Edouard Machery – Doing Without Concepts
(@UQAM; the conference will be held in English)
Doing without Concepts
by Edouard Machery, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh.
The conference will take place on Friday, February 26th. It will be held in English, from 3pm to 5pm in room DS-1950 (Metro: Berri-UQAM, DeSèves building). Feel free to check our website (http://www.isc.uqam.ca) for more information or to download posters ( http://www.isc.uqam.ca/docs/2010-02-26-Machery.pdf).
Abstract : In my recent book, Doing without Concepts (OUP, 2009), I have argued that the class of concepts is so heterogeneous that the notion of concept is of little use and should be removed from the theoretical vocabulary of psychology ("the heterogeneity hypothesis"). In this talk, I will quickly review this argument before examining at greater length the objections that have been formulated against the views advanced in Doing without Concepts.
Edouard Machery’s web page http://www.pitt.edu/~machery/