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Physicalism: The Philosophical Foundations

Jeffrey Poland

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198249801
eISBN:
9780191681202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198249801.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Physicalism is a programme for building a unified system of knowledge based on the view that everything is a manifestation of the physical aspects of existence. This book presents an exploration of ... More


Muslims of Europe The ‘Other’ Europeans

H. A. Hellyer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639472
eISBN:
9780748671342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639472.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The interchange between Muslims and Europe has a long and complicated history, dating back to before the idea of ‘Europe’ was born, and the earliest years of Islam. There has been a Muslim presence ... More


Worlds Apart? The United States, Europe, and the Cultural Ties that Bind Them

Rob Kroes

in Just Another Major Crisis?: The United States and Europe since 2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552030
eISBN:
9780191720291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552030.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, European Union

This chapter takes two quips as its points of departure. The first is that “the only culture the Europeans have in common is American popular culture”; the second that “the only culture shared on ... More


The Democratic Culture of Unified Germany

Dieter Fuchs

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Taking the example of unified Germany, this chapter examines how a democratic culture can develop among people who have lived for decades in an autocratic state. The first section outlines the ... More


Forms of Pluralism

Michael Slote

in From Morality to Virtue

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195093926
eISBN:
9780199833689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195093925.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Even though commonsense virtue ethics is less unified than utilitarianism, various forms of pluralism are inherent in utilitarianism.


What Is Voted for

Josep M. Colomer

in Political Institutions: Democracy and Social Choice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241835
eISBN:
9780191598975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924183X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Unified government exists when a single party has a majority in the Assembly and forms the Cabinet in a parliamentary regime, or when the party of the popularly elected executive President has a ... More


Discovering Agents and Agent Behaviors

Michael J. North and Charles M. Macal

in Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172119
eISBN:
9780199789894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172119.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter details how to find and document the agent behaviors in systems including the use of knowledge engineering and the Unified Modeling Language (UML).


 Saul: Three Anointings, Two Wrongdoings, One Good Son Between: Patterns 1 and 2

Paul Borgman

in David, Saul, and God: Rediscovering an Ancient Story

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331608
eISBN:
9780199868001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331608.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Israel's second king, David, will commit what looks like far greater wrong than anything done by God's first choice, King Saul. But David proves much the superior leader. Why might God have given up ... More


Displacement by Repatriation: The Future of Turkish Settlers in Northern Cyprus

Yaël Ronen

in Dispossession and Displacement: Forced Migration in the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264591
eISBN:
9780191734397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264591.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses the future of Turkish settlers in Northern Cyprus. It examines the prospect of their repatriation to Turkey within the framework of the peaceful settlement of the conflict in ... More


The Mind in Nature

C. B. Martin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199234103
eISBN:
9780191715570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234103.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What are the most fundamental features of the world? Do minds stand outside the natural order? Is a unified picture of mental and physical reality possible? This book provides an account of the world ... More


Local and global optimization

Bijan Mohammadi and Olivier Pironneau

in Applied Shape Optimization for Fluids

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546909
eISBN:
9780191720482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546909.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Physics

This chapter gives a survey of optimization algorithms seen as discrete forms of dynamical systems. The presentation is not intended to be exhaustive but rather reflects our practical experience. ... More


The Ideal of “Great Unity”

Yuri Pines

in The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers how China has maintained the sustainability of a unified empire, and more importantly, its regeneration after periods of division. It proposes that the answer should be sought ... More


Soft-Assembled Mechanisms for the Unified Theory

Heidi Kloos and Guy C. Van Orden

in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter argues that connectionist and dynamic systems models complement each other and collectively move toward a unified theory of development if they subscribe to the second view of ... More


Honecker’s Children: Youth and Patriotism in East(ern) Germany, 1979–2002

Anna Saunders

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074110
eISBN:
9781781703014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074110.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During the final decade of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), young citizens found themselves at the heart of a rigorous programme of socialist patriotic education, yet following the fall of the ... More


Thomas Scanlon: Value, Desire, and Quality of Life

Sissela Bok

in The Quality of Life

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287971
eISBN:
9780191596704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287976.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Bok notes that Scanlon shifts the discussion from the ‘goods’ or things that make lives better to what makes these things good as he doubts the existence of any unified account of this metaethical ... More


Choice-Theoretic Foundations for Behavioral Welfare Economics

B. DOUGLAS BERNHEIM and RANGLE ANTONIO

in The Foundations of Positive and Normative Economics: A Hand Book

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328318
eISBN:
9780199851768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328318.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Because of the increasing amount of evidence that shows how the standard model of decision-making processes of consumers can provide a positive yet inadequate description about human behavior, ... More


Competitive Strategies of the European Banks

Jordi Canals

in Competitive Strategies in European Banking

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198773504
eISBN:
9780191695322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198773504.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter describes the three generic strategies available to any bank to build a sustainable competitive advantage vis-ávis competitors. It examines how one strategy or another should be ... More


Broadcasting as a Public Service

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the commitment of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to the principle of broadcasting as a public service. It explains J.C.W. Reith's opinion that the public service ... More


The Crawford Committee

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the role of the Crawford Committee in the initial efforts to create a charter for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It explains that prior to the start of the ... More


Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Elliptic Differential Equations: A Synopsis

Klaus Boehmer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577040
eISBN:
9780191595172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577040.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Nonlinear elliptic problems play an increasingly important role in mathematics, science and engineering, and create an exciting interplay. Other books discuss nonlinearity by a very few important ... More


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