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    Rethinking the Cartesian Theory of Linguistic Productivity.Pauli Brattico & Lassi Liikkanen - 2009 - Philosophical Psychology 22 (3):251-279.
    Descartes argued that productivity, namely our ability to generate an unlimited number of new thoughts or ideas from previous ones, derives from a single undividable source in the human soul. Cognitive scientists, in contrast, have viewed productivity as a modular phenomenon. According to this latter view, syntactic, semantic, musical or visual productivity emerges each from their own generative engines in the human brain. Recent evidence has, however, led some authors to revitalize the Cartesian theory. According to this view, a single (...)
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    Recursion Hypothesis Considered as a Research Program for Cognitive Science.Pauli Brattico - 2010 - Minds and Machines 20 (2):213-241.
    Humans grasp discrete infinities within several cognitive domains, such as in language, thought, social cognition and tool-making. It is sometimes suggested that any such generative ability is based on a computational system processing hierarchical and recursive mental representations. One view concerning such generativity has been that each of the mind’s modules defining a cognitive domain implements its own recursive computational system. In this paper recent evidence to the contrary is reviewed and it is proposed that there is only one supramodal (...)
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  3. On the Problem of Unspeakable Content.Pauli Brattico - 2005 - ProtoSociology 21:67-87.
    There is compelling linguistic evidence that many words are derived from phrasal sources. Among causation, typical semantic primitives composing word meanings are becoming, having and getting. While linguists have argued that word meanings contain semantic knowledge that we can grasp but cannot express linguistically, Fodor and his colleagues maintain that words express primitive, semantically unanalysable concepts. Under this view, putative linguistic semantic decompositions express nonsemantic metaphysical regularities. After reviewing the debate, it is suggested in this article that semantic features that (...)
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  4. Viimeaikaisia käsityksiä kielestä ja merkityksestä generatiivisessa kielitieteessä.Pauli Brattico - 2006 - Ajatus 63:139.
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