Dual Character Art Concepts

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 101 (1):102-128 (2020)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Our goal in this paper is to articulate a novel account of the ordinary concept ART. At the core of our account is the idea that a puzzle surrounding our thought and talk about art is best understood as just one instance of a far broader phenomenon. In particular, we claim that one can make progress on this puzzle by drawing on research from cognitive science on dual character concepts. Thus, we suggest that the very same sort of phenomenon that is associated with ART can also be found in a broad class of other dual character concepts, including SCIENTIST, CHRISTIAN, GANGSTER, and many others. Instead of focusing narrowly on the case of ART, we try to offer a more general account of these concepts and the puzzles to which they give rise. Then, drawing on the general theory, we introduce a series of hypotheses about art concepts, and put those hypotheses to the test in three experimental studies.

Similar books and articles

Dual character concepts.Kevin Https://Orcidorg Reuter - 2018 - Philosophy Compass 14 (1):e12557.
Phenomenal concepts, color experience, and Mary's puzzle.Diana I. Pérez - 2011 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy (3):113-133.
Response-Dependence.Christine Tappolet & Roberto Casati - 1998 - European Review of Philosophy 3:227.
Circulation of concepts.Pierre Laszlo - 1999 - Foundations of Chemistry 1 (3):225-238.
Thick Concepts and Context Dependence.Anna Bergqvist - 2013 - Southwest Philosophy Review 29 (1):221-232.
Dual-use decision making: relational and positional issues.Nicholas G. Evans - 2014 - Monash Bioethics Review 32 (3-4):268-283.
The Campaign for Concepts.Tania Lombrozo - 2011 - Dialogue 50 (1):165-177.
Frames and concepts in the philosophy of science.Stephan Kornmesser - 2018 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 8 (2):225-251.
Précis of doing without concepts.Edouard Machery - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 149 (3):602-611.
A Dualist Account of Phenomenal Concepts.Martina Fürst - 2014 - In Andrea Lavazza & Howard Robinson (eds.), Contemporary Dualism. A Defense. 112-135. Routledge. pp. 112-135.

Analytics

Added to PP
2019-04-22

Downloads
1,338 (#8,677)

6 months
171 (#18,234)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author Profiles

Shen-yi Liao
University of Puget Sound
Joshua Knobe
Yale University
Aaron Meskin
University of Georgia