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The Various Kinds of Concepts and the Idea of a Mental Language

Gyula Klima

in John Buridan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195176223
eISBN:
9780199871957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176223.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Common representational content allows the Buridanian classification of human concepts discussed in the fourth chapter, which provides the first thoroughgoing, systematic survey of Buridan’s ... More


Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong

Jerry A. Fodor

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236368
eISBN:
9780191597404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236360.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Jerry Fodor presents a strikingly original theory of the basic constituents of thought. He suggests that the heart of a cognitive science is its theory of concepts, and that cognitive scientists have ... More


Impressions

Jerry A. Fodor

in Hume Variations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199287338
eISBN:
9780191700439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287338.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Hume thinks that there are two kinds of mental particulars, ‘impressions’ (roughly = sensations) and ‘ideas’ (roughly = concepts). This sensation/concept distinction does a lot of work for Hume. It ... More


Complex Concepts (occasional Wittgensteinians Notwithstanding)

Jerry A. Fodor

in Hume Variations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199287338
eISBN:
9780191700439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287338.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

It's one of the main thesis of this book that Hume was well advised not to have favoured Wittgenstein. Hume's representational theory, though it needs to be purged of his empiricism, is much nearer ... More


Simple Concepts

Jerry A. Fodor

in Hume Variations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199287338
eISBN:
9780191700439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287338.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Hume thought that morphemically simple words often express complex concepts; practically every cognitive psychologist thinks so too, empiricists and rationalists agree here. But, if empiricism isn't ... More


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