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Harnad, Stevan (2007) Evan In, Villaroya, Oscar and Forn, Francesc (eds.) Social Brain Matters. Stances on the Neurobiology of Social Cognition. Editions Rodopi, Amsterdam/New York

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A fictional account of how a speculative hypothesis about how to eliminate the "we/they" distinction is implemented by rearing children (during early critical years) in "aggregates in flux" instead of in kinship-based families: In "aggregates in flux," the individual members would be constantly varying (and unrelated, genetically). The only invariant would be that they were all human.

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Published date: 2007
Additional Information: Version also avialable on publisher's website: Commentary On: Harnad, S. (2005) Spare Me the Complements: An Immoderate Proposal for Eliminating the "We/They" Category Boundary, in Vilarroya, Òscar & Forn, Francesc (2007), "Social Brain Matters. Stances on the Neurobiology of Social Cognition," Éditions Rodopi
Keywords: category learning, uncomplemented categories, early experience, socialization, critical period, ethnocentrism, we/they distinction
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 260703
PURE UUID: 74d3929f-4ee9-4c98-83ef-30b2b7f29052

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Date deposited: 29 Mar 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:05

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Author: Stevan Harnad
Editor: Oscar Villaroya
Editor: Francesc Forn

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