Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Universals/Chomsky/Millikan: that even applies if Chomsky is right and there are universals. These merely guarantee that there are certain properties that are not copied.
Reproduction: all that is necessary for them is that there are some variables, so that the reproduction follows their model, with regard to these variables.
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For each word token and for each syntactic form token, there is one of myriads of causal explanations that shows why it is a reproduction.

Millk I
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-28