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Wandering significance : an essay on conceptual behavior

Author: Mark Wilson
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats

Presents an investigation of the way we get to grips with the world conceptually, and the way that philosophical problems commonly arise from this. This book combines traditional philosophical  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Wilson
ISBN: 9780199269259 0199269254
OCLC Number: 219235961
Description: XX, 670 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: 1. Wide Screen --
(i) Our topics introduced --
(ii) The classical picture of concepts --
(iii) Conceptual evaluation --
(iv) Science should be used but not mentioned --
(v) Ur-philosophical currents --
(vi) Semantic finality --
(vii) Lessons of applied mathematics --
(viii) Why study concepts?; --
(ix) Mitigated skepticism --
(x) Exaggerated worries --
(xi) Our prospects --
2. Lost Chords --
(i) Ur-philosophy's beckoning muse --
(ii) Objective extremism --
(iii) Tropospheric complacency --
(iv) Tools and tasks --
(v) Subjective extremism --
(vi) Amphibolic reveries --
(vii) Seasonality in conceptual evaluation. 3. Classical Glue --
(i) Under a predicate's sheltering wing --
(ii) Classical gluing --
(iii) Conceptual directivities --
(iv) Custodians of the conceptual realm --
(v) Wandering significance --
(vi) Overloaded contents --
(vii) Core directivities --
(viii) Relieving conceptual strain --
(ix) Attribute and concept --
(x) Explanation and understanding --
Appendix: Chief doctrines of the classical view of concepts --
4. Theory Facades --
(i) Strange latitudes --
(ii) Inferential overexuberance --
(iii) Salvation through syntax --
(iv) A home in axiomatics --
(v) Distributed normativity --
(vi) Theory facades --
(vii) Variable reduction --
(viii) A funny thing happened on the way to the formalism --
(ix) Helpful troublemakers --
(x) The vicissitudes of rule validity --
5. The Practical Go of It --
(i) Pre-pragmatist hunch --
(ii) Strands of practical advantage --
(iii) Linguistic engineering --
(iv) Pre-pragmatist prospects --
(v) Quine's rejection of classical gluing --
(vi) The flight from intension --
(viii) Honorable intensions --
(viii) Ill-founded philosophical projects --
(ix) Fear of attribute naming --
(x) Naming attributes ain't easy --
(xi) Ghost properties --
(xii) Hazy holism. 6. The Virtues of Cracked Reasoning --
(i) Interfacial accommodation --
(ii) Representational personality --
(iii) Presented contents --
(iv) Intimations of intensionality --
(v) Unsuitable personalities --
(vi) Analytic prolongation --
(vii) The Stokes phenomenon --
(viii) Weight --
(ix) Hardness --
(x) Linguistic management --
(xi) Foundational looping --
(xii) Mechanical torsions --
(xiii) Beads on a wire --
7. Linguistic Wayfaring --
(i) Atlases and facades --
(ii) Quantities and quasi-quantities --
(iii) The veil of predication --
(iv) Machinal ideas --
(v) Lifts and free assertion --
(vi) Evolutionary shaping --
(vii) Nostalgia for lost empire --
(viii) The contextual control of data --
(ix) A paradox of classical grasp --
(x) Redness --
(xi) Naturally evolved linguistic systems --
8. Song of the Master Idea --
(i) The beckoning concept --
(ii) Semantic epiphany --
(iii) Intimations of intensionality --
(iv) Our spying attention --
(v) True thought rigorization --
(vi) Teenage victory --
(vii) Correlational pictures --
(viii) I heard the voice of an algorithm --
(ix) Putting a picture to it --
(x) Retooling at sea --
(xi) Semantic detoxification --
(xii) Through conceptual thick and thin --
(xiii) Design imperatives. 9. Semantic Mimicry --
(i) The varieties of linguistic strategy --
(ii) Marching methods --
(iii) Algorithmic borrowing --
(iv) Struggling with a word --
(v) Newtonian counterfeits --
10. The Critic of Nature and Genius --
(i) Mitigated expectations --
(ii) Sublime imagination --
(iii) The philosophical investigation of concepts --
(iv) Pursuits of 'truth' --
(v) A logical chicken or egg?; --
(vi) The critical role of 'truth-condition' --
(vii) Understanding others --
(viii) The schedules of our time --
(ix) An isthmus of a middle state.
Responsibility: Mark Wilson.
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