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Introduction: The Space of Options

JONATHAN COHEN

in The Red and the Real: An Essay on Color Ontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199556168
eISBN:
9780191701672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556168.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

In this chapter, the author first presents a standard taxonomy of the major alternative positions about color ontology. The distinction between color realism and color irrealism is explored. Several ... More


Beyond Knowledge

Patricia Q. Campbell

in Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793822
eISBN:
9780199914531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793822.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Beginning with interview excerpts demonstrating the different ways in which respondents described their learning experiences, this chapter sets out a framework for understanding various types of ... More


Envoi

Ian Richard Netton

in Islam, Christianity and the Realms of the Miraculous: A Comparative Exploration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780748699063
eISBN:
9781474460248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699063.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This brief conclusion returns to Bernard Lonergan’s taxonomy, adumbrated in his Method in Theology in which he identifies ‘eight functional specialities in theology’. Comparison is made with the ... More


Kinds of Ontologies and the Role of Taxonomies

Robert Arp, Barry Smith, and Andrew D. Spear

in Building Ontologies With Basic Formal Ontology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262527811
eISBN:
9780262329583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527811.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Philosophical ontology (also ‘metaphysics’) explores general questions concerning the nature of being; applied ontology concerns more specific questions pertaining to entities in specific domains. ... More


The Scientific Fishery: Sampling, Dissecting, and Drawing in the Gulf of Naples

Katharina Steiner

in Why Study Biology by the Sea?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226672762
eISBN:
9780226673097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673097.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This article introduces the Naples Zoological Station’s research program. It offers a new perspective on the Station’s practices of knowledge production, spanning laboratory and field. Against the ... More


Scepticism

Filippo Del Lucchese

in Monstrosity and Philosophy: Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456203
eISBN:
9781474476935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456203.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Scepticism presents itself as a monstrous philosophy whose aim is to destroy the ground on which every other dogmatic system is based. Developing an analysis of the concept of phenomenon, this ... More


House of Cards: The Aesthetics of Abstraction

Ed Finn

in What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035927
eISBN:
9780262338837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035927.003.0004
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This chapter explores the rise of algorithmic aesthetics through the lens of Netflix. The company’s rejection of a big-data statistics approach to taste in favor of a hybrid human-computational model ... More


Neil Gaiman and the Multifarious Approach to the Superhero

Darren Harris-Fain

in The Artistry of Neil Gaiman: Finding Light in the Shadows

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821645
eISBN:
9781496821690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821645.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this chapter, Darren Harris-Fain offers a structuralist examination of the comics career of Neil Gaiman. Overseeing a longitudinal analysis of his work in the medium, Harris-Fain separates ... More


Order of Insects: Insect Species and Metamorphosis between Renaissance and Enlightenment

Brian W. Ogilvie

in The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199987313
eISBN:
9780199346240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In the sixteenth century, European naturalists and artists took a new interest in insects, emphasizing the synchronic morphology and natural beauty of insect species. In the middle of the seventeenth ... More


A typology of independents

Liam Weeks

in Independents in Irish party democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719099601
eISBN:
9781526138774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099601.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter has two main aims. The first is to disaggregate Independents from ‘others’ to provide a definitive dataset of their electoral performance. This is necessary because to date there is no ... More


Cultural and Economic Evolution, Pluralism, and Categorization in Mexico

Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt

in Science and Politics of Race in Mexico and the United States, 1910-1950

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636405
eISBN:
9781469636429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636405.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter shows that Mexican indigenistas eschewed grand theories and approached modernization within a framework that was local and empirical. As a Mexican socialism took hold in the 1930s, they ... More


Plant Nuptials in the Linnaean Era

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

in Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The primary preoccupation of eighteenth century botany was taxonomy, a field dominated by Carolus Linnaeus’s sexual system based on counting stamens and pistils. Linnaeus also developed a ... More


Exemptions and Exclusions: The Achilles Heel of VAT

Sijbren Cnossen

in Modernizing VATs in Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844075
eISBN:
9780191879722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844075.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Chapter 9 draws up a taxonomy of standard and non-standard exclusions, exemptions, and zero rates, highlights the distortions caused by them and the administrative complexities to which they give ... More


Obscurity, Oddity, and Icon: The Emergence of the Giant Panda as Animal and Image

E. Elena Songster

in Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199393671
eISBN:
9780199393701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199393671.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

With the benefit of scientific studies, popular media, and zoo displays, this chapter traces the transformation of the giant panda from an unknown animal to a national treasure. Prior to the ... More


Specific Learning and Teaching Strategies That Work, and Why They Do So

Roald Hoffmann and Saundra Y. McGuire

in Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199755905
eISBN:
9780197563069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199755905.003.0031
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

The two of us have been teaching and helping others to teach chemistry at every level—from high school teachers to undergraduate and graduate students to university faculty—for over four decades. ... More


The diversity and natural history of parasites

Paul Schmid-Hempel

in Evolutionary Parasitology: The Integrated Study of Infections, Immunology, Ecology, and Genetics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198832140
eISBN:
9780191870873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832140.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Parasites are more numerous than non-parasitic species and have evolved in virtually all groups of organisms, such as viruses, prokaryotes (bacteria), protozoa, fungi, nematodes, flatworms, ... More


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