Lecture 2

Lecture 2 - COGS 101C Meeting 2 April 5 2012 Course...

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COGS 101C Meeting 2 April 5, 2012
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Course’logistics’ Meaning’and’categories’ Features’of’a’cognitive’science’of’meaning’ HW1’
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Course’logistics’ thiscourse.com’ Experimetrix’ SRSs’ Others?’ Meaning’and’categories’ Features’of’a’cognitive’science’of’meaning’ HW1’
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Course’logistics’ Meaning’and’categories’ The’importance’of’categories’in’meaning’ The’classical’view’of’categories’and’meaning’ Basic’level’categorization’ Prototypicality’ Features’of’a’cognitive’science’of’meaning’ HW1’
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Things’we’use’language’for’ Directing’attention’ Afecting’others±’Future’behavior’(requests,’ commands,’instructions,’…)’ Conveying’inFormation’ (and’lots’oF’others)’
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Meaning’ ”fying pig” Talking Understanding ”fying pig”
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Meaning’ How’do’we’access’meaning’from’form?’ How’do’we’decide’what’forms’to’use,’given’ intended’meaning?’
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Meaning’ We’know’there’is’some’mediation’by’ categories ,’or’ schemas ,’both’in’form’and’ meaning
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Categories’ Where’are’those’categories?’ in’the’world?’ in’our’heads?’ both?’ What’are’they’like?’ defnitions?’ words’in’a’language’oF’thought’(Mentalese)?’ experiential’traces?’
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Categories’ The’classical’notion’of’what’categories’are’like:’ Determined’by’properties’of’the’real’world’ DeFned’by’necessary’and’sufficient’conditions’(features,’ for’instance)’ So,’all’cats’share’a’certain’set’of’objective’
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