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 Argonaut Orpheus

Vanessa Agnew

in Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336665
eISBN:
9780199868544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336665.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Focusing on Charles Burney's 1772 central European journey to collect material for a general history of music, this chapter shows how travel and musical mapping were co-opted for the making of a ... More


Herodotus and Olbia1

STEPHANIE WEST

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses Herodotus's account of Olbia. Whilst he was forthcoming about his visit and experiences in the Egyptian Thebes, Herodotus did not claim to see Olbia firsthand. And although he ... More


Group Knowledge Attributions

Jennifer Lackey

in Knowledge Ascriptions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693702
eISBN:
9780191741265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693702.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A view growing in popularity in current philosophical literature is the ‘reliable informant view of knowledge attributions’ (RIVKA), according to which the purpose of knowledge attributions is to ... More


High and Low Policing

Jean‐Paul Brodeur

in The Policing Web

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199740598
eISBN:
9780199866083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740598.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 7 elucidates the concept of high policing, which was introduced by the author in previous writings. The main elements of high policing are first discussed and contrasted with the ... More


Credulity and the development of selective trust in early childhood

Paul L. Harris, Kathleen H. Corriveau, Elisabeth S. Pasquini, Melissa Koenig, Maria Fusaro, and Fabrice Clément

in Foundations of Metacognition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646739
eISBN:
9780191745867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646739.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

When faced with two informants making conflicting claims, preschool children display two heuristics: (1) they preferentially seek and endorse information from the informant with whom they have a ... More


Police informants

Jacqueline Ross

in Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574124
eISBN:
9780191721816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter considers the circumstances in which a state can use private informants in criminal investigations. Informants raise concerns of abuse and lack of accountability similar to those posed ... More


Introduction: Valuing Young Voices

Cindy Dell Clark

in In A Younger Voice: Doing Child-Centered Qualitative Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195376593
eISBN:
9780199865437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376593.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Whether to build theories or effective policies, qualitative methods centered on children’s vantage points will likely open a way to fascinating, and paramount, perspectives. A generational gap ... More


Speaking Truth to Power: Confidential Informants and Police Investigations

Dean A. Dabney and Richard Tewksbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520290464
eISBN:
9780520964624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290464.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Confidential informants have long occupied central role in the criminal investigation efforts of law enforcement authorities. Yet, there exists minimal contemporary scholarship to help illuminate the ... More


Objectivisation. The ‘cart before the horse’ objection—and the response

Edward Craig

in Knowledge and the State of Nature: An Essay in Conceptual Synthesis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238799
eISBN:
9780191597237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238797.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Introduces the principle of objectivization, which explains how concepts interpreted subjectively in the early stages of the state of nature, concepts that answer to the relatively immediate needs of ... More


Testimony and the transmission of knowledge. Welbourne: believing the speaker

Edward Craig

in Knowledge and the State of Nature: An Essay in Conceptual Synthesis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238799
eISBN:
9780191597237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238797.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Considers the transmission of knowledge by testimony and the principle that if someone who knows that p tells me that p, I myself then know that p. When considered with the notion of the good ... More


Distinction between Informant and Source of Information; its nature and point. Application to putative ‘knowledge without belief’ cases; and to comparativism: Goldman

Edward Craig

in Knowledge and the State of Nature: An Essay in Conceptual Synthesis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238799
eISBN:
9780191597237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238797.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The author distinguishes between informants (people who tell us things) and sources of information (like arboreal growth rings or states of human beings), and argues that the concept of knowledge is ... More


‘Persian’ Jones, London Welshman, Surveys his Roots

Michael J. Franklin

in Orientalist Jones: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199532001
eISBN:
9780191730900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532001.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter moves back eight years to August 1775 with the 28-year-old barrister Jones looking out to ‘Anglesey, the ancient Mona, where my ancestors presided over a free but uncivilized people’. It ... More


The Well-Being Measures Are Valid

Ed Diener, Richard E. Lucas, Ulrich Schimmack, and John F. Helliwell

in Well-Being for Public Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195334074
eISBN:
9780199893928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334074.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A frequent concern about measures of well-being is that because they are subjective, they are unreliable and are subject to many types of artifacts and errors. The evidence for the validity and ... More


/ Crossing the Threshold of Asylum: Dominican and Cuban (Post)Refugee Narratives

April Shemak

in Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233557
eISBN:
9780823241194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233557.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Central to this discussion is Gayatri Spivak's theorization of the post-1965 “New Immigrant” as native informant who becomes a site of metropolitan desire to “know” the Third World. As such, the New ... More


Using available family members as proxies to provide information on other family members who are difficult to reach

Susannah Tomkins

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In life course epidemiology studies, the use of proxy (secondary) respondents may be an integral part of the study design or a consequence of not being able to reach or obtain information from the ... More


Discussant chapter—the practicalities of undertaking family-based studies

Rebecca Hardy and Diana Kuh

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter summarizes the origins of some of the existing life course studies and the current potential for using these studies to address family-based life course questions. It also highlights ... More


Return of the First Person Singular

Alphonso Lingis

in Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556765
eISBN:
9780226557090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Phenomenology had taken consciousness in the first person to be the origin of meanings. For the postmodern philosophy of mind meanings are articulated in the taxonomic contrasts, semantic systems, ... More


Informers and the State

James Heinzen

in The Art of the Bribe: Corruption Under Stalin, 1943-1953

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300175257
eISBN:
9780300224764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175257.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

As chapter 6 shows, in the years between the start of World War II and the death of Stalin, the Soviet regime relied on a network of secret informants in its efforts to halt what the regime ... More


Surveying Employers and Individuals with Disabilities

William A. Erickson, Sarah von Schrader, and Sara VanLooy

in Disability and Employer Practices: Research across the Disciplines

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700583
eISBN:
9781501703454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700583.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines survey research in order to provide an understanding of its strengths and limitations, presenting practical approaches and considerations specifically with regard to gathering ... More


Operation Genuine

Alexander L. Fattal

in Guerrilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226590509
eISBN:
9780226590783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226590783.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter follows a military intelligence unity of the Colombian army as it seeks to demobilize commanders from the FARC’s Caribbean Bloc. The story centers on the effort to demobilize Pablo by ... More


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