Ideas from 'Concepts:where cogn.science went wrong' by Jerry A. Fodor [1998], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Concepts: where cognitive science went wrong' by Fodor,Jerry A. [OUP 1998,0-19-823636-0]].

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2. Reason / D. Definition / 12. Against Definition
We have no successful definitions, because they all use indefinable words
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 2. Types of Existence
If 'exist' is ambiguous in 'chairs and numbers exist', that mirrors the difference between chairs and numbers
8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 6. Dispositions / c. Dispositions as conditional
Empiricists use dispositions reductively, as 'possibility of sensation' or 'possibility of experimental result'
12. Knowledge Sources / D. Empiricism / 2. Associationism
Associationism can't explain how truth is preserved
18. Thought / C. Content / 2. Ideas
Mental representations are the old 'Ideas', but without images
18. Thought / D. Concepts / 2. Ontology of Concepts / a. Concepts as representations
It is essential to the concept CAT that it be satisfied by cats
18. Thought / D. Concepts / 2. Ontology of Concepts / b. Concepts as abilities
I prefer psychological atomism - that concepts are independent of epistemic capacities
18. Thought / D. Concepts / 3. Structure of Concepts / b. Analysis of concepts
Definable concepts have constituents, which are necessary, individuate them, and demonstrate possession
18. Thought / D. Concepts / 3. Structure of Concepts / d. Concepts as prototypes
Many concepts lack prototypes, and complex prototypes aren't built from simple ones
18. Thought / D. Concepts / 3. Structure of Concepts / f. Theory theory of concepts
The theory theory can't actually tell us what concepts are
18. Thought / D. Concepts / 5. Origin of Concepts / c. Nativist concepts
Fodor is now less keen on the innateness of concepts
19. Language / C. Semantics / 1. Semantics
English has no semantic theory, just associations between sentences and thoughts