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Evolutionary Worlds without End

Henry Plotkin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199544950
eISBN:
9780191594366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544950.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The book examines the issue of whether there is any general theory in the biological and social sciences that has similar explanatory power to the general theories of physics. Specifically selection ... More


Selecting International Judges: Principle, Process, and Politics

Ruth Mackenzie, Kate Malleson, Penny Martin, and Philippe Sands QC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199580569
eISBN:
9780191594489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580569.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This book examines the way international court judges are chosen. Focusing principally on the judicial selection procedures of the International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court, it ... More


Evolutionary epistemology

Henry Plotkin

in Evolutionary Worlds without End

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199544950
eISBN:
9780191594366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544950.003.004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The relationship between individual knowledge gain and evolution is considered; the notion of Kant's a prioris is reconsidered in the light of the notion that individual learning is itself an ... More


Introduction

Nancy Whittier

in The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse: Emotions, Social Movements, and the State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325102
eISBN:
9780199869350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325102.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The introduction gives an overview of the development of activism against child sexual abuse from the 1970s to the 2000s and traces the changes in cultural and political responses to child sexual ... More


Diffusion and Dilution: Mass Culture Discovers Child Sexual Abuse

Nancy Whittier

in The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse: Emotions, Social Movements, and the State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325102
eISBN:
9780199869350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325102.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Focuses on the cultural changes produced by the movement against child sexual abuse, by tracing changes in mass media portrayals of child sexual abuse from 1970s to the 1990s. Media reflected a ... More


Imaging Imagination: Brain Scanning of the Imagined Future

MORTEN L. KRINGELBACH and JOHN G. GEAKE

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/9780197264195.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Imagination is believed to be made-up of two components. The first one suggests that acts of imagination engage similar networks in the brain to those used for motor and sensory processing during ... More


American Capitals: A Historical Geography

Christian Montès

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080482
eISBN:
9780226080512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080512.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book will be the first to offer a comprehensive study of American State capitals. Drawing from a historical geography perspective, it gives an insight into the complex processes leading to the ... More


Volunteers working in a bereavement service

Jenny Osterfield

in Volunteers in hospice and palliative care: A resource for voluntary service managers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199545827
eISBN:
9780191730429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545827.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the bereavement service and the volunteers who provide such services to people who need it. These volunteers are considered as the main link to the community, since they come ... More


The Real People: Selecting the Authentic Old-Timer

Japonica Brown-Saracino

in A Neighborhood That Never Changes: Gentrification, Social Preservation, and the Search for Authenticity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226076621
eISBN:
9780226076645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076645.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines four questions about preservationists' selection process. First, which longtime residents do they seek to preserve? Specifically, whom do they believe has the greatest claim to ... More


Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Matthew N Green and Douglas Harris

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222579
eISBN:
9780300240795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222579.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

How are congressional party leaders chosen? In the first comprehensive study since Robert Peabody's classic Leadership in Congress, this book draws on newly collected data about U.S. House members ... More


The Authentic Consent Model—Justifying the Collective Liquidation Regime

RIZWAAN JAMEEL MOKAL

in Corporate Insolvency Law: Theory and Application

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264872
eISBN:
9780191718397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264872.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter develops an alternative model to analyze and justify insolvency law, referred to as the Authentic Consent Model (ACM). Consistent with the discussion earlier in the book, its starting ... More


Selection: “The More (and Less) Valuable Human Element”

Golfo Alexopoulos

in Illness and Inhumanity in Stalin's Gulag

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300179415
eISBN:
9780300227536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179415.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter explores a process of selection (otbor) with which the Gulag manages its disabled workforce. This process illustrates the degree to which camps, colonies, prisons, and settlements had ... More


“Her Duty and Obligation”: Selecting and Employing a Serora

Amanda L. Scott

in The Basque Seroras: Local Religion, Gender, and Power in Northern Iberia, 1550-1800

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747496
eISBN:
9781501747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747496.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the duties and obligations of the seroras. Seroras expressed piety through practice and action, which were both utilitarian and highly performative. Their practical role, ... More


Weathering the Storm: Principals and Local Implementation

Natalie G. Adams and James H. Adams

in Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819536
eISBN:
9781496819581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819536.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the school-level administrators responsible for translating school desegregation plans into a workable model for their particular students, teachers, and staff. It looks at ... More


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