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The false dichotomy of domain-specific versus domain-general cognition

  • Ivo Jacobs (a1) and Peter Gärdenfors (a1)


The qualitative division between domain-general and domain-specific cognition is unsubstantiated. The distinction is instead better viewed as opposites on a gradual scale, which has more explanatory power and fits current empirical evidence better. We also argue that causal cognition may be more general than social learning, which it often involves.



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