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Title: Cognitive Semantics: An extension of the Cartesian legacy
Author: Samir Karmakar
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Institution: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Linguistic Field: Cognitive Science; Linguistic Theories; Philosophy of Language; Semantics
Abstract: The basic intention of this article is to show how the cognitive semantics inherits its ancestry from the Cartesian foundation. The emergence of the cognitive semantics is envisaged here as an integral part of the knowledge evolution, in terms of shifts, which ultimately determines the future direction of our epistemological quest. Basically two questions have been emphasized here: (a) how (and what amount of) common sense metaphysics can be incorporated within the existing system of knowledge; and (b) is there any substratum where the mind-body dualism can be boiled down.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
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