Single Idea 10746

[catalogued under 18. Thought / D. Concepts / 4. Structure of Concepts / i. Conceptual priority]

Full Idea

I find the notion of conceptual priority barely intelligible.

Gist of Idea

Conceptual priority is barely intelligible


Alex Oliver (The Metaphysics of Properties [1996], 19 n48)

Book Reference

-: 'Mind' [-], p.51

A Reaction

I don't think I agree, though there is a lot of vagueness and intuition involved, and not a lot of hard argument. Can you derive A from B, but not B from A? Is A inconceivable without B, but B conceivable without A?