Modules: too many to count; an investigation into the innate origins of number cognition
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Human number cognition in humans is a highly specialized thing, and many varied accounts describing the development of number concepts have been proposed. This investigation lays out 3 criteria by which to judge accounts and proceeds to apply them to the accounts of Gallistel & Gelman, Spelke and Laurence & Margolis; Finding that only Spelke's account reaches all three criteria. The investigation will then look at this account more more closely and defend it against a series challenges, in doing so we also investigate the cognitive capacities of the language faculty.