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Single Idea 22135

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / C. Capacities of Minds / 1. Faculties]

Full Idea

While the natural order is richer than our conceptual representations of it, nonetheless our concepts can be adequate to real singulars because simplification is not falsification.

Gist of Idea

Our concepts can never fully capture reality, but simplification does not falsify


Stephen Boulter (Why Medieval Philosophy Matters [2019], 1)

Book Reference

Boulter,Stephen: 'Why Medieval Philosophy Matters' [Bloomsbury 2019], p.38

A Reaction

I don't know if 'simplification' is one of the faculties I am trying to identify. I suspect it is a common factor among most of our intellectual faculties. I love 'simplification is not falsification'. Vagueness isn't falsification either.