Concepts in Philosophy
This chapter describes what concepts are taken to be in philosophy and identifies the goals of philosophical theories of concepts. Philosophers of concepts attempt to determine the conditions one has to meet to be able to have beliefs and other propositional attitudes about the objects of one's attitudes. The theories of concepts developed by philosophers Jerry Fodor and Christopher Peacocke are examined critically. The chapter undercuts many of the arguments made by philosophers against the psychological theories of concepts.
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