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Conclusion I: The Origins of Concepts

Susan Carey

in The Origin of Concepts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195367638
eISBN:
9780199867349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367638.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter summarizes the main points from the preceding chapters. It provides an overview of the argument and a road map through it. It argues that distinguishing theory changes that involve ... More


Conclusion 2: Implications for a Theory of Concepts

Susan Carey

in The Origin of Concepts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195367638
eISBN:
9780199867349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367638.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers the implications of the picture of conceptual development offered in this book for a theory of concepts. It introduces new material, placing work on the origin of concepts in ... More


The Origin of Concepts

Susan Carey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195367638
eISBN:
9780199867349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367638.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Only human beings have a rich conceptual repertoire with concepts like tort, entropy, Abelian group, mannerism, icon, and deconstruction. How have humans constructed these concepts? And once they ... More


Darwin and development: Why ontogeny does not recapitulate phylogeny for human concepts

Frank C. Keil and George E. Newman

in The Making of Human Concepts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199549221
eISBN:
9780191724152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549221.003.015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter argues that human cognitive development tells us a great deal about what makes human thinking qualitatively unique, but it does so in the same way that current evolutionary biologists ... More


The making of an abstract concept: Natural number

Susan Carey

in The Making of Human Concepts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199549221
eISBN:
9780191724152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549221.003.013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter argues for three points: First, it denies that nonhuman animals or human infants lack the capacity to represent abstract concepts. In particular, it argues that the initial state ... More


Building Intentional Action Knowledge with One’s Hands

Sarah Gerson and Amanda Woodward

in Neoconstructivism: The New Science of Cognitive Development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195331059
eISBN:
9780199864072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331059.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers the potential origins of the ability to discern others' intentions in acting. It focuses on a category of experience that has long been hypothesized to contribute to ... More


Dependent and Dynamic Processes

Ezra Susser, Sharon Schwartz, Alfredo Morabia, and Evelyn J. Bromet

in Psychiatric Epidemiology: Searching for the Causes of Mental Disorders

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195101812
eISBN:
9780199864096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101812.003.37
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Although critiques of current epidemiologic methods frequently invoke concepts derived from a complexity framework, applications of these approaches to epidemiologic problems are scarce. Broader ... More


The Role of Language and Culture in Universality and Diversity of Human Concepts

Mutsumi Imai and Takahiko Masuda

in Advances in Culture and Psychology: Volume 3

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199930449
eISBN:
9780199332984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930449.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The influence of language and culture has been investigated across different research disciplines such as anthropology, cognitive psychology, and cultural psychology, but such research all tends to ... More


Summary Observations and Speculations: General and Particular

K. J. M. Smith

in Lawyers, Legislators and Theorists: Developments in English Criminal Jurisprudence 1800-1957

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257233
eISBN:
9780191681738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257233.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Looking across the century and a half of conceptual developments in the criminal law, what broad conclusions can be hazarded as to the nature and processes of change? More particularly, what were the ... More


The role of similarity in natural categorization

James A. Hampton

in Similarity and Categorization

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198506287
eISBN:
9780191686962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506287.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The intuitive idea that one puts things into categories because one finds them similar appears to be non-controversial, if not circular. Cars are clearly more similar to other cars than they are to ... More


Essentialism as a Generative Theory of Classification

Bob Rehder

in Causal Learning: Psychology, Philosophy, and Computation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195176803
eISBN:
9780199958511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176803.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Essentialism is the view that kinds are defined by underlying properties or characteristics (an essence) that is shared by all category members and by members of no other ... More


Developmental Origins of Social Group Preferences

Andrew Scott Baron, Anthea Pun, and Yarrow Dunham

in Core Knowledge and Conceptual Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190467630
eISBN:
9780190611965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467630.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Representations of social groups emerge early in infancy and undergo considerable enrichment across development. Such representations are deployed over vastly different kinds, including shared belief ... More


Can Children Benefit from Thought Experiments?

Igor Bascandziev and Paul L. Harris

in The Scientific Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190212308
eISBN:
9780190212322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190212308.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

The “child as scientist” metaphor has been a source of many important insights about how children learn about the world. Extensive research has shown that, like scientists, children construct and ... More


Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information

Ruth Garrett Millikan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198717195
eISBN:
9780191785948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717195.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book weaves together themes from natural ontology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and information, areas of inquiry that have not recently been treated together. The sprawling topic ... More


How Unicepts Get Their Referents

Ruth Garrett Millikan

in Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198717195
eISBN:
9780191785948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717195.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The question what determines the referents/extensions of unicepts is the same as the question how their unitrackers are set up and tested for adequacy, a question that concerns, roughly, conceptual ... More


Introduction to Part I

Ruth Garrett Millikan

in Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198717195
eISBN:
9780191785948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717195.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book weaves together themes from natural ontology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and information, areas of inquiry that have not recently been treated together. The sprawling topic ... More


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