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Concepts and Communication: Comments on Words and Images. An Essay on the Origin of Ideas
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy. (Philosophy)
2015 (English)In: Analysis, ISSN 0003-2638, E-ISSN 1467-8284, Vol. 75, no 1, 110-121 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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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.

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Oxford University Press, 2015. Vol. 75, no 1, 110-121 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111637OAI: diva2:776018
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Available from: 2015-01-06 Created: 2015-01-06 Last updated: 2015-04-16Bibliographically approved

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