658305
eISBN:
9780191748134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658305.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Subjective Bayesianism is one of the most popular tools of contemporary epistemology, using probability mathematics to provide comprehensive rational constraints both for an agent’s degrees of belief ... More


Biodiversity

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter explains the concept, measurement and utility of bio-diversity as a resource and its intricate relationship with forest. It discusses the issues of economics of choice and economic ... More


Alternative updating schemes

Michael G. Titelbaum

in Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658305
eISBN:
9780191748134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658305.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter compares the Certainty-Loss Framework (CLF) developed over previous chapters to various other Bayesian schemes for updating self-locating degrees of belief. In particular, it considers ... More


Indifference principles and quantum mechanics

Michael G. Titelbaum

in Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658305
eISBN:
9780191748134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658305.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Adam Elga argues that in certain cases when an agent cannot tell which of many subjectively indistinguishable experiences she is currently having, she should assign equal credence to being in each. ... More


A few loose ends

Michael G. Titelbaum

in Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658305
eISBN:
9780191748134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658305.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book has argued that a traditional Bayesian framework using Conditionalization as its updating constraint cannot adequately model stories involving memory loss and context-sensitivity, because ... More


The advantages of modeling

Michael G. Titelbaum

in Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658305
eISBN:
9780191748134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658305.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter reviews and evaluates the modeling methodology that has been applied over the course of the book. It examines how the book’s modeling approach was crucial to constructing and defending ... More


Introduction

Michael G. Titelbaum

in Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658305
eISBN:
9780191748134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658305.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter introduces Subjective Bayesianism and describes its recent rise to prominence in many areas of philosophy, especially epistemology. The chapter then discusses how Bayesianism’s ... More


The modeling framework and what models represent

Michael G. Titelbaum

in Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658305
eISBN:
9780191748134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658305.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents the core formal elements of the Certainty-Loss Framework (CLF). It therefore supplies the basic formal materials from which everything in the later chapters will be built. The ... More


Applying CLF models to stories

Michael G. Titelbaum

in Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658305
eISBN:
9780191748134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658305.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter focuses on what exactly models in the Certainty-Loss Framework (CLF) say about agents’ degrees of belief. Developing the standard interpretation of CLF given in the previous chapter, it ... More


Three common objections to Bayesian frameworks

Michael G. Titelbaum

in Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658305
eISBN:
9780191748134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658305.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter shows how the Certainty-Loss Framework (CLF) and its interpretation developed in the previous two chapters offers new responses to traditional objections to Subjective Bayesianism. ... More


The Proper Expansion Principle

Michael G. Titelbaum

in Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658305
eISBN:
9780191748134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658305.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the difficulties self-locating degrees of belief cause for traditional Bayesian modeling frameworks. It argues that these problems are caused not by Bayesianism’s view of the ... More


Applying (PEP)

Michael G. Titelbaum

in Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658305
eISBN:
9780191748134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658305.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explains how to apply the Certainty-Loss Framework (CLF) to stories involving self-locating belief and context-sensitivity. This formal modeling framework and its distinctive updating ... More


Natural Disasters and the Insurance Industry

Angelika Wirtz

in The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199841936
eISBN:
9780199950157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841936.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Overall and insured losses of natural disasters are steadily increasing and reach record highs. The worldwide insurance and reinsurance industry plays an important role to provide immediate financial ... More


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