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How Concepts Develop (II)

(Original title: Ako sa vyvíjajú pojmy (II))
Filozofia, 2017, vol. 72, No 8, pp. 656-667.
Language: Slovak
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Abstract

The contribution draws on the polemic on the issue in the journals Filozofia (1990 1993) and Organon F (1995 – 2002) which seemed to be terminated by three articles published in 2002. The article focuses on several confusions and misunderstandings implied by this polemic. It also offers a stronger argument in support of the claim that abstract concepts do not develop. According to the author, concepts themselves do not develop, they are developed by people in their minds.

Keywords

Appropriation of concepts, Developmental chains, Explications of the development of concepts, Ideal concepts and their physical and mental representations, Mental concepts

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