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Neighborhoods and Health

Ichiro Kawachi and Lisa F. Berkman (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195138382
eISBN:
9780199865505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138382.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Do places make a difference to people's health and well-being? This book demonstrates how the physical and social characteristics of a neighborhood can shape the health of its residents. Researchers ... More


Essential Properties

Storrs McCall

in A Model of the Universe: Space-Time, Probability, and Decision

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236221
eISBN:
9780191679209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236221.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Of the three kinds of essential property those individuals may be thought to possess — essential physical characteristics, substance-type, and origin — it is the third, origin, that has been the most ... More


Perceptual Consciousness—Being Actual Is Being Subjectively Physical

Ted Honderich

in Actual Consciousness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714385
eISBN:
9780191782794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714385.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The characteristics of subjective physical worlds, more particularly parts of them, are open to literal specification. They are counterparts of the characteristics of the objective physical world, ... More


Phylogeny from apes to humans

Michael C. Corballis

in The Descent of Mind: Psychological Perspectives on Hominid Evolution

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192632593
eISBN:
9780191670497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632593.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The complexities of hominid evolution raise many questions about precisely when any mental attributes that might be uniquely human might have emerged. This chapter reviews the stages of evolution ... More


Philosophy in the Service of Things

David Strong

in Technology and the Good Life?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226333861
eISBN:
9780226333885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226333885.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

On the basis of Borgmann's two works on technology, this chapter tries to step beyond them and characterize Borgmann's philosophy. For Borgmann, philosophy's strengths and limitations can best be ... More


“Just Gauzy Enough”: Consumer Culture and the Shared White Body of Anglos and Hispanos

in Coyote Nation: Sexuality, Race, and Conquest in Modernizing New Mexico, 1880-1920

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226532424
eISBN:
9780226532523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532523.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the “naturalization” of whiteness from the perspective of the body. Naturalizing whiteness is a process by which the physical characteristics of the white body come to be ... More


The physical character of landscape

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter introduces the study area in terms of its physical characteristics. The geology, topography, drainage patterns, soils, and climate are described, along with two measures of current ... More


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