Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Compositionality, linguistics, language philosophy: the thesis (originally by G. Frege) that the meaning of composite expressions, e.g. sentences, results from the meanings of the parts. It follows that a change of the parts, e.g. replacement of a single word by another, can change the meaning of the entire composite structure. See also Frege principle.
 
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I 151
Compositionality/PinkerVsFrege: must also consider the type of connection.
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I 153
Different: baby saw chicken/chicken saw baby - this shows that the building blocks are not separated.
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I 154f
Neural networks/thinking: active/passive, units. - Baby eats: does not say what - snail is eaten does not say by whom - wrong solution: imortance - right: representation - additional layer of units - similar to Mentalese.

Pi I
St. Pinker
Wie das Denken im Kopf entsteht M√ľnchen 1998


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-24