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The Civil Sphere

Jeffrey C. Alexander

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162509
eISBN:
9780199943364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162509.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

How do real individuals live together in real societies in the real world? What binds societies together and how can these social orders be structured in a fair way? This book addresses this central ... More


External Validity Reconsidered

Diana C. Mutz

in Population-Based Survey Experiments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144511
eISBN:
9781400840489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144511.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter talks about the significance of generalizability. Experimentalists often go to great lengths to argue that student or other convenience samples are not problematic in terms of external ... More


Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236818
eISBN:
9780191679377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236818.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This book examines the complex and varied ways in which fictions relate to the real world, and offers a precise account of how imaginative works of literature can use fictional content to explore ... More


The Dynamics of the Real Exchange Rate and Current Account in a Small Open Economy: Australia

Guay C. Lim and Jerome L. Stein

in Fundamental Determinants of Exchange Rates

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293064
eISBN:
9780191596940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293062.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, International

The underlying movements in the equilibrium real exchange rate – NATREX – in Australia are explained by the evolution of the fundamentals. They are: the terms of trade, the private saving ratio, ... More


Great Ape Cognition and the Evolutionary Roots of Human Imagination

THOMA SUDDENDORF and ANDREW WHITEN

in Imaginative Minds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The imaginative powers of humans obviously exceed those of other species; however these characteristics and knowledge did not spring from nowhere. Instead they evolved on the shoulders of the ... More


PHILOSOPHY OF A SMALL WORLD

S. N. Dorogovtsev and J. F. F. Mendes

in Evolution of Networks: From Biological Nets to the Internet and WWW

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198515906
eISBN:
9780191705670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515906.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

This chapter describes some perspective directions of network research and outlines recent progress in understanding the organization and function of real-world networks.


Consciousness: Creeping up on the hard problem

Jeffrey Gray

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198520917
eISBN:
9780191584916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520917.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

How does conscious experience arise out of the functioning of the human brain? How is it related to the behaviour that it accompanies? How does the perceived world relate to the real world? Between ... More


Who Watches This Stuff Anyway?: The Audience for In-Your-Face Politics

Diana C. Mutz

in In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165110
eISBN:
9781400865871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165110.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter utitlizes survey data to address the issue of whether those who watch in-your-face politics in the real world are also those likely to be affected by it. By combining content analyses of ... More


Emerging Competence with Symbolic Artifacts: Implications for the Study of Categorization and Concept Development

Barbara A. Younger and Kathy E. Johnson

in Infant Perception and Cognition: Recent Advances, Emerging Theories, and Future Directions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195366709
eISBN:
9780199863969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366709.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Vision

Humans are sophisticated information-processors, and categorization reduces the complex array of information in the world to manageable units that can be readily processed. Categorization is ... More


INVESTIGATING SOCIAL ATTENTION: A CASE FOR INCREASING STIMULUS COMPLEXITY IN THE LABORATORY

Elina Birmingham, Jelena Ristic, and Alan Kingstone

in Cognitive Neuroscience, Development, and Psychopathology: Typical and Atypical Developmental Trajectories of Attention

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195315455
eISBN:
9780199979066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315455.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Gaze following, a key component of social attention, has received substantial research interest over the past few decades. There has been an increasing trend to study gaze following using controlled ... More


From building blocks to computers: Models and modeling

Iwo Białynicki-Birula and Iwona Białynicka-Birula

in Modeling Reality: How Computers Mirror Life

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198531005
eISBN:
9780191713033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The aim of science is to describe, explain, and predict the behaviour of the world that surrounds us. Modeling the real world with the use of simple constructs is one of the basic tools used by ... More


Broadcast Yourself: The Confessional Performance of Reality TV

Christopher Grobe

in Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter argues that reality TV is inherently confessional—and quite aware of being so. Against a scholarly tradition of seeing fly-on-the-wall “surveillance” footage as the genre’s defining ... More


Afterword

Frank Fischer

in Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199282838
eISBN:
9780191712487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The book closes with a brief Afterword on the implications of the theoretical and practical arguments contained in the preceding chapters. Given that they are designed for a world that does not yet ... More


Masculinity and Sexual Ideology

Meriel Jones

in Playing the Man: Performing Masculinities in the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199570089
eISBN:
9780191738760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570089.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter summarizes some of the major issues highlighted by the book as a whole, such as the extent to which Dionysius stands as an embodiment of masculine ideals in Chariton’s novel, ... More


The Grin’s Cat: Language, Law, and Literature

Sebastian McEvoy

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0078
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter asks: in literature, can the subject be not only a literary fiction, a character, but also a legal fiction, say a person, and beyond that, a real thing, that is, an individual thing? It ... More


Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension

Andy Clark

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333213
eISBN:
9780199868858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333213.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Studies of mind, thought, and reason have tended to marginalize the role of bodily form, real-world action, and environmental backdrop. In recent years, both in philosophy and cognitive science, this ... More


Setting the Scene

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen

in Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236818
eISBN:
9780191679377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236818.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter sets the stage for the discussions in the subsequent chapters. It presents a ‘no-truth’ theory of literature. That is, it is argued that, inter alia, that the concept of truth has no ... More


The Double Space of the Fleischer Films

J. P. Telotte

in Animating Space: From Mickey to WALL-E

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125862
eISBN:
9780813135540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125862.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses and examines the work of the Fleischer brothers, who introduced a new level of realism into animation style with their development of such technologies as the rotograph, the ... More


Promethean and protean performances – Worldly poems

Margret Fetzer

in John Donne's Performances: Sermons, Poems, Letters and Devotions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083440
eISBN:
9781781700051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083440.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the ways Donne's poems use language performatively. It analyses the Promethean dimension of Donne's poems, showing that his poems imply that what is at stake is similar to the ... More


Inception and the Arts

David Carter

in Inception

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325055
eISBN:
9781800342187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325055.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the specific artistic references in Christopher Nolan's Inception (2010). One artist is referred to by indirect reference and visual simulation of some of his works, and another ... More


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