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Some Innate Foundations of Social and Moral Cognition

Karen Wynn

in The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195332834
eISBN:
9780199868117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332834.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the innate basis of social cognition in young infants. It reviews evidence showing that infants not only have a set of innate expectations regarding the behaviour of inanimate ... More


Minds, Other Minds, and the Minds of Gods

Todd Tremlin

in Minds and Gods: The Cognitive Foundations of Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305340
eISBN:
9780199784721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305345.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines some evolved mental mechanisms that play key roles in the representation of god concepts. The incorrigible operation of an Agency Detection Device (ADD) and a Theory of Mind ... More


The Metaphysics of Collective Agency

Todd Jones

in Action, Ethics, and Responsibility

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014731
eISBN:
9780262289276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014731.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the concept of responsibility as extended into a collective, such as a government or corporation. The responsibilities and beliefs of collectives have been an object of debate, ... More


Sublexical modality in defeasible causative verbs

Fabienne Martin and Florian Schäfer

in Modality Across Syntactic Categories

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198718208
eISBN:
9780191787539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718208.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is dedicated to an ambiguity characteristic of what we call defeasible causative verbs (of which ‘teach’ is an example). With agentive subjects, the change of state (CoS) encoded by ... More


Unity

Kathrin Koslicki

in Form, Matter, Substance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198823803
eISBN:
9780191862588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823803.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A serviceable account of unity is needed which can capture the idea that matter–form compounds are more unified than other types of composite entities (e.g., heaps, collections, or mereological ... More


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