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Neofinalism

Raynond Ruyer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692040
eISBN:
9781452953700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692040.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Unruffled by the motif of the end of philosophy, Raymond Ruyer elaborated one of the most singular and unclassifiable metaphysics of the 20th century and reactivated philosophy's capacity to ... More


More than Half of You Can't Read This

Peter Wright (ed.)

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Responding to a request by the Writers of the Future Contest on Palm Sunday, 1987, Wolfe demonstrates his love of puns by offering five predictions for the next twenty-five years: one for each ... More


Insurance Contracts and Insurance Market

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

in Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Introduces the nature of the insurance contract and its distinctive features. Sets out the main classes of insurance and the definition of insurance business for the purposes of regulation. Outlines ... More


Banking and finance as organized Conflict

Simone Polillo

in Conservatives Versus Wildcats: A Sociology of Financial Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785099
eISBN:
9780804785556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785099.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter highlights the social processes that invest money, in the form of specific, differentiated financial instruments, with the power to signal membership. It conceptualizes banks as ... More


After Networks (Comes Ambivalence)

Patrick Jagoda

in Network Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226346489
eISBN:
9780226346656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346656.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In distinction to a view of networks as the universal, originary, or necessary form that promises to explain everything from neural structures to collective animal behaviors to online traffic, this ... More


Uncertainty and Speculation in the Keynesian Tradition: Relevance in Commodity Futures

Toshiaki Hirai, Maria Cristina Marcuzzo, and Perry Mehrling

in Keynesian Reflections: Effective Demand, Money, Finance, and Policies in the Crisis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198092117
eISBN:
9780199082506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092117.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Dwelling on the possibility of moving funds over time and space in de-regulated markets the chapter deals with the incentives for speculation relating to derivatives which often consist of forwards, ... More


Speculative society, risk and the crime thriller: The Datchet Diamonds

Victoria Margree

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915: Rereading the fin de siècle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526124340
eISBN:
9781526136206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124340.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Marsh’s The Datchet Diamonds (1898) weaves together crime and romance elements with a financial plot concerning stock market speculation. Drawing on New Economic Criticism, this chapter argues that ... More


Millersburg

Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley

in Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0020
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The village of Millersburg was established by Pennsylvania native John Miller on the bank of Hinkston Creek to take advantage of a mill site along the Maysville Road. A mill dam still spans the ... More


Conclusion: What is Speculative Empiricism?

Didier Debaise

in Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Process and Reality ends with a warning: ‘[t]he chief danger to philosophy is narrowness in the selection of evidence’ (PR, 337). Although this danger of narrowness might emerge from the ... More


Informers and the State

James Heinzen

in The Art of the Bribe: Corruption Under Stalin, 1943-1953

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300175257
eISBN:
9780300224764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175257.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

As chapter 6 shows, in the years between the start of World War II and the death of Stalin, the Soviet regime relied on a network of secret informants in its efforts to halt what the regime ... More


The Price We Pay for Progress

Andrew W. Kahrl

in Land Was Ours: How Black Beaches Became White Wealth in the Coastal South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628721
eISBN:
9781469628745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628721.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter follows the demise of Jim Crow and rise of the modern Sunbelt and examines its impact on African American coastal landowners and coastal ecologies. It does so by telling the histories of ... More


The Axiological Cogito

Raymond Ruyer and Alyosha Edlebi

in Neofinalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692040
eISBN:
9781452953700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692040.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter begins by introducing the “axiological cogito”, the certainty that there is a minimal sense and an elementary finality in certain points of the world, in the consciousness of those who ... More


Debt, complexity and the sociological imagination

Lisa Adkins

Mark Featherstone (ed.)

in The Sociology of Debt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447339526
eISBN:
9781447339571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339526.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter offers a number of points of orientation for the development of a sociology of debt. It suggests that to date much sociological engagement with debt has been limited by two problems: ... More


‘Choose your moments’: discipline and speculation in the indebted everyday

Samuel Kirwan, Leila Dawney, and Rosie Walker

Mark Featherstone (ed.)

in The Sociology of Debt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447339526
eISBN:
9781447339571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339526.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Looming behind the formidable spectres haunting Europe is a rising tide of indebted households. This chapter focuses upon the United Kingdom, where a perfect storm of measures has caused a ... More


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