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The Chains of Empiricism and Rationalism
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accept account of first-language account of language account of meaning acquired allows alternative argued argument aspect of language base behaviour child Chomsky Chomsky's circularity claim clear conception of language concerned creativity criteria criterion criticism Davidson deep structure definition Descartes described distinction elementary propositions empirical empiricism epistemology example explain fact first-language acquisition formal Frege function given grammar holistic Ideas identified infant innateness hypothesis intentionality interpretation language acquisition language-game language-use language's learning linguistic universals logical meaning theory metaphysics natural language non-linguistic non-verbal communication Observation Sentences op.cit ordinary language paralanguage particular phenomenon philosophy of language position pre-linguistic pre-verbal presuppositions primitive Principle of Charity problem produce Quine Quine's rationalism rationalist realism referential regress rejection relativism requires rules seen semantic sense sensory social context sort structure of language surface structure synonymy Tarski theory of meaning theory of truth thesis traditional empiricists traditionalists transformational grammar verbal words