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Group Action and Group Attitudes

Raimo Tuomela

in The Philosophy of Sociality: The Shared Point of View

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313390
eISBN:
9780199870929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313390.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter collective acceptance as a group is analyzed. The result is used to give an account of group actions and beliefs as well as of group attitudes more generally. This central ... More


Joint Social Action

Raimo Tuomela

in The Philosophy of Sociality: The Shared Point of View

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313390
eISBN:
9780199870929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313390.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents and defends a detailed account of joint action as a group in terms of joint action based on a we-mode joint intention. A brief survey of other available accounts of joint action ... More


Introduction

Raimo Tuomela

in The Philosophy of Sociality: The Shared Point of View

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313390
eISBN:
9780199870929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313390.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter briefly introduces the central concepts of the theory developed in the book. Thus collective intentionality and the accompanying “we-perspective” both in the full, we-mode sense and in ... More


Structures on Manifolds

Charles P. Boyer and Krzysztof Galicki

in Sasakian Geometry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198564959
eISBN:
9780191713712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564959.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter begins by introducing various geometries that play important roles in the way they relate to Sasakian structures. It espouses the point of view that a geometric structure is best ... More


GROUP ORBITALLY CONSTRAINED APPROXIMATION

Moody T. Chu and Gene H. Golub

in Inverse Eigenvalue Problems: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566649
eISBN:
9780191718021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566649.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Group actions together with properly formulated objective functions can offer a channel to tackle various classical or new and challenging problems rising from applied linear algebra. This chapter ... More


Spherical and Exceptional Objects

D. Huybrechts

in Fourier-Mukai Transforms in Algebraic Geometry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296866
eISBN:
9780191711329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296866.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

Spherical objects — motivated by considerations in the context of mirror symmetry — are used to construct special autoequivalences. Their action on cohomology can be described precisely, considering ... More


Race, Ethnicity, and a Theory of Substantive Representation in Congressional Oversight

Michael D. Minta

in Oversight: Representing the Interests of Blacks and Latinos in Congress

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149257
eISBN:
9781400840342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149257.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter outlines the relationship between race, ethnicity, and substantive representation via an in-depth discussion of how racial and ethnic group consciousness operates among black and Latino ... More


‘Sensational Coverage of a Sensational Trial’: Treason, Journalism and the State

Katherine Isobel Baxter

in Imagined States: Law and Literature in Nigeria, 1900-66

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420839
eISBN:
9781474476478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420839.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter Six provides an extended examination of the newspaper reporting of the treason trial of Obafemi Awolowo, the second major treason trial after independence. How the Nigerian press covered the ... More


State Liability: Tort Law and Beyond

Carol Harlow

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272648
eISBN:
9780191699634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272648.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The chapters presented in this book examine the fast-growing compensation culture and the consequential pressure on courts to widen the range of situations in which individuals can claim damages from ... More


Saving Lives

Garrett Cullity

in The Moral Demands of Affluence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199258116
eISBN:
9780191602221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258112.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Much of the work of aid agencies aims to prevent threats to life, rather than to save lives. And even when an aid agency’s activity does save life, it might be doubted whether my contribution to an ... More


Diffusing responsibility

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630889
eISBN:
9780191723568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a 1990 commentary on how clinical medicine has been transformed by group actors. It cites as an example the creation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation teams. It then comments on ... More


Persons and Their Associations

John Finnis

in Intention and Identity: Collected Essays Volume II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580064
eISBN:
9780191729386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580064.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter contains the text of a 1989 response to Roger Scruton's philosophical paper ‘Corporate Persons’ (summarized in the endnote) emphasizes that the paradigm of personhood is the persisting ... More


Entre Dos Mundos/Between Two Worlds: A Bicultural Skills Training Prevention Program to Help Immigrant Families Cope with Acculturation Stress

Paul R. Smokowski and Martica Bacallao

in Becoming Bicultural: Risk, Resilience, and Latino Youth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740897
eISBN:
9780814708798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740897.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines how bicultural skills training might be used within prevention programs to help Latino immigrant families cope with acculturation stress. In particular, it describes the Entre ... More


Symplectic group actions

Dusa McDuff and Dietmar Salamon

in Introduction to Symplectic Topology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198794899
eISBN:
9780191836411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794899.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Analysis, Geometry / Topology

The chapter begins with a discussion of circle actions and their relation to 2-sphere bundles. It continues with a section on general Hamiltonian group actions and moment maps, then proceeds to ... More


Groups Acting on Trees

Dan Margalit

in Office Hours with a Geometric Group Theorist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691158662
eISBN:
9781400885398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158662.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter considers groups acting on trees. It examines which groups act on which spaces and, if a group does act on a space, what it says about the group. These spaces are called trees—that is, ... More


and Spaces

Matt Clay and Dan Margalit

in Office Hours with a Geometric Group Theorist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691158662
eISBN:
9781400885398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158662.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter discusses the notion of space, first by explaining what it means for a group to be a group of symmetries of a geometric object. This is the idea of group action, and some examples are ... More


Ends of Groups

Nic Koban and John Meier

in Office Hours with a Geometric Group Theorist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691158662
eISBN:
9781400885398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158662.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter focuses on the ends of a group. It first constructs a group action on the Cantor set and creates a free group from bijections of the Cantor set before showing how the idea of trying to ... More


Grassroots Action and Conflicted Environmental Justice

Peter C. Little

in Toxic Town: IBM, Pollution, and Industrial Risks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760697
eISBN:
9780814764510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760697.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter looks at the advocacy groups that emerged as a result of IBM's contamination in Endicott. It specifically highlights three groups: the Citizens Acting to Restore Endicott's Environment ... More


The Ping-Pong Lemma

Johanna Mangahas

in Office Hours with a Geometric Group Theorist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691158662
eISBN:
9781400885398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158662.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter considers an identifying feature of free groups: their ability to play ping-pong. In mathematics, you may encounter a group without immediately knowing which group it is. Fortunately, ... More


Thompson’s Group

Sean Cleary

in Office Hours with a Geometric Group Theorist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691158662
eISBN:
9781400885398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158662.003.0016
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter considers the Thompson's group F. Thompson's group F exhibits several behaviors that appear paradoxical. For example: F is finitely presented and contains a copy of F x F, indicating ... More


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