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Prototypes: In Gärdenfors' theory of conceptual spaces, a prototype is a central point in a region of conceptual space that represents a typical member of a category. See also Conceptual space, P. Gärdenfors, Stereotypes, Categories, Categorization, Classification.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Eleanor Rosch on Prototypes - Dictionary of Arguments

Gärdenfors I 48
Prototype theory/Rosch: Thesis: Objects are more or less typical examples of a category and there is a graduated containment in categories.
(Rosch, 1978, Prototype classification and logical classification: The two systems. In E. Scholnik (Ed.) New trends in cognitive representation: Challlenges to Piaget's theory (pp.73-86) Hillsdale, NJ:Erlbaum.)
GärdenforsVsRosch > Characteristic/Feature Analysis/Gärdenfors.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Rosch I
Eleanor Rosch
Cognition and Categorization New York 1978

Gä I
P. Gärdenfors
The Geometry of Meaning Cambridge 2014

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