Thoughts on Abhimanyu and Innateness
Journal of Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute, Kerala, ISSN: 22293337
12 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2014
Date Written: May 6, 2013
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
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