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Everyday Aesthetics

Yuriko Saito

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Everyday aesthetic experiences and concerns occupy a large part of our aesthetic life. However, because of their prevalence and mundane nature, we tend not to pay much attention to them, let alone ... More


Theory and Truth: Philosophical Critique within Foundational Science

Lawrence Sklar

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251575
eISBN:
9780191598449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251576.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Sceptics have often cast doubt on the legitimacy of claims to the effect that our best scientific theories are true. One ground for such scepticism is the fact that our theories advert to the ... More


Conclusions

Lawrence Sklar

in Theory and Truth: Philosophical Critique within Foundational Science

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251575
eISBN:
9780191598449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251576.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Abstract, philosophical scepticism about the truth of theories can rest on doubts about positing unobservables, doubts arising out of the role played by idealization in theories, and doubts arising ... More


Definitions

Gillian Russell

in Truth in Virtue of Meaning: A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232192
eISBN:
9780191715907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232192.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Definitions have often thought to be crucial to the debate over the analytic/synthetic distinction. They have seemed to provide clear examples of synonymy which are well-entrenched in scientific and ... More


Consumption En Route: The Second Turnpike Theorem

Michio Morishima

in Theory of Economic Growth

Published in print:
1969
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198281641
eISBN:
9780191596667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198281641.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 10 was concerned with the Final State Turnpike Theorem on the assumptions that consumption of each good per worker is fixed throughout the planning period and that the authorities try to ... More


Avatars of Identity: The British Community in India

David Washbrook

in Settlers and Expatriates: Britons over the Seas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199297672
eISBN:
9780191594335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297672.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

India was never a colony of ‘settlement’ for the British and whatever communities they formed there were always marked by transience. Nonetheless, over two hundred and fifty years, they interacted ... More


Introduction

Ann Rigney

in The Afterlives of Walter Scott: Memory on the Move

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644018
eISBN:
9780191738784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644018.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Introduction outlines the cultural significance of Scott’s work from the perspective of recent discussions in the field of cultural memory studies particularly as these relate to the relationship ... More


How Long Was Immortality?

Ann Rigney

in The Afterlives of Walter Scott: Memory on the Move

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644018
eISBN:
9780191738784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644018.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

A remarkable feature of Scott’s career is that he rose quickly to extraordinary heights of fame and popularity, but that he also very quickly went out of fashion. As a cultural figure, he stands for ... More


Epilogue: Cultural Memory, Cultural Amnesia

Ann Rigney

in The Afterlives of Walter Scott: Memory on the Move

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644018
eISBN:
9780191738784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644018.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Invoking Scott’s Old Mortality (1816), and recent discussions in memory studies, the Epilogue offers a reflection on forgetting as the inevitable counterpart of memory. It presents philology as a ... More


Introduction

Galen Strawson

in Selves: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198250067
eISBN:
9780191712593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250067.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter begins by describing the eight parts of the book. It then explores the meaning of ‘I’ and the ‘self’. It argues for the transience view of the self — that there are many ... More


Gardens, Unweeded Gardens, and the Garden of Eden—Death and Transience

Leonard Shengold

in Haunted by Parents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116106
eISBN:
9780300134681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116106.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the following: a garden as a symbol; evidence of gardens in history; the Garden of Eden and its dangers; and the transience of loving.


Theory and Truth

Lawrence Sklar

in Theory and Truth: Philosophical Critique within Foundational Science

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251575
eISBN:
9780191598449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251576.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Sceptics base their claims against taking our best scientific theories as true on several grounds: the positing of unobservable entities and features in these theories, the idealizations made in ... More


Transience

Lawrence Sklar

in Theory and Truth: Philosophical Critique within Foundational Science

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251575
eISBN:
9780191598449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251576.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

It is a platitude of scepticism that our theories are never more than transient holders of our scientific esteem, soon to be replaced by newer, incompatible theories. What are some ‘global’ responses ... More


School-based Practice with Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

James Canfield

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190213053
eISBN:
9780190271497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213053.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book is one of the first books to focus on child homelessness in the context of school social work and related professional practice. More and more families are experiencing homelessness as ... More


Sin, Slums, and Shady Characters: Fighting Vice in the Detroit-Windsor Region

Holly M. Karibo

in Sin City North: Sex, Drugs, and Citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor Borderland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625201
eISBN:
9781469625225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625201.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In response to the visibility of vice, communities groups, activists, city residents, and government officials came together to fight what they saw as immoral industries destroying their cities. ... More


Politics and Finitude: The Temporal Status of Augustine's Civitas Permixta

M. B. Pranger

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In a different reading of Saint Augustine's conception of the saeculum, there is a tradition of medieval political thinking that counterbalances the unstable temporality ... More


Impracticable Utopias

Hofmannsthal, Lukács Benjamin

in The Unpolitical: On the Radical Critique of Political Reason

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230037
eISBN:
9780823235834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230037.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses how novelists like Hofmannsthal, Lukács, and Benjamin viewed English political thought in a most perfect way. Von Hofmannsthal believed that the role of the artist took shape ... More


The Political Status of Community

Steve Herbert

in Citizens, Cops, and Power: Recognizing the Limits of Community

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226327303
eISBN:
9780226327358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327358.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores the political capacity of community in greater depth. It reviews the four factors the residents cited most frequently to explain the political lightness of community: ... More


The Pity of Spring: A Southern Topos Reimagined by Wang Bo and Li Bai

Nicholas Morrow Williams

in Southern Identity and Southern Estrangement in Medieval Chinese Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888139262
eISBN:
9789888313006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139262.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

“The pity of spring in my heart,” an enigmatic phrase in the conclusion to the ancient Chu poem “Summons to the Soul,” became an important topos of poetic composition during the Tang. The early Tang ... More


High connectivity despite high fragmentation: iterated dispersal in a vertebrate metapopulation

Xavier Lambin, Diane Le Bouille, Matthew K Oliver, Chris Sutherland, Edoardo Tedesco, and Alex Douglas

in Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608898
eISBN:
9780191774560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608898.003.0032
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews published and unpublished studies on dispersal by water voles inhabiting fragmented habitats and organized as metapopulations. Studies of dispersal that have checked the ... More


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