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Thinking Out Loud : an Essay on the Relation between Thought and Language.

Author: Christopher Gauker
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Series: Princeton legacy library.
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Most contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and linguists think of language as basically a means by which speakers reveal their thoughts to others. Christopher Gauker calls this ""the Lockean theory of language, "" since Locke was one of its early exponents, and he contends that it is fundamentally mistaken. The Lockean theory, he argues, cannot adequately explain the nature of the general concepts that words are  Read more...
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Gauker, Christopher.
Thinking Out Loud : An Essay on the Relation between Thought and Language.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Gauker
ISBN: 9781400863952 1400863953
OCLC Number: 884012613
Notes: Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (338 pages).
Series Title: Princeton legacy library.

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Most contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and linguists think of language as basically a means by which speakers reveal their thoughts to others. Christopher Gauker calls this ""the Lockean theory of language, "" since Locke was one of its early exponents, and he contends that it is fundamentally mistaken. The Lockean theory, he argues, cannot adequately explain the nature of the general concepts that words are supposed to express. In developing this theme, Gauker investigates a wide range of topics, including Locke's own views, contemporary theories of conceptual development, the natur.

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