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Practice Makes Perfect: Knowledge of Materials in Classical Athens

T. E. Rihll and J. V. Tucker

in Science and Mathematics in Ancient Greek Culture

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198152484
eISBN:
9780191710049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152484.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

From the 5th century BC, complex material processing technologies were in operation on an industrial scale in classical Athens, in the great enterprises of the Laurium. These productive processes, ... More


What makes Christian ethics Christian?

Rufus Black

in Christian Moral Realism: Natural Law, Narrative, Virtue, and the Gospel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270201
eISBN:
9780191683947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270201.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter elucidates Oliver O'Donovan's central epistemological claim for what makes an ethic Christian. It notes that this epistemological assertion is a two-edged challenge that issues forth ... More


Culture as a Knowledge Asset

Max H. Boisot

in Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296072
eISBN:
9780191685194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296072.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

Culture works at many levels of aggregation. The culture of a group, firm, industry or profession; of a region; and of a country, can be discussed. Yet at whatever level is chosen to define it – ... More


Modernizing Theoretical Knowledge: Patronage, Reputation, Learned Sociability, Gentlemanly Veracity

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Copernican question is a subset of a larger problem: How did modernizers win credibility for new theoretical knowledge? This chapter examines some recent, alternative proposals, with special ... More


Some Evaluations

Francis E. Reilly S. J.

in Charles Peirce's Theory of Scientific Method

Published in print:
1970
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823208807
eISBN:
9780823284726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823208807.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter evaluates two aspects of Peirce's thought: his Greek insistence on the primacy of theoretical knowledge, and his almost Teilhardian synthesis of evolutionary themes. It reflects the ... More


Charles Peirce's Theory of Scientific Method

Francis E. Reilly

Published in print:
1970
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823208807
eISBN:
9780823284726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823208807.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book is an attempt to understand a significant part of the complex thought of CharlesSanders Peirce, especially in those areas which interested him most: scientific method and related ... More


Assessment

Bee Wee and Karen Forbes

in Education in Palliative Care: Building a Culture of Learning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198569855
eISBN:
9780191730443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569855.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Palliative care practitioners may be involved in assessment in a variety of ways. First, as teachers, they use assessment to motivate, promote, and test student learning in palliative care. Second, ... More


From Theory to History, Via Midrash: A Commentary on ‘Laws of the Foundations of the Torah’, 6: 9 and 7: 3

David Gillis

in Reading Maimonides' Mishneh Torah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764067
eISBN:
9781800341043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764067.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a commentary on ‘Laws of the Foundations of the Torah’, 6:9 and 7:3. Maimonides deploys aggadah to add extra layers of meaning in Mishneh torah. Where he makes intense use of ... More


The Art of Science: Nineteenth-Century Theory and the Logic of Practice

Philipp Erchinger

in Artful Experiments: Ways of Knowing in Victorian Literature and Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474438957
eISBN:
9781474453790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438957.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines how nineteenth-century philosophers from William Paley and Charles Darwin to John S. Mill and William Whewell described and debated the relations between art and science as well ... More


Unlimited Science: The Endless Transformation of Nature in Bacon and Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Mickaël Popelard

in Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427814
eISBN:
9781474438735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427814.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Mickaël Popelard provides a different and complementary interpretation of The Tempest. He explores the early modern concept of infinity in relation to the transformation of nature. Doing so, he takes ... More


Introduction

in Fictions of the Cosmos: Science and Literature in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226011226
eISBN:
9780226011240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226011240.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the place and role of fiction in the cosmological discourse in the seventeenth century. This volume is divided in three ... More


Legal Education

Eva Steiner

in French Law: A Comparative Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198790884
eISBN:
9780191833342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790884.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter shows how legal education further contributes to the reasoning process typical of French lawyers. A striking feature of French legal education is the high level of abstraction that ... More


Training

Peter Tochtermann

in Unified Patent Protection in Europe: A Commentary

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198755463
eISBN:
9780191927706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755463.003.0154
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The implementation of a training framework aims to broaden and deepen the knowledge of patent law and spread that knowledge amongst the CMSs. The latter is of great importance as many CMSs do not ... More


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