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Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

James Joyce's Ulysses, once regarded as obscure and obscene, is now viewed as a masterpiece of world literature. Yet Joyce's final novel, Finnegans Wake, to which he devoted seventeen years, remains ... More


Respectable Lives: Social Standing in Rural New Zealand

Elvin Hatch

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520074729
eISBN:
9780520911437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520074729.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Where do we get our notions of social hierarchy and personal worth? What underlies our beliefs about the goals worth aiming for, the persons we hope to become? This book addresses these questions in ... More


Annuity Markets

Edmund Cannon and Ian Tonks

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216994
eISBN:
9780191711978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216994.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Governments around the world are responding to the rising ratio of elderly-to-young persons (‘The Pensions Crisis’) by shifting their pension policies away from pay-as-you-go systems towards ... More


Net Worth and Housing Equity in Retirement

Todd Sinai and Nicholas Souleles

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter documents the trends in the life-cycle profiles of net worth and housing equity of older persons. During the 1993-2004 period, older households' net worth rose significantly, yet net ... More


Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency

Nomy Arpaly

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195152043
eISBN:
9780199785780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152042.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book presents a positive theory of moral worth. Chapter 1 examines the complexities of moral life that appear to differ from the paradigmatic cases of moral psychology. Chapter 2 argues against ... More


The Conflict Between Justice and Responsibility *

Samuel Scheffler

in Boundaries and Allegiances: Problems of Justice and Responsibility in Liberal Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257676
eISBN:
9780191600197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257671.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Members of affluent societies are often resistant to claims of global justice, and their resistance is frequently expressed in normative terms, in the claim that one has special responsibilities ... More


Longevity Risk and Annuities in Singapore

Joelle H. Y. Fong, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Benedict S. K. Koh

in Reorienting Retirement Risk Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199592609
eISBN:
9780191594618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592609.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter explores the current annuity market in Singapore in view of the plan to mandate annuitization under the Singaporean Central Provident Fund (CPF). The authors evaluate the pricing of ... More


Professionalism

Matthew Gill

in Accountants' Truth: Knowledge and Ethics in the Financial World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547142
eISBN:
9780191720017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547142.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter illustrates how accountants' conception of professionalism has been eroded both by the idea of the accountant as a technical expert, and by the competing imperative of commercialism in ... More


The Inquiring Mind: On Intellectual Virtues and Virtue Epistemology

Jason Baehr

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604074
eISBN:
9780191729300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604074.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book is a contribution to “responsibilist” or character‐based virtue‐epistemology, which is an approach to epistemology that gives a primary role to reflection on intellectual character virtues ... More


In Defence of Genethical Parity

Tim Bayne

in Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590704
eISBN:
9780191595547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590704.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Can a person be harmed or wronged by being brought into existence? Can a person be benefited by being brought into existence? Following David Heyd, the chapter will refer to these questions as ... More


Getting What You Wish For: A Reading of the Fall

David Quint

in Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter relates the separate falls of Eve and Adam in book 9, respectively, to deeply held wishes that Milton reveals in other writings throughout his career. The fall of Eve grows out of the ... More


Moral Judgment and Conceptions of Reputation

Lawrence McNamara

in Reputation and Defamation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231454
eISBN:
9780191710858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231454.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter asks how the conceptions of reputation in the literature (and especially those in Robert Post's work) can be of assistance in understanding the nature of reputation. Section I examines ... More


Human Rights as a Fallback Apparatus

Joseph Chan

in Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158617
eISBN:
9781400848690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158617.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter contends that the idea of human rights is compatible with the Confucian understanding of ethics and society, but that in the ideal society people will be guided by precepts of ... More


Survey Estimates of Wealth Holdings in OECD Countries: Evidence on the Level and Distribution across Selected Countries

Markus Jäntti and Eva Sierminska

in Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548880
eISBN:
9780191720765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548880.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This study discusses issues that arise in the comparison of estimates of wealth holdings and their distribution in the light of data for selected OECD countries. This chapter finds large differences ... More


The World Distribution of Household Wealth

James B. Davies, Susanna Sandström, Anthony Shorrocks, and Edward N. Wolff

in Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548880
eISBN:
9780191720765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548880.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

There has been much recent research on the world distribution of income, but also growing recognition of the importance of other contributions to well‐being, including those of household wealth. ... More


Equality, Cosmopolitanism, and Global Justice

Gillian Brock

in Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230938
eISBN:
9780191710957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230938.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the model of global justice developed in this book adequately reflects our moral equality and also can defensibly claim to be cosmopolitan. The chapter begins by considering ... More


Understanding the Balance Sheet

Hrishikes Bhattacharya

in Banking Strategy, Credit Appraisal, and Lending Decisions: A Risk–Return Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074106
eISBN:
9780199080861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074106.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

A balance sheet indicates the state of a business as on a particular date. Along with a profit and loss account it tells us how the funds flowed through the business during a given period. This ... More


Deformed Desires

Anita M. Superson

in The Moral Skeptic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195376623
eISBN:
9780199871551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376623.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter argues that since the formal version of expected utility theory does not exclude desires deformed by patriarchy as irrational, the traditional picture of the skeptic who adopts this ... More


The Interdependency Thesis

Anita M. Superson

in The Moral Skeptic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195376623
eISBN:
9780199871551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376623.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter defends the Interdependency Thesis, according to which we assess the rationality of an agent's actions not independently of the agent who performs them, but as actions performed by a ... More


Economic Institutions and the Natural Environment

Partha Dasgupta

in Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247882
eISBN:
9780191596100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247889.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Three systems of rights to natural resources are studied in Ch. 7: private, communal, and state. Institutional failures are shown to be the cause of inefficiencies and inequities, both in momentary ... More


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