Editors’ Introduction

  • Mauri Kaipainen
  • Frank ZenkerEmail author
  • Antti Hautamäki
  • Peter Gärdenfors
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 405)


Unifying the manuscripts collected in this volume is Gärdenfors’s (2000) theory of conceptual spaces. It has meanwhile established itself both within contemporary cognitive science and beyond, as a descriptive approach mediating between the symbolic and the sub-symbolic levels of representation.


  1. Gärdenfors, P. (2000). Conceptual Spaces: On the geometry of thought. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.Google Scholar
  2. Gärdenfors, P., & Stephens, A. (2018). Induction and knowledge-what. European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 8(3), 471–491.Google Scholar
  3. Dehaene, S., & Cohen, L. (1997). Cerebral pathways for calculation: Double dissociation between rote verbal and quantitative knowledge of arithmetic. Cortex, 33(2), 219–250.Google Scholar
  4. Dehaene, S. (2011). The number sense: How the mind creates mathematics. New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mauri Kaipainen
    • 1
  • Frank Zenker
    • 2
    Email author
  • Antti Hautamäki
    • 3
  • Peter Gärdenfors
    • 4
  1. 1.Perspicamus LTDHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.International Center for Formal OntologyWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  3. 3.Department of Social Sciences and PhilosophyUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland
  4. 4.Cognitive ScienceLund UniversityLundSweden

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