The role of theories in conceptual coherence.

@article{Murphy1985TheRO,
  title={The role of theories in conceptual coherence.},
  author={G. Murphy and D. Medin},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={1985},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={
          289-316
        }
}
The question of what makes a concept coherent (what makes its members form a comprehensible class) has received a variety of answers. In this article we review accounts based on similarity, feature correlations, and various theories of categorization. We find that each theory provides an inadequate account of conceptual coherence (or no account at all) because none provides enough constraints on possible concepts. We propose that concepts are coherent to the extent that they fit people's… Expand

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