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Brass Tacks in Linguistic Theory: Innate Grammatical Principles

Stephen Crain, Andrea Gualmini, and Paul Pietroski

in The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195179675
eISBN:
9780199869794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179675.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents detailed empirical work on several aspects of children's linguistic performance, focusing in particular on evidence that even two-year-old children understand that the meanings ... More


The Unity and Diversity of Reasons

John Skorupski

in Spheres of Reason: New Essays in the Philosophy of Normativity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572939
eISBN:
9780191722165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572939.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Can we give a uniform account of reasons in the three spheres of action, belief, and sentiment? Are reasons in these three spheres genuinely distinct, or are they in some way reducible to less than ... More


Reifying Terms

Friederike Moltmann

in Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608744
eISBN:
9780191747700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608744.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter takes a closer look at complex terms that make reference to abstract objects, such as the number eight, the numeral eight, and the color green. It gives a general syntactic ... More


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