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On What We Know We Don’t Know

Explanation, Theory, Linguistics, and How Questions Shape Them

In this collection of essays, Bromberger explores the centrality of questions and predicaments they create in scientific research. He discusses the nature of explanation, theory, and the foundations of linguistics.

240 pages | 232 | 6 x 9 | © 1992

Cognitive Science: Language

Language and Linguistics: Philosophy of Language

Table of Contents

1: An Approach to Explanation
2: A Theory about the Theory of Theory and about the Theory of Theories
3: Why-Questions
4: Questions
5: Science and the Forms of Ignorance
6: Rational Ignorance
7: What We Don’t Know When We Don’t Know Why
8: Types and Tokens in Linguistics
9: The Ontology of Phonology
Sylvain Bromberger, Morris Halle.

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