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

More me? Substance concepts and self concepts


Carol Slater a1
a1 Department of Psychology, Alma College, Alma, MI 48801 cslater@alma.edu

Abstract

User intentions invoked to account for the distinctive way in which public-language natural-kind terms gather their extensions are inapplicable in the case of Millikan's substance concepts. I suggest that theoretical justification is preferable and available and raise exploratory questions about the applicability of the notion of substance concepts to the genesis of self concepts.



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