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Nondescriptive Meaning and ReferenceAn Ideational Semantics$
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Wayne A. Davis

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199261659

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199261652.001.0001

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Ideas

Ideas

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(p.39) 3 Ideas
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Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference
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Wayne A. Davis (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199261652.003.0003

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

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