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[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 9. A Priori from Concepts]

Full Idea

Examining accurate concepts can help us acquire true beliefs about the world, examining justified concepts can help us acquire justified beliefs about the world, and examining grounded concepts can help us acquire knowledge of it.

Gist of Idea

Examining accurate, justified or grounded concepts brings understanding of the world


Carrie Jenkins (Grounding Concepts [2008], 4.4)

Book Reference

Jenkins,Carrie: 'Grounding Concepts' [OUP 2008], p.131

A Reaction

This summarises Jenkins's empirical account of concepts, and I love it all to bits. I feel that contemporary philosophy is beginning to produce a coherent naturalistic worldview which can replace religion. Bar the rituals. We can have priests...