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Through Thick and Thin

Simon Blackburn

in Practical Tortoise Raising

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199548057
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191594953 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548057.003.0008
Through Thick and Thin

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This chapter gives a nuanced account of the phenomena which have led moral theorists to explore so-called ‘thick concepts’. It argues that the phenomena are far more deeply embedded in linguistic practice that usually thought, and do nothing to support the idea of specific kinds of concept.

Keywords: thick concepts; prosody; intonation; implicatures

Chapter.  7503 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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