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Sufficiency and Circularity

Colin McGinn

in Truth by Analysis

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199856145
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919567 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856145.003.0003
Sufficiency and Circularity

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The previous chapter rejected an influential argument from Wittgenstein purporting to show that some concepts lack necessary conditions. It also endorsed an analysis of the concept game that supplies both necessary and sufficient conditions. This chapter addresses the question of whether some concepts lack sufficient conditions.

Keywords: Wittgenstein; concepts; sufficient conditions; necessary conditions

Chapter.  7454 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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