The theoretical indispensability of concepts

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (2-3):228 - 229 (2010)
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Abstract

Machery denies the traditional view that concepts are constituents of thoughts, and he more provocatively argues that concepts should be eliminated from our best psychological taxonomy. I argue that the constituency view has much to recommend it (and is presupposed by much of his own theory), and that the evidence gives us grounds for pluralism, rather than eliminativism, about concepts

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