Concepts and Communication: Comments on Words and Images. An Essay on the Origin of Ideas
2015 (English)In: Analysis, ISSN 0003-2638, E-ISSN 1467-8284, Vol. 75, no 1, 110-121 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
At the center of Gauker’s book stands two inter-connected theses: First, that concepts are dependent on language; second, that this requires rejecting the traditional idea that linguistic communication involves a transmission of thoughts. I argue that we cannot afford to reject the traditional conception of communication and that Gauker’s alternative ‘cooperative’ conception is unsatisfactory. However, I also argue that Gauker is wrong to suggest that the language dependency thesis of concepts is incompatible with the traditional view of communication.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2015. Vol. 75, no 1, 110-121 p.
Research subject Theoretical Philosophy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111637OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-111637DiVA: diva2:776018
FunderSwedish Research Council