From conceptual representations to explanatory relations [Peer commentary on the paper "Précis of Doing without Concepts" by E. Machery]

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Date Published:

2010 Jun

ISSN:

1469-1825

Abstract:

Machery emphasizes the centrality of explanation for theory-based approaches to concepts. I endorse Machery's emphasis on explanation and consider recent advances in psychology that point to the "heterogeneity" of explanation, with consequences for Machery's heterogeneity hypothesis about concepts.

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X10000415

DOI:

10.1017/S0140525X10000415

Alternate Journal:

Behav Brain Sci
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