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11. The future of medical law

11. The future of medical law  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0011
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9780199660445
‘The future of medical law’ shows that the field of medical law, although young, must evolve quickly to meet the increasing demands of medicine, which is becoming more technical, evidence ... More
1. Lost words, forgotten worlds

1. Lost words, forgotten worlds  

Catherine Osborne

in Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776267
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840943.003.0002
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9780192840943
‘Lost words, forgotten worlds’ examines the difficulties of attempting to reconstruct Empedocles's doctrines from the scraps of an ancient papyrus. It explains that, in order to make sense ... More
3. How do we know?Hume’s Of Miracles

3. How do we know?: Hume’s Of Miracles  

Edward Craig

in Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776700
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854216.003.0003
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9780192854216
Many regard David Hume as the greatest English-speaking philosopher. He was a very intellectual thinker. As well as being a philosopher he was a historian, an economist, and a political ... More
16. Evidence and Theory

16. Evidence and Theory  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780191822322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0016
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9780192854087
‘Evidence and Theory’ argues that Aristotle’s account of the world is wholly exploded, mostly because sixteenth- and seventeenth-century scientists applied quantitative methods in studying ... More
2. The case for atheism

2. The case for atheism  

Julian Baggini

in Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775925
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804242.003.0002
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9780192804242
‘The case for atheism’ summarises atheism as the position that is best supported by the evidence and the one that offers the best overall explanation for why the world is as it is and ... More
9. From epidemiology to medicine, prevention, and public health

9. From epidemiology to medicine, prevention, and public health  

Rodolfo Saracci

in Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.003.0009
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9780199543335
Epidemiology is an essential component of all public health activities that implement the organized efforts of society to promote, protect, and restore health. These comprise: clinical ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Stephen J. Davis

in Monasticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191788321
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717645.003.0001
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9780198717645
The Introduction explains that the aim of this book is to address basic questions about monastic social forms and spirituality. What is monasticism and how is it distinguished from other ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Catherine Osborne

in Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776267
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840943.003.0001
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9780192840943
Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction explores the puzzles sketched out by the Presocratic philosophers: What is being? Suppose what is real is very different from ... More
Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Barnes

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
eISBN: 
9780191822322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.001.0001
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book
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9780192854087
Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction argues that Aristotle’s influence on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. His various doctrines and beliefs were ... More
4. Establishing the causes of a disease

4. Establishing the causes of a disease  

Rodolfo Saracci

in Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.003.0004
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9780199543335
‘Establishing the causes of a disease’ makes the point that any association between an exposure and a disease that is reasonably well established in a study needs to go through a process of ... More
5. The rise of lifestyle: 1900–1980s

5. The rise of lifestyle: 1900–1980s  

Virginia Berridge

in Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785481
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.003.0005
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9780199688463
Public health underwent further redefinition during the 20th century. The focus on mothers and babies heightened during World War I, and after the war a ‘public health empire’ developed in ... More

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