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Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the popular writings of the six scientists who have been the most influential in shaping perceptions of science, how it works, and how it relates to other fields of human endeavor, ... More


Versailles and Racial Equality, 1919

Ian Clark

in International Legitimacy and World Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199297009
eISBN:
9780191711428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297009.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the exceptional case in that the proposal to include a racial equality clause in the League Covenant was rejected. On the other hand, this is another case where the norm was supported by a ... More


Absolute space?

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0020
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Radio astronomy, as first applied by Penzias and Wilson, showed that all space is permeated by a low level of radiation. This is left over from the big bang at the beginning of the universe and is a ... More


The Labour Government and Northern Ireland, 1974–9

John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary

in The Northern Ireland Conflict: Consociational Engagements

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199266579
eISBN:
9780191601446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266573.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter is highly critical of the Wilson cabinet's failure to defend Northern Ireland's first consociational experiment, the Sunningdale Agreement, although it concedes that this agreement may ... More


Crisis of Faith

Timothy Larsen

in Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199287871
eISBN:
9780191713422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287871.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter documents the way that the theme of Victorian crisis of faith has become vastly overblown in general histories of the period, textbooks, literary studies, and intellectual history. It ... More


Conclusion: Science and Beyond

Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The oracles of science: Carl Sagan, Stephen Weinberg, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Edward O. Wilson, and Stephen Jay Gould make connections between science and culture, and they particularly ... More


The Politics of Segregation in Post‐Reconstruction America

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Examines post‐Reconstruction race relations—focusing mainly from 1856–1964—and outlines the legal and political factors permitting its dissemination. King formulates segregation as an arrangement ... More


Trusteeship as an Institution of International Society

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Starts by pointing out that if the Berlin and Brussels Acts and the experience of the Congo Free State (as discussed in the last chapter) are understood as representing the internationalization of ... More


New States Between 1918 and 1945

Mikulas Fabry

in Recognizing States: International Society and the Establishment of New States Since 1776

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199564446
eISBN:
9780191722325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564446.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 begins by considering Woodrow Wilson's intellectual revolution of 1916–18 which turned on the positive right of self‐determination. In marked contrast to the earlier conception of ... More


 Introduction: The Body as Adaptive Agent

Robert C. Fuller

in Spirituality in the Flesh: Bodily Sources of Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369175
eISBN:
9780199871186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369175.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the leverage that the body exerts on humanity's propensity toward religion. Recent research in the emotions, neurobiology, sexuality, pain, and the chemical components of ... More


Death and reputation

KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

Henry Wilson died on June 22, 1922, when he was shot by two men, Reginald Dunne and Joseph O'Sullivan. Dunne was commander of the Irish Republican Army in London. Wilson's assassination became him as ... More


Engaging America, Defying Militarism: 1915–18

Martin Ceadel

in Living the Great Illusion: Sir Norman Angell, 1872-1967

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571161
eISBN:
9780191721762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571161.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reveals how the tensions in Angell's thought caused him to be associated with contradictory viewpoints on different sides of the Atlantic. Visiting America (May 1915–May 1916) he came to ... More


Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

P. L. Pham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1964, Britain's defence presence in Malaysia and Singapore was the largest and most expensive component of the country's world‐wide role. Yet within three and a half years, the Wilson Government ... More


Liberal Internationalism 3.0: America and the Dilemmas of Liberal World Order

G. John Ikenberry

in Liberal World Orders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265529
eISBN:
9780191760334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265529.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Liberal order is not embodied in a fixed set of principles or practices. Instead, aspects of the liberal vision have made appearances in various combinations and changing ways over the last century. ... More


America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

Mark Weston Janis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579341
eISBN:
9780191722653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579341.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This book is an exploration of the ways in which Americans have perceived, applied, advanced, and frustrated international law. It demonstrates the varieties and continuities of America's approaches ... More


Beginning the Defence Review: October 1964–June 1965

Phuong Pham

in Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 1 examines the Wilson Government's initial reassessment, within the Defence Review, of future overseas policy. On their arrival in office, senior ministers were keen to emphasise the ... More


The Perils of Alliance: June–September 1965

Phuong Pham

in Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 2 examines the Wilson Government's attempts to introduce its allies to its thinking on withdrawing from Malaysia and Singapore to a northern Australian base, jointly funded with the ANZUS ... More


A Dubious Compromise: October 1965–February 1966

Phuong Pham

in Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 3 traces the period up to the publication of the Defence White Paper in February 1966. During this time, the Wilson Government continued to develop its plans to withdraw from Singapore to ... More


The End of Consensus: March–October 1966

Phuong Pham

in Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 4 begins with the Wilson Government and the ANZUS allies fitfully trying to implement the policy of quadripartite co‐operation heralded in the 1966 Defence White Paper. With the countries ... More


From Dissent to Revolt: October 1966–April 1967

Phuong Pham

in Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580361
eISBN:
9780191722691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 5 follows the course of the Wilson Government's Defence Expenditure Studies. This policy review process was much more acrimonious than before, the sharpening conflict between Britain's ... More


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