The Problem of Necessary and Sufficient Conditions and Conceptual Analysis

@article{Shaffer2015ThePO,
  title={The Problem of Necessary and Sufficient Conditions and Conceptual Analysis},
  author={Michael John Shaffer},
  journal={Metaphilosophy},
  year={2015},
  volume={46},
  pages={555-563}
}
  • M. Shaffer
  • Published 1 October 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Metaphilosophy
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… 
Interaction and ostension: the myth of 4th-order intentionality
Research in comparative cognition on allegedly uniquely human capacities considers the identification of these human capacities in other species as one of their main points of inquiry. Capacities are
Conceptual Analysis and African Philosophy
Abstract The history of the methodology of African philosophy can be divided into two periods: the nascent stage that’s characterized by a rigor-demand, and the contemporary stage that’s

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 18 REFERENCES
CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS AND PHILOSOPHICAL NATURALISM
How to define: a tutorial
TLDR
Practical methods are introduced for the construction of definitions, both for philosophical purposes and for uses in other disciplines, and it is emphasized that the development of a definition should begin with careful choice of a primary definition, followed by the selection of appropriate variables for the definition.
A Priori knowledge and the scope of philosophy
L'A. defend l'argument de l'evidence qui justifie les deux theses de l'autonomie et de l'autorite de la philosophie par rapport a la science. Fonde sur l'identite des intuitions et de l'evidence,
The two dogmas of empiricism
Modern empiricism has been conditioned in large part by two dogmas. One is a belief in some fundamental cleavage between truths which are analytic, or grounded in meanings independently of matters of
The Philosophical Investigations
In this chapter, I intend to apply results of the four previous chapters in order to elucidate main traits of the PI. I do not intend to give an account of the whole book, nor get into the details of
On Conceptual Analysis
Conceptual analysis is presently one of the popular topics of linguistic research.Characterized by variety,the studies are focused on,but not confined to analysis of concepts expressed by abstract
Essentials of Logic
Preface Acknowledgments CHAPTER 1 Basic Logical Concepts 1.1 What Logic Is 1.2 Propositions and Sentences 1.3 Arguments, Premises, and Conclusions 1.4 Arguments and Explanations 1.5 Recognizing
A Reply to My Critics
First of all, thanks are due to Jonathan Havercroft for extending the invitation to discuss A Theory of Contestation at the “Author Meets Critics” panel at the American Political Science Association
...
...