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

Full Idea

Aristotelian justification is the process of reasoning using concepts that are abstracted from experience (rather than, say, concepts that are innate or those that we associate with the meanings of words).

Gist of Idea

Aristotelian justification uses concepts abstracted from experience


Edwin D. Mares (A Priori [2011], 08.1)

Book Reference

Mares,Edwin: 'A Priori' [Acumen 2011], p.123

A Reaction

See Carrie Jenkins for a full theory along these lines (though she doesn't mention Aristotle). This is definitely my preferred view of concepts.