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Virtual reality

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in Language in Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Since speakers refer to and quantify over virtual objects as naturally as they do over actual objects, natural ontology is basically intensional, requiring acceptance of virtual realities. Each ... More


The Epistemological Argument

Helen Steward

in A Metaphysics for Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199552054
eISBN:
9780191738838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552054.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter diverts a little from the main line of argument of the book to meet a particular sort of objection to the general idea that agency is inconsistent with determinism, stemming from the ... More


Types and Tokens: On Abstract Objects

Linda Wetzel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013017
eISBN:
9780262259279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013017.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

There is a widely recognized but infrequently discussed distinction between the spatiotemporal furniture of the world (tokens) and the types of which they are instances. Words come in both types and ... More


Political Foundations of the Philosophies of Science of Popper, Kuhn, and Polanyi

Mary Jo Nye

in Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226610634
eISBN:
9780226610658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610658.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the early experiences and writings of Popper and Kuhn before the publication of the Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and makes comparisons between Popper's and Kuhn's ... More


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