DK I - DKI Puttingthingstogetheronthebasisofsimilarity

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DK I  Putting things together on the basis of similarity  Language as a tool for dividing the world into multiple categories A word that stands for category expresses a concept  Terminologies o Concept:  o Referents: the things that belong under one concept  o Genus and species: genus is a broader concept and species is the narrower  concept o Abstract vs concrete  Concrete-a single individual concept Abstract-refers to a group of objects Abstractness is a relative property Abstract and concrete should not be mixed up with th world tangible and  intangible         Ex: Animal –concept       Dog and cat – species Rules of classification o A single principle or set of principles should be used consistently  o The principles used should be essential ones Mutually exclusive: species must not overlap o Each species must exclude members of every species
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course HON 2010 taught by Professor Rasmusen during the Fall '10 term at St. John's.

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DK I - DKI Puttingthingstogetheronthebasisofsimilarity

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