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How Is Language Possible? Philosophical Reflections on the Evolution of Language and Knowledge

by J. N. Hattiangadi

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Published by Open Court Pub Co .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Linguistic change,
  • Origin,
  • Philosophy Of Language,
  • Language and languages,
  • Philosophy,
  • Semantics (Philosophy)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9715116M
    ISBN 100812690443
    ISBN 109780812690446

    The Pragmatic worldview is fundamentally optimistic. The arguments in this book offer a vision of language testing that can contribute to progress for individuals and society. Communication is essential for advancement. Language knowledge and skills endow individuals with the freedom to participate in personal and collective growth. for philosophical questions concerning the nature, origins, and usage of natural language philosophy-of-language knowledge plato greeks the-republic. asked Apr 9 at Josh Abel. 37 4 4 bronze badges votes. 0answers views Newest philosophy-of-language questions feed Subscribe to .

    Reflections on the evolution of human language: 2. The Emergence of Analytic Processing: 1. A Role for Phonaesthesia? In Grace I discussed Robin Dunbar's hypothesis on the kind of advantages that might have started the ancestors of our species on the road to language. His hypothesis describes advantages that might have been gained from an. Philosophy of linguistics is the philosophy of science as applied to linguistics. This differentiates it sharply from the philosophy of language, traditionally concerned with matters of meaning and reference. As with the philosophy of other special sciences, there are general topics relating to matters like methodology and explanation (e.g Cited by: 9.

    first word in the phrase ‘‘language evolution’’, so we should bear constantly in mind that language evolution occurred in real time (therefore at a specific period or periods of prehistory) and formed simply one part, albeit arguably the most significant part, in the overall evolution of our species. 2. Initial selection pressure. Eventually, meticulous reflections performed by increasingly philosophical authors advanced technicalizing common language into a specialized discourse, the first terminologically innovative and then academic discussions of the essential principles that .


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How Is Language Possible? Philosophical Reflections on the Evolution of Language and Knowledge by J. N. Hattiangadi Download PDF EPUB FB2

Kant's method is to establish the only possible way in which objects can be seen, thought of, and spoken about, to establish the transcendental truths, as the philosophical truths are called.

Scientists, and particularly mathematicians, discovered many intriguing ways of showing how the mind can think in manners not dreamt of in Kant's. Philosophical Reflections on the Evolution of Language and Knowledge Paperback – Octo by Hattiangadi (Author)5/5(1).

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"The evolution of language has been described as the hardest problem in science, fraught with conflict, entrenched views, and misunderstandings between the multifarious disciplines involved. Fitch guides us through this tangled and often treacherous domain with clarity, equanimity, and encyclopedic by: Social Cognition, Stag Hunts, and the Evolution of Language.

Richard Moore - - Biology and Philosophy 32 (6) details According to the socio-cognitive revolution hypothesis, humans but not other great apes acquire language because only we possess the socio-cognitive abilities required for Gricean communication, which is a pre.

Knowledge, Language and Learning. Bertram F. () the Relation Between Language and Theory of Mind in Development and Evolution. [Book Chapter]. The Language Bioprogram Hypothesis.

Derek Bickerton - - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (2) How is Language Possible. Philosophical Reflections on the Evolution of Language Cited by: The language parasite approach refers to the view that language, like a parasite, is an adaptive system that evolves to fit its human hosts.

Supported by recent computer simulations, LPA proponents. Language is, after all, the greatest of all social tools: It's what lets people share and cooperate, divide labor, make plans, preserve knowledge, tell stories. In short, it lets humans be. Reflections on Language brings together a collection of seventy-eight articles that examine language from many different perspectives.

Its selections focus on language as a social form, demonstrating how it is an indispensable component of the world and how we interpret by: 4. Reflections on the evolution of human language: 1.

Robin Dunbar’s Social Bonding Hypothesis I suppose the main reason for my being interested in the question of how language might have evolved is the hope that pursuing it might lead us to a new perspective on what language really is. And I think that is needed. The origin of language and its evolutionary emergence in the human species have been subjects of speculation for several centuries.

The topic is difficult to study because of the lack of direct evidence. Consequently, scholars wishing to study the origins of language must draw inferences from other kinds of evidence such as the fossil record, archaeological evidence, contemporary language. This approach distinguishes the biological capacity for language from its many possible functions, such as communication or internal thought.

One approach to exploring the core biological competence for language, and thus its evolution, was set out by Hauser et al. A central focus of this paper was on conceptual and methodological issues that Cited by: This remarkable, species-specific ability to acquire any human language―“the language faculty”―raises important biological questions about language, including how it has evolved.

This book by two distinguished scholars―a computer scientist and a linguist―addresses the enduring question of the evolution of by: Philosophy of language, philosophical investigation of the nature of language; the relations between language, language users, and the world; and the concepts with which language is described and analyzed, both in everyday speech and in scientific linguistic studies.

Because its investigations are conceptual rather than empirical, the philosophy of language is distinct from linguistics, though. This is a very intelligent book, written with deep knowledge and humor.

One is bound to learn quite a bit from the contents of the book. Among other things it aims at explaining the relationships that exist between language and mental evolution, social evolution Cited by: And two, language was needed for social interaction, according to those who subscribe to the adaptation theory.

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12, No. 5, November The phrase "linguistic turn" was used to describe the noteworthy emphasis that contemporary philosophers put upon ge began to play a central role in Western philosophy in the early 20th century.

One of the central figures involved in this development was the German philosopher Gottlob Frege, whose work on philosophical logic and the philosophy of language in the late 19th. Language Use, Not Language, is What Develops in Childhood and Adolescence.

Derek Bickerton - - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3)Author: Alessandra Tanesini. This book is an outstanding contribution to the philosophical study of language and mind, by one of the most influential thinkers of our time.

In a series of penetrating essays, Chomsky cuts through the confusion and prejudice that has infected the study of language and mind, bringing new solutions to traditional philosophical puzzles and fresh perspectives on issues of general interest 1/5(1).Books shelved as language-evolution: Evolution of Language, the - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference by Erica A.

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The British Council () estimates that million people speak English as a second language.