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The Concept of International Obligations Erga Omnes

Maurizio Ragazzi

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298700
eISBN:
9780191707513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298700.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

In an obiter dictum in its 1970 judgment in the Barcelona Traction case, the International Court of Justice identified a category of international obligations called erga omnes, namely obligations ... More


The Semantics of Propositions

Gyula Klima

in John Buridan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195176223
eISBN:
9780199871957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176223.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter provides a systematic discussion of Buridan’s nominalist semantics of propositions and sentential nominalizations. The chapter argues that despite its incompleteness, Buridan’s theory is ... More


The early cantatas

Richard D. P. Jones

in The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach Volume 1: 1695-1717: Music to Delight the Spirit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780198164401
eISBN:
9780191713781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198164401.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Bach's early cantatas. The musical style Bach employs in his early cantatas is rooted in Lutheran tradition, though he takes full advantage of the immense range of formal and ... More


The Theory of Strategy, I: Enduring Nature, Changing Character

Colin S. Gray

in The Strategy Bridge: Theory for Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579662
eISBN:
9780191594458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579662.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The strategist is armed with a set of nine basic questions, the historically specific answer to which enables him to do his job. Probably his three most important questions are (a) what is it about? ... More


The Dicta Domini Bertrandi Cardinalis de Turre

PATRICK NOLD

in Pope John XXII and his Franciscan Cardinal: Bertrand de la Tour and the Apostolic Poverty Controversy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268757
eISBN:
9780191708510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268757.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the longer text attributed to Bertrand de la Tour in MS BAV vat. lat. 3740. It explains that the results of the analysis into the Compendiosa Resumptio will provide the basis ... More


The Dicta Domini Tusculani

PATRICK NOLD

in Pope John XXII and his Franciscan Cardinal: Bertrand de la Tour and the Apostolic Poverty Controversy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268757
eISBN:
9780191708510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268757.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter argues that perhaps the most precious piece of evidence in MS BAV vat. lat. 3740 is among the texts of non-Franciscan cardinals in its third section—the Dicta of the Cardinal Bishop of ... More


Ethical Non-Naturalism and the Metaphysics of Supervenience

Tristram McPherson

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics Volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653492
eISBN:
9780191741661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653492.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is widely accepted that the ethical supervenes on the natural, where this is roughly the claim that it is impossible for two circumstances to be identical in all natural respects, but different in ... More


Laudat sensum et significationem: Robert Grosseteste on the Four Senses of Scripture

James R. Ginther

in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Robert Grosseteste (ca. 1170–1253) was a 13th-century Oxford theologian who later became bishop of Lincoln. In his commentary on the Genesis creation story, the Hexaëmeron, Grosseteste explains the ... More


Distinctions in Distinction *

Daniel Stoljar

in Being Reduced: New Essays on Reduction, Explanation, and Causation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199211531
eISBN:
9780191705977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211531.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins with a putative puzzle between non-reductive physicalism according to which psychological properties are distinct from, yet metaphysically necessitated by, physical properties, ... More


Precedent

Lackland H. Bloom

in Methods of Interpretation: How the Supreme Court Reads the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195377118
eISBN:
9780199869510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377118.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores the Court's use of precedent. First, it examines the line of precedent involving the rejection then adoption and finally restriction of the exclusionary rule under the Fourth ... More


Projecting Commitment Through Scripture. The Midrashic Unit

Alexander Samely

in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270317
eISBN:
9780191683978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270317.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues that the format of reduplication or the midrashic unit as found in the Mishnah involves a commitment which is not restricted to the validity of the interpretation, but embraces ... More


The Appearance of the Concept of Obligations Erga Omnes on the Agenda: The Dictum of the International Court in the Barcelona Traction Case

MAURIZIO RAGAZZI

in The Concept of International Obligations Erga Omnes

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298700
eISBN:
9780191707513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298700.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This introductory chapter examines the distinction between ratio decidendi and obiter dictum, as a starting point of his subsequent consideration of the background and aftermath of the dictum on ... More


Loaded Words

Marjorie Garber

in Loaded Words

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823242047
eISBN:
9780823242085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242047.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is the other, or opposite, of knowledge and belief? How we define the range of signification and connotation here will shape the way we think about these contestatory, overused, and ultimately ... More


Towards a General Principle: Using the Existing Doctrines?

Jeroen Kortmann

in Altruism in Private Law: Liability for Nonfeasance and Negotiorum Gestio

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199280056
eISBN:
9780191700101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280056.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Throughout the centuries, the courts' attitude towards necessitous interveners has been ambiguous. There are numerous obiter dicta that oppose the granting of a claim to the intervener. Yet, there is ... More


Some Central Questions about Common Law Decisions

Kent Greenawalt

in Statutory and Common Law Interpretation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199756148
eISBN:
9780199979523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756148.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter sketches central questions about common law decisions. Among the basic issues about common law determinations are these: How much force do precedents have? What counts as the “holding” ... More


Precedent: Importance and Context

Kent Greenawalt

in Statutory and Common Law Interpretation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199756148
eISBN:
9780199979523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756148.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Because judges deciding common law cases have no authoritative statutory or constitutional text to guide them, they must rely on other sources: prior cases, or practices of courts or the legal ... More


Orifices and the Library

Sarah Kay

in Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436739
eISBN:
9780226436876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226436876.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Ambrose’s account in his Hexameron of the mating habits of the Viper attests his conviction that human bodies functioned in the same way as the bodies of nonhuman animals as regards sex and the ... More


Of Stranger Spaces

Kenji Yoshino

in Law and the Stranger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771542
eISBN:
9780804775151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771542.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The link between the words “stereotype” and “cliché” is an etymological expression of the relationship between social strangers and literary discourse. This chapter addresses the question of literary ... More


Strauss's America

in Reading Leo Strauss: Politics, Philosophy, Judaism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226764023
eISBN:
9780226763903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763903.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses the philosophical significance of politics in Strauss's view. The expression “political philosophy” has two distinct meanings: it can mean the philosophical examination of ... More


Introduction

Norman Dorsen

in The Embattled Constitution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770122
eISBN:
9780814762806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770122.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book examines civil liberties in relation to constitutional law by drawing on the opinions of the judges who interpret, apply, and give meaning to the U.S. Constitution. It explores a number of ... More


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