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The individuation of tropes

Douglas Ehring

in Tropes: Properties, Objects, and Mental Causation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608539
eISBN:
9780191729607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608539.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

The topic of this chapter is trope individuation. It is argued that trope individuation is a primitive, lacking any further reduction or analysis. A number of reasons for rejecting the principle that ... More


Implanting industrial cultures

Sean F. Johnston

in The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692118
eISBN:
9780191740732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692118.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Wartime experiences seeded the new nuclear specialists, and these environments gestated their post-war opportunities. The laboratories and production sites merged industrial and scientific cultures. ... More


“We are against the traffik of men-body” Pennsylvania, 1688–1700

Brycchan Carey

in From Peace to Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300180770
eISBN:
9780300182279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180770.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the ways in which a minority of Friends raised the slavery issue at a time when it was not a matter of general concern, much less outrage. The opening text of this chapter is ... More


The surface’s substance

Mechthild Fend

in Fleshing Out Surfaces: Skin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719087967
eISBN:
9781526120724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087967.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

The naked areas an artist represents when painting a human body were traditionally not conceived of in terms of skin but of flesh. This chapter discusses notions of flesh and flesh tones in the ... More


Management

Ofer Bergman and Steve Whittaker

in The Science of Managing Our Digital Stuff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035170
eISBN:
9780262336291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035170.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the active management processes that people engage in to promote future retrieval. Management is difficult because people have to organize information in a way that anticipates ... More


Neutrons for Peace and Neutrons for War

in The Pontecorvo Affair: A Cold War Defection and Nuclear Physics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226816647
eISBN:
9780226816661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226816661.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows Bruno Pontecorvo's pioneering contributions to wartime research in nuclear physics, illustrating how they propelled industrial and military endeavors. Pontecorvo had become one of ... More


Methodology in Research about Cultural Models

Giovanni Bennardo and Victor C. de Munck

in Cultural Models: Genesis, Methods, and Experiences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199908042
eISBN:
9780199369706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199908042.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In this chapter we present and discuss the methodologies employed in search of cultural models. They range from qualitative data collections, for example ethnographic data, semistructured interviews, ... More


Grandstanding: A Field Guide

Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke

in Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190900151
eISBN:
9780190900182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900151.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Drawing on empirical research from psychology, this chapter shows what grandstanding looks like in public discourse and why it often takes the forms it does. When grandstanders pile on, they ... More


Ups and Downs

Roy Livermore

in The Tectonic Plates are Moving!

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198717867
eISBN:
9780191860492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717867.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

Despite the dumbing-down of education in recent years, it would be unusual to find a ten-year-old who could not name the major continents on a map of the world. Yet how many adults have the faintest ... More


The Fence

Thomas Nail

in Theory of the Border

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190618643
eISBN:
9780190618681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618643.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter develops a theory of the border structure of the fence. The fence introduces the first major kinopolitical divisions into the flows of the earth. It divides the earth from itself and ... More


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