Language, Logic, and Concepts / Edition 1

Language, Logic, and Concepts / Edition 1

by Ray S. Jackendoff
     
 

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

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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

Meet the Author

Ray Jackendoff is Seth Merrin Professor of Philosophy and Codirector of the Center forCognitive Studies at Tufts University. He is the author of many books, includingFoundations of Language.

Paul Bloom is Professor of Psychology at Yale University.

Karen Wynn is Associate Professor of Psychology at Yale University.

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction
Publications of John Macnamara
Ch. 1Language and Nationalism1
Ch. 2Meaning and Misconceptions15
Ch. 3On Structuralism in Mathematics43
Ch. 4The Natural Logic of Rights and Obligations67
Ch. 5Deliberation Reasons and Explanation Reasons97
Ch. 6Truth and Its Negation: Macnamara's Analysis of the Place of Logic in a Cognitive Psychology109
Ch. 7Names of Things and Stuff: An Aristotelian Perspective119
Ch. 8The Unity of Science and the Distinction among Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics147
Ch. 9Scientific Theories That Unconceal Being: Intentions and Conceptions in Their Genesis161
Ch. 10The Nature of Human Concepts: Evidence from an Unusual Source221
Ch. 11Some Evidence for Impaired Grammars263
Ch. 12The Role of Semantics in Solving the Bootstrapping Problem285
Ch. 13Sortals and Kinds: An Appreciation of John Macnamara311
Ch. 14Semantics and the Acquisition of Proper Names337
Ch. 15The Learning of First and Second Person Pronouns in English373
Ch. 16Kinship and Mathematical Categories411
Ch. 17Count Nouns, Mass Nouns, and Their Transformations: A Unified Category-Theoretic Semantics427
Index453

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