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To suppose that "I know" is a descriptive phrase, is only one example of the descriptive fallacy, so common in philosophy. Even if ...
Science is analytical, descriptive, informative. Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so. Hence the ...
Some have said that the thesis [of indeterminacy] is a consequence of my behaviorism. Some have said that it is a reductio ad absu ...
Both art and physics are unique forms of language. Each has a specialized lexicon of symbols that is used in a distinctive syntax. ...
Acts themselves alone are history.... Tell me the acts, O historian, and leave me to reason upon them as I please; away with your ...
The most striking aspect of linguistic competence is what we may call the 'creativity of language,' that is, the speaker's ability ...
UG [universal grammar] may be regarded as a characterization of the genetically determined language faculty. One may think of this ...
Hard times accounted in large part for the fact that the exposition was a financial disappointment in its first year, but Sally Ra ...
You can make as good a design out of an American turkey as a Japanese out of his native stork.
A reader who quarrels with postulates, who dislikes Hamlet because he does not believe that there are ghosts or that people speak ...
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