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At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Lutz Marten

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book develops a new analysis of the interpretation of verb phrases and VP adjunction by arguing that the lexical subcategorization information of verbs is systematically underspecified and is ... More


Perceptual Meaning Analysis and Image-Schemas: The Infant as Interpreter

Jean Matter Mandler

in Foundations of Mind: Origins of Conceptual Thought

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311839
eISBN:
9780199786770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311839.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter argues that infants represent information from an early age at more than one level of description. The first level is the result of a perceptual system that parses and categorizes ... More


The Ancient Commentators on Concept Formation

Richard Sorabji

in Definition in Greek Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199564453
eISBN:
9780191721618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564453.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

How did the ancient commentators understand Aristotle's account of concept formation in Posterior Analytics 2.19? They focus on his re-statement at 100a14. They do not agree with the interpretation ... More


The Experiential Origins of Intentionality

Uriah Kriegel

in The Sources of Intentionality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199742974
eISBN:
9780199914449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742974.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

The purpose of the present chapter is to argue that the intentionality proper to our conscious experience—“experiential intentionality”—deserves a central theoretical role in our account of ... 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


The Interpretation of Underspecified Verbs

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is concerned with the interpretation of underspecified verbs. It shows that standard model-theoretic approaches cannot be extended to this dynamic view of verbs since they presuppose a ... More


The evolution of concepts: A timely look

Michael C. Corballis and Thomas Suddendorf

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/9780199549221.003.17
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter provides a comparative/evolutionary view of what aspects of concepts are uniquely human. Referencing the work in Chapters 8 to 11 that reported on the conceptual abilities of pigeons, ... More


Experience and Interpretation

Caroline Franks Davis

in The Evidential Force of Religious Experience

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250012
eISBN:
9780191681233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250012.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

An extremely common challenge to arguments from religious experience—though not to the veridicality of religious experiences as such—is the claim that because religious experiences involve ... More


The Normativity Objection

Patricia Kitcher

in Kant’s Thinker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754823
eISBN:
9780199855889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers another venerable objection to Kant’s theory of cognition: it is guilty of psychologism. The chapter defends the theory by showing that it can account for the normativity of ... More


The Return to Representation

William Lyons

in Approaches to Intentionality

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752226
eISBN:
9780191695087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752226.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter begins by examining Jerry Fodor and the rationalist tradition. For Fodor, brains are semantic engines driven by intentional states. Based on his two works, The Language of Thought, and ... More


An Unsuccessful Dig: A review of G. P. Baker and P. M. S. Hacker, Frege: Logical Excavations *

Michael Dummett

in Frege and Other Philosophers

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236283
eISBN:
9780191597343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823628X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

A detailed review of the book on Frege by the late Gordon Baker and Peter Hacker. They regard his philosophy as having no real affinity or important links with the work of later philosophers and ... More


Similarity and Difference in the Conceptual Systems of Primates: The Unobservability Hypothesis

Jennifer Vonk and Daniel J. Povinelli

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It is easy to embrace the idea that humans are very different from even their closest living relatives. In the abstract, this tension between ... More


Memory: Systems, Process, or Function?

Jonathan K. Foster and Marko Jelicic (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524069
eISBN:
9780191689109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524069.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Memory represents a key psychological process. It allows us to recall things from the past which may have taken place hours, days, months, or even many years ago. Our memories are intrinsically ... More


Clarity

Ekkehart Schlicht

in On Custom in the Economy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292241
eISBN:
9780191596865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292244.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, History of Economic Thought

Rigidity refers to constancy over some range of conditions. Such rigidity is not accounted for by the adaptive view expounded in the preceding chapter. In this chapter, rigidity is traced to concept ... More


Touch, Representation, and Blindness

Morton A. Heller (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503873
eISBN:
9780191686559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503873.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Psychological studies of touch and blindness have been fraught with controversy. Within this field there remains an important theoretical divide. Many researchers have taken a cognitive approach to ... More


Second Thoughts: A revised version of a ‘Reply to “Dummett's Dig”, by Baker and Hacker’ *

Michael Dummett

in Frege and Other Philosophers

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236283
eISBN:
9780191597343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823628X.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter replies to a rejoinder by Baker and Hacker to the forgoing review.


Kant and Abstractionism about Concept Formation

Alberto Vanzo

in The Problem of Universals in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190608040
eISBN:
9780190608064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608040.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter outlines Kant’s account of empirical concept formation and discusses two objections that have been advanced against it. Kant holds that we form empirical concepts, such as color ... More


Intelligences and Brains: An Evolutionary Bird's Eye View

Juan D. Delius and Julia A. Delius

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0029
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Whenever reporting on the cognitive abilities of animals to lay audiences, one is regularly confronted with the question of whether one is ... More


A Formal Approach to the Conceptual Development of Chemical Element

Guillermo Restrepo

in What Is A Chemical Element?: A Collection of Essays by Chemists, Philosophers, Historians, and Educators

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190933784
eISBN:
9780197508442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933784.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A chemical element, treated as a concept, entails objects and attributes. From the eighteenth century to date, objects include substances up to quasi-molecular species and nuclides. Attributes range ... More


Methodological Beginnings: Analysis and Synthesis in the Published Pre-Critical Works

R. Lanier Anderson

in The Poverty of Conceptual Truth: Kant's Analytic/Synthetic Distinction and the Limits of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724575
eISBN:
9780191792199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724575.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s account of deployment of a strictly methodological conception of the analysis and synthesis of concepts in published works, with special focus on the works comprising the ... More


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