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Introduction

Daniel Butt

in Rectifying International Injustice: Principles of Compensation and Restitution Between Nations

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218240
eISBN:
9780191711589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218240.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter outlines the empirical context of the debate over reparations for historic international injustice, with particular reference to colonialism and the slave trade. It ... More


First Steps in an Account of Human Rights

James Griffin

in On Human Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238781
eISBN:
9780191716478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238781.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter sketches a proposed substantive account of human rights. It begins with a discussion of the two general ways for philosophy to supply a more substantive account of human rights: a ... More


Treating Hard-Core Addicts: From Secular Practicality to Practical Spirituality in Therapeutic Communities

Cristopher D. Ringwald

in The Soul of Recovery: Uncovering the Spiritual Dimension in the Treatment of Addictions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147681
eISBN:
9780199849338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147681.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Therapeutic communities (TCs) supposedly encourage their clients to learn certain values, habits, and skills from what they pertain to as “right living.” All the events that are facilitated in TCs ... More


A Fresh Start?

Philippa Foot

in Natural Goodness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235088
eISBN:
9780191597428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235089.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Foot criticizes G. E. Moore's anti‐naturalism and the subjectivist or non‐cognitivist theories influenced by Moore, such as emotivism, prescriptivism, and expressivism. Foot traces the roots of ... More


Moral Practicality: Externalism sans Magnetism

Paul Bloomfield

in Moral Reality

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137132
eISBN:
9780199833092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137132.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is absurd to be a motivational internalist about the property of health; there is no magnetism or queerness in tofu despite it being healthy, and the same tack should be taken with regard to the ... More


LORI LAITMAN (b. 1955)Men with Small Heads (2000): Texts by Thomas Lux

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0040
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter studies Lori Laitman’s Men with Small Heads (2000). From a large and tempting selection of song cycles, this one is especially to be prized, since the counter-tenor repertoire is in need ... More


JOCELYN MORLOCK (b. 1969)Involuntary Love Songs (2008): Texts by Alan Ashton

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0049
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter explores Canadian composer Jocelyn Morlock’s Involuntary Love Songs (2008). Morlock’s lively, distinctive voice and clear vision are immediately evident in this trio of satisfying, ... More


Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig

Melanie Kloetzel and Carolyn Pavlik

in Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034003
eISBN:
9780813039442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034003.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Patrick Widrig and Sara Pearson—artistic directors of the Pearson–Widrig Dance Theater, a company that holds workshops and performances across the world—have invested their efforts in various ... More


Art or Craft?

Angelica Goodden

in Rousseau's Hand: The Crafting of a Writer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683833
eISBN:
9780191766190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683833.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores Rousseau's attitude towards various arts, especially as they are addressed in his Discours sur les sciences et les arts, and compares them with the artisan's practical activity. ... More


Conclusion

Colin Mayer and Bruno Roche

in Putting Purpose Into Practice: The Economics of Mutuality

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198870708
eISBN:
9780191913334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870708.003.0034
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This book describes a profound change in business thinking. It is about business solving problems for customers, employees, suppliers, distributors, communities, environment, and societies. It ... More


“To Spread Throughout the Land, an Army of Practical Men”: Agriculture and Mechanics in the Midwest

Charles Dorn

in For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801452345
eISBN:
9781501712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452345.003.0005
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter discusses the emergence of a social ethos of practicality in higher education by the end of the nineteenth century. Throughout the antebellum era, the expansion of scientific and ... More


Introduction: Insurance in the Law of Obligations

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

in Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Sets out the aims of the book, arguing that the operation of insurance lies at the core of obligations law in both conceptual and practical terms. Explores significant obstacles to this ... More


Social work research over time

Ian Shaw

in Research and the Social Work Picture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447338895
eISBN:
9781447338949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338895.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter talks about the influence of scholars' general worldview on how they see social work. Turning its gaze to the past, the chapter briefly demonstrates how the ways scholars write and speak ... More


Rediscovering the Pragmatic American [1986]

John Higham

in Hanging Together: Unity and Diversity in American Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088182
eISBN:
9780300129823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088182.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

Pragmatism is a feature of the American national culture that has disappeared from American Studies as few historians seem to be genuinely interested in the country's pragmatic heritage. This chapter ... More


Rejoinder

Alan B. Krueger, Daniel Kahneman, David Schkade, Norbert Schwarz, and Arthur A. Stone (eds)

in Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Nations: National Accounts of Time Use and Well-Being

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226454566
eISBN:
9780226454573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226454573.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter explains several valid points about the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed method for National Time Accounting (NTA), particularly regarding the idea of measuring subjective ... More


Small-Scale Devices and the Low Modernist Legacy

Tom Scott-Smith

in On an Empty Stomach: Two Hundred Years of Hunger Relief

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748653
eISBN:
9781501748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748653.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines how low modernism did not just involve a commercial mentality, but also took a highly practical turn with the development of small-scale devices such as the MUAC band. Taking ... More


Mum’s the Word: Assisted Reproduction and the Ideology of Motherhood

Carisa R. Showden

in Choices Women Make: Agency in Domestic Violence, Assisted Reproduction, and Sex Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816655953
eISBN:
9781452946092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816655953.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses how Assisted Reproduction Technologies (ARTs) affected women’s agency. Mothering and experiencing motherhood are the ultimate forms of woman’s agency. Yet with the emergence of ... More


Sam’s Last Gasp (ch. 20)

William Ian Miller

in Hrafnkel or the Ambiguities: Hard Cases, Hard Choices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198793038
eISBN:
9780191834776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793038.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Criticism/Theory

Sam tries support-mustering once again, to re-enlist the Thjostarssons to recover his lost position; they decline, offering two different reasons; one that he should have killed Hrafnkel when he had ... More


How to Be an Epistemic Expressivist

Michael Ridge

in Metaepistemology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198805366
eISBN:
9780191843433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805366.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Arguments from the practicality of moral judgment are typically taken to be among the more powerful arguments for meta-ethical expressivism. However, analogous arguments seem unpromising in ... More


Descriptive Moral Philosophy

Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen

in Moral Philosophy and Moral Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198866695
eISBN:
9780191898860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866695.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The final chapter develops the conception of a descriptive, pluralistic, and elucidatory moral philosophy established throughout the book and investigates the relationship between moral philosophy ... More


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