Rives Publishes on Concepts and Rationality

Posted on 12/4/2017 9:11:08 AM

Brad Rives, Department of Philosophy, published a paper titled “Conceptual Role Semantics and Rationality” in Acta Analytica, an international journal for philosophy in the analytic tradition.

Abstract: Conceptual role semanticists argue that concepts are individuated in terms of their roles in cognition. Some prominent conceptual role semanticists argue for the further claim that concepts are individuated in terms of their rational roles in cognition. This further claim places substantive normative constraints on concept-constitutive roles. I argue that conceptual role semanticists can and should resist the claim that conceptual roles must be specified in inherently normative terms.