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Single Idea 16518

[catalogued under 18. Thought / D. Concepts / 2. Origin of Concepts / b. Empirical concepts]

Full Idea

The mind conceptualises objects, yet objects impinge upon the mind.

Gist of Idea

We conceptualise objects, but they impinge on us


David Wiggins (Sameness and Substance [1980], 3.5)

Book Reference

Wiggins,David: 'Sameness and Substance' [Blackwell 1980], p.101

A Reaction

A very nice statement of the relationship, and the fact that we don't just make our concepts up.