Do children learn the integers by induction?

@article{Rips2008DoCL,
  title={Do children learn the integers by induction?},
  author={Lance J. Rips and Jennifer Asmuth and Amber Bloomfield},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2008},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={940-51}
}
According to one theory about how children learn the meaning of the words for the positive integers, they first learn that "one," "two," and "three" stand for appropriately sized sets. They then conclude by inductive inference that the next numeral in the count sequence denotes the size of sets containing one more object than the size denoted by the preceding numeral. We have previously argued, however, that the conclusion of this Induction does not distinguish the standard meaning of the… CONTINUE READING

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