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Reality Without Reference

Donald Davidson

in Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Davidson replies to critics (in particular Hartry Field and Gilbert Harman) who have objected that truth theories cannot do the duty of meaning theories if they fail to elucidate the concept of ... More


Late-Stage Analysis

Julianne S. Oktay

in Grounded Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753697
eISBN:
9780199932627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753697.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter focuses on the process of building theory from the concepts and categories developed in open coding. It introduces and illustrates the concepts of axial coding and selective coding, the ... More


⋆ The broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions

Barbara L. Fredrickson

in The Science of Well-Being

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567523
eISBN:
9780191693670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567523.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the long-term effect of positive emotions on a person's well-being. A brief history on the research done on positive emotions is reviewed and several trends are identified. ... More


Theories of Meaning and Learnable Languages

Donald Davidson

in Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Davidson asks what properties a language must have to be learnable. He criticizes a (then) popular response that models the order of language acquisition on the epistemological priority of the types ... More


The nature of theory

John Harte

in Maximum Entropy and Ecology: A Theory of Abundance, Distribution, and Energetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199593415
eISBN:
9780191774614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593415.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter addresses the question: What do we mean by a theory of ecology? To do so, several others are first addressed: What is a theory? What are the special challenges ecology poses for theory ... More


Themes and Implications for Future Research on Gender Quotas

Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, and Jennifer M. Piscopo

in The Impact of Gender Quotas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199830091
eISBN:
9780199932924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199830091.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter revisits the empirical findings of the volume, seeking to discern common themes regarding each facet of representation. Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, and Jennifer M. Piscopo ... More


Positive Emotions

Jacolyn M. Norrish

in Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198702580
eISBN:
9780191772283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702580.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Commencing with a state-of-the-science overview by Professor Barbara Fredrickson, this chapter explores the broaden-and-build theory and the role that positive emotions play in triggering upward ... More


Semantics as Model-Based Science

Seth Yalcin

in The Science of Meaning: Essays on the Metatheory of Natural Language Semantics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198739548
eISBN:
9780191864100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739548.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter critiques a number of standard ways of understanding the role of the metalanguage in a semantic theory for natural language, including the idea that disquotation plays a nontrivial role ... More


The welfare modelling business in the east asian welfare state debate

Gyu-Jin Hwang

in Social policy review 27: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2015

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447322771
eISBN:
9781447322795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322771.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the influence of Esping-Andersen’s work in comparative analyses of the welfare state in East Asia. On the one hand, it has led to an enormous increase of social scientific ... More


Is Experimental Economics Living Up to Its Promise?

Alvin E. Roth

in Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195328325
eISBN:
9780190202187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328325.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter addresses the question of whether experimental economics is living up to its promise of an informing theory, discovering new facts, and enlightening policy. By and large the answer is ... More


Depth Interviewing as Science and Art

Kathleen Gerson

in The Science and Art of Interviewing

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199324286
eISBN:
9780197533857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199324286.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics, Methodology and Statistics

Chapter 1 outlines the key principles that guide interview-based research and highlights the unique contributions this can yield. Conducting depth interviews places each participant’s voice at the ... More


Ways of Mindmaking

Jesse Prinz

in Andy Clark and His Critics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190662813
eISBN:
9780190662844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662813.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Andy Clark has been an agenda-setting figure since the dawn of his career, and, in book after book, he has laid out grand theories that invite his readers to see the human mind in new ways. With each ... More


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