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Methods of Conceptual Analysis

(Original title: Methods of Conceptual Analysis)
Filozofia, 2016, vol. 71, No 3, pp. 220-230.
Language: Slovak
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This paper describes some of the methods usually grouped under the label of conceptual analysis. It delineates and compares three such methods: constructive method, detection method, and reductive conceptual analysis. For each of these three kinds of conceptual analysis, the problems which motivate its use are specified and the well-known instances of their application are discussed. Based on the general model of method as an ordered set of instructions, the three types of conceptual analysis differ in specifying the instructions involved in their use.


Conceptual analysis, Conceptual theory, Language, Method

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