Remarks on Fodor on having concepts

Mind and Language 19 (1):48-56 (2004)
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Daniel Weiskopf
Georgia State University
William Bechtel
University of California, San Diego
Abstract
Fodor offers a novel argument against Bare-bones Concept Pragmatism (BCP). He alleges that there are two circularities in BCP’s account of concept possession: a circularity in explaining concept possession in terms of the capacity to sort; and a circularity in explaining concept possession in terms of the capacity to draw inferences. We argue that neither of these circles is real.
Keywords Concept  Metaphysics  Possession  Pragmatism  Sorting  Fodor, J
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0017.2004.00246.x
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