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Concepts and their role in knowledge : reflections on objectivist epistemology

Author: Allan Gotthelf
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2013]
Series: Ayn Rand Society philosophical studies.
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Named Person: Ayn Rand; Ayn Rand; Ayn Rand
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Gotthelf
ISBN: 9780822944249 0822944243
OCLC Number: 828682539
Description: xiii, 298 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ayn Rand's theory of concepts: rethinking abstraction and essence / Allan Gotthelf --
Conceptualization and justification / Gregory Salmieri --
Perceptual awareness as presentational / Onkar Ghate --
Concepts, context, and the advance of science / James G. Lennox --
Rand on concepts, definitions, and the advance of science: comments on Gotthelf and Lennox / Paul E. Griffiths --
Natural kinds and Rand's theory of concepts: reflections on Griffiths / Onkar Ghate --
Rand on definitions --
one size fits all? Comments on Gotthelf / Jim Bogen --
Taking the measure of a definition: response to Bogen / Allan Gotthelf --
On concepts that change with the advance of science: comments on Lennox / Richard M. Burian --
Conceptual development versus conceptual change: response to Burian / James G. Lennox --
In defense of the theory of appearing: comments oh Ghate and Salmieri / Pierre Le Morvan --
Forms of awareness and "three-factor" theories / Gregory Salmieri --
Direct perception and Salmieri's "forms of awareness" / Bill Brewer --
Keeping up appearances: reflections on the debate over perceptual infallibilism / Benjamin Bayer.
Series Title: Ayn Rand Society philosophical studies.
Responsibility: Allan Gotthelf, editor, James G. Lennox, associate editor.

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"By locating Rand's theory of concepts in both traditional and contemporary debates, this collection offers a textured portrait of her distinctive view while also advancing the debates themselves. Read more...

 
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