Partial Understanding and Concept Possession: A Dilemma

Ratio 28 (2):153-162 (2014)
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In the light of partial understanding, we examine the thesis that concepts are individuated in terms of possession conditions and show that adherents face a fatal dilemma: Either concept-individuating possession conditions include cases of partially understood concepts or not. If yes, possession conditions do not individuate concepts. If no, the thesis is too restricted and lacks a minimally satisfactory level of generalization



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Víctor M. Verdejo
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