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Fregean Theories

Wayne A. Davis

in Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference: An Ideational Semantics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199261659
eISBN:
9780191603099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261652.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines ‘Fregean theories’, which hold that the meaning of a proper name can, in principle, be defined using general terms or descriptions. The classical description theory holds that ... More


Dimensionality Reduction as a Theory of Motor Cortex Organization

Michael S. A. Graziano

in The Intelligent Movement Machine: An Ethological Perspective on the Primate Motor System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326703
eISBN:
9780199864867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326703.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

The classical description of motor cortex as a map of the body is inaccurate, this chapter states. The map is blurred, overlapping, and partially repeated in ways that are difficult to pin down. The ... More


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