Concepts and conceptual analysis

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Conceptual analysis is undergoing a revival in philosophy, and much of the credit goes to Frank Jackson. Jackson argues that conceptual analysis is needed as an integral component of so-called serious metaphysics and that it also does explanatory work in accounting for such phenomena as categorization, meaning change, communication, and linguistic understanding. He even goes so far as to argue that opponents of concep- tual analysis are implicitly committed to it in practice. We show that he is wrong on all of these points and that his case for conceptual analysis doesn.
Keywords Categorization  Concept  Conceptual Analysis  Intuition  Metaphysics
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DOI 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2003.tb00290.x
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