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A Role Functionalist Theory of Color

JONATHAN COHEN

in The Red and the Real: An Essay on Color Ontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199556168
eISBN:
9780191701672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556168.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

In this chapter, the role functionalist form of relationalism, the idea that the relations that constitute colors are functional relations — relations involving the performance of a certain ... More


Introduction

JOSÉ E. ALVAREZ

in International Organizations as Law-makers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198765639
eISBN:
9780191710070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765639.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the concept of ‘International Organizations’ and the reasons for the book's focus on them. International Organizations tend to share characteristics that make legal ... More


Constructing for Understanding

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer

in Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199289158
eISBN:
9780191711091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289158.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter shows that the artificial system constructed in this study demonstrates how speech codes, sharing important properties with those of humans, could be created in a population of agents in ... More


Introduction

PAUL WINDOLF

in Corporate Networks in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256976
eISBN:
9780191719639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256976.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Theories explaining the meaning of corporate networks can be divided into two categories: functionalist theories explain networks by way of the economic and social functions they fulfill, while power ... More


“Economizing” and the Evolution of Political-Economic Institutions

Wolfgang Streeck

in Re-Forming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199573981
eISBN:
9780191702136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573981.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, International Business

Economic functionalism supposedly answers questions regarding how the development of social systems should be conceived as ‘economizing’ and other such questions unambiguously and affirmatively. The ... More


The Dispositional-Categorical Distinction

Stephen Mumford

in Dispositions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199259823
eISBN:
9780191698637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259823.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter considers the contrasts that are drawn between dispositions and occurrences, structures and categorical properties. The second section presents the first objection to the orthodox view ... More


The Evolution of Consciousness

Euan Macphail

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503248
eISBN:
9780191686481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503248.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Are non-human animals conscious? When do babies begin to feel pain? What function is served by consciousness? What evidence could resolve these issues? These questions are tackled by exploring ... More


A broader picture

Johan P. Mackenbach

in Health inequalities: Persistence and change in European welfare states

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198831419
eISBN:
9780191869112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831419.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapter 5 (‘A broader picture’) first discusses why not only health inequalities, but also social inequality is so persistent. After reviewing sociological theories from both the ‘functionalist’ and ... More


New Paths

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

At the same time that journalists and editors were celebrating the vibrant new urban culture emerging in the United States at the point of mid-century, several commentators were criticizing the ... More


Where Do Welfare State Preferences Come From?

in Why Welfare States Persist: The Importance of Public Opinion in Democracies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075839
eISBN:
9780226075952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075952.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter discusses economic and functionalist theories of the welfare state advanced in the 1960s, and their more recent revival in the literature on globalization. The chapter's brief ... More


Conclusion: From the Sovereignty Dispute to the Dissensus on Politics in China

Françoise Mengin

in Fragments of an Unfinished War: Taiwanese Entrepreneurs and the Partition of China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190264055
eISBN:
9780190492212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264055.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The eviction of politics that underpinned the practicalities of cross-Strait relations admittedly postponed settlement of the Taiwan issue, but also fuelled political conflict on the island. By going ... More


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