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Generics as reflecting conceptual knowledge

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


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.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Authors in this journal retain their copyright NS 27/2/12
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Psychology
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