To Cognize is to Categorize: Cognition is Categorization
Harnad, Stevan (2005) To Cognize is to Categorize: Cognition is Categorization. In, Lefebvre, Claire and Cohen, Henri (eds.) Handbook of Categorization. Summer Institute in Cognitive Sciences on Categorisation , Elsevier.
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We organisms are sensorimotor systems. The things in the world come in contact with our sensory surfaces, and we interact with them based on what that sensorimotor contact “affords”. All of our categories consist in ways we behave differently toward different kinds of things -- things we do or don’t eat, mate-with, or flee-from, or the things that we describe, through our language, as prime numbers, affordances, absolute discriminables, or truths. That is all that cognition is for, and about.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:||UQaM Summer Institute in Cognitive Sciences on Categorization. 30 June - 11 July 2003 http://www.unites.uqam.ca/sccog/liens/program.html Event Dates: 30 June - 11 July 2003|
|Keywords:||categorization, cognition, learning, language, sensorimotor systems, invariance, abstraction, evolution|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
|Date Deposited:||26 Dec 2005|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 14:04|
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