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ConceptsWhere Cognitive Science Went Wrong$
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Jerry A. Fodor

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198236368

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198236360.001.0001

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Innateness and Ontology, Part II: Natural Kind Concepts

Innateness and Ontology, Part II: Natural Kind Concepts

(p.146) 7 Innateness and Ontology, Part II: Natural Kind Concepts

Jerry A. Fodor (Contributor Webpage)

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Natural kind properties are not mind dependent. So why are concepts such as WATER, GIRAFFE, etc. acquired from their instances? Critical discussion of the view that concepts of natural kinds are the models on which psychological theories of concepts should be constructed.

Keywords:   concepts, innateness, natural kinds

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