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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


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


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


Pets, Death, and Taxes: The Legal Boundaries of Religion

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines legal controversies surrounding the taxation of pet memorial rites in Japan. Between 2005 and 2008, two different regional courts in Nagoya and Tokyo grappled with the issue of ... 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


Puppets and Metaphysical Machines

Suzanne Buchan

in The Quay Brothers: Into a Metaphysical Playroom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646586
eISBN:
9781452945903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646586.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how the Quay Brothers’ puppets and inanimate objects affect the viewers’ experiences. Puppets are empty vessels often modeled on human likeness. The Quay Brothers imaginatively ... More


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