Are concepts stable entities, unchanged from context to context? Or rather are they context-dependent structures, created on the fly? We argue that this does not constitute a genuine dilemma. Our main thesis is that the more a pattern of features is general and shared, the more it qualifies as a concept. Contextualists have not shown that conceptual structures lack a stable, general core, acting as an attractor on idiosyncratic information. What they have done instead is to give a contribution to the comprehension of how conceptual structure organized around such a stable core can produce contextually appropriate representations on demand.
|Titolo:||Concepts: Stored or Created?|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Citazione:||Concepts: Stored or Created? / MAZZONE M; LALUMERA E. - In: MINDS AND MACHINES. - ISSN 0924-6495. - 20(2010), pp. 47-68.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|