Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Concept: term for an entity with certain properties. The properties of an object correspond to the features of the concept. These concept features are necessary in contrast to the properties of an individual object, which are always contingent.
 
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McDowell, John
 
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Concepts I 33f
Concepts/McDowell: are used in receptivity.
Concept/McDowell: something that lies beyond the reach of spontaneity of naming "a concept" and then calling the relationship "rational", is fraudulent labelling.
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I 59
Concept/McDowell: we must not imagine the world to be "behind the outer border of the conceptual realm".
Otherwise Davidson would be right, of course, there would be nothing but purely causal effects of the world on us.
But there is no such border. We can say this now without becoming idealists because of it or disregarding the independence of reality.
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I 86
Concept/McDowellVsEvans: the tendency to apply a concept does not come out of the blue: When someone makes a judgment, it is wrested from him by experience.

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J. McDowell
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-28