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Distinctively Human Thinking: Modular Precursors and Components *

Peter Carruthers

in The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195179675
eISBN:
9780199869794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179675.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses the main challenge facing massively modular theories of the architecture of the human mind. This is to account for the distinctively flexible, non-domain-specific character of ... More


What's the Good of Thinking?

Ronald de Sousa

in Why Think?: Evolution and the Rational Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189858
eISBN:
9780199868377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189858.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on the resemblances and differences between the “methods” of natural selection and those of reflective thought. These comparisons highlight the difference between digital and ... More


The Study of Human Nature and the Subjectivity of Value: The Tanner Lectures on Human Values The Tanner Lectures on Human Values Delivered at The University of Buenos Aires June 7, 1988

Barry Stroud

in Philosophers Past and Present: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608591
eISBN:
9780191729621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608591.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter describes and explores some of the apparent consequences for the understanding of human evaluative thought of the Enlightenment conception of a ‘science of human nature’ as Hume ... More


Ecumenism and Science 1

Thomas F. Torrance

in God and Rationality

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192139481
eISBN:
9780191670077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192139481.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In this world which has come to be through God's creative Word, ecumenical activity occurs within time and space which are both brought about as functions of conditional events and holders of the ... More


Towards a cultural psychology of music education

Margaret S. Barrett

in A Cultural Psychology of Music Education

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199214389
eISBN:
9780191594779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214389.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter provides a brief overview of the ways in which cultural psychology has re-emerged recently, and been taken up in the study of human thought and activity. It surveys the application of ... More


Philosophy Psychiatry and Neuroscience: A Synthetic Analysis of the Varieties of Human Experience

Edward M. Hundert

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248965
eISBN:
9780191681165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248965.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book proposes a unified view of the mind, which integrates the insights of philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists. Through a detailed discussion of major theories from all these, and ... More


Chapter 1: Feeding the Zest for Life: Spiritual Energy Resources for the Future of Humanity

Ursula King

in Teilhard and the Future of Humanity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226900
eISBN:
9780823237098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226900.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the view of French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on the future of humankind, and its further social, cultural and spiritual development. ... More


Notation and Its Limits

Adam B. Seligman and Robert P. Weller

in Rethinking Pluralism: Ritual, Experience, and Ambiguity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915262
eISBN:
9780199980215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915262.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines various attempts in myth, history, and law to remove ambiguity. It argues that all such attempts are ultimately vain. The paradigmatic method for trying to remove ambiguity ... More


Linear Circularity / (A) Temporal Poetics

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246195
eISBN:
9780520932319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246195.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Time has played a significant role in the history of world religions. Numerous opinions, geographical localities, intellectual influences, and literary genres, in Judaism specifically, have been ... More


Appropriating Postmodernism1

Merold Westphal

in Overcoming Onto-Theology: Toward a Postmodern Christian Faith

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823221301
eISBN:
9780823235483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823221301.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter addresses another way in which postmodernism is often seen to be wholly antithetical to Christian theism. “Appropriating postmodernism” is the name of the ... More


Writing the contemporary: The Virgin in the Garden and Still Life

Alexa Alfer and Amy J. Edwards de Campos

in A.S. Byatt: Critical Storytelling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066528
eISBN:
9781781701751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066528.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the ‘greed’ for reading and the notion of co-creative reading. It studies Byatt's engagement with realism, the premises, possibilities, pitfalls and puzzlement that are ... More


Mindscapes of the Postglacial Epoch

John F. Hoffecker

in Landscape of the Mind: Human Evolution and the Archaeology of Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147040
eISBN:
9780231518482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147040.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter analyzes the development of the super-brain, which brought forth a new phenomenon that functions above the level of an individual organism's brain. The advancement of language and other ... More


Gilles Deleuze and the Sublime Fold of Religion

Clayton Crockett

in Rethinking Philosophy of Religion: Approaches from Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222063
eISBN:
9780823235605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222063.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines philosopher Gilles Deleuze's concept of the sublime fold of religion. This Deleuzian fold involves a stretching or folding of form in human thinking ... More


The coherence of the inconsistent self: some reflections on mentality, identity and historiography

in Back to Modern Reason: Johan Hjerpe and Other Petit Bourgeois in Stockholm in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235835
eISBN:
9781846312632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235835.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines a number of hypotheses about mentality and other forms of human thought. Several scholars, including Robert Darnton, Carlo Ginzburg, and Orvar Löfgren, have argued that ... More


Inner Eye and Inner Space

Markus Knauff

in Space to Reason: A Spatial Theory of Human Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018654
eISBN:
9780262313643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018654.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter provides a brief historical introduction to the fields of rationality and logical reasoning and imagination, along with a discussion of experimental findings on the types of mental ... More


Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Gunnar Olsson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

People rely on reason to think about and navigate the abstract world of human relations in much the same way they rely on maps to study and traverse the physical world. Starting from that simple ... More


Myths and Symbols

Peter Green

in The Shadow of the Parthenon: Studies in Ancient History and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255074
eISBN:
9780520934719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255074.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines Thomas Mann's definition of myth as the foundation of life, a timeless pattern, and the religious formula to which life shapes itself, and opines that the statement alone is ... More


Possibilities for Education Today: On the Essence of Human Existence

Abe Kōbō and Richard F. Calichman

in The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kōbō

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163866
eISBN:
9780231535090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163866.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The essay in this chapter explores the possibilities for education today in relation to human existence. When thinking about education, the text expresses a skeptical view about whether something ... More


The Central System as a Computational Engine

Susan Schneider

in The Language of Thought: A New Philosophical Direction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015578
eISBN:
9780262295833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015578.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses Jerry Fodor’s view regarding the apparent shortcoming of language of thought (LOT). According to Fodor, LOT fails to account for the central system that is responsible for ... More


Davidson’s Normativity

Stephen Turner

in Dialogues with Davidson: Acting, Interpreting, Understanding

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015561
eISBN:
9780262295796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015561.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter puts the spotlight on one of Davidson’s most influential works, “The Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme,” and shows how this work has come to be assimilated to a form of conventional ... More


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