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The Origin of Concepts$
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Susan Carey

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195367638

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367638.001.0001

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Core Object Cognition

Core Object Cognition

(p.67) 3 Core Object Cognition
The Origin of Concepts

Susan Carey

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins to develop an alternative to the empiricist picture of the human initial state. It shows that infants' knowledge of objects displays several of the hypothesized properties of core cognition. It also explores what kind of cognition core cognition is.

Keywords:   core cognition, mental representation, empiricists, object representation

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