it’s not speaking to the validity of the concepts.
prototype theory is a theory on how concepts emerge in the mind. it is contrasted with exemplar theory.
prototype theory holds that there is some average notion of a dog That may include cats and horses as toddlers but gets more refined over time
Exemplar theory Hold that there is some master dog from which all other dogs are compared.
it’s not a determiner of truth.
it’s cognitive development and vocabulary building.
we don’t get the same images or feeling in the mind about the same word but it’s probably very similar.