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  • Author:
    Christopher Peacocke
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    0262161338
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    978-0262161336
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    A Bradford Book; First Edition, First Printing edition (October 7, 1992)
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This book provides a detailed, systematic introduction to an original philosophical theory of concepts that Christopher Peacocke has developed to explain facts about the nature of thought, including its systematic character, its relations to truth and reference, and its normative dimension.

This book provides a detailed, systematic introduction to an original philosophical theory of concepts that Christopher Peacocke has developed to explain facts about the nature of thought, including its systematic character, its relations to truth and reference, and its normative dimension.

Series: Representation and Mind series. Paperback: 288 pages. Peacocke's prose is lean, and this is a benefit when considering the basic metaphysics of concepts: but as he expands out to connect his theory of concepts to cognitive science (as it existed at that time) the parsimony of explanation begins to hamstring the reader a bit.

From Representation and Mind series. By Christopher Peacocke.

A Study of Concepts book. A Study of Concepts (Representation and Mind Series). 0262660970 (ISBN13: 9780262660976). Christopher Peacocke's rich, densely argued book is a frontal assault on the task of constructing a theory of concepts. Its argument is a model of rigor: each move is precisely flagged, each claim distinctly articulated.

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Items related to A Study of Concepts (Representation and Mind series). Peacocke, Christopher A Study of Concepts (Representation and Mind series). ISBN 13: 9780262161336. Particular concepts are also treated within the general framework: perceptual concepts, logical concepts, and the concept of belief are discussed in detail.

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Christopher Arthur Bruce Peacocke (born 22 May 1950) is a British philosopher known for his work in philosophy of mind and epistemology. His recent publications, in the field of epistemology, have defended a version of rationalism.

Professor Peacocke was Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy in the University of Oxford, and . His books include Sense and Content (Oxford, 1983), Thoughts: An Essay on Content (Blackwell, 1986) and A Study of Concepts (MIT, 1992)

He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has taught at Berkeley, NYU and UCLA, and has been a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford. His books include Sense and Content (Oxford, 1983), Thoughts: An Essay on Content (Blackwell, 1986) and A Study of Concepts (MIT, 1992). His book, Being Known (Oxford, 1999) is on the integration of metaphysics and epistemology.

Being concerned with representation, this book is about an idea, a concept, a word. But even beyond this, the social theorist sees the world through a network of concepts

Being concerned with representation, this book is about an idea, a concept, a word. It is primarily a conceptual analysis, not a historical study of the way in which representative government has evolved, nor yet an empirical investigation of the behavior of contemporary representatives or the expectations voters have about them. Yet, although the book is about a word, it is not about mere words, not merely about words. But even beyond this, the social theorist sees the world through a network of concepts. Our words define and delimit our world in important ways, and this is particularly true of the world of human and social things.

Philosophers from Hume, Kant, and Wittgenstein to the recent realists and antirealists have sought to answer the question, What are concepts? This book provides a detailed, systematic, and accessible introduction to an original philosophical theory of concepts that Christopher Peacocke has developed in recent years to explain facts about the nature of thought, including its systematic character, its relations to truth and reference, and its normative dimension.

Particular concepts are also treated within the general framework: perceptual concepts, logical concepts, and the concept of belief are discussed in detail. The general theory is further applied in answering the question of how the ontology of concepts can be of use in classifying mental states, and in discussing the proper relation between philosophical and psychological theories of concepts. Finally, the theory of concepts is used to motivate a nonverificationist theory of the limits of intelligible thought.

Peacocke treats content as broad rather than narrow, and his account is nonreductive and non-Quinean. Yet Peacocke also argues for an interactive relationship between philosophical and psychological theories of concepts, and he plots many connections with work in cognitive psychology.