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"Beyond the good science that they contribute to their own idea. . . it is surprising and wonderful how Gopnik and Meltzoff transcend their own field to demonstratethe relevance of their research to other disciplines." -- Shaun Gallagher, "Journal of Consciousness Studies" "Words, Thoughts, and Theories" articulates and defends the "theory theory" of cognitive and semantic"Beyond the good science that they contribute to their own idea. . . it is surprising and wonderful how Gopnik and Meltzoff transcend their own field to demonstratethe relevance of their research to other disciplines." -- Shaun Gallagher, "Journal of Consciousness Studies" "Words, Thoughts, and Theories" articulates and defends the "theory theory" of cognitive and semantic development--the idea that infants and young children, like scientists, learn about the world by forming and revising theories, a view of the origins of knowledge and meaning that has broad implications for cognitive science. Gopnik and Meltzoff interweave philosophical arguments and empirical data from their own and other's research. Both the philosophy and the psychology, the arguments and the data, address the same fundamental epistemological question: How do we come to understand the world around us?...

Title : Words, Thoughts, and Theories
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ISBN : 9780262571265
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 350 Pages
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  • Alexi Parizeau
    2019-04-28 02:05

    Absolutely loved this short introduction to the 'theory theory'; its truly inspired research!