Cognitive Set Theory
Cognitive Set Theory applies mereology and set theory to perception and thought. Using generic concepts such as part, whole, and reference, it explores the physical, perceptual, and conceptual universes. This book appeals to an audience at the crossroads of psychology, linguistics, logic, mathematics, and philosophy. It is accessible to anyone, and relies heavily on hierarchy and diagrams to illustrate key points.
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abstract adjectives animal cognition animals atomic behavior brain called categorical characterize cognitive set theory collection conceptual universe conditioned stimulus context correspond count nouns created decision boundary defined definition denoted dereference dereferenced diagram dichotomy dimensionality divided domain of discourse element-of entails entities equation everything example exist extensional definition external extrinsic properties fact fifth dimension Figure first-order concepts four-dimensional Hence hierarchy identity individual apples intrinsic ISBN isomorphic language large number least lexemes linguistic logic mapping mass noun mereology meronomy modality multiple naming neurons nodes notion noun phrase objective domain occupy ontological priority ontologically prior operation opposed particular partition perceive percepts perceptual universe physical universe point of view possible quantifiers reality red thing referenced references referential relation relationship relatively represented semantics sense sentence single statement structure subjective experience subjective universe subset symbols syntactic syntax temporal transitive verbs tree types understanding verb phrase virtue words