Ideas of Carrie Jenkins, by Theme

[British, fl. 2010, Professor at Nottingham University.]

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1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 2. Conceptual Analysis
Examining concepts can recover information obtained through the senses
3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 2. Correspondence to Facts
Instead of correspondence of proposition to fact, look at correspondence of its parts
6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 4. The Infinite / a. The Infinite
Combining the concepts of negation and finiteness gives the concept of infinity
6. Mathematics / C. Sources of Mathematics / 4. Mathematical Empiricism / a. Mathematical empiricism
Arithmetic concepts are indispensable because they accurately map the world
Senses produce concepts that map the world, and arithmetic is known through these concepts
6. Mathematics / C. Sources of Mathematics / 6. Logicism / d. Logicism critique
It is not easy to show that Hume's Principle is analytic or definitive in the required sense
7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 1. Grounding / c. Grounding and explanation
We can learn about the world by studying the grounding of our concepts
7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 4. Ontological Dependence
There's essential, modal, explanatory, conceptual, metaphysical and constitutive dependence
7. Existence / E. Categories / 4. Category Realism
The concepts we have to use for categorising are ones which map the real world well
12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 9. A Priori from Concepts
Examining accurate, justified or grounded concepts brings understanding of the world
12. Knowledge Sources / E. Direct Knowledge / 1. Intuition
It is not enough that intuition be reliable - we need to know why it is reliable
13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 1. External Justification
Knowledge is true belief which can be explained just by citing the proposition believed
18. Thought / D. Concepts / 5. Origin of Concepts / b. Empirical concepts
Grounded concepts are trustworthy maps of the world
The physical effect of world on brain explains the concepts we possess
19. Language / B. Meaning / 3. Meaning as Verification
Verificationism is better if it says meaningfulness needs concepts grounded in the senses
19. Language / C. Semantics / 1. Semantics
Success semantics explains representation in terms of success in action
19. Language / F. Analytic/Synthetic / 1. Analytic and Synthetic
'Analytic' can be conceptual, or by meaning, or predicate inclusion, or definition...