Why are different features central for natural kinds and artifacts?: the role of causal status in determining feature centrality.

@article{Ahn1998WhyAD,
  title={Why are different features central for natural kinds and artifacts?: the role of causal status in determining feature centrality.},
  author={Woo-Kyoung Ahn},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1998},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={135-78}
}
Ahn and Lassaline [Ahn, W., Lassaline, M.E., 1995. Causal structure in categorization. Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 521-526] recently proposed a causal status hypothesis which states that features that play a causal role in a relational structure are more central than their effects. This hypothesis can account for previous research demonstrating that compositional features are generally important for natural kinds but… CONTINUE READING
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