Constructivism, nativism, and explanatory adequacy

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (4):557-558 (1997)
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Abstract

Constructivism is the most recent in a long line of failed attempts to discredit nativism. It seeks support from true (but irrelevant) facts, wastes its energy on straw men, and jumps logical gaps; but its greatest weakness lies in its failure to match nativism's explanation of a wide range of disparate phenomena, particularly in language acquisition.

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