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[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 1. Grounding / c. Grounding and explanation]

Full Idea

What concept grounding does for us is ensure that our concepts, like the results of our empirical tests, can be treated as a source of information about the independent world.

Gist of Idea

We can learn about the world by studying the grounding of our concepts


Carrie Jenkins (Grounding Concepts [2008], 4.4)

Book Reference

Jenkins,Carrie: 'Grounding Concepts' [OUP 2008], p.135

A Reaction

Presumably we learn our concepts hand-in-hand with experience, so learning our concepts is itself learning about the world. Later checking of concepts and their relations largely confirms what we already knew?