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Life forms: A Keyword Entry

Stefan Helmreich and Sophia Roosth

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how natural philosophers and scientists in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries employed the term “life form.” It asks how life came to have a form, where the ... More


Enacting Skillful Research Performance through Abductive Reasoning

Deborah Dougherty

in Skillful Performance: Enacting Capabilities, Knowledge, Competence, and Expertise in Organizations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198806639
eISBN:
9780191844768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806639.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Few outsiders pay attention to organization and management research, suggesting we need to enhance our skillful research performance. We are uniquely able to address grand challenges that societies ... More


Forensic Judgment and Decision Making

Peter A. F. Fraser-Mackenzie, Rebecca E. Bucht, and Itiel E. Dror

in Comparative Decision Making

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199856800
eISBN:
9780199301508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856800.003.0038
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter describes the decision making process by forensic experts. Forensic testimony is generally considered more reliable than most other forms of evidence and plays a key role in establishing ... More


Abduction—No Longer an Alien Concept

Antony Bryant

in Grounded Theory and Grounded Theorizing: Pragmatism in Research Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199922604
eISBN:
9780190652548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922604.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A simple outline of inductive and deductive reasoning. Misleading explanations of induction in the GTM literature. The discussion of induction and GTM as an inductive method in The Discovery of ... More


Fracture-Critical Failures

Thomas Fisher

in Designing Our Way to a Better World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Design

This chapter explores fracture-critical problems in almost all aspects of the invisibly designed world, and shows how the pattern-recognition power of design thinking enables the making of useful ... More


Viral Cities

Thomas Fisher

in Designing Our Way to a Better World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.003.0012
Subject:
Art, Design

The chapter considers viral pandemics enabled by the transcontinental airline system, one which is rarely seen as a threat to public health. It explores how we have addressed disease transfer in the ... More


Designer Politics

Thomas Fisher

in Designing Our Way to a Better World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.003.0013
Subject:
Art, Design

The chapter explores the value of design thinking and abductive reasoning to political discourse; both enable us to see the world in less ideological and more nuanced ways. They also help us ... More


Conclusion: Theorizing from Experience

Lois McNay

in The Gender of Critical Theory: On the Experiential Grounds of Critique

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780198857747
eISBN:
9780191890376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857747.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

I conclude that if Frankfurt School theory is to realize its aspiration to be a radical political critique of capitalist society then it needs to pay more heed than it has done recently to the ... More


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