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Deaf Children’s Acquisition of Modal Terms

Barbara Shaffer

in Advances in the Sign-Language Development of Deaf Children

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195180947
eISBN:
9780199893737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180947.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

While it is important to continue to study cognitive development in children, we can never fully understand how children construe their worlds. Certain linguistic competencies, however, do provide a ... More


Epistemology and Truth

Donald Davidson

in Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective: Philosophical Essays Volume 3

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237532
eISBN:
9780191597312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237537.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

As the title of the paper suggests, chapter 12 discusses the relation between epistemology and truth. Davidson criticizes two main (and apparently opposing) positions according to which truth is, ... More


Needing and Necessity

Guy Fletcher

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics Volume 8

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828310
eISBN:
9780191867064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828310.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines claims about needs (including claims such as ‘Saskia needs medicine’, ‘Fergus needs water’). It shows how recent work on modal language—specifically work on ‘ought’ and ... More


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