Organon F

Volume 29, August 2022, Issue 3, Pages 376–388

ISSN 2585-7150 (online) ISSN 1335-0668 (print)

Research Article

Concepts May Still Be Objects

Harold Noonan


In his book (2021) Trueman attempts to provide a solution to the problem of the concept horse, which according to Frege’s published writings is an object, not a concept. In the course of doing so Trueman rejects Wright’s response (1998) according to which some objects are also concepts, for example, the concept horse, so the categories are not exclusive. Trueman’s argument for exclusivity (Chapter 4) is the heart of the book, and as he says, it is his response to holders of differing views, like Wright. I think that there is a gap in Trueman’s argument which needs to be filled if Wright is to be considered refuted.


Concept; objet; Wright; singular term; predicate; Frege.

Author(s) and affiliation(s)


Harold Noonan


University of Nottingham


University of Nottingham, Department of Philosophy, Room C41 Humanities, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, United Kingdom


About this article


11 May 2022


20 August 2022


28 August 2022

Published online

24 September 2022


Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences

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Noonan, H. (2022). Concepts May Still Be Objects. Organon F29(3), 376–388.


Noonan, Harold. 2022. "Concepts May Still Be Objects." Organon F 29 (3): 376–388.


Noonan, H. (2022). Concepts May Still Be Objects. Organon F, 29(3), pp. 376–388.

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