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"Beyond the good science that they contribute to their own idea. . . it is surprising and wonderful how Gopnik and Meltzoff transcend their own field to demonstratethe relevance of their research to other disciplines."
-- Shaun Gallagher, "Journal of Consciousness Studies" "Words, Thoughts, and Theories" articulates and defends the "theory theory" of cognitive and semantic
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Paperback, 350 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Bradford Book (first published 1996)
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Alison Gopnik is a professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley. She received her BA from McGill University and her PhD. from Oxford University. Her honors include a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada University Research Fellowship, an Osher Visiting Scientist Fellowship at the Exploratorium, a Center for the ...more
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