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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


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


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


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


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


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