Language, Logic, and Concepts / Edition 1

Language, Logic, and Concepts / Edition 1

by Ray S. Jackendoff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262100789

ISBN-13: 9780262100786

Pub. Date: 05/26/1999

Publisher: MIT Press

This wide-ranging collection of essays is inspired by the memory of the cognitive psychologist John Macnamara, whose influential contributions to language and concept acquisition have provided the basis for numerous research programs. The areas covered by the essays include the foundations of language and thought, congnitive and linguistic development, and

Overview

This wide-ranging collection of essays is inspired by the memory of the cognitive psychologist John Macnamara, whose influential contributions to language and concept acquisition have provided the basis for numerous research programs. The areas covered by the essays include the foundations of language and thought, congnitive and linguistic development, and mathematical approaches to cognition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262100786
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
05/26/1999
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
498
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction
Ray Jackendoff, Paul Bloom, and Karen Wynn
Publications of John Macnamara
1 Language and Nationalism
Richard Kearney
2 Meaning and Misconceptions
Anil Gupta
3 On Structuralism in Mathematics
Michael Makkai
4 The Natural Logic of Rights and Obligations
Ray Jackendoff
5 Deliberation Reasons and EXplanation Reasons
Storrs McCall
6 Truth and Its Negation: Macnamara's Analysis of the
Place of Logic in a Cognitive Psychology
David R. Olson
7 Names of Things and Stuff: An Aristotelian
Perspective
Sandeep Prasada
8 The Unity of Science and the Distinction among SyntaX,
Semantics, and Pragmatics
Steven Davis
9 Scientific Theories That Unconceal Being: Intentions
and Conceptions in Their Genesis
Leslie Margaret Perrin McPherson
10 The Nature of Human Concepts: Evidence from an
Unusual Source
Steven Pinker and Alan Prince
11 Some Evidence for Impaired Grammars
Myrna Gopnik
12 The Role of Semantics in Solving the Bootstrapping
Problem
Paul Bloom
13 Sortals and Kinds: An Appreciation of John
Macnamara
Susan Carey and Fei Xu
14 Semantics and the Acquisition of Proper Names
D. Geoffrey Hall
15 The Learning of First and Second Person Pronouns in
English
Yuriko OshimaTakane
16 Kinship and Mathematical Categories
F. Williams Lawvere
17 Count Nouns, Mass Nouns, and Their Transformations: A
Unified CategoryTheoretic Semantics
Marie La Palme Reyes, John Macnamara, Gonzalo E. Reyes, and Houman
Zolfaghari
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