Could you think carruthers’ ideas without having to speak them? Talk with yourself if you want to have any thought on that
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (6):692-693 (2002)
First, the importance of language in cognition is recognized. Nevertheless, this does not necessarily imply that the locus of thought is natural language (words, syntax, phonology). Then, difficulties with some of Carruthers’ hypotheses are stated: Is an account based on LFs capable of dealing with the complexities involved in what we call thought? Finally, mention of the issue of language production is made.
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