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Ignorance of Language$
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Michael Devitt

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199250967

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199250960.001.0001

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The Rejection of Behaviorism

The Rejection of Behaviorism

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(p.87) 5 The Rejection of Behaviorism
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Ignorance of Language
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Michael Devitt (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199250960.003.0005

This chapter looks critically at what might be called “philosophical arguments” for the Representational Thesis (RT) view of linguistic competence. It considers an argument sometimes suggested although perhaps not embraced by anyone: the argument from the rejection of behaviorism. This rejection is compatible with many alternatives to RT.

Keywords:   Representational Thesis, RT, linguistic competence, behaviorism

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