The Origin of Concepts


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Only human beings have a rich conceptual repertoire with concepts like tort, entropy, Abelian group, mannerism, icon and deconstruction. How have humans constructed these concepts? And once they have been constructed by adults, how do children acquire them? While primarily focusing on the second question, in The Origin of Concepts, Susan Carey shows that the answers to both overlap substantially. Carey begins by characterizing the innate starting point for conceptual development, namely systems of core cognition. ...

The Origin of Concepts 2011, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199838806

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The Origin of Concepts 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195367638