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Dynamic Field Theory and Embodied Cognitive Dynamics

John P. Spencer, Sammy Perone, and Jeffrey S. Johnson

in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explains some of the core concepts of dynamic field theory (DFT) and how this theory provides a formal framework for thinking about embodied cognitive dynamics. It begins with some ... More


The representational theory of the visual mind

PIERRE JACOB and MARC JEANNEROD

in Ways of Seeing: The scope and limits of visual cognition

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198509219
eISBN:
9780191584909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509219.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter sketches and argues for a view called the ‘representational theory of the visual mind’ (RTVM). RTVM is not so much a scientific theory that leads to testable predictions, as a picture or ... More


The More Things Change

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0097
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

With new forms of medicines coming into play, real money is now flowing elsewhere. The change can be real, or it can merely play itself out in people's heads. It either pulls the entire population ... More


Mental Files

François Recanati

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659982
eISBN:
9780191745409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book attempts to recast the ‘nondescriptivist’ approach to reference that has dominated the philosophy of language and mind in the late twentieth-century in terms of mental files. According to ... More


Thought Communities

Vera John-Steiner

in Creative Collaboration

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195307702
eISBN:
9780199847587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307702.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

As collaborations enhance through technology and discussions on the timeliness and importance of joint activities are powerfully made, no significant change has appeared in the mainstream of ... More


Felt Knowledge: Emotional Dynamics of Collaboration

Vera John-Steiner

in Creative Collaboration

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195307702
eISBN:
9780199847587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307702.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The title of this chapter is inspired by the playwright of Arthur Miller who emphasized the unity of thought and motive. This chapter is about the patterns of collaboration and its cognitive and ... More


Communication Using Interperspectival Contents

Peter Ludlow

in Interperspectival Content

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198823797
eISBN:
9780191862571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823797.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The problem we encounter with any semantic theory that expresses perspectival content is that when we engage in communication we of necessity communicate with people in other perspectival positions. ... More


Cognitive dynamics: A new look at an old problem

François Recanati

in Reference and Representation in Thought and Language

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198714217
eISBN:
9780191782626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714217.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter offers an elaboration and defense of the mental-file approach to singular thought. Mental files are supposed to account for both cognitive significance and coreference de jure. But these ... More


Conclusion

Peter Ludlow

in Interperspectival Content

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198823797
eISBN:
9780191862571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823797.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This concluding chapter summarizes the key ideas of the book—that perspectival contents are ubiquitous and run through our accounts of human action, emotion, normativity, computation, and ... More


Mental Files in Flux

François Recanati

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790358
eISBN:
9780191837029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790358.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This book is a sequel to Recanati’s Mental Files (OUP 2012), and pursues the exploration of the mental file framework for thinking about concepts and singular reference. Mental files are based on ... More


Cognitive Dynamics

François Recanati

in Mental Files in Flux

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790358
eISBN:
9780191837029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790358.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Mental files are supposed to account for both cognitive significance and coreference de jure. But these two roles generate conflicting constraints: files must be fine-grained to play the first role, ... More


Attitudes to the Past, Present, and Future

Simon Prosser

in Experiencing Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198748946
eISBN:
9780191811579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748946.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the semantics of our attitudes toward the past, present, and future. The traditional date and token-reflexive theories are reviewed. Arthur Prior’s ‘thank goodness that’s over’ ... More


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