HAS PSYCHOLOGY DEBUNKED CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS?
Article first published online: 21 DEC 2005
Volume 37, Issue 1, pages 26–33, January 2006
How to Cite
SANDIN, P. (2006), HAS PSYCHOLOGY DEBUNKED CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS?. Metaphilosophy, 37: 26–33. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9973.2006.00412.x
- Issue published online: 21 DEC 2005
- Article first published online: 21 DEC 2005
- conceptual analysis;
- philosophical method;
Abstract: The philosophical method of conceptual analysis has been criticised on the grounds that empirical psychological research has cast severe doubt on whether concepts exist in the form traditionally assumed, and that conceptual analysis therefore is doomed. This objection may be termed the Charge from Psychology. After a brief characterisation of conceptual analysis, I discuss the Charge from Psychology and argue that it is misdirected.