How to acquire a concept

Mind and Language 13 (3):347-369 (1998)
Abstract
In this paper, I develop a novel account of concept acquisition for an atomistic theory of concepts. Conceptual atomism is rarely explored in cognitive science because of the feeling that atomistic treatments of concepts are inherently nativistic. My model illustrates, on the contrary, that atomism does not preclude the learning of a concept.
Keywords Atomism  Cognitive Science  Concept  concept acquisition  sustaining mechanism  natural kind  learning
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DOI 10.1111/1468-0017.00081
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E. J. Green (forthcoming). A Layered View of Shape Perception. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science:axv042.
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