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Concepts Core Readings

ISBN-10: 0262631938
ISBN-13: 9780262631938
Edition: 1999
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 6/21/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 712
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Tracing the development of one of the most active areas of investigation in cognitive science, this volume brings together background readings from philosophy, psychology and linguistics, while providing a broad sampling of contemporary research.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Concepts and Cognitive Science
Origins of the Contemporary Study of Concepts
The Classical Theory
Euthyphro
The Process of Concept Attainment
On the General Character of Semantic Theory
Philosophical Skepticism about the Classical Theory
Two Dogmas of Empiricism
Philosophical Investigations, sections 65-78
The Probabilistic Turn: Stereotypes, Prototypes, Exemplars
Is Semantics Possible?
Principles of Categorization
The Exemplar View
Critical Reactions to the Probabilistic Turn
What Some Concepts Might Not Be
On the Adequacy of Prototype Theory as a Theory of Concepts
Concepts and Stereotypes
Current Theories and Research
Neoclassical Theories
What Is a Concept, That a Person May Grasp It?
Precis of A Study of Concepts
Resisting Primitive Compulsions
Can Possession Conditions Individuate Concepts?
Rethinking Prototypes
Combining Prototypes: A Selective Modification Model
Cognitive Models and Prototype Theory
The Theory-Theory
The Role of Theories in Conceptual Coherence
Knowledge Acquisition: Enrichment or Conceptual Change?
Conceptual Atomism
Against Definitions
Information and Representation
A Common Structure for Concepts of Individuals, Stuffs and Real Kinds: More Mama, More Milk, and More Mouse
How to Acquire a Concept
Concept Possession in Infants and Children
The Object Concept Revisited: New Directions in the Investigation of Infants' Physical Knowledge
Insides and Essences: Early Understandings of the Non-Obvious
Index

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