in Thought in Action
May 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 6604 words.
The scientific research on expertise is flourishing. Is there a need for a philosophical account as well? After discussing some of the differences and similarities between philosophical and...
in Contract as Promise
July 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Company and Commercial Law. 9370 words.
Contract law is often highly technical as large consequences turn on what to a non-lawyer may seem to be small differences. This is why many lawyers and non-lawyers doubt that contract law...
in Geophysical Journal International
March 2007; p ublished online March 2007 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 5835 words.
A modified imaging principle is proposed in order to retrieve the ‘true amplitude’ map of the relative slowness perturbations from multishot surface...
in Global Justice
January 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .
Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 15896 words.
This chapter develops and defends a novel cosmopolitan model of global justice. The model includes the view that global justice requires all to be adequately positioned to enjoy the...
in Herder's Philosophy
August 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language. 11289 words.
Herder’s theory of translation not only ultimately inspired but is also superior to the most important current theories of translation, those of Berman and Venuti. It is superior to them...
in Time Biases
June 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .
Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics; Philosophy of Mind. 5253 words.
This chapter presents a non‐arbitrariness argument against near bias: (1) At any given time, a prudentially rational agent’s preferences are insensitive to arbitrary differences. (2)...
in A Dictionary of Ecology
P ublished online September 2015 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 49 words.
The principle that the increase in fitness over one generation is equal to the additive genetic variance in fitness during the same time. Selection maximizes fitness, thus reducing...
in Cambridge Journal of Economics
March 2002; p ublished online March 2002 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Political Economy; Economic Sociology. 0 words.
The problem of ‘parallelism’ or external validity can in principle be solved; I try to show how by means of two simple examples. I also criticise attempts to dismiss experimental economics...
in Maximum Entropy and Ecology
June 2011; p ublished online December 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 2373 words.
METE is situated within a constellation of other theories that also attempt to explain a range of patterns in macroecology. Some of these theories are also based on the maximum entropy...
in Promoting Solidarity in the European Union
June 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .
Chapter. Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law. 6818 words.
This chapter applies Hirschman's concept of exit, voice, and loyalty in order to analyze whether the EU healthcare framework meets the conditions of the ‘difference principle’ and,...
in The British Journal of Aesthetics
July 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 7038 words.
This article claims that there is no in principle aesthetic difference between a live performance and a recording of that performance, and as such, performance individuation ought to be...
in The Philosophy of Psychiatry
June 2004; p ublished online January 2009 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 6968 words.
This chapter analyzes the relationship between religion and psychiatry. It addresses a number of principle questions regarding this issue: How can we tell the difference between religious...
in Sublime Art
September 2017; p ublished online January 2019 .
Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 17057 words.
Both Derrida and Deleuze develop transcendental philosophy in the direction of difference, and both use the sublime to dissolve the bridge it supposedly forms between the sensible and...
in Case Studies in Pharmacy Ethics
April 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology. 12811 words.
Avoidance of killing is a moral consideration that arises in health care controversies involving the notions that human life is sacred or that killing is morally wrong....
in Complete Equity and Trusts
August 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Trusts Law. 10748 words.
Titles in the Complete series combine extracts from a wide range of primary materials with clear explanatory text to provide readers with a complete introductory resource. This chapter on...
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Excuses for Non-performance: Duress, Unconscionability, Mistake, Misrepresentation, Frustration, and Discharge for Breach
in Contract Theory
July 1993; p ublished online March 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Civil Law. 26463 words.
This chapter examines ‘excuses for non-performance’ recognized in the common law of contract. It discusses the doctrines of duress, unconscionability, mistake, frustration, and discharge...
in Law and Philosophy
November 2007; p ublished online January 2009 .
Chapter. Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 5655 words.
This chapter argues that the differences between Dworkinian interpretivism on one hand, and positivism and natural law on the other can be located not on the question of law's connection to...
in Promises, Morals, and Law
January 1983; p ublished online March 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Civil Law. 8538 words.
The chapter discusses the profound difference between the views of the Natural Lawyers and modern English lawyer concerning issues of promise. The fact that a promise was ‘naturally’...
in Property and the Law in Energy and Natural Resources
February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .
Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law. 4103 words.
This chapter analyses the scope and limitations of the principle of national property over natural resources of the subsoil established by Art 27 of the Mexican Constitution. It discusses...