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Whatever happened to meaning? Commentary on Millikan: A common structure for concepts of individuals, stuffs, and real kinds

Mandler, JM; (1998) Whatever happened to meaning? Commentary on Millikan: A common structure for concepts of individuals, stuffs, and real kinds. Behavioral and Brain Sciences , 21 (1) 79 - 80. 10.1017/S0140525X98380401. Green open access

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Abstract

Even in infancy, concept formation has to do with creating meaning, not with tracking substances. Preverbal infants can identify a substance such as a dog, but their first concept of this substance is not dog but animal. It is difficult to account for such global concepts by the perceptual processes involved in object identification, yet these concepts are the foundation on which later concepts are built.

Type: Article
Title: Whatever happened to meaning? Commentary on Millikan: A common structure for concepts of individuals, stuffs, and real kinds
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X98380401
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X98380401
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright 1998 Cambridge University Press
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/58379
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