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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 4. Conceptual Analysis]

Full Idea

My idea is that conceptual examination might be a way of recovering information previously obtained through the senses.

Gist of Idea

Examining concepts can recover information obtained through the senses


Carrie Jenkins (Grounding Concepts [2008], 4.8)

Book Reference

Jenkins,Carrie: 'Grounding Concepts' [OUP 2008], p.156

A Reaction

Now you're talking! This is really interesting conceptual analysis, rather than the sort of stamp-collecting approach to analsis practised by the duller sort of philosopher. But why bother with conceptual examination, when you have senses?