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2.7j. Recognitional Concepts (Recognitional Concepts on PhilPapers)

Rives, Bradley (forthcoming). Concepts and perceptual belief: How (not) to defend recognitional concepts. Acta Analytica.   (Google)
Abstract: Recognitional concepts have the following characteristic property: thinkers are disposed to apply them to objects merely on the basis of undergoing certain perceptual experiences. I argue that a prominent strategy for defending the existence of constitutive connections among concepts, which appeals to thinkers’ semantic-cum-conceptual intuitions, cannot be used to defend the existence of recognitional concepts. I then outline and defend an alternative argument for the existence of recognitional concepts, which appeals to certain psychological laws