Ideas of Noam Chomsky, by Theme

[American, b.1928, Professor at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology. Teacher of Fodor.]

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2. Reason / F. Fallacies / 8. Category Mistake / c. Category mistake as semantic
Chomsky established the view that category mistakes are well-formed but meaningless [Magidor]
18. Thought / D. Concepts / 2. Origin of Concepts / c. Nativist concepts
Chomsky now says concepts are basically innate, as well as syntax [Lowe]
19. Language / C. Assigning Meanings / 1. Syntax
Syntax is independent of semantics; sentences can be well formed but meaningless [Magidor]
Chomsky's 'interpretative semantics' says syntax comes first, and is then interpreted [Magidor]