Concepts

Concepts : Core Readings

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"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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 664 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 38mm | 1,361g
  • Bradford Books
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • 0262631938
  • 9780262631938
  • 714,811

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& quot; This volume has all the great papers on concepts, with invaluable commentary by the editors. The profound and fascinating essays in the collection are indispensable for anyone interested in the human mind.& quot; -- Steven Pinker, Professor and Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, MIT, and author of The Language Instinct and How the Mind Works
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About Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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