TY - INPR ID - cogprints3934 UR - http://cogprints.org/3934/ A1 - Brigandt, Ingo TI - Holism, Concept Individuation, and Conceptual Change Y1 - 2004/// N2 - The paper discusses concept individuation in the context of scientific concepts and conceptual change in science. It is argued that some concepts can be individuated in different ways. A particular term may be viewed as corresponding to a single concept (which is ascribed to every person from a whole scientific field). But at the same time, we can legitimately individuate in a more fine grained manner, i.e., this term can also be considered as corresponding to two or several concepts (so that each of these concepts is attributed to a smaller group of persons only). The reason is that there are different philosophical and explanatory interests that underlie a particular study of the change of a scientific term. These interests determine how a concept is to be individuated; and as the same term can be subject to different philosophical studies and interests, its content can be individuated in different ways. AV - public KW - concepts KW - concept individuation KW - holism KW - conceptual role semantics KW - conceptual change KW - gene concept ER -