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Can Concept Empiricism Forestall Eliminativism?


  • I am grateful to Samuel Guttenplan, Barbara Malt, and an anonymous referee for helpful feedback. My greatest debt goes to Edouard Machery for ongoing discussion and for his important contributions to the literature on concepts.

Jesse Prinz, Philosophy Program, City University of New York, Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA.


In this commentary, I focus on Machery's criticism of Neo-Empiricism. I argue that Neo-Empiricism can survive Machery's critique, and I show that there is an empiricist strategy for forestalling eliminativism.