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Pope John XXII and his Franciscan Cardinal: Bertrand de la Tour and the Apostolic Poverty Controversy

Patrick Nold

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268757
eISBN:
9780191708510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268757.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The debate over the poverty of Christ and his apostles under Pope John XXII (1316-1334) is one of the most famous intellectual controversies of the Middle Ages. The story of the uncompromising pope ... More


Privatising Property

Charlotte Epstein

in Birth of the State: The Place of the Body in Crafting Modern Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190917623
eISBN:
9780190917661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917623.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter describes how the body served to privatise property and to establish the human subject, instead of the natural order, at the centre of the law. Whereas modern science expelled humanity ... More


Water Matters

Mary Arden

in Common Law and Modern Society: Keeping Pace with Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755845
eISBN:
9780191816970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755845.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores select theories of a highly complex and comprehensive category of law—water rights. Water law in general remains somewhat under-researched despite the fact that water is a ... More


Mary Wollstonecraft’s Conception of Rights

Susan James

in The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198766841
eISBN:
9780191821127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766841.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Mary Wollstonecraft is celebrated for her Vindication of the Rights of Woman. However, while her title suggests that rights must play an important part in improving women’s situation, it is less ... More


Copyright Protection for Software 2.0?: Rethinking the Justification of Software Protection under Copyright Law

Hao-Yun Chen

in Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198870944
eISBN:
9780191913532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870944.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Traditionally, software programmers write a series of hard-coded rules to instruct a machine, step by step. However, with the ubiquity of neural networks, instead of giving specific instructions, ... More


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