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Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

Of, relating to, or resembling the theory of language of the US linguist and philosopher (Avram) Noam Chomsky (born 1928). See anomalous sentence, competence (2), deep structure, generative...

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innate ideas

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Psychology.

Ideas that are inborn and not the product of experience. The controversy over their existence formed a major element in Locke's rejection of the philosophy of Descartes, and Locke was in...

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