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  1. Wolfram Hinzen (2013). Narrow Syntax and the Language of Thought. Philosophical Psychology 26 (1):1-23.
    A traditional view maintains that thought, while expressed in language, is non-linguistic in nature and occurs in non-linguistic beings as well. I assess this view against current theories of the evolutionary design of human grammar. I argue that even if some forms of human thought are shared with non-human animals, a residue remains that characterizes a unique way in which human thought is organized as a system. I explore the hypothesis that the cause of this difference is a grammatical way (...)
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  2. David Kirkby, Wolfram Hinzen & John Mikhail (2013). Your Theory of the Evolution of Morality Depends Upon Your Theory of Morality. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (1):94-95.
    Baumard et al. attribute to humans a sense of fairness. However, the properties of this sense are so underspecified that the evolutionary account offered is not well-motivated. We contrast this with the framework of Universal Moral Grammar, which has sought a descriptively adequate account of the structure of the moral domain as a precondition for understanding the evolution of morality.
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  3. Wolfram Hinzen (2012). Human Nature and Grammar. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 70:53-82.
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  4. Wolfram Hinzen (2012). The Emergence of Complex. In David McFarland, Keith Stenning & Maggie McGonigle (eds.), The Complex Mind. Palgrave Macmillan. 243.
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  5. Wolfram Hinzen & Ulrich Reichard (2012). The Unity of Linguistic Meaning, by John Collins. [REVIEW] Mind 121 (483):788-793.
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  6. Wolfram Hinzen & Ulrich Reichard (2012). Where the Solution Lies, Namely in Grammar. With That Opening Move Made, the Work Can Begin. Mind 121:483.
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  7. Markus Werning, Wolfram Hinzen & Edouard Machery (eds.) (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality. OUP Oxford.
    In this book leading scholars from every relevant field report on all aspects of compositionality, the notion that the meaning of an expression can be derived from its parts. Understanding how compositionality works is a central element of syntactic and semantic analysis and a challenge for models of cognition. It is a key concept in linguistics and philosophy and in the cognitive sciences more generally, and is without question one of the most exciting fields in the study of language and (...)
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  8. Wolfram Hinzen (2010). Review of Nirmalangshu Mukherji, The Primacy of Grammar. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (10).
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  9. Wolfram Hinzen (2007). An Essay on Names and Truth. Oxford University Press.
    This pioneering book lays new foundations for the study of reference and truth.
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  10. Wolfram Hinzen (2006). Dualism and the Atoms of Thought. Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (9):25-55.
    Contemporary arguments for forms of psycho-physical dualism standardly depart from phenomenal aspects of consciousness ('what it is like' to have some particular conscious experience). Conceptual aspects of conscious experience, as opposed to phenomenal or visual/perceptual ones, are often taken to be within the scope of functionalist, reductionist, or physicalist theories. I argue that the particular conceptual structure of human consciousness makes this asymmetry unmotivated. The argument for a form of dualism defended here proceeds from the empirical premise that (...)
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  11. Wolfram Hinzen (2006). External and Internal Aspects in the Semantics of Names. In Tomáš Marvan (ed.), What Determines Content?: The Internalism/Externalism Dispute. Cambridge Scholars Press.
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  12. Wolfram Hinzen (2006). Guest Editor's Introduction. Erkenntnis 65 (1):1-4.
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  13. Wolfram Hinzen (2006). The Mind We Do Not Change. In Erik J. Olsson (ed.), Knowledge and Inquiry: Essays on the Pragmatism of Isaac Levi. Cambridge University Press.
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  14. Wolfram Hinzen (2006). Internalism About Truth. Mind and Society 5 (2):139-166.
    Internalism is an explanatory strategy that makes the internal structure and constitution of the organism a basis for the investigation of its external function and the ways in which it is embedded in an environment. It is opposed to an externalist explanatory strategy, which takes its departure from observations about external function and mind-environment interactions, and infers and rationalizes internal organismic structure from that. This paper addresses the origins of truth, a basic ingredient in the human conceptual scheme. I suggest (...)
