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representations? (iv) Do animals possess concepts? (v) How can we best account for conceptual changes in the ontogenetic development of humans? (vi) How can we account for the variety of concept types, including definitional concepts, natural kind concepts, etc.? In this article we focus on the last two questions

In: Concepts and Categorization
Author: Lucia Oliveri

some crystallized prejudices about the classical theory in order to avoid any rough and hasty interpretation; for example, of the assumption On Concepts and Ideas 143 that concepts have definitions. For early modern philosophy, concepts are not only representational contents. Concepts have a normative

In: Concepts and Categorization

something in our conceptual definitions of members of natural kinds, just as with tigers or gold, were not fitting the defined object, we are more likely to change our views than the names .27 Despite all the openness to change in light of new scientific knowledge, it nevertheless remains that one speaks

In: Concepts and Categorization

order to avoid any rough and hasty interpre- tation; for example, of the assumption that concepts have definitions. For early modern philosophy, concepts are not only representational contents. Concepts have a normative character, since they determine what can be cor- rectly predicated of the world in

In: Concepts and Categorization
Author: Christoph Kann

Begriffen Gemeinten fragen bzw. nach einer wesenserschließenden Definition suchen.6 Die vom individuellen Denken ebenso wie von den ein- zelnen Instanzen ihres Vorkommens als unabhängig gedachte Form (eidos oder idea), an der jene Instanzen nur teilhaben, kann als erste zentrale Version einer

In: Concepts and Categorization

seen as something that has a taste, a color, a texture and a round shape. Note that this is not supposed to be a full definition of an apple. The idea is that it can be extended recursively until all relevant features of an apple are represented. In figure 1, we see a frame representation of the

In: Concepts and Categorization
Author: Lara Scaglia

), which provides synthetic a priori judgments with fruitfulness (they are not mere analyses, definitions, but are actually able to increase the amount of knowledge); on the other hand, there is the form, the manner in which this novelty occurs, indicating the limits of the system of reference of human

In: Concepts and Categorization