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Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 43, 38-61 (2016). POVERTY OF…
ABSTRACT: A substantial proportion of philosophers are operating under the assumption that Chomsky’s conception of language acquisition has refuted Quine’s behavioristic conception (Gibson 1982). In this paper I will evaluate Quine’s theory of la…
Resource: Chomsky's Formal Analysis of Natural Languages: A Beh…
The controversy between cognitive and behavioral accounts is in part simply a matter of speaking of the same things in different ways. But sometimes also, as when we fall to distinguish between structural and functional problems, controversies arise becau…
Resource: On Chomsky's Review of Skinner's Verbal Behavior
Skinner's book, Verbal Behavior, was published in 1957. Chomsky's review of it appeared in 1959. Chomsky's review was, to put it mildly, displeased. It was also a virtuoso performance whose echoes reverbered throughout psychology. This article provided th…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 25 (2), 83-94, (1997).LINGUI…
Linguistic Behaviorism (Place, 1996) is an attempt to reclaim for the behaviorist perspective two disciplines, linguistics and linguistic philosophy, most of whose practitioners have been persuaded by Chomsky
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