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1. This rather vague reading of Chomsky is based on limited contact, and reflects more an interpretation of his thought as presented in the question for this paper, than a genuine acquaintance with his approach.

2. Wilfrid Sellars, Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind, p.148.

3. Sellars, pp.161-162.

4. Sellars, p.176.

5. W.V.Quine, in his reply to Noam Chomsky concerning Word and Object, p.306.

6. Sellars, footnote 1 on p.169.

7. Noam Chomsky, “Quine’s Empirical Assumptions”, a criticism of W.V.Quine’s Word and Object, p.64.

Proseminar: Epistemology
PHIL-706-01, Georgetown University
Fall 1991
(© David Foss, December 19, 1991)

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