Thoughts on Abhimanyu and Innateness

Journal of Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute, Kerala, ISSN: 22293337

12 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2014

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Aditya Panda

Central Institute of Indian Languages

Date Written: May 6, 2013

Abstract

Mythical characters and their activities provide us a hypothesis and raise interesting questions related to various physical and mental properties of human beings which have been supplied insights from the field of science these days. In this paper, I am concerned with the ideas of innateness, ancient and modern. I have tried to see Abhimanyu's learning in the womb as a hypothesis to argue for the ideas of innateness. As a mythical character Abhimanyu tells us that a child learns in its mother's womb. Though new research findings are supporting the ideas of innateness, still it is debated whether it has innate ability.

Keywords: Innateness, mythical characters, prenatal language learning, Universal Grammar

Suggested Citation

Panda, Aditya, Thoughts on Abhimanyu and Innateness (May 6, 2013). Journal of Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute, Kerala, ISSN: 22293337. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2479279 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2479279

Aditya Panda (Contact Author)

Central Institute of Indian Languages ( email )

Mysore
India

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