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Concept talk cannot be avoided

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2010

James A. Hampton
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, City University London, London, EC1V OHB, United Kingdom. hampton@city.ac.ukwww.staff.city.ac.uk/hampton

Abstract

Distinct systems for representing concepts as prototypes, exemplars, and theories are closely integrated in the mind, and the notion of concept is required as a framework for exploring this integration. Eliminating the term “concept” from our theories will hinder rather than promote scientific progress.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2010

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