UE1012 - COGSCI 305 - The origins of concepts

Type d'UE
Séminaires DR/CR
Disciplines
Psychologie et sciences cognitives
Page web
https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/program/m2-program-13572 
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Psychologie Sciences cognitives
Aires culturelles
-

The objective of this course is to examine the contribution of experimental cognitive science to the long-standing debates about the content, format, and origins of humans’ conceptual repertoire. The course will review developmental and comparative evidence relevant to establishing the existence and nature of “core knowledge” systems acting as a starting point for conceptual development. It will also address the issue of conceptual change, and the process through which new representational systems may emerge. It is also an aim of the course to examine different perspectives on the relations between language and thought and the nature of concepts. The course will be primarily based on S. Carey’s book “The origin of concepts”, and it presupposes some basic knowledge of cognitive psychology.

Fodor’s challenge (class 1)

Core Cognition: objects (class 2)

Core Cognition: numbers (class 3)

Core Cognition: agents (class 4)

Core Cognition: socio-moral reasoning (class 5)

Beyond core cognition: numbers (class 6)

Beyond core cognition: weight, matter & density (class 7)

Language, communication, & conceptual development (class 8)

Inductive learning & conceptual development (class 9)

Intuitive logic (class 10)

Conceptual change & theories of concepts (class 11)

Last session: Student’s pick (class 12)

  • Sciences cognitives – M1/S1-M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 4 ECTS
    MCC – exposé oral, autre (participation orale), autre (rédaction de commentaires)
  • Olivier Mascaro [référent·e]   chargé de recherche, CNRS /
  • Pierre Jacob   directeur de recherche (retraité·e), CNRS / Institut Jean-Nicod (IJN)
  • Véronique Izard   chargée de recherche, CNRS /
Contacts additionnels
cogmaster@psl.eu
Informations pratiques

The complete syllabus of the course is available on the Cogmaster's website. For any information, please contact the secretariat of the Cogmaster.

Registration procedure (external students) : https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/students/external-students-13501

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

The course is open to M1 students with previous experience in Cognitive Science and to M2 students.

  • Autre lieu Paris
    Le lieu sera préciser ultérieurement
    1er semestre / hebdomadaire, lundi 08:00-10:00
    du 21 septembre 2020 au 18 janvier 2021


Intervenant·e·s


  • Olivier Mascaro [référent·e]   chargé de recherche, CNRS /
  • Pierre Jacob   directeur de recherche (retraité·e), CNRS / Institut Jean-Nicod (IJN)
  • Véronique Izard   chargée de recherche, CNRS /

Planning


  • Autre lieu Paris
    Le lieu sera préciser ultérieurement
    1er semestre / hebdomadaire, lundi 08:00-10:00
    du 21 septembre 2020 au 18 janvier 2021


Description


Type d'UE
Séminaires DR/CR
Disciplines
Psychologie et sciences cognitives
Page web
https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/program/m2-program-13572 
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Psychologie Sciences cognitives
Aires culturelles
-

The objective of this course is to examine the contribution of experimental cognitive science to the long-standing debates about the content, format, and origins of humans’ conceptual repertoire. The course will review developmental and comparative evidence relevant to establishing the existence and nature of “core knowledge” systems acting as a starting point for conceptual development. It will also address the issue of conceptual change, and the process through which new representational systems may emerge. It is also an aim of the course to examine different perspectives on the relations between language and thought and the nature of concepts. The course will be primarily based on S. Carey’s book “The origin of concepts”, and it presupposes some basic knowledge of cognitive psychology.

Fodor’s challenge (class 1)

Core Cognition: objects (class 2)

Core Cognition: numbers (class 3)

Core Cognition: agents (class 4)

Core Cognition: socio-moral reasoning (class 5)

Beyond core cognition: numbers (class 6)

Beyond core cognition: weight, matter & density (class 7)

Language, communication, & conceptual development (class 8)

Inductive learning & conceptual development (class 9)

Intuitive logic (class 10)

Conceptual change & theories of concepts (class 11)

Last session: Student’s pick (class 12)


Master


  • Sciences cognitives – M1/S1-M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 4 ECTS
    MCC – exposé oral, autre (participation orale), autre (rédaction de commentaires)

Renseignements


Contacts additionnels
cogmaster@psl.eu
Informations pratiques

The complete syllabus of the course is available on the Cogmaster's website. For any information, please contact the secretariat of the Cogmaster.

Registration procedure (external students) : https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/students/external-students-13501

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

The course is open to M1 students with previous experience in Cognitive Science and to M2 students.