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Real People: Personal Identity without Thought Experiments

Kathleen V. Wilkes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240808
eISBN:
9780191680281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240808.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book explores the scope and limits of the concept of a person — a vexed question in contemporary philosophy. The author begins by questioning the methodology of thought-experimentation, arguing ... More


Quantitative Development in Infancy and Early Childhood

Kelly S. Mix, Janellen Huttenlocher, and Susan Cohen Levine (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195123005
eISBN:
9780199893959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123005.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book takes a critical look at the evidence concerning nonverbal quantification in infants and young children. For the first time since research on this topic exploded in the 1980s, the entire ... More


The Leaping Child: Imagining the Unborn in Early Christian Literature

Catherine Playoust and Ellen Bradshaw Aitken

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Christian literature of the first and second centuries CE contains few references to unborn children; where they are found, however, the unborn become an important rhetorical site for constructing ... More


Learning and Memory: Like a Horse and Carriage

Patricia J. Bauer

in Learning and the Infant Mind

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195301151
eISBN:
9780199894246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301151.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the relations between learning and memory early in life. It discusses some of the methods used to test learning and memory in infancy and the characteristics of the cognitive ... More


Objects in Space and Mind: From Reaching to Words

Linda B. Smith and Larissa K. Samuelson

in The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199553242
eISBN:
9780191720444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553242.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Cognition, behavior, and development all happen in space, through sensorimotor interactions in a spatial physical world. In his classic theory of the emergence of cognition, Piaget proposed that ... More


Attention Over Development: From Infancy to Adolescence

Kim Cornish and John Wilding

in Attention, Genes, and Developmental Disorders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195179941
eISBN:
9780199864652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179941.003.007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

Chapter 7 discusses the notion of attention over the period of development from infancy through adolescence and emphasizes the importance of teasing apart attention subcomponents and tracing their ... More


Foundations of Mind: Origins of Conceptual Thought

Jean Matter Mandler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311839
eISBN:
9780199786770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311839.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book presents a new theory of cognitive development in infancy, focusing on the processes through which perceptual information is transformed into concepts. Drawing on extensive research, the ... More


Musical Beginnings: Origins and Development of Musical Competence

Irene Deliège and John Sloboda (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523321
eISBN:
9780191688881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523321.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The question ‘From where, and by what mechanisms, does an individual's musical ability originate?’ is a subject of major interest both to music psychologists and musicians, heightened by the recent ... More


The Critic at Work: Coming of Age

F. E. Peters

in Jesus and Muhammad: Parallel Tracks, Parallel Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747467
eISBN:
9780199894796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747467.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter flows from the proposition that critical history attempts to apply criteria of facticity to literary texts and that redaction criticism in particular looks for traces of editorial ... More


The Apocryphal New Testament: A Collection of Apocryphal Christian Literature in an English Translation

J. K. Elliott (ed.)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198261827
eISBN:
9780191600562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198261829.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

An English translation of the oldest and most important early Christian non‐canonical writings. It is based on the earlier collection edited in 1924 by Montague Rhodes James. The book is divided into ... More


Maternal Investment

Heidi Keller and Athanasios Chasiotis

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/9780195320510.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the Darwinian view of human maternal investment which links evolved female reproductive interests and the dynamics of social groups. Parental investment can occur in different ... More


The Hermeneutics of Pentecost and Crib

David Brown

in Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269915
eISBN:
9780191600432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269919.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Latin of John 19.30 (tradidit) is used to introduce the question of how the Spirit continues its work through a developing tradition. This is then explored at length in some of the reasons behind ... More


Musical learning and development

John A. Sloboda

in The Musical Mind: The Cognitive Psychology of Music

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521280
eISBN:
9780191706257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521280.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The development of musical capacity occurs through informal and spontaneous means (enculturation) as well as through deliberate learning activities (instruction and practice). This chapter reviews ... More


Lysosomal Disorders of the Brain: Recent Advances in Molecular and Cellular Pathogenesis and Treatment

Frances Platt and Steven Walkley (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198508786
eISBN:
9780191723803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508786.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Lysosomal storage diseases are inherited metabolic disorders characterized by severe pathology, typically involving the brain. Although individually rare, they collectively represent a significant ... More


Epilogue

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The circumcision debate resolves into two fundamental questions. First, is circumcision an effective medical procedure, with potential benefits outweighing harm? Second, do parents have the right to ... More


Categorization and concept formation in human infants

Barbara A. Younger

in The Making of Human Concepts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199549221
eISBN:
9780191724152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549221.003.12
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews the literature on the categorization abilities of human infants. It begins with a discussion of core processes yielding structured category representations in infancy. It then ... More


In League With Women Voters

Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith

in Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304862
eISBN:
9780199871537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304862.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Having won the ballot, the former suffragists organized the nonpartisan League of Women Voters, through which women could continue to work as a pressure group for a female reform agenda. Minnie ... More


Mothers and Infants

Sudhir Kakar

in The Inner World: A Psychoanalytical Study of Childhood and Society in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077152
eISBN:
9780199081103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077152.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter suggests that infancy is the foundation for all later psychological experience. Moreover, the nature of an individual’s first relationship—with his mother—profoundly influences the ... More


Families and Children

Sudhir Kakar

in The Inner World: A Psychoanalytical Study of Childhood and Society in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077152
eISBN:
9780199081103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077152.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter tries to identify the central psychological themes in Indian infancy and childhood and to interpret the long shadow they cast on the horizons of individual and cultural consciousness. It ... More


The role of intersensory redundancy in early perceptual, cognitive, and social development

Lorraine E. Bahrick and Robert Lickliter

in Multisensory Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199586059
eISBN:
9780191741470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586059.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The early development of attentional selectivity is thought to be strongly influenced by the infant’s sensitivity to salient properties of stimulation such as contrast, movement, intensity, and ... More


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