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Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve ThemAnd How to Solve Them: An Originalist Theory of Concepts$
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R. M. Sainsbury and Michael Tye

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199695317

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695317.001.0001

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Overview of an Originalist Theory of Concepts

Overview of an Originalist Theory of Concepts

(p.40) 3 Overview of an Originalist Theory of Concepts
Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve Them

R. M. Sainsbury

Michael Tye

Oxford University Press

This chapter sets out the main thesis of the book: concepts are individuated by their origin. It also gives a preliminary indication of how this approach can help solve the puzzles.

Keywords:   concept, origin, thought, deference, content, truth conditions, cognition, information, understanding, reference fixing and preservation

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