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Single Idea 18594

[catalogued under 18. Thought / D. Concepts / 4. Structure of Concepts / d. Concepts as prototypes]

Full Idea

Knowing which properties are typical of a class is particularly useful when you have to draw inductions about the members of a class.

Gist of Idea

Knowing typical properties of things is especially useful in induction


Edouard Machery (Doing Without Concepts [2009], 4.2.1)

Book Reference

Machery,Edouard: 'Doing Without Concepts' [OUP 2009], p.84