Acquiring a new concept is not explicable-by-content

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Carey's book describes many cases in which children develop new concepts with expressive power that could not be constructed out of their input. How does she side-step Fodor's paradox of radical concept nativism? I suggest that it is by rejecting the tacit assumption that psychology can only explain concept acquisition when it occurs by rational inference or other transitions that are explicable-by-content.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-149
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


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