Closed concept

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Short description: Concept in epistemology

A closed concept is a concept where all the necessary and sufficient conditions required to include something within the concept can be listed. For example, the concept of a triangle is closed because it is a three-sided polygon, and only a three-sided polygon, is a triangle. All the conditions required to call something a triangle can be, and are, are listed.

Its opposite is an "open concept".[1]

See also


  1. Weitz, Morris (1956). "The Role of Theory in Aesthetics". The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 15 (1): 27–35. doi:10.2307/427491. 

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