Vantage theory and innateness

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The question of innateness, which naturally arises in respect of the method of category construction proposed by vantage theory, is notoriously difficult. I will begin by discussing some of the problems inherent in this type of issue, along with attendant assumptions. Then I will turn to what might constitute possible grounding for vantage theory. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-712
Number of pages7
JournalLanguage Sciences
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002


  • Categorization
  • Conceptual viewpoint
  • Divergent thinking
  • Genetic assimilation
  • Language and brain
  • Neural circuitry
  • Problems of innateness hypotheses
  • Prototypes
  • Somatic markers
  • Stages of categorizing
  • Vantage theory


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