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    Concept is a container
    Dissertation, University of Edinburgh. 2023.
    This thesis puts forward a theory which I call container theory for how a single notion of concept can satisfy the two desiderata that Machery (2009) sets out for concepts: (a) the Judgement Desideratum - a concept must permit categorisation, typicality and inferential judgements; and (b) the Propositional Desideratum: a concept must be capable of being used as a unit or constituent in compositions of propositional thoughts. Achieving this depends on two core claims: (a) that a concept is a cont…Read more