Bootstrapping & the origin of concepts

@article{Carey2004BootstrappingT,
  title={Bootstrapping \& the origin of concepts},
  author={Susan Carey},
  journal={Daedalus},
  year={2004},
  volume={133},
  pages={59-68}
}
  • S. Carey
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Psychology
  • Daedalus
beings create scienti1⁄2c theories, mathematics, literature, moral systems, and complex technology. And only humans have the capacity to acquire such culturally constructed knowledge in the normal course of immersion in the adult world. There are many reasons for the differences between the minds of humans and other animals. We have bigger brains, and hence more powerful information processors; sometimes differences in the power of a processor can create what look like qualitative differences… 
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