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Can someone who knows a little more about kant fix this?
- I don't really know that much about the Kantian position. However, I don't think Kant's position represents "modern conceptualism". I may be wrong, but many modern conceptualists are physicalists, who emphasize the concepts of universals being stored with the neural circuitry of the brain. Canadianism 03:34, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
FYI, here's the Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy's entry (citation on main page now): conceptualism The theory of universals that sees them as shadows of our grasp of concepts. Conceptualism lies midway between out-and-out nominalism, holding that nothing is common to objects except our applying the same words to them, and any realism which sees universals as existing independently of us and our abilities. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pfhyde (talk • contribs) 06:50, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Conceptualism in analytic philosophy
Reading this article, I am rather put off by the fact that it does not mention the conceptualism developed by John McDowell at all. His "conceptualism" is what most (analytic) philosophers think of when the word "conceptualism" is employed nowadays. At any rate, I will begin a new section that addresses this fact. R. Brian Tracz (talk) 12:30, 24 May 2013 (UTC)