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p. 405. What about our conceptual structuring of the world?locked

p. 405. What about our conceptual structuring of the world?locked

  • Stephen Gaukroger


‘What about our conceptual structuring of the world?’ considers how our sensory systems and our minds interact with the world to produce representations of it. Does what we bring to perception undermine its objectivity? Do cultural and linguistic groups structure the world differently? Is there a theoretical account of the world, of the kind offered in the sciences, where we order our conceptions of the world in various ways in an effort to understand it, but where these orderings may differ and be in competition with one another? Examples from philosophy, anthropology, language, and the history of science are presented.

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