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Conceptual analysis for representationalists

Jackson, Frank


We use words to mark out patterns in nature. Th is is why a word like �nutritious� is so useful. One way of thinking about conceptual analysis is as the business of capturing the structure in the patterns so picked out, for it is not credible that the patterns are one and all sui generis. Th is paper spells out this way of thinking about conceptual analysis. Along the way we discuss: the role of intuitions about possible cases with some reference to the experimental philosophy debate, why...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: New perspectives on concepts (Vol 81- Grazer Philosophische Studien)
DOI: .1163/9789042030190_011


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