How to Acquire a Concept
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2002
Blackwell Publishers Ltd 1998
Mind & Language
Volume 13, Issue 3, pages 347–369, September 1998
How to Cite
Margolis, E. (1998), How to Acquire a Concept. Mind & Language, 13: 347–369. doi: 10.1111/1468-0017.00081
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In this paper, I develop a novel account of concept acquisition for an atomistic theory of concepts. Conceptual atomism is rarely explored in cognitive science because of the feeling that atomistic treatments of concepts are inherently nativistic.
My model illustrates, on the contrary, that atomism does not preclude the learning of a concept.