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Single Idea 3116

[catalogued under 18. Thought / C. Content / 6. Broad Content]

Full Idea

Putnam and Burge claim that there could be two words that a misinformed subject uses to express different concepts, but that express just one concept of the experts.

Gist of Idea

Maybe experts fix content, not ordinary users


Gabriel M.A. Segal (A Slim Book about Narrow Content [2000], 3.2)

Book Reference

Segal,Gabriel M.A.: 'A Slim Book about Narrow Content' [MIT 2000], p.73

A Reaction

This pushes the concept outside the mind of the user, which leaves an ontological problem of what concepts are made of, how you individuate them, and where they are located.