(Redirected from abstract concept)
- AKA: Complex Concept.
- See: Composite, Class Concept, Set Concept, High-level Concept, Abstract Concept.
- QUOTE: Supported by an extensive body of empirical research, the embodied account of cognition argues that cognition (and therefore language) is tightly related to perceptual and motoric experience. However, the Achille heel of the embodied account of cognition is precisely the (still debated) nature, structure, processing, and modeling of abstract concepts. In particular: how does perceptual experience affect our understanding and semantic representation of abstract concepts (idea, theory, argument), which by definition lack perceptual referents?