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Single Idea 18561

[catalogued under 18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 1. Thought]

Full Idea

Categorization, deduction, induction, analogy-making, linguistic understanding, and planning - all of these are higher cognitive capacities.

Gist of Idea

We can identify a set of cognitive capacities which are 'higher order'


Edouard Machery (Doing Without Concepts [2009], 1.1)

Book Reference

Machery,Edouard: 'Doing Without Concepts' [OUP 2009], p.9

A Reaction

His 'lower' competences are perceptual and motor. I say the entry to the higher competences are abstraction, idealisation and generalisation. If you can't do these (chimpanzees!) you will not be admitted.