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Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach

Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199742684
eISBN:
9780199943388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742684.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Despite recent progress against racial inequalities, American society continues to produce attitudes and outcomes that reinforce the racial divide. This book offers a fresh perspective on how to ... More


Gregory of Nyssa and the Concept of Divine Persons

Lucian Turcescu

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174250
eISBN:
9780199835478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174259.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The concept of personhood is central to a wide range of contemporary issues, ranging from reproductive rights to the death penalty and euthanasia. We may think that the concept of person is a modern ... More


Referential Function (II)

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in I: The Meaning of the First Person Term

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287826
eISBN:
9780191603570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287821.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

I fulfils its referential function in the deictic mode. Deictic terms fulfil their referential role by the action of making an individual salient. That is the genus to which ... More


Non‐count Descriptions and Non‐singularity

Henry Laycock

in Words without Objects: Semantics, Ontology, and Logic for Non-Singularity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281718
eISBN:
9780191603594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281718.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The second application of the assumption that singular reference is ‘ultimately’ exhaustive also represents non-count reference as singular — as reference to individual ‘quantities’ or ‘parcels’ of ... More


Referential Function (I)

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in I: The Meaning of the First Person Term

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287826
eISBN:
9780191603570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287821.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The referential function of any singular term is to provide a positive answer to the question: ‘which individual is being spoken of?’, that is, to achieve determinacy of reference. What enables a ... More


Public Faces, Private Voices: Community and Individuality in South India

Mattison Mines

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084780
eISBN:
9780520914599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084780.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Individuality is often viewed as an exclusively Western value. In non-Western societies, collective identities seem to eclipse those of individuals. These generalities, however, have overlooked the ... More


OPTIMAL EXISTENCE THEORY FOR NON-NEGATIVE SOLUTIONS

Juan Luis Vázquez

in The Porous Medium Equation: Mathematical Theory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569039
eISBN:
9780191717468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569039.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Physics

This chapter studies the existence and uniqueness of solutions of the Cauchy problem for the PME posed in the whole space, which take a Radon measure as initial data. Section 13.1 constructs limit ... More


Inverse Problems

Peter Monk

in Finite Element Methods for Maxwell's Equations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508885
eISBN:
9780191708633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508885.003.0014
Subject:
Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

This final chapter introduces an inverse electromagnetic reconstruction problem of finding the shape of a scatterer from far field data. It focuses on the Linear Sampling Method that reduces the ... More


Existence and Regularity of Solutions of DDEs

Alfredo Bellen and Marino Zennaro

in Numerical Methods for Delay Differential Equations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198506546
eISBN:
9780191709609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506546.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

This chapter discusses the regularity of the solutions of DDEs by analysing how the discontinuities — caused by different types of delays — propagate along the solutions, and the impact this lack of ... More


Variational Theory for the Cavity Problem

Peter Monk

in Finite Element Methods for Maxwell's Equations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508885
eISBN:
9780191708633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508885.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

This chapter presents a standard variational method based on the electric field for the cavity problem to prepare for the finite element approximation of this problem. Mixed boundary conditions ... More


Cultural Uniqueness

Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey

in Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199742684
eISBN:
9780199943388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742684.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Groups have their own personalities and ways of doing—what we call culture. For distinct groups to come together, they must share a core and they must have distinctions. Our students in race and ... More


The passion of place

Doreen Massey and Nigel Thrirt

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Place has long been a key element in geographical thought and writing. Along with ‘region’, it has been a core conceptual focus of what geography, or certainly human geography, has been thought to be ... More


Dedekind

Michael Potter

in Reason's Nearest Kin: Philosophies of Arithmetic from Kant to Carnap

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199252619
eISBN:
9780191712647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252619.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Dedekind was explicit, as Frege was, that ‘arithmetic is part of logic’, by which he meant to imply that he considered ‘the number concept entirely independent of the notions or intuitions of space ... More


Issues in the Semantics and Pragmatics of Definite Descriptions in English

Barbara Abbott

in Reference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331639
eISBN:
9780199867981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331639.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter defends an analysis of definite descriptions according to which they express a presupposition of existence and a conventional implicature of uniqueness. It replies to analyses offered by ... More


Romantic Historiography in the Service of Nation‐Building

Monika Baár

in Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581184
eISBN:
9780191722806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 2, ‘Romantic Historiography in the Service of Nation‐Building’, discusses the historians' expectations of historical writing and explores how their ambitions related to those of the ... More


Language as Medium, Language as Message

Monika Baár

in Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581184
eISBN:
9780191722806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 5, ‘Language as Medium, Language as Message’, is dedicated to the role of language in the scholars' life‐work. It discusses their contribution to the renewal of the national language. It ... More


The Linguistics, Phonology, and Phonetics Perspective

Mark Tatham and Katherine Morton

in Expression in Speech: Analysis and Synthesis

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250677
eISBN:
9780191719462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250677.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter introduces some aspects of linguistics that may be helpful in labelling emotive content of speech. The following questions are asked: Are speech and emotion separate events or does ... More


Rational Disagreement Defended

Earl Conee

in Disagreement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199226078
eISBN:
9780191594236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226078.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter formulates a rational uniqueness principle holding that those who are epistemic peers on a proposition, in that they know that they share all rational considerations concerning the truth ... More


Ordinary Objects as Mereological Sums

Kathrin Koslicki

in The Structure of Objects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199539895
eISBN:
9780191716300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539895.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

The thesis that ordinary material objects are mereological sums in the standard sense has been remarkably popular among three-dimensionalists and four-dimensionalists alike. This chapter considers ... More


Objects as Structured Wholes

Kathrin Koslicki

in The Structure of Objects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199539895
eISBN:
9780191716300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539895.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter demonstrates that a structure-based neo-Aristotelian mereology for ordinary material objects can be defended utilizing a single relation of parthood with relatively straightforward ... More


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