Paul Loader

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In a controlled study using recently developed and validated methods for eliciting and describing family interactions, a characteristic dysfunctional pattern of interaction was found in families with an obese child. The pattern differed from patterns predicted by previous workers on the basis of indirect evidence or non-systematic study. The pattern was(More)
A controlled study of families with an obese child showed a small but significantly greater impairment in family functioning when this was elicited and rated using clinical methods. However no significant impairment was found when functioning was elicited with standardized objective methods. Mothers of obese children rated their families as more(More)
According to a standard representationalist view cognitive capacities depend on internal content-carrying states. Recent alternatives to this view have been met with the reaction that they have, at best, limited scope, because a large range of cognitive phenomena —those involving absent and abstract features— require representational explanations. Here we(More)
John Stewart's paper examines arguments for a social explanation of the conceptual categories which Kant and others have posited as the prerequisite for abstract cognition. Such an explanation would have the advantage of providing a satisfactory alternative to both empiricism, which cannot tell us how we get from the particular to the universal, and Kantian(More)
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