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14. Conclusion

14. Conclusion  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776311
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0014
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9780192853448
A scripture, or classic, acts as two things: a product of its own time and an authority in our time. The Conclusion asks: how well is the Koran equipped to be both of these things today? ... More
7. Pluralism: is causation many different things?

7. Pluralism: is causation many different things?  

Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

in Causation: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779909
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684434.003.0008
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9780199684434
‘Pluralism: is causation many different things?’ proposes that no single theory can explain all cases of causation. Socrates' belief that there is a single essence to something is compared ... More
7. Understanding law: a very short epilogue

7. Understanding law: a very short epilogue  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199687008
Can law be as neutral and value-free as legal positivists seek to demonstrate, or is law steeped in inescapable moral values? Is Hart's focus upon the ‘municipal legal system’ still helpful ... More
6. Philosophical liberalism: idealizing justice

6. Philosophical liberalism: idealizing justice  

Michael Freeden

in Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191783258
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670437.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199670437
Philosophical liberalism is largely an abstract and ideal-type normative approach invoking an ostensibly supra-political, universal, and decontextualized social ethics towards which all ... More
3. The evolving scholarship of futures studies

3. The evolving scholarship of futures studies  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0004
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9780198735281
Many futurists over the years came to the realization that attempting to predict the future, based on scientific positivism, was not the most productive way to approach futures studies in ... More
2. The future multiplied

2. The future multiplied  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0003
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9780198735281
What if there is not one future that can be colonized and controlled, but many possible futures that can be imagined, designed, and created collaboratively? In everyday language we speak of ... More
Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction

Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Freeden

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191783258
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670437.001.0001
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9780199670437
Liberalism is one of the most central and pervasive political theories and ideologies, yet it is subject to different interpretations as well as misappropriations. Its history carries a ... More
4. The morphology of liberalism

4. The morphology of liberalism  

Michael Freeden

in Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191783258
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670437.003.0004
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9780199670437
‘The morphology of liberalism’ examines the detailed structure of liberalism in order to determine how its durable and more transient features can help us to identify it as a member of a ... More
Causation: A Very Short Introduction

Causation: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779909
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684434.001.0001
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book
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9780199684434
Causation is the most fundamental connection in the universe. Without it, there would be no science or technology. There would be no moral responsibility either, as none of our thoughts ... More
3. Has multiculturalism created ghettos and ‘parallel lives’?

3. Has multiculturalism created ghettos and ‘parallel lives’?  

Ali Rattansi

in Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777288
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10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199546039
The racial riots of 2001 and after that afflicted northern areas in Britain were extremely damaging for multiculturalism in Britain and the rest of Europe. The government reports into the ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Ali Rattansi

in Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777288
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10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.003.0001
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9780199546039
Multiculturalists can sometimes have a simplistic view of ethnic cultures as homogenous entities, having core, essential characteristics. The reality is much more complicated. ... More
5. Technotopian or human-centred futures?

5. Technotopian or human-centred futures?  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0006
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9780198735281
A vital question with regard to the future is how we deal with human futures. While high-tech futures are of interest to some futurists, many futures scholars are focused on the potential ... More
8. After Auschwitz

8. After Auschwitz  

Steven Beller

in Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
eISBN: 
9780191792335
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724834.003.0008
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9780198724834
‘After Auschwitz’ looks at the post-Holocaust world and analyses how antisemitism came to be discredited and exposed as fraud. Nationalism is regarded as the most potent source of the ... More

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