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Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

Alex Córdoba-Aguilar (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230693
eISBN:
9780191710889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

This book is a collection of nineteen chapters where summaries of major ecological and evolutionary questions have been asked and responded using dragonflies and damselflies as study subjects. Each ... More


Plotinus on Intellect

Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199281701
eISBN:
9780191713088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281701.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book focuses on Plotinus' notion of Intellect. Intellect comes second in Plotinus' hierarchical model of reality, after the One, which is an unknowable first cause of everything. Intellect is ... More


Disability and Christian Theology: Embodied Limits and Constructive Possibilities

Deborah Beth Creamer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369151
eISBN:
9780199871193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369151.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

Attention to embodiment and the religious significance of bodies is one of the most significant shifts in contemporary theology. In the midst of this, however, experiences of disability have received ... More


Category Theory

Steve Awodey

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568612
eISBN:
9780191717567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568612.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Algebra

This book is a text and reference book on Category Theory, a branch of abstract algebra. The book contains clear definitions of the essential concepts, which are illuminated with numerous accessible ... More


Mothers on the Fast Track: How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers

Mary Ann Mason and Eve Mason Ekman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195182675
eISBN:
9780199944019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182675.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In the past few decades the number of women entering graduate and professional schools has been going up and up, while the number of women reaching the top rung of the corporate and academic worlds ... More


Immigration Challenges the Nation‐State

Christian Joppke

in Challenge to the Nation-State: Immigration in Western Europe and the United States

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292296
eISBN:
9780191599569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292295.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the two main challenges posed by immigration to the nation-state: sovereignty and citizenship. It examines two opposing views on the origins of the current migration crisis, ... More


Trusteeship, International Society, and the Limit of Obligation

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Offers some thoughts about the idea of trusteeship and its place in the history of international society. The first section, Unity, Progress, and Perfection of Humankind, puts forward the claim that ... More


Chapter Chapter Understanding and Allocating Investment Risks in a Hybrid Pension Plan

Peter Albrecht, Joachim Coche, Raimond Maurer, and Ralph Rogalla

in Restructuring Retirement Risks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204656
eISBN:
9780191603822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204659.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter analyzes pension plan costs and investment strategies in the context of alternative hybrid pension plans, which are optimal either from the perspective of the plan sponsor or the ... More


The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction, and Emergence

Robert W. Batterman

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146479
eISBN:
9780199833078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146476.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book focuses on a form of reasoning in science that I call “asymptotic reasoning.” At base, this type of reasoning involves methods that eliminate details and, in some sense, precision. ... More


The Indian Summer of Restoration Anglicanism: Queen Anne and the Tory Revival

Michael Brydon

in The Evolving Reputation of Richard Hooker: An Examination of Responses, 1600-1714

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199204816
eISBN:
9780191709500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204816.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Although Anne’s reign coincided with the start of a new century, it made little difference at the time since the Tories treated it as an opportunity to put the political and ecclesiastical clock ... More


Depoliticization

Matthew Flinders

in Delegated Governance and the British State: Walking without Order

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199271603
eISBN:
9780191709241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271603.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

This chapter examines the concept of depoliticization in detail. It seeks to show how it has played an increasingly important role since the election of New Labour in 1997, and how it raises ... More


Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America: Uruguay and Chile

Alexandra Barahona de Brito

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280385
eISBN:
9780191598852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280386.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book analyses the Uruguayan and Chilean experiences with the transitional politics of truth and justice regarding past human rights violations. These policies are shaped by the legacy of ... More


Kant's Theory of Moral Sensibility: Respect for the Moral Law and the Influence of Inclination

Andrews Reath

in Agency and Autonomy in Kant's Moral Theory: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199288830
eISBN:
9780191603648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288836.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores two parallel topics in Kant's moral psychology: respect for the moral law as the motive to moral conduct, and the influence of inclinations on the will. It explains some of ... More


On Location: Aristotle's Concept of Place

Benjamin Morison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247912
eISBN:
9780191598067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247919.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aims to explain as carefully as possible Aristotle's account of place given in the Physics, Book IV, Chs. 1‐5. Also aims to rehabilitate it as a piece of philosophy, after many centuries of its being ... More


Biomolecular Feedback Systems

Domitilla Del Vecchio and Richard M. Murray

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161532
eISBN:
9781400850501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161532.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This book provides an accessible introduction to the principles and tools for modeling, analyzing, and synthesizing biomolecular systems. It begins with modeling tools such as reaction-rate ... More


Sustainable Development as a Contested Concept

Michael Jacobs

in Fairness and Futurity: Essays on Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294894
eISBN:
9780191599064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294891.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Here Michael Jacobs notes that sustainable development has come to mean all things to all people but argues this does not mean it has no theoretical or policy relevance. It is a ‘contested’ rather ... More


Paternalism and Well-Being

Julian Le Grand and Bill New

in Government Paternalism: Nanny State or Helpful Friend?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164373
eISBN:
9781400866298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164373.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines arguments over government paternalism derived from considerations of individual well-being. It begins with a discussion of the classical economic model of rationality and the ... More


Defining Shakespeare: Pericles as Test Case

MacDonald P. Jackson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260508
eISBN:
9780191717635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260508.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

‘That very great play, Pericles’, as T. S. Eliot called it, poses formidable problems of text and authorship. The first of the Late Romances, it was ascribed to Shakespeare when printed in a quarto ... More


Bulgaria and Macedonia: Voluntary Dependence on External Actors

Kyril Drezov

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244096
eISBN:
9780191600371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924409X.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The main hypothesis of the chapter is that historically both Bulgaria and Macedonia have tended to adapt to an externally determined environment by opting for self‐limiting behaviour. This kind of ... More


The New Environmental Conflict

Maarten A. Hajer

in The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293330
eISBN:
9780191599408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829333X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Discusses the character of the modern environmental conflict. As the existence of environmental degradation is now commonly accepted, the conflict has become ‘discursive’: it is not about a ... More


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