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Categorization Two problems: 1. How to learn the names of things through ostension. 2. How to carve up the world into useful subparts. “Traditional” views of categories: 1. Attributes are independent. 2. Categories are arbitrary. 3. All category members have equal status. 4. Categories have necessary and sufficient
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Unformatted text preview: defining properties. Rosch’s view: 1. Attributes are correlated. 2. Certain categories are “basic.” 3. Prototypes provide the psychological representations of categories. 4. In general, categories are characterized by “family resemblance rather than defining properties....
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  • Spring '07
  • DIEHL
  • Concepts in metaphysics, Mathematical terminology, Necessary and sufficient condition, Categorization, Categories, If and only if

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