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  1. Dual character concepts and the normative dimension of conceptual representation.Joshua Knobe, Sandeep Prasada & George E. Newman - 2013 - Cognition 127 (2):242-257.
    Five experiments provide evidence for a class of ‘dual character concepts.’ Dual character concepts characterize their members in terms of both (a) a set of concrete features and (b) the abstract values that these features serve to realize. As such, these concepts provide two bases for evaluating category members and two different criteria for category membership. Experiment 1 provides support for the notion that dual character concepts have two bases for evaluation. Experiments 2-4 explore the claim that dual character concepts (...)
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    Principled and statistical connections in common sense conception.Sandeep Prasada & Elaine M. Dillingham - 2006 - Cognition 99 (1):73-112.
  3. Conceptual distinctions amongst generics.Sandeep Prasada, Sangeet Khemlani, Sarah-Jane Leslie & Sam Glucksberg - 2013 - Cognition 126 (3):405-422.
    Generic sentences (e.g., bare plural sentences such as “dogs have four legs” and “mosquitoes carry malaria”) are used to talk about kinds of things. Three experiments investigated the conceptual foundations of generics as well as claims within the formal semantic approaches to generics concerning the roles of prevalence, cue validity and normalcy in licensing generics. Two classes of generic sentences that pose challenges to both the conceptually based and formal semantic approaches to generics were investigated. Striking property generics (e.g. “sharks (...)
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    Representation of Principled Connections: A Window Onto the Formal Aspect of Common Sense Conception.Sandeep Prasada & Elaine M. Dillingham - 2009 - Cognitive Science 33 (3):401-448.
    Nominal concepts represent things as tokens of types. Recent research suggests that we represent principled connections between the type of thing something is (e.g., DOG) and some of its properties (k‐properties; e.g., having four legs for dogs) but not other properties (t‐properties; e.g., being brown for dogs). Principled connections differ from logical, statistical, and causal connections. Principled connections license (i) the expectation that tokens of the type will generally possess their k‐properties, (ii) formal explanations (i.e., explanation of the presence of (...)
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    Why No Mere Mortal Has Ever Flown Out to Center Field.John J. Kim, Steven Pinker, Alan Prince & Sandeep Prasada - 1991 - Cognitive Science 15 (2):173-218.
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    The development of principled connections and kind representations.Paul Haward, Laura Wagner, Susan Carey & Sandeep Prasada - 2018 - Cognition 176 (C):255-268.
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    Conceiving of entities as objects and as stuff.Sandeep Prasada, Krag Ferenz & Todd Haskell - 2002 - Cognition 83 (2):141-165.
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    The physical basis of conceptual representation – An addendum to.Sandeep Prasada - 2021 - Cognition 214 (C):104751.
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    The Formal Structure of Kind Representations.Paul Haward, Susan Carey & Sandeep Prasada - 2021 - Cognitive Science 45 (10):e13040.
    Kind representations, concepts like table, triangle, dog, and planet, underlie generic language. Here, we investigate the formal structure of kind representations—the structure that distinguishes kind representations from other types of representations. The present studies confirm that participants distinguish generic‐supporting properties of individuals (e.g., this watch is made of steel) and accidental properties (e.g., this watch is on the nightstand). Furthermore, work dating back to Aristotle establishes that only some generic‐supporting properties bear a principled connection to the kind, that is, are (...)
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    Conceptual and Linguistic Distinctions Between Singular and Plural Generics.Sarah-Jane Leslie, Sangeet Khemlani, Sandeep Prasada & Sam Glucksberg - 2009 - Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society.
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    Conceptual and Linguistic Representations of Kinds and Classes.Sandeep Prasada, Laura Hennefield & Daniel Otap - 2012 - Cognitive Science 36 (7):1224-1250.
    We investigate the hypothesis that our conceptual systems provide two formally distinct ways of representing categories by investigating the manner in which lexical nominals (e.g., tree, picnic table) and phrasal nominals (e.g., black bird, birds that like rice) are interpreted. Four experiments found that lexical nominals may be mapped onto kind representations, whereas phrasal nominals map onto class representations but not kind representations. Experiment 1 found that phrasal nominals, unlike lexical nominals, are mapped onto categories whose members need not be (...)
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    Instance-of-object-kind representations.Sandeep Prasada & D. Geoffrey Hall - 2019 - Cognition 189 (C):209-220.
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  13. Formal explanation and mechanisms of conceptual representation.Sandeep Prasada - 2021 - In Ludger Jansen & Petter Sandstad (eds.), Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Formal Causation. Routledge.
     
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    Why No Mere Mortal Has Ever Flown Out to Center Field.John J. Kim, Steven Pinker, Alan Prince & Sandeep Prasada - 1992 - Cognitive Science 16 (1):151-151.
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    Conceptual representation and some forms of genericity.Sandeep Prasada - 2009 - In Francis Jeffry Pelletier (ed.), Kinds, Things, and Stuff: Mass Terms and Generics. Oup Usa. pp. 36.
  16. Some evidence that irregular forms are retrieved from memory but regular forms are rule generated.Sandeep Prasada, Steven Pinker & William Snyder - 1990 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 28 (6):519-519.
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    Are formal explanations mere placeholders or pointers?Shamauri Rivera, Sam Prasad & Sandeep Prasada - 2023 - Cognition 235 (C):105407.
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