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The Origins of Object Knowledge

Bruce M. Hood and Laurie R. Santos (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199216895
eISBN:
9780191696039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216895.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Do humans start life with the capacity to detect and mentally represent the objects around them? Or is our object knowledge instead derived only as the result of prolonged experience with the ... More


Some Image-Schemas and Their Functions

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/9780195311839.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the five image-schemas that appear to be foundational to a first conceptual division of the world into animals and artifacts: self-motion, animate motion, and linked paths for ... More


Introduction: Latin Grammatical Gender Is Not Arbitrary

Anthony Corbeill

in Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book presents some evidence from ancient Rome to dispute the notion that the grammatical gender of inanimate objects is a convenient linguistic convention, having no correspondence with any sort ... More


Lecture II, 1

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0052
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The presentation of earlier theories of grammatical gender opens with detailed discussion of a famous scene from Aristophanes' Clouds. The presentation of the linguistic facts begins with the ... More


Lecture II, 2

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0053
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The presentation of earlier theories of grammatical gender opens with detailed discussion of a famous scene from Aristophanes' Clouds. The presentation of the linguistic facts begins with the ... More


Lecture II, 3

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0054
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The presentation of earlier theories of grammatical gender opens with detailed discussion of a famous scene from Aristophanes' Clouds. The presentation of the linguistic facts begins with the ... More


Lecture II, 4

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0055
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The presentation of earlier theories of grammatical gender opens with detailed discussion of a famous scene from Aristophanes' Clouds. The presentation of the linguistic facts begins with the ... More


Lecture II, 5

David Langslow

in Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.003.0056
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The presentation of earlier theories of grammatical gender opens with detailed discussion of a famous scene from Aristophanes' Clouds. The presentation of the linguistic facts begins with the ... More


René Descartes

C. U. M. Smith, Eugenio Frixione, Stanley Finger, and William Clower

in The Animal Spirit Doctrine and the Origins of Neurophysiology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199766499
eISBN:
9780199950263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766499.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter discusses René Descartes, who is an essential historical figure. It studies his highly influential work, where he tried to show how human neurophysiology and behavior could be entirely ... More


Infants’ knowledge of object motion and human action

Elizabeth S. Spelke, Ann Phillips, and Amanda L. Woodward

in Causal Cognition: A Multidisciplinary Debate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524021
eISBN:
9780191689093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524021.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter demonstrates that infants have a set of innate beliefs concerning the basic properties of a physical object. It begins by reviewing the methods and findings of studies of infants' ... More


How agent-causation works III: from causal powers to agent-causation

Erasmus Mayr

in Understanding Human Agency

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606214
eISBN:
9780191731631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606214.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

On the basis of the theory of powers defended in the preceding chapters, an account of substance-causation and agent-causation is developed. First, the crucial distinction between active and passive ... More


Inanimation: Theories of Inorganic Life

David Wills

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698820
eISBN:
9781452954301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698820.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Inanimation is the third volume in a series of attempts to analyze the technology of the human. Following Prosthesis (1995), where our attachment to “external” objects was traced back to a necessity ... More


The Semantics of Simplex and Complex Reflexives: the Case of zich and zichzelf

Johan Rooryck and Guido Vanden Wyngaerd

in Dissolving Binding Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199691326
eISBN:
9780191731785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691326.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is concerned with the semantics of simplex and complex reflexives. It argues that simple reflexive zich represents a spatiotemporal stage of its antecedent. The notion of temporal stage ... More


Distinguishing between animates and inanimates: not by motion alone

Rochel Gelman, Frank Durgin, and Lisa Kaufman

in Causal Cognition: A Multidisciplinary Debate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524021
eISBN:
9780191689093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524021.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents an account of the origins and development of one's ability to classify moveable entities as either animate or inanimate. The account builds on the known abilities of young ... More


Beyond the Scientific Objectification of the Human Body: Differentiated Analyses of Human Motion and Object Motion

Maggie Shiffrar and James P. Thomas

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Vision researchers typically objectify the human body in their studies of body perception by adopting the same theoretical approaches and experimental methodologies used in studies of object ... More


Legal Powers

H. L. A. Hart

in Essays on Bentham: Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254683
eISBN:
9780191681509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254683.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Bentham starts his analysis with the reduction of all legal powers to two main kinds, the second of which, though different from the first, is dependent upon it. These two kinds at first sight seem ... More


“Elsewhere” in Gender Resolution

Stephen Wechsler

in The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.003.0024
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

Languages commonly handle coordination of unlike conjuncts via one of two strategies: “Resolution” or “partial agreement.” This chapter examines gender resolution and considers the recognition of a ... More


Epilogue

Jörg Kreienbrock

in Malicious Objects, Anger Management, and the Question of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245284
eISBN:
9780823250721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245284.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the depiction of anger caused by inanimate objects in literature. It suggests that rage and other emotional eruptions must be considered as inefficient and useless conversions ... More


Information and Living Systems: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives

George Terzis and Robert Arp (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262201742
eISBN:
9780262295246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262201742.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Information shapes biological organization in fundamental ways and at every organizational level. Because organisms use information—including DNA codes, gene expression, and chemical signaling—to ... More


Learning in Core and Noncore Domains

Rochel Gelman

in Cognitive Biology: Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012935
eISBN:
9780262255264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.003.0222
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on domain-specific approaches to learning. It discusses the notion of a domain, core and noncore domains, structure mapping, and the domains of animate and inanimate causality. ... More


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