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Core Object Cognition

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/9780195367638.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter begins to develop an alternative to the empiricist picture of the human initial state. It shows that infants' knowledge of objects displays several of the hypothesized properties of core ... More


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


Core Cognition: Agency

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/9780195367638.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews literature on infants' representations of agents. It characterizes the core domain, detailing the concepts of agency that are at issue. It then sketches evidence that infants ... 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


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


Representations of Cause

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/9780195367638.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers the question of whether all innate representations with conceptual content are embedded within core cognition systems, or alternatively, whether there are also innate central ... More


Core Cognition: Number

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/9780195367638.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter lays out the evidence for two distinct systems of core cognition with numerical content—analog magnitude representations of number and parallel individuation of small sets— contrasting ... More


Infants' representations of material entities

Rebecca D. Rosenberg and Susan Carey

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/9780199216895.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Infants in their first years of life have great difficulty creating representations of particular portions of nonsolid substances and tracking these through time fail to recognize noncohesion as a ... More


Second Methodological Interlude

Jody Azzouni

in Semantic Perception: How the Illusion of a Common Language Arises and Persists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199967407
eISBN:
9780199346066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967407.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A second stepping back and drawing of general conclusions from the specific arguments that have occurred in earlier chapters. All our intuitions about language are shown to arise from our experience ... More


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