[KB] Burke, Deacon, and Theology

Gregory Desilet info at gregorydesilet.com
Wed Mar 18 20:49:56 EDT 2015


Quoting Ed, Deacon is apparently working with a linguist on a new book: "An apparently anti-Chomskyan tome, it will show that reference to neither nature nor nurture is needed to demonstrate how the “rules” of grammar are fixed early on in the communicative practice of the symbolic species.”

Thanks, Ed, for your efforts in laying out the ideas of Deacon and Cashman. I wonder if you can say more about how they view the rules of grammar as being fixed early on in communicative practice without reference to “nature or nurture.” This would seem to rule out innate propensity (Chomsky) as well as ostensive enculturation (Augustine). What is left?

Greg


On Mar 18, 2015, at 2:45 PM, Edward C Appel <edwardcappel at frontier.com> wrote:

> An apparently anti-Chomskyan tome, it will show that reference to neither nature nor nurture is needed to demonstrate how the “rules” of grammar are fixed early on in the communicative practice of the symbolic species.)

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