Language, Thought and Consciousness by Peter Carruthers
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Language, Thought and Consciousness
By Peter Carruthers

Language, Thought and Consciousness

An Essay in Philosophical Psychology

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Language, Thought and Consciousness by Peter Carruthers

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Do we think in natural language? Or is language only for communication? Much recent work in philosophy and cognitive science assumes the latter. In contrast, Peter Carruthers argues that much of human conscious thinking is conducted in the medium of natural language sentences. However, this does not commit him to any sort of Whorfian linguistic relativism, and the view is developed within a framework that is broadly nativist and modularist. His study will be essential reading for all those interested in the nature and significance of natural language, whether they come from philosophy, psychology or linguistics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521639996
ISBN-10: 0521639999
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 308
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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