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generative grammar

generative grammar  

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The theory of language structures first proposed in Chomsky's Syntactic Structures (1957). Just as physics studies the forms of physically possible processes, so linguistics should study the form of ...
Jerry Alan Fodor

Jerry Alan Fodor  

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(1935– )American philosopher of mind. Born in New York city and educated at Columbia and Princeton, Fodor teaches at Rutgers and the City University of New York. He is known for a resolute realism ...
language

language  

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The principal languages of early modern Europe consist of six language families (Germanic, Romance, Slavic, Balto-Slavic, Finno-Ugric, and Celtic), a number of isolates (Greek, Albanian, Basque, and ...
language of thought

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Following Aristotle some have argued that the significance of spoken words derives from intrinsically meaningful interior ‘speech’. According to Ockham

learning paradox

learning paradox  

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One of the problems to which the doctrine of anamnesis is an answer in Plato's dialogue Meno. If we do not understand something, then we cannot set about learning it, since we do not know enough to ...
theory-theory

theory-theory  

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The view that everyday attributions of intentions, beliefs, and meanings to other persons proceed via tacit use of a theory that enables one to construct these interpretations as explanations of ...
thinking

thinking  

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The act or process of having ideas or thoughts, including reasoning, problem solving, decision making, the formation of mental models, and the contemplation of knowledge, beliefs, and opinions. See ...

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