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The Fictional Future

Robin Le Poidevin

in The Images of Time: An Essay on Temporal Representation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199265893
eISBN:
9780191708619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265893.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some fictions, such as H. G. Wells's The Time Machine and J. B. Priestley's Time and the Conways, represent the future as fixed, i.e., as completely determinate. Yet standard accounts of truth in ... More


Building sustainable communities: Spatial policy and labour mobility in post-war Britain

Mike Raco

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347442
eISBN:
9781447301585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347442.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In 2003 the Labour Government published its ambitious Sustainable Communities Plan. It promised to bring about a ‘step change’ in the English planning system and a new emphasis on the construction of ... More


North American Currency Integration: A Canadian Perspective

Thomas J. Courchene and Richard G. Harris

in The Dollarization Debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155358
eISBN:
9780199832989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155351.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter presents the case for a North American monetary union (NAMU). It focuses on three issues: the downsides of Canada’s floating exchange rate, the arguments for increased exchange rate ... More


Almshouse to Empire: What is ‘Enough’ for Old Age?

Karen Chase

in The Victorians and Old Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564361
eISBN:
9780191722592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564361.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Trollope's plots radically revise the protocols of narrative by exchanging the romance of courtship and marriage for the romance of cross-generational friendship. Close attention to charged diction ... More


The Tenant-Right Custom

W. E. VAUGHAN

in Landlords and Tenants in Mid-Victorian Ireland

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203568
eISBN:
9780191675867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203568.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Tenant right was, according to the lawyers William Dwyer Ferguson and Andrew Vance, ‘a phantom that melts away under every attempt to define it and that, chameleon-like, appeared to assume a ... More


Rethinking Arab Democratization: Elections without Democracy

Larbi Sadiki

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562985
eISBN:
9780191721182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562985.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This book unpacks and historicizes the rise of Arab electoralism, narrating the story of stalled democratic transition in the Arab Middle East. It provides a balance sheet of the state of Arab ... More


Subjunctive Conditionals and Time's Arrow

Jonathan Bennett

in A Philosophical Guide to Conditionals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199258871
eISBN:
9780191597046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258872.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Lewis tried to use his analysis of subjunctive conditionals to explain time's arrow: our sense of the fixity of the past and non‐fixity of the future. This required him to state his analysis—and thus ... More


Integrating Hume's Accounts of Belief and Justification

Louis E. Loeb

in Stability and Justification in Hume's Treatise

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146585
eISBN:
9780199833405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146581.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In Treatise I.iii.5–10, Hume's claim that association by the relation of cause and effect produces belief is often intertwined – though without his remarking on this fact – with the claim that belief ... More


The Direction of Causation 1

J. L. Mackie

in The Cement of the Universe: A Study of Causation

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198246428
eISBN:
9780191597954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198246420.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses the issue of the direction of the relation between cause and effect. Mackie first argues for a conceptual distinction between causal priority and temporal priority and claims ... More


From Insecurity to Movement

Susana Narotzky and Gavin Smith

in Immediate Struggles: People, Power, and Place in Rural Spain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245686
eISBN:
9780520939011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245686.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter identifies the discontinuity between agricultural work and industrial work. While to families rooted in corporatist dependencies characterized by the aniago contract, the 1940s and the ... More


The Questing Animal

Robert M. Torrance

in The Spiritual Quest: Transcendence in Myth, Religion, and Science

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520081321
eISBN:
9780520920163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520081321.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter's analysis of language brings back consideration of society as the matrix both of communal experience in religion and of the individual quest that can never leave this primal model and ... More


Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Border Fixity and International Conflict

Boaz Atzili

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226031354
eISBN:
9780226031378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031378.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Border fixity—the proscription of foreign conquest and the annexation of homeland territory—has, since World War II, become a powerful norm in world politics. This development has been said to ... More


Power over the Past

John Martin Fischer

in Our Fate: Essays on God and Free Will

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199311293
eISBN:
9780190454517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311293.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter distinguishes two importantly different versions of the argument for incompatibilism about God’s foreknowledge and human freedom to do otherwise presented in contemporary form by Nelson ... More


In Pursuit of Self: The Identity of an American President and Cosmopolitanism

Hettie V. Williams

in Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460216
eISBN:
9781626740426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460216.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter advances the idea that Barack Obama’s self-identity, as based on his writings, speeches and public statements, may be characterized as a type of hybrid fluidity as opposed to the hybrid ... More


Fixing and Unfixing Idioms and Non-Idioms: Developing Derek Bailey’s Concept of Improvisation

Gary Peters

in Improvising Improvisation: From Out of Philosophy, Music, Dance, and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226452623
eISBN:
9780226452760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226452760.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter revisits Derek Bailey's well known distinction between 'idiomatic' and 'non-idiomatic' improvisation. In order to nuance this further, the concepts of fixity and unfixity are added to ... More


Introduction

Boaz Atzili

in Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Border Fixity and International Conflict

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226031354
eISBN:
9780226031378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031378.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Border fixity has contributed much to international peace and stability in regions such as Europe, North America, and South America. This book discusses the consequences of the border fixity norm for ... More


The Theory and Practice of Borders

Boaz Atzili

in Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Border Fixity and International Conflict

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226031354
eISBN:
9780226031378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031378.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents some theoretical and empirical discussions on territoriality and borders. It first discusses the debates on states’ territoriality and borders within and outside the discipline ... More


Which Wars Make the State and Which States Make War

Boaz Atzili

in Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Border Fixity and International Conflict

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226031354
eISBN:
9780226031378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031378.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that variations in the sociopolitical strength of states influence how they are affected by the norm of border fixity. It begins by discussing the concept of sociopolitical ... More


State Building and State Failure in a Fixed-Borders World: Lebanon, Congo, and Israel

Boaz Atzili

in Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Border Fixity and International Conflict

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226031354
eISBN:
9780226031378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031378.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the effect of the norm of border fixity on weak states by examining the cases of Lebanon, Congo, and Israel. First, it explores the sociopolitical strength and weakness of ... More


Our Plastic Nature

Paul Griffiths

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0030
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter analyzes the notion of human nature and the concept of inner nature from the perspective of developmental systems theory (DST). It explores the folkbiology of human nature and looks at ... More


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