Chapter

Ideas

Wayne A. Davis

in Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780199261659
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603099 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199261652.003.0003
Ideas

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This chapter defines ideas (concepts) as thoughts or cognitive parts of thoughts, and sets out their basic properties. It distinguishes concepts from images and conceptions (belief systems), and briefly defines concept possession, acquisition, and association. It also distinguishes between atomic and complex concepts, and introduces the ideo-reflexive method of referring to ideas.

Keywords: ideas; images; conceptions; possession; acquisition; association; ideo-reflexive reference; objects; contents; atomic ideas

Chapter.  15907 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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