The Problem of Necessary and Sufficient Conditions and Conceptual Analysis

Metaphilosophy 46 (4-5):555-563 (2015)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
In this article the standard philosophical method involving intuition-driven conceptual analysis is challenged in a new way. This orthodox approach to philosophy takes analysanda to be the specifications of the content of concepts in the form of sets of necessary and sufficient conditions. Here it is argued that there is no adequate account of what necessary and sufficient conditions are. So, the targets of applications of the standard philosophical method so understood are not sufficiently well understood for this method to be dependable
Categories
(categorize this paper)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
SHATPO-64
Upload history
Archival date: 2018-07-17
View other versions
Added to PP index
2015-09-09

Total views
542 ( #9,596 of 58,396 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
36 ( #21,955 of 58,396 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.