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Ownership, part–whole, and other possessive–associative relations in Nêlêmwa (New Caledonia)

Isabelle Bril

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Possessive constructions in Nêlêmwa are a system of Noun-Noun modification which is not restricted to the expression of ownership, but also include kinship, body-parts, part-whole relations, ... More


Bodily Parts in the Structure-Function Dialectic

Ingo Brigandt

in Biological Individuality: Integrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226446318
eISBN:
9780226446592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226446592.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Understanding the organization of an organism by individuating meaningful parts and accounting for organismal properties by studying the interaction of bodily parts is a central practice in many ... More


Possession and ownership: a cross linguistic perspective

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The notion of possession is manifold, and typically subsumes part-whole and kinship relationships, in addition to ownership proper. Based on intensive investigation of several hundred languages, this ... More


Possession and Ownership

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Every language has a way of expressing possessive relationships. The marking and the conceptualization of these vary across languages and cultures. This volume aims at investigating the varied facets ... More


Extended agreement in Oneida (Iroquoian)

Bond Jean-Pierre Koenig and Karin Michelson

in Prominent Internal Possessors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198812142
eISBN:
9780191850103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812142.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter argues that prominent internal possessor patterns are present in Oneida but that the grammar of Oneida includes neither a prominent internal possessor nor an external possessor ... More


Functions and Norms

Peter McLaughlin

in Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds: Comparative Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113212
eISBN:
9780262255271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113212.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter explores the nature of the normativity of functions. It reviews the three main interpretations of function ascriptions (the intentional, etiological, and causal-role theories of ... More


Micro-composition

D. H. Mellor

in Mind, Meaning, and Reality: Essays in Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199645084
eISBN:
9780191743351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645084.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter attacks the widely-held micro-reductionist thesis that, ontologically speaking, all material wholes material things with material parts — are ‘nothing but’ their parts. Its objections ... More


The Biological and the Mereological: Metaphysical Implications of the Individuality Thesis

Matthew H. Haber

in Individuals Across the Sciences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199382514
eISBN:
9780199382538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199382514.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Michael Ghiselin and David Hull’s individuality thesis is that biological species are individuals. Philosophers often treat the term “individual” as synonymous with “mereological sum” and ... More


Introduction: Working Together on Individuality

Lynn K. Nyhart and Scott Lidgard

in Biological Individuality: Integrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226446318
eISBN:
9780226446592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226446592.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In this essay, we characterize the interdisciplinary work of this volume. We first sketch the different goals and assumptions of scientists, historians, and philosophers with respect to biological ... More


Ontological Tools for the Process Turn in Biology: Some Basic Notions of General Process Theory

Johanna Seibt

in Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198779636
eISBN:
9780191824685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779636.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce an outline of general process theory (GPT), a non-Whiteheadian systematic process ontology, and to provide some pointers on how this framework could be ... More


Biological Individuality: Integrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical Perspectives

Scott Lidgard and Lynn K. Nyhart (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226446318
eISBN:
9780226446592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226446592.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book provides an interdisciplinary exploration of biological individuality, by identifying leading and less familiar perceptions of individuality, what they are good for, and in what contexts. ... More


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