Set representations required for the acquisition of the “natural number” concept

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (6):655-656 (2008)
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Abstract

Rips et al. consider whether representations of individual objects or analog magnitudes are building blocks for the concept natural number. We argue for a third core capacity – the ability to bind representations of individuals into sets. However, even with this addition to the list of starting materials, we agree that a significant acquisition story is needed to capture natural number

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Justin Halberda
Johns Hopkins University