No way around cross-cultural and cross-linguistic epistemology

Edouard Machery, H. Clark Barrett, Stephen P. Stich

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Phillips and colleagues claim that the capacity to ascribe knowledge is a basic capacity, but most studies reporting linguistic data reviewed by Phillips et al. were conducted in English with American participants - one of more than 6,500 languages currently spoken. We highlight the importance of cross-cultural and cross-linguistic research when one is theorizing about fundamental human representational capacities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere160
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - Nov 19 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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