Generics as reflecting conceptual knowledge

Hampton, J. A. (2012). Generics as reflecting conceptual knowledge. Recherches Linguistiques de Vincennes, 41, pp. 9-24.

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Abstract

Generics are proposed to reflect the content of the conceptual system, whose prototype structure and vague boundaries make an unreliable basis for traditional treatments of truth and logic. Examples from the psychological literature are used to illustrate the relation between generics, similarity‐based reasoning and concepts.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Authors in this journal retain their copyright NS 27/2/12
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Psychology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/933

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