The instability of graded structure : implications for the nature of concepts

@inproceedings{Barsalou2002TheIO,
  title={The instability of graded structure : implications for the nature of concepts},
  author={Lawrence W. Barsalou},
  year={2002}
}
After a brief introduction to graded structure, this chapter reviews empirical findings showing that the graded structure of a category is unstable, varying widely across contexts. Implications of these findings for theories of categorization are discussed, and it is concluded that graded structures do not represent invariant structural characteristics of Categories. Instead it is proposed that in stability in graded structure occurs because different concept temporarily represent the same… CONTINUE READING
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