Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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Infants' representations of causation

Stephen A. Butterfilla1

a1 Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom. s.butterfill@warwick.ac.uk http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/people/faculty/butterfill/

Abstract

It is consistent with the evidence in The Origin of Concepts to conjecture that infants' causal representations, like their numerical representations, are not continuous with adults', so that bootstrapping is needed in both cases.

(Online publication May 19 2011)

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