Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Millikan, R. G.: A common structure for concepts of individuals, stuffs, and real kinds: More Mama, more milk, and more mouse

Staying in touch: Externalism needs descriptions

James A. Hampton a1
a1 Department of Psychology, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, UK


Externalism cannot work as a theory of concepts without explaining how we reidentify substances as being of the same kind. Yet this process implies just the level of descriptive content to which externalism seeks to deny a role in conceptual content.