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Global Conditions on Contraction

Neil Tennant

in Changes of Mind: An Essay on Rational Belief Revision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655755
eISBN:
9780191742125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655755.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter distinguishes among three different formal explications of a system of belief: axiomatic bases; logically closed theories; and a kind of system intermediate between those two, called a ... More


The People of the Eye: Deaf Ethnicity and Ancestry

Harlan Lane, Richard C. Pillard, and Ulf Hedberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759293
eISBN:
9780199863372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759293.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

What are ethnic groups? Are Deaf people who sign American Sign Language (ASL) an ethnic group? The book brings deaf studies, history, cultural anthropology, genetics, sociology, and disability ... More


Hardy's Words and the Language of Lost Origins

Dennis Taylor

in Hardy's Literary Language and Victorian Philology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122616
eISBN:
9780191671494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122616.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter dismisses those poems where Hardy dramatizes a language in search of its lost origins. For Hardy, origins are real but irrecoverable. The use of old words alone does not explain Hardy's ... More


Why did Plutarch Write against Colotes?: Reading the prooemium of Πρὸς Κωλώτην

Eleni Kechagia

in Plutarch Against Colotes: A Lesson in History of Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199597239
eISBN:
9780191731495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597239.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter discusses the reasons and circumstances which led Plutarch to compose a detailed and systematic response to an otherwise unknown polemical book by Colotes, a relatively obscure Epicurean ... More


Establishing a linguistic pedigree

Richard J. Watts

in Language Myths and the History of English

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195327601
eISBN:
9780199893539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327601.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Two myths constructed in the latter half of the nineteenth century dominated the discourse archive determining the canonical “history of English” till late in the twentieth century. The first of ... More


History of Histories

Simpson Gerry

in The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671144
eISBN:
9780191751516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671144.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This book emerged from a 2010 conference in Melbourne called ‘Untold Stories: The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials’. It features a collection of untold or under-told stories about trials and ... More


Evolution and Revolution

Laurence Claus

in Law’s Evolution and Human Understanding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199735099
eISBN:
9780199950478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735099.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Law's purely predictive character is starkly exposed in revolutionary moments, when people in community together stop paying attention to existing law and government. When words cease describing life ... More


Contesting Cultural Authority: The Code of Honor and Its Critics

Donna T. Andrew

in Aristocratic Vice: The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300184334
eISBN:
9780300185522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300184334.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines various desired masculine and feminine attributes in the early eighteenth century, and briefly considers the effects of the new code of politeness. It outlines the “state of ... More


Prelude: The Rise of Cory Booker

Andra Gillespie

in The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732441
eISBN:
9780814738689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732441.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explains how Cory Booker won the elective office through elite displacement. A historical examination of recent politics in Newark shows that conditions were ripe for him to win ... More


The Sources of Madisonian Illusion

Michael J. Glennon

in National Security and Double Government

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780190206444
eISBN:
9780190206475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206444.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains how the Madisonian institutions maintain the illusion that they are in charge of U.S. national security policy. The illusion is necessary to maintain public confidence and ... More


The First Breed of Cattle

Rebecca J. H. Woods

in The Herds Shot Round the World: Native Breeds and the British Empire, c. 1800-1900

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469634661
eISBN:
9781469634678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634661.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Chapter 3 interrogates the concept of a “native” breed within the context of pedigree cattle breeding in the early- to mid-nineteenth century. It centers on Hereford cattle, which began their career ... More


A Universal Type

Rebecca J. H. Woods

in The Herds Shot Round the World: Native Breeds and the British Empire, c. 1800-1900

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469634661
eISBN:
9781469634678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634661.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter addresses the wholesale exportation of Hereford cattle to North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand in the 1870s as part of a concerted effort to feed Britons with “British” ... More


Introducing Genetic Genealogy

Alan McHughen

in DNA Demystified: Unravelling the Double Helix

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190092962
eISBN:
9780190092993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190092962.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

DNA is a great tool for genetic genealogy and family tree construction. If you were blown away by your surprising medical DNA results, tighten your belt and hold on to your genes! A primary reason ... More


Managing gene flow among isolated population fragments. II. Management based on kinship

Richard Frankham, Jonathan D. Ballou, Katherine Ralls, Mark D. B. Eldridge, Michele R. Dudash, Charles B. Fenster, Robert C. Lacy, and Paul Sunnucks

in Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198783398
eISBN:
9780191826313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783398.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

With more detailed genetic information, more precise genetic management of fragmented populations can be achieved, leading to improved retention of genetic diversity and lower inbreeding. Using mean ... More


Managing gene flow among isolated population fragments

Richard Frankham, Jonathan D. Ballou, Katherine Ralls, Mark D. B. Eldridge, Michele R. Dudash, Charles B. Fenster, Robert C. Lacy, and Paul Sunnucks

in A Practical Guide for Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198783411
eISBN:
9780191826337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783411.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Even without detailed genetic data, sound genetic management strategies for augmenting gene flow can be instituted by considering population genetics theory, and/or computer simulations. When ... More


Livestock

Nishamani Kar

in Economic Geography: Volume 1: Land, Water, and Agriculture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199458417
eISBN:
9780199086757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458417.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

There exists an ecological issue in the livestock activities. Feed and fodder availability is vital. Nomadic herders are important in social as well as economic context. Livestock population is a ... More


Conclusion: Networks, Communities, Language, and the Writing of History: Medieval French Literary Culture Outside France

Jane Gilbert, Simon Gaunt, and William Burgwinkle

in Medieval French Literary Culture Abroad

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198832454
eISBN:
9780191888823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832454.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The conclusion reviews the findings of the book to ask what kind of communities medieval texts in French instantiate, using the work of Giorgio Agamben and Jean-Luc Nancy. It is argued that French ... More


Our Whimsy, Their Welfare: On the Ethics of Pedigree-Breeding

John Rossi

in Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190456085
eISBN:
9780190456108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Through the practice of pedigree-breeding, humankind has created and maintained many different distinct types or “breeds” of companion animals, including dogs and cats. Pedigree-breeding is a common ... More


Pedigrees and Proof: Preserving the Old Nobility

Kelsey Jackson Williams

in The First Scottish Enlightenment: Rebels, Priests, and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198809692
eISBN:
9780191846960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809692.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter interrogates the methods and motivations of a discipline often dismissed as the driest of dry and antiquarian pursuits: genealogy. It reveals that, far from being intellectually vapid, ... More


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