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The Intransigence of Things

Stephen J. Collier

in Post-Soviet Social: Neoliberalism, Social Modernity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148304
eISBN:
9781400840427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148304.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the reform of communal services, particularly centralized heating systems. The heating system was a key element of the Soviet variant of “infrastructural” social modernity. ... More


Empedocles' Element Theory and Parmenides

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

After an initial orientation to Empedocles' physical theory that emphasizes the centrality of the principles of cyclical and reciprocal change, the chapter critiques the claims involved in ... More


Elementary Scattering Theory: For X-ray and Neutron Users

D.S. Sivia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199228676
eISBN:
9780191775116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228676.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Crystallography

The opportunities for doing scattering experiments at synchrotron and neutron facilities have grown rapidly in recent years and are set to continue to do so into the foreseeable future. This text ... More


Aristotelian Tradition (II): Bodily Identity

Antonia Fitzpatrick

in Thomas Aquinas on Bodily Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198790853
eISBN:
9780191833304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790853.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the problems Aristotle’s discussions of bodily identity posed for Aquinas, who wanted to maintain that individual bodies would necessarily be reconstituted from their own matter ... More


Conclusion

Mara Marin

in Connected by Commitment: Oppression and Our Responsibility to Undermine It

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190498627
eISBN:
9780190498641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498627.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The conclusion reminds the reader of the significance of taking a social structural point of view to the issue of individual responsibility for social injustice. It underscores the advantages of the ... More


Transparent Fictions

Stefan Sperling

in Reasons of Conscience: The Bioethics Debate in Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924311
eISBN:
9780226924335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924335.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the complex concepts and practices of transparency. Transparency has become a tool and resource for political legitimation. Transparency also became a material structure of ... More


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