The red herring and the pet fish: why concepts still can't be prototypes

@article{Fodor1996TheRH,
  title={The red herring and the pet fish: why concepts still can't be prototypes},
  author={J. Fodor and E. Lepore},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1996},
  volume={58},
  pages={253-270}
}
There is a Standard Objection to the idea that concepts might be prototypes (or exemplars, or stereotypes): Because they are productive, concepts must be compositional. Prototypes aren't compositional, so concepts can't be prototypes. However, two recent papers (Osherson and Smith, 1988; Kamp and Partee, 1995) reconsider this consensus. They suggest that, although the Standard Objection is probably right in the long run, the cases where prototypes fail to exhibit compositionality are relatively… Expand
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