On the Acquisition of Semantic Categories

This paper, written for my Language and the Mind course, is a summary of the current state of knowledge regarding the acquisition of semantic categories--that is, what we know about how you learn the meaning of words. For a PDF version, click here. Enjoy! The difficulty entailed by the acquisition of semantic categories is nowhere … Continue reading On the Acquisition of Semantic Categories

Mind Design – John Haugeland

This is an abstract of the first chapter of John Haugeland's Mind Design II, an edited collection of important works in cognitive science. It provides an overview of the framework used by cognitive scientists and, in particular, those interested in designing intelligent artifacts. Abstract The goal of “mind design” is to understand thinking and intelligence … Continue reading Mind Design – John Haugeland