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Lapses and Substitution

Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat

in Getting Incentives Right: Improving Torts, Contracts, and Restitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151595
eISBN:
9781400850396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151595.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter deals with lapses of attention, for example by a driver or a doctor, and explains how a negligence rule gives injurers an incentive to substitute activities with unavoidable accidents ... More


Sound Sentiments: Integrity in the Emotions

David Pugmire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199276899
eISBN:
9780191602689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276897.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Drawing on recent work in the theory of emotion, this book concerns what is involved in the adequacy of emotions, which, it is argued, amounts to more than feeling good. The book analyses a series of ... More


Religious Women in the Conversion Period c.Ad 400–600

Christina Harrington

in Women in a Celtic Church: Ireland 450-1150

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208235
eISBN:
9780191716683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208235.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The ideal starting point of a study of religious women in early medieval Ireland is the native society into which Christianity obtruded: the pagan religion, the status of women, and the roles of ... More


Rubinstein's “Magnificent Faultiness”

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although Anton Rubinstein's performances were generally praised, there were occasional comments that he had technical flaws and memory lapses, partly attributable to his greater commitment to ... More


Coping with Procrastination

Chrisoula Andreou

in The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195376685
eISBN:
9780199776306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376685.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter illustrates and analyzes an important coping strategy that has been neglected in the literature on procrastination: the leveraging strategy. Although one must know oneself quite well to ... More


Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

Dana-Ain Davis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479812271
eISBN:
9781479805662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812271.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The premature birth rate in the United States has been persistently high among Black women for many decades. While most research on the topic of premature birth involves poor and low-income women, ... More


The Priest as Celibate

Peter Marshall

in The Catholic Priesthood and the English Reformation

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204480
eISBN:
9780191676307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204480.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The call to celibacy clearly marks out parish priests from laymen. The ideal of a celibate ministry was as old as Christianity itself, and had found forceful advocates among many of the church ... More


Membership Motives: Benefits and Costs

Robert J. Bennett

in Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199584734
eISBN:
9780191731105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584734.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter gives the first analysis comparing historical and modern information on membership motives for joining, retaining membership, and lapsing. It tackles the classic issues of exit, voice, ... More


Membership Dynamics

Robert J. Bennett

in Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199584734
eISBN:
9780191731105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584734.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter gives the first estimates of long-term joining and lapsing rates. These were very stable until the 1970s, much more stable than non-commercial societies, trade unions, or many sector ... More


Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

Richard Sorabji

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644339
eISBN:
9780191745812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644339.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Gandhi was a philosopher and understanding his philosophy helps with re-assessing the consistency of his positions and life. He was less influenced by the Stoics than by Socrates, Christ, Christian ... More


Parameter Inference for Stochastic Kinetic Models of Bacterial Gene Regulation: A Bayesian Approach to Systems Biology

Darren J. Wilkinson

in Bayesian Statistics 9

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694587
eISBN:
9780191731921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694587.003.0023
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Bacteria are single‐celled organisms which often display heterogeneous behaviour, even among populations of genetically identical cells in uniform environmental conditions. Markov process models ... More


Toward The Rigorous Use Of Diagrams In Reasoning About Hardware

Steven D. Johnson and Jon Barwise

in Logical Reasoning with Diagrams

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195104271
eISBN:
9780197560983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195104271.003.0015
Subject:
Computer Science, Computer Architecture and Logic Design

The logician’s conventional notion of proof has grown increasingly anachronistic through the twentieth century as computing capabilities have advanced. ... More


Exploiting the Potential of Diagrams in Guiding Hardware Reasoning

Kathi D. Fisler

in Logical Reasoning with Diagrams

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195104271
eISBN:
9780197560983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195104271.003.0016
Subject:
Computer Science, Computer Architecture and Logic Design

. . .Formal methods offer much more to computer science than just “proofs of correctness” for programs and digital circuits. Many of the problems in ... More


Intrapersonal Dilemmas

Lee Anne Fennell

in Slices and Lumps: Division and Aggregation in Law and Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650265
eISBN:
9780226650432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650432.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter 5 considers the ways in which aggregation and division impact intrapersonal dilemmas—whether involving diet, exercise, time management, or other personal goals. Self-control problems can be ... More


Law’s Cliffs

Lee Anne Fennell

in Slices and Lumps: Division and Aggregation in Law and Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650265
eISBN:
9780226650432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650432.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter 11 extends issues of aggregation and lumpiness to legal doctrines that embed discontinuities or cliff effects. It begins with the observation that law often generates all-or-nothing outcomes. ... More


Atmospheres in Radiative Equilibrium

R. M. Goody and Y. L. Yung

in Atmospheric Radiation: Theoretical Basis

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195051346
eISBN:
9780197560976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195051346.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

In this chapter we discuss radiative equilibrium models of the earth’s atmosphere and the closely related radiative—convective models, for which small-scale convection ... More


Evolution of a Thermal Disturbance

R. M. Goody and Y. L. Yung

in Atmospheric Radiation: Theoretical Basis

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195051346
eISBN:
9780197560976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195051346.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

The thermodynamic equation for an ideal gas is where ρcv6 is the internal energy per unit volume and hR is the radiative heating rate. For the sake of clarity we omit ... More


Effects of Continents and Supercontinents on Climate

John J. W. Rogers and M. Santosh

in Continents and Supercontinents

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195165890
eISBN:
9780197562147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195165890.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Continents affect the earth’s climate because they modify global wind patterns, control the paths of ocean currents, and absorb less heat than seawater. Throughout ... More


Prospective Memory, Concurrent Task Management, and Pilot Error

Key Dismukes and Jessica Nowinski

in Attention: From Theory to Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305722
eISBN:
9780199847723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305722.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In everyday life, we are all susceptible to forgetting to perform intended actions. These everyday lapses are mainly annoying and sometimes embarrassing, but in the operational world memory lapses ... More


Activity, Reflection, Context

Bruce I. Blum

in Beyond Programming: To A New Era of Design

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195091601
eISBN:
9780197560662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195091601.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, Software Engineering

we are almost halfway through the book and this part on design ecology, and I have yet to talk about design, no less software engineering. Is this some ... More


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