Conceptualism and Realism
Wiggins (David)
Source: Wiggins - Sameness and Substance Renewed, 2001, Chapter 5
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Chapter Breakdown1

  1. Anti-realist conceptualism and anti-conceptualist realism - 139
  2. Four clarifications - 142
  3. A conventionalist reconstruction of our modal convictions: a conceptualist anti-realist view of essence - 144
  4. A hypothesis concerning the sources of anti-essentialism - 147
  5. An exaggeration of conceptualism, deprecated and corrected in the light of certain truisms; and the reply to the anti-conceptualist realist begun - 148
  6. The perfect consonance of sober realism and sober conceptualism - 151
  7. The realist requirement restated, refurbished and satisfied - 153
  8. Concluding suggestions - 155



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