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 The Endless Quest and Perfect Knowledge: Searching and Certainty

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Joseph built the church on the foundation of dialogic revelation, physical artifacts, testable historical claims, and the promise of spiritual certainty. Truth claims are absolute and categorical. At ... More


Realism about Agents: Cognitive Limitations

Paul Weirich

in Realistic Decision Theory: Rules for Nonideal Agents in Nonideal Circumstances

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195171259
eISBN:
9780199834976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517125X.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

People, havingcognitive limits, often lack relevant a priori knowledge and knowledge of their own psychological states–for example, knowledge of their own probability and utility assignments. The ... More


Industrializing Late

Alice H. Amsden

in The Rise of “The Rest”: Challenges to the West From Late-Industrializing Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139693
eISBN:
9780199832897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139690.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, International

This chapter introduces the phenomenon of the rise of a handful of countries outside the North Atlantic —the rest—to the ranks of world‐class competitors in a wide range of mid‐technology industries, ... More


Growth and Development in China and India: The Role of Industrial and Innovation Policy in Rapid Catch‐Up

Carl J. Dahlman

in Industrial Policy and Development: The Political Economy of Capabilities Accumulation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199235261
eISBN:
9780191715617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235261.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews and compares the role of industrial policies in the development of China and India, looking for insights into rapid catch-up strategies. It argues that industrial policy and ... More


Working Memory in Children: A Cognitive Approach

Graham J. Hitch

in Lifespan Cognition: Mechanisms of Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195169539
eISBN:
9780199847204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169539.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the development of working memory as children grow up. It argues that working memory is an important resource for acquiring and performing cognitive skills and that its limited ... More


Access to Language and Cognitive Development

Michael Siegal and Luca Surian (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592722
eISBN:
9780191731488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592722.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

One of the most important questions about children's development involves how knowledge acquisition depends on the effect of language experience. To what extent, and in what ways, is a child's ... More


Evidence of evidentiality in the quality press 1993 and 2005

Alan Partington

in Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640607
eISBN:
9780748671502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640607.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

In this chapter, a diachronic approach is adopted in the analysis of the two large SiBol newspaper corpora, in order to examine and compare the expression of evidentiality (Bednarek, 2006; Dendale ... More


A Bonaventuran Synthesis

Michelle Karnes

in Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226425313
eISBN:
9780226425337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226425337.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter studies the Bonaventure's philosophy by examining the role of images in Augustine's theory of knowledge and argues that Bonaventure drew on Augustine's theory as well as Aristotelian ... More


Acquiring “Knowledge”—An Alternative Model

Avner Baz

in The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801887
eISBN:
9780191840432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801887.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter argues that empirical studies of first-language acquisition lend support to the Wittgensteinian-Merleau-Pontian conception of language as against the prevailing conception that ... More


The Inquiring Organization: How Organizations Acquire Knowledge and Seek Information

Chun Wei Choo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199782031
eISBN:
9780190459598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782031.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book examines how modes of knowledge acquisition and information seeking adopted by an organization lead to the construction of beliefs and the formation of epistemic practices that can both ... More


The Inquiring Organization

Chun Wei Choo

in The Inquiring Organization: How Organizations Acquire Knowledge and Seek Information

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199782031
eISBN:
9780190459598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782031.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter brings together the epistemic and information norms and practices identified earlier in the book to describe an inquiring organization. An inquiring organization is one that is motivated ... More


21–22 Months Self-Concept and Object Concepts

MARILYN SHATZ

in A Toddler’s Life: Becoming a Person

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195099232
eISBN:
9780199846863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099232.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the activities, cognitive development, and learning progress of Ricky when he was between 21–22 months old. At this stage, the toddler was able to acquire knowledge in a ... More


Evaluation and the New Deal for Communities: learning what for whom?

Ian Smith and Lucy Grimshaw

in The politics of evaluation: Participation and policy implementation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346063
eISBN:
9781447303954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter returns to the New Deal for Communities (NDC) initiative with a reflective discussion of the utility of evaluation. It notes that evaluation is seen as a process of knowledge generation ... More


Why Frank Should Not Have Jilted Mary

Howard Robinson

in The Case for Qualia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232661
eISBN:
9780262286497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232661.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter investigates the reasons behind Frank Jackson’s abandonment of the knowledge argument, of which he was the most famous proponent. Jackson explains here the “illusion” of knowledge ... More


Of Fish and Knowledge: On the Validity of Cross-Cultural Understanding

Zhang Longxi

in Zhuangzi and the Happy Fish

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846831
eISBN:
9780824868185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846831.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Longxi Zhang uses Zhuangzi's “happy fish” episode as a model for the acquisition of knowledge. In his essay, he argues for the validity of a cross-cultural understanding that takes us beyond ... More


. Black Greek-Letter Organizations at Predominantly White Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Terrell L. Strayhorn and Fred C. Mccall

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0014
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the everyday life of black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) on predominantly white institutions (PWIs) and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Drawing on ... More


The Faces of Merit

Joseph F. Kett

in Merit: The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451225
eISBN:
9780801467677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451225.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This introductory chapter differentiates between two types of merit. Essential merit resembled honor, the public verdict on someone's qualities, but with the difference that an individual's honor ... More


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