Dogs and Concepts

@article{Crary2012DogsAC,
  title={Dogs and Concepts},
  author={Alice Crary},
  journal={Philosophy},
  year={2012},
  volume={87},
  pages={215 - 237}
}
Abstract This article is a contribution to discussions about the prospects for a viable conceptualism, i.e., a viable view that represents our modes of awareness as conceptual all the way down. The article challenges the assumption, made by friends as well as foes of conceptualism, that a conceptualist stance necessarily commits us to denying animals minds. Its main argument starts from the conceptualist doctrine defended in the writings of John McDowell. Although critics are wrong to represent… 
Dogs and Concepts – ERRATUM
p.215 – In the Abstract, the sentence starting ‘Although critics are wrong...’ should read ‘Although critics are wrong to represent McDowell as implying that animals are mindless brutes, it is
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