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Towards a Theory of Stare Decisis

Martin Shapiro

in On Law, Politics, and Judicialization

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256488
eISBN:
9780191600234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256489.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This paper, which was originally published in The Journal of Legal Studies in 1972, is the first of two that examine some of the problems posed by the method of law-making that is associated with the ... More


Engineering Theories and Nervous System Function

Partha P. Mitra and Hemant Bokil

in Observed Brain Dynamics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195178081
eISBN:
9780199864829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178081.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter presents the major components of engineering theory in the context of the nervous system. The treatment of engineering theories is included because these are essential aids to thinking ... More


System, Lifeworld, and Habermas's “Communication Theory of Society”

in Habermas: The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769129
eISBN:
9780804777810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769129.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In his Theory of Communication Action, Jürgen Habermas talks about a “reconstructive social theory which employs a dual perspective”—the perspective of “system” and “lifeworld.” Habermas's proposed ... More


Entropy and Mutual Information

Partha P. Mitra and Hemant Bokil

in Observed Brain Dynamics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195178081
eISBN:
9780199864829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178081.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Molecular and Cellular Systems

In the neuroscience literature, significant use has been made of entropy as a measure of variability, and mutual information as a measure of association. Part of the attraction of these measures ... More


The Philosophy of David Kaplan

Joseph Almog and Paolo Leonardi (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195367881
eISBN:
9780199867585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367881.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

David Kaplan's intellectual influence on 20th-century analytic philosophy has been transformative. He introduced lasting innovations in the philosophy of language and philosophical logic. Just as ... More


The Dead End of Communication

Sergio Balari and Guillermo Lorenzo

in Computational Phenotypes: Towards an Evolutionary Developmental Biolinguistics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665464
eISBN:
9780191746116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665464.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Linguistic theory has been traditionally (but uncritically) committed to an approach that sees language as a particular instance of a larger class of systems of communication. Within a biolinguistic ... More


Cacography or Communication?: Cultural Techniques of Sign-Signal Distinction

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Drawing on Serres’ concept of the parasite and its point of departure in the history of linguistics and mathematical theory of communication, the chapter develops a concept of Cultural Techniques as ... More


Corporal Punishment of Children: A Communication-Theory Perspective

Dominic A. Infante

in Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085471
eISBN:
9780300133806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085471.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter presents the communication-theory perspective of corporal punishment, according to which, there are at least three major problems with the traditional view of corporal punishment. First, ... More


Psychology in the 1950s: a personal view

Alan Baddeley

in Inside Psychology: A science over 50 years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199228768
eISBN:
9780191696336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228768.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter is concerned with developments in psychology in the 1950s. It suggests that this period witnessed the demise of Gestalt psychology, a distinctive approach to experimental psychology, ... More


Final thoughts

H. Martin Schaefer and Graeme D. Ruxton

in Plant-Animal Communication

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199563609
eISBN:
9780191810060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199563609.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter reviews some issues on plant–animal communication that originate from the integration of ideas across different chapters of this book. This type of communication and its evolution is ... More


Introduction

Amelia Bonea

in The News of Empire: Telegraphy, Journalism, and the Politics of Reporting in Colonial India, c. 1830–1900

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199467129
eISBN:
9780199087136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467129.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The introduction sets the background for the book by discussing some of the ways in which technology and journalism have intersected in scholarly literature during the last century and a half. It ... More


Technologies for Intuition: Cold War Circles and Telepathic Rays

Alaina Lemon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294271
eISBN:
9780520967458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294271.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Cold War paranoia can only partly describe or explain the twentieth-century dreams of telepathy. The nightmare shades of mind control and crowd frenzy have long alternated with the pastels of love ... More


Political communication: an overview

Farrel Corcoran

in Political Communication in the Republic of Ireland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380277
eISBN:
9781781381564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380277.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents an overview of what is undoubtedly the most important of the many forms public discourse can take and to offer some insights into the distinctive field of knowledge about ... More


Homeopathic Machismo in Free Speech Theory

in Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226662749
eISBN:
9780226662756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226662756.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on intellectuals' accounts of free expression and on important Supreme Court decisions. The U.S. Supreme Court is one of the world's most prolific and influential producers of ... More


Intercorporeality as a Foundational Dimension of Human Communication

Jens Loenhoff

in Intercorporeality: Emerging Socialities in Interaction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190210465
eISBN:
9780190210489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210465.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This article contributes to embodied communication theory in the way it takes into account the sensorimotor a priori of meaning production in interaction. The idea that intentionality is founded in ... More


Natural Science Inspirations

Philip Mirowski and Edward Nik-Khah

in The Knowledge We Have Lost in Information: The History of Information in Modern Economics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190270056
eISBN:
9780190270087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270056.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The main impetus to the formalization of information came from the natural sciences, with the premier example being Shannon information theory. We briefly describe it, and link it to the sciences of ... More


Language and the Law

David Lanius

in Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190923693
eISBN:
9780190923723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923693.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

In this chapter legal utterances are analysed as being typically normative, directed toward future events, addressed to heterogeneous audiences, and applied in a wide variety of circumstances.It ... More


Some Combinatorial Logic Examples

Paul J. Nahin

in The Logician and the Engineer: How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176000
eISBN:
9781400844654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176000.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The entire point of Shannon's 1948 “A Mathematical Theory of Communication” was to study the theoretical limits on the transmission of information from point A (the source) to point B (the receiver) ... More


Caveats and Complications

Carl Plantinga

in Screen Stories: Emotion and the Ethics of Engagement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190867133
eISBN:
9780190867171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867133.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In this chapter I answer possible objections to the theory developed in chapters 3 and 4. Here are the possible objections, stated as questions: 1. The theory seems to work best for the simple ... More


On Psychophysiological Models

J. C. R. Licklider

in Sensory Communication

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262518420
eISBN:
9780262314213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262518420.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter discusses how psychophysiological models offer the possibility of bringing together in productive interaction quantitative and qualitative findings of experimental and even clinical ... More


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