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The Metaphysics of the Incarnation

Anna Marmodoro and Jonathan Hill (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199583164
eISBN:
9780191725647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583164.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The growth of both philosophy of mind and cognitive science has developed our understanding of the human mind in ways that just a few decades ago were unthinkable. As ideas from philosophy of mind ... More


The Metaphysics of Mind

Anthony Kenny

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192830708
eISBN:
9780191670527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192830708.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The year 1989 was the centenary of the birth of Ludwig Wittgenstein. It also saw the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Gilbert Ryle's book The Concept of Mind. Their ideas have had a major ... More


Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong

Jerry A. Fodor

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236368
eISBN:
9780191597404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236360.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Jerry Fodor presents a strikingly original theory of the basic constituents of thought. He suggests that the heart of a cognitive science is its theory of concepts, and that cognitive scientists have ... More


A Case for the Psychological Reality of Language

Michael Devitt

in Ignorance of Language

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199250967
eISBN:
9780191603945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250960.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter begins with the popular “Representational Theory of the Mind” (RTM), according to which a thought involves a mental representation. It then follows Fodor in arguing for the controversial ... More


Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, emotion, ability, function

John Sloboda

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530121
eISBN:
9780191689741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530121.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Since the publication in 1986 of the book The Musical Mind, music psychology has developed as a vibrant area of research, exerting influence on areas as diverse as music education and cognitive ... More


The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice

Derrick Darby and John L. Rury

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226525211
eISBN:
9780226525495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525495.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Why do white students have better test scores than black students in American schools? In this engaging book, Derrick Darby and John L. Rury answer this vexing question with novel historical ... More


Meeting at Penn Station: Coordination Problems and Cooperation

Lee Cronk and Beth L. Leech

in Meeting at Grand Central: Understanding the Social and Evolutionary Roots of Cooperation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154954
eISBN:
9781400845484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154954.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter discusses coordination problems in relation to cooperation. Coordination problems are essentially problems of information: although people would benefit from coordinating their ... More


Evolutionary Context of Human Development: The Cooperative Breeding Model

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

in Family Relationships: An Evolutionary Perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195320510
eISBN:
9780199786800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320510.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

According to the Cooperative Breeding Hypothesis, allomaternal assistance was essential for child survival during the Pleistocene. This breeding system permitted hominid females to produce offspring ... More


A Critical Period for the Acquisition of a Theory of Mind?: Clues from Homesigners

Cyril Courtin

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter fills in the French situation and complements chapter 5’s questioning about the linguistic achievement of homesigners by asking whether homesigns are sufficient to help the child develop ... More


Multiple Intelligences: A Digression

Janet Grossbach Mayer

in As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter briefly introduces the multiple intelligences theory, with an apology to Professor Howard Gardner for its brevity. Professor Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences was described in ... More


Minds, Other Minds, and the Minds of Gods

Todd Tremlin

in Minds and Gods: The Cognitive Foundations of Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305340
eISBN:
9780199784721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305345.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines some evolved mental mechanisms that play key roles in the representation of god concepts. The incorrigible operation of an Agency Detection Device (ADD) and a Theory of Mind ... More


Conclusion

Alena Alexandrova (ed.)

in Breaking Resemblance: The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823274475
eISBN:
9780823274529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274475.003.0010
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Alexandrova concludes that religion is still extremely present in Western societies. Religion is present as a mind-set, a political factor, as an object of reflection and study, and is prevalent in ... More


Anaxagoras and Parmenides

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter reassesses Anaxagoras' relation to Parmenides in light of the modal interpretation of Parmenides developed in Chapters 2 to 4. After an initial orientation to the fundamental tenets of ... More


Zen and Professional Leadership

Steven Heine

in White Collar Zen: Using Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160031
eISBN:
9780199850273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with a discussion of Japanese business and social values. It then describes how Zen combines some of the best elements of two ideal, yet seemingly contradictory, forms of behavior ... More


The metaphysics of the Extended Mind in ontological entanglements 1

Anna Marmodoro

in The Metaphysics of the Incarnation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199583164
eISBN:
9780191725647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583164.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The human mind often relies on external mechanisms for carrying out its cognitive processes, for example by using a calculator. Vehicle externalism and in particular the Extended Mind theory (Clark ... More


Giving a Damn: Essays in Dialogue with John Haugeland

Zed Adams and Jacob Browning (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035248
eISBN:
9780262335850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035248.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In his work, the philosopher John Haugeland (1945–2010) proposed a radical expansion of philosophy’s conceptual toolkit, calling for a wider range of resources for understanding the mind, the world, ... More


Affectivity in Mental Disorder: Maudsley

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Henry Maudsley's discussion of melancholy. Living between 1835 and 1918, Maudsley oversaw and greatly shaped the development of British psychiatry in this crucial period. In the ... More


Merleau-Ponty: Vision and Painting

Paul Crowther

in Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244973
eISBN:
9780191697425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244973.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses Merleau-Ponty's theory of painting, outlined in his final published paper, ‘Eye and Mind’ (1961). The theory embodies some of the crucial changes which had taken place in his ... More


Religious Liberty

Roger Trigg

in Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543670
eISBN:
9780191701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the limitations on freedom based on the Constitution of the United States. It follows that freedom of religion had long been regarded as the corner-stone of a free society. ... More


Conservative Excesses and Allan Bloom

Benjamin R. Barber

in An Aristocracy of Everyone: The Politics of Education and the Future of America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195091540
eISBN:
9780199854172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091540.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter comments on Allan Bloom's critique of democracy in his book The Closing of the American Mind. It examines why this anti-democratic book has been championed by conservatives, and why it ... More


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