Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Stereotypes, philosophy: A stereotype is a naturalized expression for typical forms or phenomena that facilitate recognition and simplify descriptions of facts. Stereotypes can be used consciously or unconsciously. See also protoypes.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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IV 186
Stereotype / Fodor / Lepore: meanings are no stereotypes: E.g. stereotypical brown cow can be dangerous without the st. brown or th st. cow being dangerous. - One would in turn accept absurdly analyticity of all inferences in order to guarantee that.
IV 186
Analyticity / analytical / Fodor / Lepore: if meanings are stereotypes, yet none of the individual features is defining. - E.g. the stereotypical brown cow can be dangerous, even though the stereotype dangerous is not part of the stereotype brown or the stereotype cow. - Therefore, the distinction analytic / synthetic fails. - N.B.: even if the distinction a / s is refused it shows that meanings are never stereotypes!

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

J. Fodor/E. Lepore
Holism Cambridge USA Oxford UK 1992

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