Axiomathes 23 (2):301-321 (2013)

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Nino Cocchiarella
Indiana University, Bloomington
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Conceptual realism begins with a conceptualist theory of the nexus of predication in our speech and mental acts, a theory that explains the unity of those acts in terms of their referential and predicable aspects. This theory also contains as an integral part an intensional realism based on predicate nominalization and a reflexive abstraction in which the intensional contents of our concepts are “object”-ified, and by which an analysis of predication with intensional verbs can be given. Through a second nominalization of the common names that are part of conceptual realism’s theory of reference (via quantifier phrases), the theory also accounts for both plural reference and predication and mass noun reference and predication. Finally, a separate nexus of predication based on natural kinds and the natural properties and relations nomologically related to those natural kinds, is also an integral part of the framework of conceptual realism
Keywords Conceptualism  Nominalism  Realism  Logical realism  Natural realism  Formal ontology  Predication nexus  Exemplification  Nominalization  Intensional objects  Classes as many
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