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The Application of the Rule of Inference to Norms

Hans Kelsen

in General Theory of Norms

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198252177
eISBN:
9780191681363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252177.003.0058
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses whether the syllogism of traditional propositional logic is applicable — directly or indirectly — to norms. The question is whether the logical thought-process of the syllogism ... More


INFORMATION PROCESSING BY BIOLOGICAL AND ARTIFICIAL SMART STRUCTURES

Vinod K. Wadhawan

in Smart Structures: Blurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229178
eISBN:
9780191711282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229178.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter begins with a brief survey of the history of logical thought, and of the basics of the interplay of natural processes that have led to the evolution of computational intelligence, both ... More


Substances

Richard Swinburne

in The Christian God

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235125
eISBN:
9780191598579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235127.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

A substance is a concrete individual thing that exists all at once. Although the world can be cut up into substances in different ways, any full description of the world will include both material ... More


Modality and cognition in developmental theories and the evidence

Susanna Millar

in Understanding and Representing Space: Theory and Evidence from Studies with Blind and Sighted Children

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521426
eISBN:
9780191688416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521426.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter evaluates the evidence provided in relation to empiricist explanations and Piaget's theory on the manner in which the sense of modalities operate in spatial performance. Theories from ... More


Superscript

Vilém Flusser, Mark Poster, and Nancy Ann Roth

in Does Writing Have a Future?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670222
eISBN:
9781452947228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670222.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter reflects on thinking and writing about writing, an exercise it calls “superscript.” It suggests that all writing is “right”: it is a gesture of setting up and ordering written signs. And ... More


Between Arbitrage and Speculation

Hirokazu Miyazaki

in Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Finance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273474
eISBN:
9780520953956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273474.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter shows how the paper co-authored by derivatives traders Sasaki and Aoki in 1990, on the economic role of index arbitrage in defense of their index arbitrage operations, served another ... More


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