Herramientas para pensar: La materia (y la forma) del pensamiento (Tools for Thinking: The Stuff (and the Shape) of Thought)

Ibercampus (Nov. 10, 2010)

9 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2015

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

Spanish Abstract: Examinamos la teoría lingüística cognitivista de Steven Pinker, enfatizando su concepción de la naturaleza de las palabras y construcciones como herramientas desarrolladas por el uso en contacto con la realidad y el filtrado de la experiencia colectiva acumulada. Esta concepción de la semántica y de la sintaxis entronca de modo congruente con una concepción evolucionista de la experiencia humana y con la crítica de Pinker al constructivismo radical y con su defensa del innatismo.

English Abstract: An overview of Steven Pinker's cognitivist linguistics, emphasizing his conception of the nature of words and constructions as tools developed through their use in contact with reality and the filter of accumulated collective experience. This conception of semantics and of syntax is congruent with an evolutionary conception of human experience and with Pinker's critique of radical constructivism and his defense of innatism.

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Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Herramientas para pensar: La materia (y la forma) del pensamiento (Tools for Thinking: The Stuff (and the Shape) of Thought) (2010). Ibercampus (Nov. 10, 2010), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2615557

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.garcialanda.net

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