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Overview of an Originalist Theory of Concepts

R. M. Sainsbury and Michael Tye

in Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve Them

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199695317
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738531 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695317.003.0003
Overview of an Originalist Theory of Concepts

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This chapter sets out the main thesis of the book: concepts are individuated by their origin. It also gives a preliminary indication of how this approach can help solve the puzzles.

Keywords: concept; origin; thought; deference; content; truth conditions; cognition; information; understanding; reference fixing and preservation

Chapter.  8929 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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