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Is the Object Concept Formal?

Roberto Casati


This review article explores several senses in which it can be held that the (actual, psychological) concept of an object is a formal concept, as opposed, here, to being a sortal concept. Some recent positions both from the philosophical and psychological literature are analyzed: Object-sortalism (Xu), quasi-sortalist reductive strategies (Bloom), qualified sortalism (Wiggins), demonstrative theories (Fodor), and anti-sortalism (Ayers).
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Roberto Casati. Is the Object Concept Formal?. Dialectica, 2004, 58 (3), pp.000-000. ⟨ijn_00000544⟩
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