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Adding Value

H. Clark Barrett

in The Shape of Thought

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199348305
Published online March 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780199348336 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348305.003.0004

Series: Evolution and Cognition Series

Adding Value

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Using concepts developed in chapters 1 and 2, this chapter describes how the evolutionary process progressively adds information-processing features to brains, allowing them to make finer-grained distinctions and carry out broader ranges of functions. It introduces the notion of an intuitive ontology, using food as an example.

Keywords: evolutionary psychology; induction; intuitive ontology; concepts; learning; development; categorization

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Subjects: Philosophy of Mind ; Philosophy

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