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dc.contributor.authorBetzler, Rianaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T13:58:08Z
dc.date.available2016-01-25T13:58:08Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-08en
dc.identifier.citationBetzler. Philosophical Psychology (2016). doi: 10.1080/09515089.2016.1167179en
dc.identifier.issn0951-5089
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/253468
dc.description.abstractPhilosophers of science have offered several definitions of mechanism, most of which have biological or neuroscientific roots. In this paper, I consider whether these definitions apply equally well to cognitive science. I examine this question by looking at the case of statistical learning, which has been called a domain-general learning mechanism in the cognitive scientific literature. I argue that statistical learning does not constitute a mechanism in the philosophical sense of the term. This conclusion points to significant limitations in the scope of the mechanist philosophy when it comes to accounting for explanation in cognitive science.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/ERC Grant agreement no 284123.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.subjectmechanismen
dc.subjectphilosophy of psychologyen
dc.subjectstatistical learningen
dc.titleIs statistical learning a mechanism?en
dc.typeArticle
dc.provenanceOA-6743
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Taylor & Francis via http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09515089.2016.1167179en
prism.endingPage843
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNamePhilosophical Psychologyen
prism.startingPage826
prism.volume29en
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-01-18en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/09515089.2016.1167179en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-04-08en
dc.contributor.orcidBetzler, Riana [0000-0002-3971-6482]
dc.identifier.eissn1465-394X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (284123)
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2017-10-08


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