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A unified account of abstract structure and conceptual change: Probabilistic models and early learning mechanisms

  • Alison Gopnik (a1)
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We need not propose, as Carey does, a radical discontinuity between core cognition, which is responsible for abstract structure, and language and “Quinian bootstrapping,” which are responsible for learning and conceptual change. From a probabilistic models view, conceptual structure and learning reflect the same principles, and they are both in place from the beginning.

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S. Carey (2009) The origin of concepts. Oxford University Press.

A. Gopnik & L. Schulz , eds. (2007) Causal learning: Philosophy, psychology and computation. Oxford University Press.

H. Wellman & D. Liu (2007) Causal reasoning as informed by the early development of explanations. In: Causal learning: Philosophy, psychology and computation, ed. A. Gopnik & L. Schulz , pp. 261–79. Oxford University Press.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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