Scientists and the folk have the same concepts

Neil Levy

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If Knobe is right that ordinary judgments are normatively suffused, how do scientists free themselves from these influences? I suggest that because science is distributed and externalized, its claims can be manipulated in ways that allow normative influences to be hived off. This allows scientists to deploy concepts which are not normatively suffused. I suggest that there are good reasons to identify these normatively neutral concepts with the folk concepts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

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