Philosophy 290-2

Spring 2006

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-2 Concepts Ginsborg W 2-4 234 Moses

We will read some recent work on concepts, focussing especially on Fodor and his critique of “pragmatic” views of concept-possession. We will be concerned in particular with the question of how (or indeed whether) concepts can be acquired on the basis of experience. We will also consider the related question of whether perceptual experience has nonconceptual content.