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Azriel Grysman and Judith A. Hudson

about some other cultural or religious concept that one does not see regularly (or at all), that religious entity is connected to an existing template, with adjustments made to account for ways in which the normative assumptions of the template are broken. For example, the Judeo-Christian concept of God

Adis Idris Raksamani

different groups. Each Muslim group belongs to a brotherhood of humanity called Ummah. They generally practise according to the principles in the Book of Al-Quran and the model of the Prophet in Al-Hadith. The concept of Islamic art is, therefore, based on those principles and models, integrated with the

Dragoş A. Giulea

Inaccessible Kabod Enthroned in Heaven: Nazianzen’s Oratio 28,3 and the Tradition of Apophatic Th eology from Symbols to Philosophical Concepts Dragoş A. Giulea Marquette University, Coughlin Hall 100, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA Abstract In his second theological oration ( Oratio 28

Sonja Schierbaum

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156853410X533358 Vivarium 48 (2010) 327-348 v i va r i um Knowing Lions and Understanding “Lion”: Two Jobs for Concepts in Ockham? Sonja Schierbaum Philosophisches Seminar der Universität Hamburg Abstract Externalist readings of

Andrea S. Tavernaa, Andrea S. Tavernaa, Sandra R. Waxman, Andrea S. Tavernaa, Sandra R. Waxman, Douglas L. Medin, Andrea S. Tavernaa, Sandra R. Waxman, Douglas L. Medin and Olga A. Peralta

In recent years, considerable research attention has been devoted to the study of ‘folkbiology’, or how people in communities across the world conceptualize and reason about the natural world. Adopting a developmental and cross-cultural approach, researchers have sought to identify which concepts

Ulf Linderfalk

title, this article will be concerned with concepts and their role in international legal reasoning. A concept , in the particular sense that will be adopted throughout this article, is a mental representation. 1 It is the generalized idea of an empirical or normative phenomenon (e.g. ‘the king of

Zur Funktion unscharfer Begriffe

Ein Plädoyer für einen reflexiven Blick auf Explikationen

Annette Scheunpflug and Martin Affolderbach

zugeschrieben wird. Deutlich wird das in den für die deutsche Sprache hörbaren Annotationen der englischen ( concept ) und französischen ( idée, conception ) Übersetzungen. Das, was ein Wort zu einem Begriff macht, ist also eine über die reine Bezeichnung und sprachliche Identifizierung eines Phänomens


A Critical Approach


Andy Blunden

Andy Blunden presents a critical review of theories of Concepts in cognitive psychology, analytical philosophy, linguistics, conceptual change theory and other disciplines. The problems in these disciplines has led many to abandon the idea of Concepts altogether, particularly those taking an interactionist approach. Blunden responds with an historical review focussing on the idealist philosophy of Hegel, its reception and transformation in the development of positive science and finally the cultural psychology of Lev Vygotsky. He then proposes an approach to Concepts which draws on Activity Theory. Concepts are equally subjective and objective, units of consciousness and of the cultural formation of which one is a part. This continues the author’s earlier work in An Interdisciplinary Theory of Activity (Brill 2010).

Michael Price

1 Introduction Frege famously maintained that concepts are not objects. Since, for Frege, an object is anything that can be the referent of a proper name (while a concept is anything that can be the referent of a predicate) ( Frege 1997f , 186–187), Frege’s view amounts to the thesis

George E. Newman

sentimental possessions (Belk, 1988 ; Grayson and Shulman, 2000 ). And yet, despite the importance of this concept, there is little agreement in the literature about how to define authenticity or interpret its effects on behavior. For example, theoretical approaches to understanding authenticity range from