Conceptualism and Realism (S&S)
Wiggins (David)
Source: Wiggins - Sameness and Substance, 1980, Chapter 5
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Chapter Breakdown1

  1. Anti-realist conceptualism and anti-conceptualist realism - 129
  2. Four clarifications - 131
  3. A conventionalist reconstruction of our modal convictions: a conceptualist anti-realist view of essence - 134
  4. An hypothesis concerning the sources of anti-essentialism - 137
  5. An exaggeration of conceptualism, deprecated and mended by some truisms: and the reply to the anti-conceptualist realist begun - 138
  6. The perfect consonance of sober realism and sober conceptualism - 141
  7. The realist requirement restated, refurbished and satisfied - 142
  8. Concluding suggestions - 145



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