John Vervaeke [3]John Alexander Vervaeke [1]
  1. Christopher D. Green & John Vervaeke (1997). But What Have You Done for Us Lately?: Some Recent Perspectives on Linguistic Nativism. In David Martel Johnson & Christina E. Erneling (eds.), The Future of the Cognitive Revolution, Chapter 11. Oxford University Press 149-163.
    The problem with many contemporary criticisms of Chomsky and linguistic nativism is that they are based upon features of the theory that are no longer germane; aspects that have either been superseded by more adequate proposals, or that have been dropped altogether under the weight of contravening evidence. In this paper, rather than rehashing old debates that are voluminously documented elsewhere, we intend to focus on more recent developments. To this end, we have put a premium on references from the (...)
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    John M. Kennedy & John Vervaeke (1993). Metaphor and Knowledge Attained Via the Body. Philosophical Psychology 6 (4):407 – 412.
    Mark Johnson (1991) argues in favour of embodied experience as the basis for knowledge. An important implication of his analysis is that these experiences instigate pervasive metaphorical systems. Johnson's argument involves reductionist problems, chicken-and-egg problems and, at times, unclear criteria for what counts as a basic experience and a metaphor.
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    Christopher D. Green & John Vervaeke, What Kind of Explanation, If Any, is a Connectionist Net?
    Connectionist models of cognition are all the rage these days. They are said to provide better explanations than traditional symbolic computational models in a wide array of cognitive areas, from perception to memory to language to reasoning to motor action. But what does it actually mean to say that they "explain" cognition at all? In what sense do the dozens of nodes and hundreds of connections in a typical connectionist network explain anything? It is the purpose of this paper to (...)
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