The Conceptual Mind: New Directions in the Study of Concepts

The Conceptual Mind: New Directions in the Study of Concepts

Stephen Laurence, Eric Margolis


The learn of techniques has complicated dramatically in recent times, with intriguing new findings and theoretical advancements.

Core techniques were investigated in better intensity and new strains of inquiry have blossomed, with researchers from an ever broader variety of disciplines making very important contributions.

In this quantity, major philosophers and cognitive scientists provide unique essays that current the cutting-edge within the research of thoughts. those essays, all commissioned for this ebook, don't only current the standard surveys and overviews; fairly, they give the newest paintings on innovations through a various staff of theorists in addition to discussions of the tips that are meant to consultant examine over the subsequent decade.

The publication is an important better half quantity to the sooner Concepts: center Readings, the definitive resource for traditional texts at the nature of concepts.The essays disguise suggestions as they relate to animal cognition, the mind, evolution, notion, and language, techniques throughout cultures, thought acquisition and conceptual switch, thoughts and normativity, techniques in context, and conceptual individuation. The participants comprise such widespread students as Susan Carey, Nicola Clayton, Jerry Fodor, Douglas Medin, Joshua Tenenbaum, and Anna Wierzbicka.

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