David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
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Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (3):148 - 149 (2011)
BBS Commentary on: Susan Carey: The Origin of Concepts. Carey’s book describes many cases where children develop new concepts with expressive power that could not be constructed out of their input. How does she side-step Fodor’s paradox of radical concept nativism? I suggest it is by rejecting the tacit assumption that psychology can only explain concept acquisition when it occurs by rational inference or other transitions that are explicable-by-content
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Susan Carey (2009). The Origin of Concepts. Oxford University Press.
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