Concepts: Core Readings

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Eric Margolis, Stephen Laurence
MIT Press, 1999 - Philosophy - 652 pages
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Concepts: Core Readings traces the develomentof one of the most active areas of investigation in cognitive science. This comprehensive volumebrings 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 aroundthe fall of the Classical Theory of Concepts in the face of attacks by W.V.O. Quine, LudwigWittgenstein, Eleanor Rosch, and others, emphasizing the emergence and development of the PrototypeTheory and the controversies it spurred. The second part surveys a broad range of contemporarytheories -- Neoclassical Theories, the Prototype Theory, the Theory-Theory, and ConceptualAtomism.

  

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Contents

Chapter 2
87
Chapter 3
101
Chapter 4
125
Chapter 5
153
Chapter 6
171
Chapter 8
189
Chapter 9
207
Chapter 10
225
Chapter 17
355
Chapter 18
391
Chapter 19
425
Chapter 20
459
Chapter 21
491
Chapter 22
513
Chapter 24
549
Chapter 25
571

Chapter 11
261
Chapter 12
279
Chapter 13
305
Chapter 14
335
Early Understandings of the NonObvious
613
Index
639
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Eric Margolis is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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