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Human Certainty Principle, of Science, Spirituality, and Experience

Benjamin D Koen

in Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367744
eISBN:
9780199867295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367744.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 7 builds upon the concepts of unity and oneness, and the dynamics of balance and vibration, to frame the roles that music, sound, prayer, breath, movement, and meditation play in ... More


Introduction: Europe and China: A Maturing Relationship?

Roland Vogt (ed.)

in Europe and China: Strategic Partners or Rivals?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083879
eISBN:
9789882209077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083879.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Europe and China have grown closely together, propelled by trade and economic interdependence. Yet European policies towards China remain by-and-large incoherent and the diverse interests of European ... More


Indefinite Visions: Cinema and the Attractions of Uncertainty

Martine Beugnet, Allan Cameron, and Arild Fetveit (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474407120
eISBN:
9781474434874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407120.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Audiovisual culture often privileges the instantly identifiable: the recognizable face, the well-timed stunt, the perfectly synchronized line of dialogue. Yet order and clarity do not come ... More


Trusting on the edge: Managing uncertainty and vulnerability in the midst of serious mental health problems

Patrick Brown and Michael Calnan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428899
eISBN:
9781447307556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428899.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Trust is fundamental to everyday interactions and the functioning of society, but it is particularly relevant within healthcare contexts. An increased awareness of the limitations of medical ... More


Unanswered Questions: Ciaran Carson

Conor McCarthy

in Outlaws and Spies: Legal Exclusion in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474455930
eISBN:
9781474480628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455930.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines themes of surveillance, uncertainty, identity, and political violence in the work of Ciaran Carson. If Carson's Belfast poems, written during the Northern Ireland Troubles, have ... More


Association Tests that Accommodate Genotyping Uncertainty *

Thomas A. Louis, Benilton S. Carvalho, M. Daniele Fallin, Rafael A. Irizarryi, Qing Li, and Ingo Ruczinski

in Bayesian Statistics 9

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694587
eISBN:
9780191731921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694587.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

High‐throughput single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays, typically used in genome‐wide association studies with a trait of interest, provide estimates of genotypes for up to several million loci. ... More


A framework to identify precarity in the social sciences: insights from qualitative research

Elena Portacolone

in Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340850
eISBN:
9781447340904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340850.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter proposes a framework for identifying and recognising precarity based on qualitative research. It begins with a discussion of the context for precarity from the vantage point of the ... More


New Timer: Finding Mr. Heisenberg Instead

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the authors discuss moral questions they apply each time they commit an act of journalism that goes beyond the basic “who, what, when, where, and why.” The moral question comes down ... More


Future mobility

Glenn Lyons

in Transport Matters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447329558
eISBN:
9781447329602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329558.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter reflects upon change and the prospect of change in looking to the future of mobility and why transport matters. As we bear witness to the digital age colliding and merging with the motor ... More


Technologies of Speculation: The Limits of Knowledge in a Data-Driven Society

Sun-ha Hong

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479860234
eISBN:
9781479855759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860234.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

What counts as knowledge in the age of big data and smart machines? Technologies of datafication renew the long modern promise of turning bodies into facts. They seek to take human intentions, ... More


Characterizing Insurance

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/9780199645749.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Introduces the complexity of insurance and questions the dominance of an actuarial model. The actuarial model is associated with distributive, collectivising techniques, and these have also been ... More


An Overview of Stochastic Tools for Modeling Transport of Tracers in Heterogeneous Media

Yoram Rubin

in Applied Stochastic Hydrogeology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195138047
eISBN:
9780197561676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195138047.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Spatial variability and the uncertainty in characterizing the flow domain play an important role in the transport of contaminants in porous media: they affect the ... More


The Lagrangian Picture, Part I : Fundamentals of the Lagrangian Approach to Solute Transport

Yoram Rubin

in Applied Stochastic Hydrogeology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195138047
eISBN:
9780197561676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195138047.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

This chapter explores the principles of the Lagrangian approach to solute transport, with an emphasis on the dispersive action of the spatial variability of the ... More


Uncertainty, Information, and Stochastic Processes

Claus Munk

in Financial Asset Pricing Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199585496
eISBN:
9780191751790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585496.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Uncertainty is a key component of financial markets and thus of any asset pricing theory. This chapter provides the tools from probability theory that are being used in the asset pricing models ... More


Theory of Unimolecular Decomposition— The Statistical Approach

Tomas Baer and William L. Hase

in Unimolecular Reaction Dynamics: Theory and Experiments

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195074949
eISBN:
9780197560297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195074949.003.0008
Subject:
Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry

The partition function and the sum or density of states are functions which are to statistical mechanics what the wave function is to quantum mechanics. Once they are ... More


At a Small Scale, Nonlinearity Is Your Ally

Luis Perez-Breva and Nick Fuhrer

in Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035354
eISBN:
9780262336680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035354.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Innovating is a highly nonlinear process. You can turn that nonlinearity to your advantage and explore a space of opportunity systematically, rather than constraining yourself to a pre-specified ... More


The Influence of Permit-Price Uncertainty and Lobbying on Energy Investments

Philipp Hieronymi and David Schüller

in Emissions Trading as a Policy Instrument: Evaluation and Prospects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029285
eISBN:
9780262330435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029285.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this model an investor can choose between replacing a pre-determined generation capacity by investing into wind or gas power. He also has the option to lobby in order to increase the profitability ... More


The Long-Standing Problem

Keith Thomson

in Private Doubt, Public Dilemma: Religion and Science since Jefferson and Darwin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300203677
eISBN:
9780300213409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203677.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conflicts between science and religion are not exclusively a product of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed perhaps the most remarkable ... More


Introduction

Joseph P. Newhouse

in Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163804
eISBN:
9780231538688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163804.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

The introduction analyzes the highly influential article “Uncertainty and the Welfare Economics of Medical Care,” by economist Kenneth J. Arrow. According to Arrow, there have been growing clinical ... More


Moral Hazard in Health Insurance: Developments Since Arrow (1963)

Amy Finkelstein

in Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163804
eISBN:
9780231538688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163804.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter examines economics professor Amy Finkelstein's lecture of the economics of moral hazard in health insurance, with respect to economist Kenneth J. Arrow's “Uncertainty and the Welfare ... More


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