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[catalogued under 18. Thought / D. Concepts / 4. Structure of Concepts / c. Classical concepts]

Full Idea

In the 'classical theory' a concept includes in it those concepts that define it. ...In the 'theory theory' view the content of a concept is determined by its relationship to other concepts.

Gist of Idea

The essence of a concept is either its definition or its conceptual relations?


Edwin D. Mares (A Priori [2011], 03.10)

Book Reference

Mares,Edwin: 'A Priori' [Acumen 2011], p.49

A Reaction

Neither of these seem to give an intrinsic account of a concept, or any account of how the whole business gets off the ground.