David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):497-498 (2005)
Steels & Belpaeme's (S&B's) simulations contain all the right components, but they are put together wrongly. Color categories are unrepresentative of categories in general and language is not merely naming. Language evolved because it provided a powerful new way to acquire categories (through instruction, rather than just the old way of other species, through trial-and-error experience). It did not evolve so that multiple agents looking at the same objects could let one another know which of the objects they had in mind, co-coining names for them on the fly.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Michael Moehler (2009). Why Hobbes' State of Nature is Best Modeled by an Assurance Game. Utilitas 21 (3):297-326.
Luc Steels & Tony Belpaeme (2005). Coordinating Perceptually Grounded Categories Through Language: A Case Study for Colour. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):469-489.
Gregory M. Nixon (1999). A 'Hermeneutic Objection': Language and the Inner View. Journal of Consciousness Studies 6 (2-3):257-269.
Stephen J. Cowley (2005). In the Beginning: Word or Deed? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):493-494.
Stevan Harnad (2002). Symbol Grounding and the Origin of Language. In Matthias Scheutz (ed.), Computationalism: New Directions. MIT Press.
Eric Steinhart (2012). Ontology in the Game of Life. Axiomathes 22 (3):403-416.
Michael A. Webster & Paul Kay (2005). Variations in Color Naming Within and Across Populations. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):512-513.
David Bimler (2005). Intimations of Optimality: Extensions of Simulation Testing of Color-Language Hypotheses. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):489-490.
Thomas Wachtler (2005). Interindividual Variation in Human Color Categories: Evidence Against Strong Influence of Language. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):510-510.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads7 ( #180,536 of 1,096,845 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #74,153 of 1,096,845 )
How can I increase my downloads?