Parsimony and the triple-system model of concepts

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (2-3):230-231 (2010)
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Machery's dismissive position on parsimony requires that we examine especially carefully the data he provides as evidence for his complex triple-system account. We use the prototype-exemplar debate as an example of empirical findings which may not, in fact, support a multiple-systems account. We discuss the importance of considering complexity in scientific theory



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