Much of Noam Chomsky’s revolution in linguistics—including its account of the way we learn languages—is being overturned. Paul Ibbotson and Michael Tomasello in Scientific American Artificial intelligenceDescarteslanguageMichael TomaselloNoam ChomskyPaul IbbotsonPhilosophy of minduniversal grammar
The latest issue of The Journal of Mind and Behavior is now available. Though there is much to commend in this issue, one paper caught my eye: “Qualia from the Point of View of Language” by Luca Berta. What is the difference between the discriminations made by a home appliance able to distinguish salt from sugar,…
Dan Lloyd has alerted me to this article of his published just today in Frontiers in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. Aside from his academic work Dan, it should not be forgotten, is also a formidable novelist.
A fascinating talk by (ontology kingpin) Barry Smith entitled “John Searle and Hernando de Soto: The Mystery of Capital and the Construction of Social Reality.“
Of all the obituaries I’ve come across on George Carlin, this one by Marty Beckerman in Reason hits the nail on the socio-philosophical head. Bravo! Postscript: It drives me mad to hear airline staff preface announcements or propositions with “at this time . . .”