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Summary

This volume raises key questions about the nature and universality of naturally occurring concepts in human thinking. The work showcased in this book suggests that categories can differ significantly across cultures with respect to fundamental human concepts such as space, time, and objecthood. The building of bridges across communities that do not frequently interact has been inspired by the pioneering work of cognitive psychologist Douglas L. Medin, to whom this book is dedicated.

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  • Dewey Decimal: 153.23

Book Details

  • Physical Description: 7.2"x10.1"x1.2"; 1.8 lb; 317 pages
  • Edition Info: Hardcover; 2005-04-30

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