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The Possibility of Knowledge

Quassim Cassam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208319
eISBN:
9780191708992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208319.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How is knowledge of the external world possible? How is knowledge of other minds possible? How is a priori knowledge possible? These are all examples of ‘how-possible’ questions in epistemology. In ... More


The Way to Reform and a New Statutory Derivative Action: Much Ado About Nothing?

Arad Reisberg

in Derivative Actions and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199204892
eISBN:
9780191709487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204892.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter analyses the reforms of the derivative action in the UK. It begins by highlighting the deficiencies in the common law, the approach to reform, and the guiding principles for resolving ... More


Other Minds

Quassim Cassam

in The Possibility of Knowledge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208319
eISBN:
9780191708992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208319.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter applies the multi-levels approach to another epistemological how-possible question, namely: (HPom). How is knowledge of other minds possible? It is argued that this is another ... More


Getting Help: What Are the Barriers?

David Finkelhor

in Childhood Victimization: Violence, Crime, and Abuse in the Lives of Young People

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195342857
eISBN:
9780199863631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342857.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Most child crime victims are not reported to police, nor do they access any other professional victim service, despite evidence that there are positive outcomes to these processes. This chapter ... More


The Scattering Problem Using Calderon Maps

Peter Monk

in Finite Element Methods for Maxwell's Equations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508885
eISBN:
9780191708633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508885.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

This chapter presents a finite element method for scattering by a bounded scatterer in an infinite homogeneous background. The first task is to reduce the problem to a bounded domain, and in this ... More


Scattering by a Buried Object

Peter Monk

in Finite Element Methods for Maxwell's Equations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508885
eISBN:
9780191708633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508885.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

This chapter presents a model problem for scattering by a buried object. The ground is modeled by a two-layered medium (the air and the earth) with a planar interface. For the two-layered medium, it ... More


The Political Mind: or 'How to Think Differently'

Kieran Laird

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623860
eISBN:
9780748652808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623860.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

What does it mean to ‘think differently’? What are the conditions under which original thought can take place and what are the obstacles to it? The ability to create thoughts is what lies at the base ... More


Writing and Presenting Results

Peter Lyons and Howard J. Doueck

in The Dissertation: From Beginning to End

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195373912
eISBN:
9780199865604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373912.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines strategies to overcome many of the obstacles to writing that make the process seem harder than it should be, including writing strategies for all stages of the dissertation ... More


‘Inherited’ Resources and the Direction of Expansion

Edith Penrose

in The Theory of the Growth of the Firm

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289777
eISBN:
9780191596759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289774.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the internal factors affecting the direction of expansion of firms. Internal obstacles arise when specialised services required for expansion in a particular direction are ... More


National Suppression of Core Crimes

Jann K. Kleffner

in Complementarity in the Rome Statute and National Criminal Jurisdictions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199238453
eISBN:
9780191716744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238453.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyses the national suppression of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes prior to and independent of the Rome Statute. International law clearly envisages national criminal ... More


TRANSPORT PHENOMENA

R. E. Peierls

in Quantum Theory of Solids

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507819
eISBN:
9780191709913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507819.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

An electron in the field of force of a perfect lattice has stationary states in which the mean velocity and hence the mean transport of charge and of energy do not vanish. This means that an electric ... More


Diffraction

Dennis Sherwood and Jon Cooper

in Crystals, X-rays and Proteins: Comprehensive Protein Crystallography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199559046
eISBN:
9780191595028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559046.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This chapter covers the principles of the interaction of waves with obstacles and the manner in which information on the nature of an obstacle is contained within the resulting wave forms. The ... More


Intention and Desire

Bede Rundle

in Mind in Action

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236917
eISBN:
9780191679414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236917.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It remains to be a question whether the causal origins of human action are to be found in our thoughts and desires. Belief in such a causal role is often associated with the claim that what is needed ... More


Afterword

Laura Victoir and Victor Zatsepine

in Harbin to Hanoi: The Colonial Built Environment in Asia, 1840 to 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139415
eISBN:
9789888180721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139415.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

The European built form in Asia represents the presence of the colonial powers, and their social, legal, military, and economic privilege. It also symobolizes the developments and changes that the ... More


Introduction: Focusing on Questions

Nicholas Jardine

in The Scenes of Inquiry: On the Reality of Questions in the Sciences

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250395
eISBN:
9780191681288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250395.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter first discusses the origin of the work then presents the aims of this book that are addressed to the students of the sciences — philosophers, historians, and sociologists. It suggests a ... More


Conclusion and Future Issues

Paul S. Goodman

in Organizational Learning Contracts: New and Traditional Colleges

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199738656
eISBN:
9780199895069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738656.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the development and sustainability of strong Organizational Learning Contracts. The major empirical findings are reviewed, contrasting strong and weak contracts. Some critical ... More


War Termination in Theory and Practice

in Paths to Peace: Domestic Coalition Shifts, War Termination and the Korean War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762694
eISBN:
9780804772372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762694.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter draws out the larger theoretical and policy implications of the argument. It explains the potential ways to extend the research, such as explicitly modeling third-party intervention and ... More


William Alfred Shack: An Unacknowledged Giant

Dallas L. Browne

in The Second Generation of African American Pioneers in Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042027
eISBN:
9780252050763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042027.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the life and accomplishments of Africanist anthropologist William Shack. Known to all as Shack, he had a career that included field research in Ethiopia and Swaziland, ... More


Policy Implications

Richard Caplan

in Exit Strategies and State Building

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199760114
eISBN:
9780199949991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760114.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the implications for national and international policy of the analysis contained in the foregoing chapters. It focuses on two broad types of conclusions that can be drawn from ... More


‘Still out there?’ Is the service user voice becoming lost as user involvement moves into the mental health research mainstream?

Kati Turner and Steve Gillard

in Critical Perspectives on User Involvement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427519
eISBN:
9781447305590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427519.003.0018
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Service user involvement in mental health research has moved on from the pioneering research that characterized the turn of the millennium: the surveys of service provision environments supported by ... More


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