Thick Concepts and Thick Descriptions

Kirchin, Simon T. (2013) Thick Concepts and Thick Descriptions. In: Thick Concepts. Mind Association Occasional Series . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 60-77. ISBN 978-0-19-967234-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In this article I compare Ryle's notion of a thick description with Williams' notion of a thick concept so as to illuminate our understanding of both. In doing so I suggest lines of thought that show us that the notion of 'evaluation' in play in many people's writings should be broadened. Doing so will help to lessen the credibility of separationist notions of thick concepts.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: thick concepts, thin concepts, thick descriptions, Ryle, Williams, ethics, metaethics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Philosophy
Depositing User: Simon Kirchin
Date Deposited: 29 May 2015 11:12 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2015 14:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48684 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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