Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Conceptualism, philosophy: the thesis that concepts are constructions of the human mind and, for their part, have no real existence. This also denies the existence of universals. They exist at most as divisions, but not as ideas. See also nominalism, conceptual realism, platonism, universals, ideas.
 
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Conceptualism / Aristotle: the general substances have no ontological status independent of the individual substances but they "exist" in a "given" order, given to the mind - LockeVs conceptualism: presupposes "beings" which can not exist.

Loc II
J. Locke
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-24