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Intentionality and Conceptualization

Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199608485
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729539 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.003.0021
Intentionality and Conceptualization

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After having introduced some brief philosophical considerations, the nature of intentionality is considered. Then, the delicate issue of the extent to which children show intentionality is discussed. Successively concepts, schemata, and categories are again analyzed. We are now in the position to deal with one of the most difficult problems of this book: The nature of concepts. Finally, the issue of the relation between development and acquisition of concepts is discussed.

Keywords: intentionality; imitation; emulation; primates; concepts; schemata; categories; development

Chapter.  11141 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Physics

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