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  15. Wolfram Hinzen & Juan Uriagereka (2006). On the Metaphysics of Linguistics. Erkenntnis 65 (1):71-96.
    Mind–body dualism has rarely been an issue in the generative study of mind; Chomsky himself has long claimed it to be incoherent and unformulable. We first present and defend this negative argument but then suggest that the generative enterprise may license a rather novel and internalist view of the mind and its place in nature, different from all of, (i) the commonly assumed functionalist metaphysics of generative linguistics, (ii) physicalism, and (iii) Chomsky’s negative stance. Our argument departs from the empirical (...)
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  16. Wolfram Hinzen (2004). Synthese a priori bei Wittgenstein. Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 58 (1):1 - 28.
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  17. Wolfram Hinzen (2003). Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy. Linguistics and Philosophy 26 (6):765-780.
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  18. Wolfram Hinzen (2003). Truth's Fabric. Mind and Language 18 (2):194–219.
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  19. Wolfram Hinzen (2003). Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy,Origins of Complex Language. An Inquiry Into the Evolutionary Beginnings of Sentences, Syllables, and Truth. Linguistics and Philosophy 26 (6):765-780.
  20. Wolfram Hinzen (2003). Constructive Versus Ontological Construals of Cantorian Ordinals. History and Philosophy of Logic 24 (1):45-63.
    In a recent paper, Kit Fine offers a reconstruction of Cantor's theory of ordinals. It avoids certain mentalistic overtones in it through both a non-standard ontology and a non-standard notion of abstraction. I argue that this reconstruction misses an essential constructive and computational content of Cantor's theory, which I in turn reconstruct using Martin-Löf's theory of types. Throughout, I emphasize Kantian themes in Cantor's epistemology, and I also argue, as against Michael Hallett's interpretation, for the need for a constructive understanding (...)
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  21. Wolfram Hinzen (2002). Eine verteidigung Von descartes'argument fur die existenz gottes in principia 13-20. Conceptus 35 (86-88):243-261.
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  22. Wolfram Hinzen & Hans Rott (eds.) (2002). Belief and Meaning: Essays at the Interface. Deutsche Bibliothek der Wissenschaften.
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  23. Wolfram Hinzen (2001). Über einige empirische Annahmen der Bedeutungstheorie. Philosophia Naturalis 38 (2):147-178.
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  24. Wolfram Hinzen (2001). On the Semantics of Belief-Sentences. Epistemologia 24 (1):111-122.
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  25. Wolfram Hinzen (2001). Pascal Engel (Ed.), Believing and Accepting. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000. Grazer Philosophische Studien 62 (1):282-286.
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  26. Wolfram Hinzen (2001). The Pragmatics of Inferential Content. Synthese 128 (1-2):157 - 181.
    Carnap took the content of a particular sentence or set of sentences to consist in the set ofthe consequences of the sentence or set. This claim equates meaning with inferential role, but it restricts the inferences to deductive or explicative ones. Here I reject a recent proposal by Rober Brandom, where inductive or ampliative inferences arealso meant to confer contents on expressions. I argue that if Brandom's inferentialist picture is upheld, and both explicative and ampliative inferences confer meaning, one consequence (...)
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  27. Wolfram Hinzen (2000). Anti-Realist Semantics. Erkenntnis 52 (3):281-311.
    I argue that the implementation of theDummettian program of an ``anti-realist'' semanticsrequires quite different conceptions of the technicalmeaning-theoretic terms used than those presupposed byDummett. Starting from obvious incoherences in anattempt to conceive truth conditions as assertibilityconditions, I argue that for anti-realist purposesnon-epistemic semantic notions are more usefully kept apart from epistemic ones rather than beingreduced to them. Embedding an anti-realist theory ofmeaning in Martin-Löf's Intuitionistic Type Theory(ITT) takes care, however, of many notorious problemsthat have arisen in trying to specify suitableintuitionistic (...)
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  28. Wolfram Hinzen (2000). Isaac Levi, the Covenant of Reason – Rationality and the Commitments of Thought. Erkenntnis 52 (3):403-407.
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