Studies of Similarity

  title={Studies of Similarity},
  author={A. Gati},
Any event in the history of the organism is, in a sense, unique. Consequently, recognition, learning, and judgment presuppose an ability to categorize stimuli and classify situations by similarity . As Quine (1969) puts it: "There is nothing more basic to thought and language than our sense of similarity ; our sorting of things into kinds [p . 1161 ." Indeed, the notion of similarity that appears under such different names as proximity, resemblance, communality, representativeness, and… CONTINUE READING
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