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What are Campaigns For?The Role of Persuasion in Electoral Law and Politics

What are Campaigns For?: The Role of Persuasion in Electoral Law and Politics

James A. Gardner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195392616
eISBN:
9780199855438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392616.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Election campaigns ought to be serious occasions in the life of a democratic polity—or so we profess to believe. Americans, however, are haunted by the fear that their election campaigns fall far ... More

What Are We?A Study in Personal Ontology

What Are We?: A Study in Personal Ontology

Eric T. Olson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176421
eISBN:
9780199872008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176421.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Discussions of personal identity commonly ignore the question of our basic metaphysical nature: whether we are biological organisms, spatial or temporal parts of organisms, bundles of perceptions, or ... More

What Can Philosophy Contribute To Ethics?

What Can Philosophy Contribute To Ethics?

James Griffin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198748090
eISBN:
9780191813481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748090.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Ethics appears early in the life of a culture. It is not the creation of philosophers. Many philosophers today think that their job is to take the ethics of their society in hand, analyse it into ... More

What Determines Harm from Addictive Substances and Behaviours?

What Determines Harm from Addictive Substances and Behaviours?

Lucy Gell, Gerhard Bühringer, Jane McLeod, Sarah Forberger, John Holmes, Anne Lingford-Hughes, and Petra S. Meier (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198746683
eISBN:
9780191808982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746683.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book presents the work of an interdisciplinary research team operating within the framework of a large European research project (ALICE RAP). The overall aim of ALICE RAP is to provide new ... More

What Did Jesus Mean?Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Anna Wierzbicka

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book explores the meaning of Jesus’ key sayings and parables from a radically new perspective – that of simple and universal human concepts, found in all languages. Building on modern biblical ... More

What do Philosophers Do?Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy

What do Philosophers Do?: Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy

Penelope Maddy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190618698
eISBN:
9780190618728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618698.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

How do you know the world around you isn’t just an elaborate dream or the creation of an evil neuroscientist? Questions like these lie at the core of venerable philosophical arguments for radical ... More

What Hitler KnewThe Battle for Information in Nazi Foreign Policy

What Hitler Knew: The Battle for Information in Nazi Foreign Policy

Zachary Shore

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195154597
eISBN:
9780199868780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154597.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is a fascinating study of how the climate of fear in Nazi Germany affected Hitler's advisers, and shaped the decision-making process. It explores the key foreign policy decisions from the Nazi ... More

What Is a Human?What the Answers Mean for Human Rights

What Is a Human?: What the Answers Mean for Human Rights

John H. Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190608071
eISBN:
9780190608101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608071.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Comparative and Historical Sociology

For hundreds of years people have debated what a human is. Some claim humans are those with human DNA. Some claim humans are those with certain traits like rationality. Others say humans are those ... More

What is a Just Peace?

What is a Just Peace?

Pierre Allan and Alexis Keller (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199275359
eISBN:
9780191603686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199275351.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

While an old doctrine of Just War exists, surprisingly little conceptual thinking has gone into what constitutes a Just Peace. This book presents various — and at times conflicting — viewpoints on ... More

What is a Lollard?Dissent and Belief in Late Medieval England

What is a Lollard?: Dissent and Belief in Late Medieval England

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589043
eISBN:
9780191594564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589043.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

What is a lollard? Generations of historians and propagandists, bishops and inquisitors, theologians and polemicists have asked this question about the dissenters who began to trouble the English ... More

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