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Spatial Representations and Frames of Reference: Theoretical Foundations

Michael McCloskey

in Visual Reflections: A Perceptual Deficit and Its Implications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195168693
eISBN:
9780199871513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168693.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the frame-of-reference concept, arguing that this concept has been the subject of considerable confusion in cognitive and neuroscientific research on spatial representation. In ... More


Consistency in Successive Spatial Utterances

Constanze Vorwerg

in Spatial Language and Dialogue

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554201
eISBN:
9780191721236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554201.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter reports consistency effects across successive spatial utterances. While initial choices are often influenced by spatial-conceptual factors, speakers tend to repeat frame of reference, ... More


The Phenomenology of Bodily Awareness *

José Luis Bermúdez

in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199272457
eISBN:
9780191709951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272457.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores the dialectic between discussions of bodily awareness in the phenomenological tradition and in contemporary philosophy of mind and scientific psychology. It shows, with ... More


Pictorial Perspective and the Indexical

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278220
eISBN:
9780191707926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278220.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

The connection between perspective and the indexical shows up in the sciences, for example, when talk of frames of reference is conducted in terms of observers (whose frames they are, so to speak). ... More


Defining the Constitution's Frames of Reference

David L. Faigman

in Constitutional Fictions: A Unified Theory of Constitutional Facts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341270
eISBN:
9780199866878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341270.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Although variously described, a basic issue presented in all constitutional litigation involves what frame of reference should be used to assess constitutionality. For example, in Brown v. Board of ... More


The Special Theory of Relativity and the Unreality of the Future

Michael Tooley

in Time, Tense, and Causation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250746
eISBN:
9780191598623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250746.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to the Special Theory of Relativity, there is no such thing as absolute simultaneity, contrary to the view defended in the book. However, this chapter demonstrates that the Special Theory ... More


The Emergence of EU Contract Law: Exploring Europeanization

Lucinda Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606627
eISBN:
9780191731716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606627.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The emergence of a European contract law is one of the more significant legal developments in Europe today. The complexities that lie at its heart also make it one of the more fascinating areas of ... More


Modality and mind: convergent active processing in interrelated networks as a model of development and perception by touch

SUSANNA MILLAR

in Touch, Representation, and Blindness

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503873
eISBN:
9780191686559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503873.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In this chapter, the researcher Susanna Millar cites the level of generality—as well as confusion in definition—of existing research, and suggests to researchers of future studies to avoid ambiguity ... More


A Way Forward for European Contract Law?

Lucinda Miller

in The Emergence of EU Contract Law: Exploring Europeanization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606627
eISBN:
9780191731716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606627.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter examines the EU’s broader (non sector-specific) contract law programme. It is primarily concerned with the instrument known as the Common Frame of Reference (CFR) a draft of which has ... More


Spatial and Temporal Ontology

Inderjeet Mani and James Pustejovsky

in Interpreting Motion: Grounded Representations for Spatial Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199601240
eISBN:
9780191738968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601240.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Spatial and temporal ontology examines the semantics of static spatial descriptions as found in spatial prepositional phrases in terms of qualitative spatial reasoning. It ... More


Frames of reference used in goal-directed arm movement

Sylvie Vanden Abeele, Marc Crommelinck, and André Roucoux

in Multisensory Control of Movement

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547853
eISBN:
9780191724268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547853.003.0181
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter discusses the frames of reference used in goal-directed arm movement. To generate a hand movement toward a visual stimulus, various sensory messages must be collected and selected by the ... More


The Case of the Missing Schema

Shaun Gallager (ed.)

in How the Body Shapes the Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199271948
eISBN:
9780191603112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271941.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Cases of neglect and deafferentation provide clarification of how the body schema works in normal cases. A case history of a deafferented subject lacking proprioception below the neck is presented. ... More


Sensation Fiction

Kate Flint

in The Woman Reader 1837–1914

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121855
eISBN:
9780191671357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121855.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter deals with the phenomenon of sensation fiction in the 1860s: fiction which deliberately catered to compulsive forms of consumption, ... More


The Debate Continues

Kathleen Gutman

in The Constitutional Foundations of European Contract Law: A Comparative Analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698301
eISBN:
9780191748882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698301.003.0007
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 6 outlines the ongoing activities taking place in the debate about European contract law and their bearing on the constitutional dimensions of European contract law. These activities comprise ... More


Compulsion

Solène Rowan

in Remedies for Breach of Contract: A Comparative Analysis of the Protection of Performance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199606603
eISBN:
9780191738722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606603.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter considers the specific remedies available in England and France. It shows that, in stark contrast with the position in France where specific remedies are unequivocally the rule, the ... More


The Phenomenology of Bodily Awareness

José Luis Bermúdez

in The Bodily Self: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037501
eISBN:
9780262344661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037501.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There is an interesting dialectic between discussions of bodily awareness in the phenomenological tradition and in contemporary philosophy of mind and scientific psychology. It shows, with particular ... More


A Framework for Work on Frames of Reference

Anna Shusterman and Peggy Li

in Core Knowledge and Conceptual Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190467630
eISBN:
9780190611965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467630.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The ability to navigate the spatial world is essential for survival. Evolution has endowed species with complex systems to represent where things are in the world, and human spatial representation is ... More


Cutting Absolute Worlds: Grounded Frames of Reference

Doug Bailey

in Breaking the Surface: An Art/Archaeology of Prehistoric Architecture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190611873
eISBN:
9780190611903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611873.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter presents the work of cultural anthropologist Tim Ingold (on grounded and ungrounded being) and of linguistic anthropologist Stephen Levinson (on spatial frames of reference). Both ... More


Pyrrhic Victories? French Catholic Missionaries, Modern Expertise, and Secularizing Technologies

Bertrand Taithe

in Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199916023
eISBN:
9780199950447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916023.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter studies the interventions of the French Catholics during the colonial and postcolonial era, which was a time where the humanitarian work of the missionaries was separated from the work ... More


The future of employee voice in the USA: Predictions from an employment relations model of voice

Bruce E. Kaufman

in Finding a Voice at Work?: New Perspectives on Employment Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199668007
eISBN:
9780191813450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668007.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

This chapter presents a new theory of employee voice and uses it to explain the frequency distribution of voice forms in British workplaces and forecast the trend in formal voice forms in the United ... More


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