Language, Logic, and Concepts

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-06-18
  • Publisher: Bradford Books

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This wide-ranging collection of essays is inspired by the memory of the cognitive psychologist John Macnamara, whose influential contributions to language and concept acquisition have provided the basis for numerous research programs. The areas covered by the essays include the foundations of language and thought, congnitive and linguistic development, and mathematical approaches to cognition.

Table of Contents

Publications of John Macnamara
Language and Nationalismp. 1
Meaning and Misconceptionsp. 15
On Structuralism in Mathematicsp. 43
The Natural Logic of Rights and Obligationsp. 67
Deliberation Reasons and Explanation Reasonsp. 97
Truth and Its Negation: Macnamara's Analysis of the Place of Logic in a Cognitive Psychologyp. 109
Names of Things and Stuff: An Aristotelian Perspectivep. 119
The Unity of Science and the Distinction among Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmaticsp. 147
Scientific Theories That Unconceal Being: Intentions and Conceptions in Their Genesisp. 161
The Nature of Human Concepts: Evidence from an Unusual Sourcep. 221
Some Evidence for Impaired Grammarsp. 263
The Role of Semantics in Solving the Bootstrapping Problemp. 285
Sortals and Kinds: An Appreciation of John Macnamarap. 311
Semantics and the Acquisition of Proper Namesp. 337
The Learning of First and Second Person Pronouns in Englishp. 373
Kinship and Mathematical Categoriesp. 411
Count Nouns, Mass Nouns, and Their Transformations: A Unified Category-Theoretic Semanticsp. 427
Indexp. 453
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