|Innate: abilities, ideas, dispositions, which are not acquired in the course of a development, but are present in an organism from the outset. - In philosophy N. Chomsky and J. Locke are relevant authors on this topic._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
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Innate/Psychology/Millikan: The coordination of visual and tactile images, the ability to track a moving object with the eyes (which is not yet the ability to identify the object), to locate the source of a sound with the eyes - this is all innate.
The ability to distinguish about 40 phonemes.
Concepts/Millikan: when we form them, we do not start at zero._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987