Von Kries on Cognition

21 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2018 Last revised: 26 Jun 2018

Date Written: June 3, 2018


Von Kries’s peculiar views on probability rest on insights that make him a forerunner of the “connectionist revolution” that swept Cognitive Science in the 1980s. In this chapter I illustrate von Kries’s “synchytic judgements” along with the late Wittgenstein’s concept of “family resemblance” for the meaning of words, and compare them with the understanding of mental categories brought about by connectionism.

Keywords: Von Kries, Wittgenstein, Connectionism, Statistics

JEL Classification: B49, C69

Suggested Citation

Fioretti, Guido, Von Kries on Cognition (June 3, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3189652 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3189652

Guido Fioretti (Contact Author)

University of Bologna ( email )

Via Capo di Lucca 34
Bologna, 40126

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