Concepts: Core Readings / Edition 1

Concepts: Core Readings / Edition 1

by Eric Margolis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262631938

ISBN-13: 9780262631938

Pub. Date: 06/21/1999

Publisher: MIT Press

Concepts: Core Readings traces the develoment of one of the most active areas of investigation in cognitive science.
This comprehensive volume brings together the essential background readings from philosophy, psychology, and linguistics, while providing a broad sampling of contemporary research. The first part of the book centers around the

Overview

Concepts: Core Readings traces the develoment of one of the most active areas of investigation in cognitive science.
This comprehensive volume brings together the essential background readings from philosophy, psychology, and linguistics, while providing a broad sampling of contemporary research. The first part of the book centers around the fall of the
Classical Theory of Concepts in the face of attacks by W.V.O. Quine, Ludwig
Wittgenstein, Eleanor Rosch, and others, emphasizing the emergence and development of the Prototype Theory and the controversies it spurred. The second part surveys a broad range of contemporary theories -- Neoclassical Theories, the Prototype Theory,
the Theory-Theory, and Conceptual Atomism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262631938
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/21/1999
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
712
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Concepts and Cognitive Science
Stephen Laurence and Eric Margolis
I Origins of the Contemporary Study of Concepts
The Classical Theory
2 Euthyphro
Plato
3 The Process of Concept Attainment
Jerome Bruner, Jacqueline Goodnow, and George Austin
4 On the General Character of Semantic Theory
Jerrold Katz
Philosophical Skepticism about the Classical Theory
5 Two Dogmas of Empiricism
W. V. O. Quine
6 Philosophical Investigations, sections 6578
Ludwig Wittgenstein
The Probabilistic Turn: Stereotypes, Prototypes, EXemplars
7 Is Semantics Possible?
Hilary Putnam
8 Principles of Categorization
Eleanor Rosch
9 The EXemplar View
Edward Smith and Douglas Medin
Critical Reactions to the Probabilistic Turn
10 What Some Concepts Might Not Be
Sharon Lee Armstrong, Lila R. Gleitman, and Henry Gleitman
11 On the Adequacy of Prototype Theory as a Theory of
Concepts
Daniel N. Osherson and Edward E. Smith
12 Concepts and Stereotypes
Georges Rey
II Current Theories and Research
Neoclassical Theories
13 What Is a Concept, That a Person May Grasp It?
Ray Jackendoff
14 Précis of A Study of Concepts
Christopher Peacocke
15 Resisting Primitive Compulsions
Georges Rey
16 Can Possession Conditions Individuate Concepts?
Christopher Peacocke
Rethinking Prototypes
17 Combining Prototypes: A Selective Modification Model
Edward E. Smith, Daniel N. Osherson, Lance J. Rips, and
MargaretKeane

18 Cognitive Models and Prototype Theory
George Lakoff
19 The Role of Theories in Conceptual Coherence
Gregory Murphy and Douglas Medin
20 Knowledge Acquisition: Enrichment or Conceptual Change?
Susan Carey
Conceptual Atomism
21 Against Definitions
Jerry A. Fodor, Merrill F. Garrett, Edward C. T. Walker, and
Cornelia H. Parkes

22 Information and Representation
Jerry Fodor
23 A Common Structure for Concepts of Individuals, Stuffs
and Real Kinds: More Mama, More Milk, and More Mouse
Ruth Garrett Millikan
24 How to Acquire a Concept
Eric Margolis
Concept Possesion in Infants and Children
25 The Object Concept Revisited: New Directions in the
Investigation of Infants' Physical Knowledge
Renée Baillargeon
26 Insides and Essences: Early Understandings of the
NonObvious
Susan A. Gelman and Henry M. Wellman
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