Learning the Natural Numbers as a Child

@article{Buijsman2019LearningTN,
  title={Learning the Natural Numbers as a Child},
  author={Stefan Buijsman},
  journal={No{\^u}s},
  year={2019},
  volume={53},
  pages={3-22}
}
How do we get out knowledge of the natural numbers? Various philosophical accounts exist, but there has been comparatively little attention to psychological data on how the learning process actually takes place. I work through the psychological literature on number acquisition with the aim of characterising the acquisition stages in formal terms. In doing so, I argue that we need a combination of current neologicist accounts and accounts such as that of Parsons. In particular, I argue that we… Expand
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