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Emergence in Mind

Cynthia Macdonald and Graham Macdonald (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199583621
eISBN:
9780191723483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583621.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

There have long been controversies about how it is that minds can fit into a physical universe. Emergence in Mind presents new essays by a group of philosophers investigating whether mental ... More


Boyle’s View of Chemical Properties as Dispositional, Relational, and Emergent Properties

Marina Paola Banchetti-Robino

in The Chemical Philosophy of Robert Boyle: Mechanicism, Chymical Atoms, and Emergence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197502501
eISBN:
9780197502532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502501.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents original arguments for the view that Boyle regarded chemical properties as being dispositional, relational, and emergent properties. The chapter begins by discussing the ... More


The Chemical Philosophy of Robert Boyle: Mechanicism, Chymical Atoms, and Emergence

Marina Paola Banchetti-Robino

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197502501
eISBN:
9780197502532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502501.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book examines the way in which Robert Boyle seeks to accommodate his complex chemical philosophy within the framework of a mechanistic theory of matter. More specifically, the book proposes that ... More


Mineralogy of Asbestos

John E. Craighead, Allen Gibbs, and Fred Pooley

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the mineralogy of asbestos. Topics covered include mineralogical and geological features, air particulate burdens and respiratory tract response, occurrence and ... More


Anaesthetics, Convulsants, And The Squid Axon Membrane

B. M. Hendry

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0108
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

The use of the squid axon as a model system for the study of anaesthetic mechanisms is described. Effects are divided into actions on the voltage-gated Na and K channels and actions on a ... More


Water and Soil

Arnold G. van der Valk

in The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608942
eISBN:
9780191774805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608942.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The distribution of plants and animals found on wetlands is influenced by environmental factors that operate at various scales and determine what organisms will be found in a given wetland. ... More


Dendrites

Greg Stuart, Nelson Spruston, and Michael Häusser (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566564
eISBN:
9780191724206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Dendrites form the major receiving part of neurons. It is within these highly complex, branching structures that the real work of the nervous system takes place. The dendrites of neurons receive ... More


General Principles of Fish Physiology: Living in Water

F. Brian Eddy and Richard D. Handy

in Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Fishes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199540945
eISBN:
9780191774584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540945.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

Habitats show great variability in their physical and chemical properties, but even so they support a wide variety of animal species. Fluctuations in environmental temperature, salinity, and oxygen ... More


Peat and organic soil

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602995
eISBN:
9780191810138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602995.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines the organic-rich soil profiles of peat. It first considers the process of peat formation by organic matter through sedentation and sedimentation before comparing the organic ... More


Ferrous Ions and Manganous Ions

X. M. Bao

in Chemistry of Variable Charge Soils

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195097450
eISBN:
9780197560846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195097450.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

It has been seen in the previous chapter that, when organic reducing substances are in contact with soils, iron and manganese oxides of the soil can be reduced, producing ferrous and manganous ... More


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