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Ethics

Matthew Gill

in Accountants' Truth: Knowledge and Ethics in the Financial World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547142
eISBN:
9780191720017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547142.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Ethical debates in accounting are often hazardous or taboo, and accountants have recourse to various strategies of equivocation in order to avoid them. They consequently lack a robust collective ... More


Jacques the Sophist: Lacan, Logos, and Psychoanalysis

Barbara Cassin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285754
eISBN:
9780823288779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285754.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“The psychoanalyst is a sign of the presence of the sophist in our time, but with a different status.” The surprising confluence of Lacanian psychoanalysis and the texts of the Ancient Greek sophists ... More


Introduction

Jon Williamson

in In Defence of Objective Bayesianism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199228003
eISBN:
9780191711060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228003.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

The chapter begins in §1.1 with an informal and intuitive introduction to objective Bayesianism as the view that an agent's degrees of belief should be probabilitiesj and should respect constraints ... More


Motivation

Jon Williamson

in In Defence of Objective Bayesianism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199228003
eISBN:
9780191711060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228003.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

In §2.3, objective Bayesianism was characterized by appealing to the norms of Probability, Calibration and Equivocation. This chapter encounters some of the motivation behind this characterization. ... More


A New Vargas Era: 1951–1954

Thomas E. Skidmore

in Politics in Brazil, 1930 - 1964: An Experiment in Democracy - 40th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195332698
eISBN:
9780199868162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332698.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter begins by discussing the transfer of the sash of office to Getúlio Vargas. It examines the Brazilian society and the question of economic development. It notes the formulae of growth and ... More


Equivocation and Other Ambiguities

Michael Fontaine

in Funny Words in Plautine Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195341447
eISBN:
9780199866915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341447.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter the stylistic observations of chapter 2 are now extended to elucidate dramatic situations involving irony and deception. Characters, especially clever slaves, often “equivocate,” ... More


Laforgue's ‘Dimanches’ (Derniers Vers, III)

Clive Scott

in Vers Libre: The Emergence of Free Verse in France 1886-1914

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151593
eISBN:
9780191672750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151593.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Lafogue, a free-verse poet of the line, where the subject contains conflicting tonal and expressive impulses, where the textual is frequently undermined by the verbal and ... More


A Reformed Tradition Not Quite Right

David Baggett and Jerry L. Walls

in Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751808
eISBN:
9780199894840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751808.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The orientation of this book is Arminian and, as such, approaches the issues within a generally Reformed tradition. This chapter critiques a Calvinist paradigm as inadequate to the task of showing ... More


Some Interesting Cases

Jennifer M. Saul

in Lying, Misleading, and What is Said: An Exploration in Philosophy of Language and in Ethics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199603688
eISBN:
9780191745454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603688.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores some historically important or philosophically interesting cases of lying and misleading, drawing on the views developed in the previous chapters.


The Bad Physician: Casuistry and Augustinian Charity in Biathanatos

Katrin Ettenhuber

in Donne's Augustine: Renaissance Cultures of Interpretation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199609109
eISBN:
9780191729553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609109.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter investigates another neglected work by Donne: Biathanatos, his treatise on suicide (composed c. 1608; published 1647). Donne's engagement with Augustine focuses on the City of God; ... More


Sense and Nonsense, or Lacan’s Anti-Aristotelianism

Barbara Cassin

in Jacques the Sophist: Lacan, Logos, and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285754
eISBN:
9780823288779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285754.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At stake in this chapter is a reading of Lacan and the Sophists as sharing a common and radical challenge to the Aristotelian principle of non-contradiction (something “cannot be and not be at the ... More


Literature and Political Intellection in Early Stuart England

Todd Butler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198844068
eISBN:
9780191879715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844068.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Drawing upon myriad literary and political texts, this book charts how some of the Stuart period’s major challenges to governance—the equivocation of recusant Catholics, the parsing of one’s civil ... More


Cutting-edge Equivocation: Conceptual Moves and Rhetorical Strategies in Contemporary Anti-epistemology

Barbara Herrnstein Smith

in Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620234
eISBN:
9780748671670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620234.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The fourth chapter examines the rise of conceptually and rhetorically equivocating positions among some academic philosophers (e.g., Brian Cantwell Smith and Andy Clark) and other theorists (e.g., ... More


Lying and Perjury in Medieval Practical Thought: A Study in the History of Casuistry

Emily Corran

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198828884
eISBN:
9780191867354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828884.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Thought about lying and perjury became increasingly practical from the end of the twelfth century in Western Europe. At this time, a distinctive way of thinking about deception and false oaths ... More


Commitment or Equivocation

Alasdair Roberts

in Strategies for Governing: Reinventing Public Administration for a Dangerous Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501714405
eISBN:
9781501745607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714405.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter distinguishes between commitment and equivocation in the design of governance strategies. For the last thirty years, “credible commitment” has been a stock phrase in scholarly writing ... More


Sampling and Analog-to-Digital Conversion

Fred V. Brock and Scott J. Richardson

in Meteorological Measurement Systems

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195134513
eISBN:
9780197561584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195134513.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Along the signal path from the atmosphere, through the sensors and the data logger to the final archive, the signal quality may be irreversibly comprised. These faults ... More


Making the World Anew: Female Literacy as Reformation and Translation in Marguerite de Navarre's Heptaméron

in Dido's Daughters: Literacy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226243115
eISBN:
9780226243184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243184.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the allegories of imperial subjection in Elizabeth Cary's play Tragedy of Mariam. It suggests that this play represented a mode of female literacy that relies on several types ... More


Collusion and Delusion

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

in A History of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691167954
eISBN:
9780691188775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167954.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the notion of artificial ambiguity, understood at the level of speech-acts, which classical and early modern scholars usually conceived of either as puns—that is, ambiguities ... More


Beyond reason: Hamlet and early modern stage ghosts

Catherine Belsey

in Gothic Renaissance: A reassessment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088636
eISBN:
9781781706893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088636.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Catherine Belsey uses a historical approach to explore Shakespeare’s introduction of ‘mystery, uncertainty, equivocation (the components of the uncanny)’ to the Renaissance stage through an ... More


Eating God’s Words: Kinship and Conversion

Aparecida Vilaça

in Praying and Preying: Christianity in Indigenous Amazonia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520289130
eISBN:
9780520963849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289130.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Chapter 4 is devoted to the analysis of the first translations produced by the Wari’, based on imitating the missionaries and trying to make them and the God presented by them into kin. It looks to ... More


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