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Epistemology

Jan Westerhoff

in Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka: A Philosophical Introduction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375213
eISBN:
9780199871360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375213.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Nāgārjuna’s discussion of epistemology focuses on the relation between means of knowledge (pramāṇa) and objects of knowledge (prameya). He investigates in particular how the means of knowledge ... 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


Influences of Object Knowledge on the Acquisition of Verbs in English and Japanese

Alan W. Kersten, Linda B. Smith, and Hanako Yoshida

in Action Meets Word: How children learn verbs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195170009
eISBN:
9780199893300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170009.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter reviews the evidence for an influence of object knowledge on verb learning. It discusses whether object knowledge influences the learning of all verbs, or only certain types of verbs. In ... More


Building object knowledge from perceptual input

Dima Amso and Scott P. Johnson

in The Origins of Object Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199216895
eISBN:
9780191696039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216895.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The authors in this chapter argue that a variety of mechanisms come together to support short-term learning about objects and their properties. They focus on the changes intrinsic to infants, ... More


Education in the 21st century

Rosamund Sutherland

in Education and social justice in a digital age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447305255
eISBN:
9781447311799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305255.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter starts by considering the ways in which humans construct theories as part of their everyday lives. With this as a starting point, the chapter then discusses a range of folk theories ... More


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