Lecture 2

In our heads both what are they like denitions

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Unformatted text preview: ? Meaning   We know there is some mediation by categories, or schemas, both in form and meaning Categories   Where are those categories?   in the world?   in our heads?   both?   What are they like?   definitions?   words in a language of thought (Mentalese)?   experiential traces? Categories   The classical notion of what categories are like:   Determined by properties of the real world   Defined by necessary and sufficient conditions (features, for instance)   So, all cats share a certain set of objective properties, and anything that has those properties is a cat What are the necessary and sufficient features for cat? Categories   What are the necessary and sufficient features for the category game? Categories   What are the necessary and sufficient features for the category game?   Problems:   It’s really hard to come up with necessary and sufficient features, even for arguably easy categories like game   Even...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2014 for the course COGS 101c taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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