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Single Idea 11836

[catalogued under 18. Thought / D. Concepts / 3. Ontology of Concepts / c. Fregean concepts]

Full Idea

We can use the Fregean 'concept' on the level of reference and naming, and prefer the word 'conception' for the Kantian idea of the sense, or the information needed to understand the concept.

Gist of Idea

We can use 'concept' for the reference, and 'conception' for sense


David Wiggins (Sameness and Substance Renewed [2001], Pr.5)

Book Reference

Wiggins,David: 'Sameness and Substance Renewed' [CUP 2001], p.10

A Reaction

This is a nice suggestion, and at first blush I think it should be adopted. Sometimes philosophers regret adopting a terminology several hundred years after it has been agreed.