9780262610766

Concepts, Kinds, and Cognitive Development

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  • ISBN13:

    9780262610766

  • ISBN10:

    0262610760

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1992-01-30
  • Publisher: Bradford Books

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In Concepts, Kinds, and Cognitive Development, Frank Keil develops a coherent account of how concepts and word meanings develop in children, adding to our understanding of the representational nature of concepts and word meanings at all ages. Weaving together issues in cognitive development, philosophy, and cognitive psychology, Keil reconciles numerous theories, backed by empirical evidence from nominal-kinds studies, natural-kinds studies, and studies of fundamental categorical distinctions. Frank Keil is Professor of Psychology at Cornell University and Co-Director of the Cognitive Studies Program at Cornell.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
The Representation and Acquisition of Concepts
1(4)
Some Traditional Views of Conceptual Development Reconsidered
5(20)
Natural Kinds, Nominal Kinds, and Artifacts
25(34)
The Development of Nominal Kind Concepts: A Preliminary Model
59(24)
Nominal Kinds and Domain Specificity
83(36)
The Nature and Causes of Nominal Kind Shifts
119(28)
Semantic and Conceptual Structure and the Nominal Kind Studies
147(12)
Discoveries about Natural Kinds and Artifacts
159(24)
Transformations on Natural Kinds and Artifacts
183(12)
Property Transformations and Intercategory Distance
195(22)
The Construction of an Intuitive Theory of Biological Kinds
217(30)
Escaping the Original Sim.
247(20)
Concepts, Theories, and Development
267(18)
Appendix 1 Stimuli for Characteristic-to-Defining Shift Study 285(4)
Appendix 2 Stimuli for Nominal Kinds and Domain Specificity Study 289(6)
Appendix 3 Stimuli for Idiosyncratic Defining Features Study 295(4)
Appendix 4 Stimuli for Nominal Kind Teaching Study 299(6)
Appendix 5 Stimuli for First Discoveries Study 305(2)
Appendix 6 Stimuli for First Transformations Study 307(4)
Appendix 7 Stimuli for Contrasting Property Types Study 311(4)
References 315(8)
Author Index 323(4)
Subject Index 327

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