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Molyneux's Problem in the Scottish Enlightenment

Charles Bradford Bow

professor of moral philosophy at Edinburgh University Dugald Stewart (1753–1828). Although Dalgarno developed his view of natural language while living in Oxford before the ideological origin of the Scottish Enlightenment, which was rooted in the 1707 Anglo

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Further Thoughts on Measuring Narrational Complexity in Fiction Film

Joseph P. Magliano, Lingfei Luan, and Laura Allen

. In Chapter 12 of the book, Cutting raises the prospect that narrational complexity is something that can be computationally measured in cinema. In his argument, he draws inspiration from prior work in natural language processing (NLP) and

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Interpretation and Rationality

Developing Donald Davidson's Ideas in International Political Theory

Nikolay Gudalov

speaker. Davidson thus abstracted from ordinary situations and showed that, even then, interpretation is possible. Yet, the logic of RI is applicable everywhere – to understanding the speakers both of another natural language and of the same language

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Distributional Concept Analysis

A Computational Model for History of Concepts

Peter De Bolla, Ewan Jones, Paul Nulty, Gabriel Recchia, and John Regan

be learned from tracking the history of semantic changes (both across natural languages and within them), we find there is an obvious question here: Does this assume an identity between types of things, in our terms, a shared ontology between words

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Alone Together

Intimacy and Semi-Mobility during Ho Chi Minh City's Lockdown

Van Minh Nguyen

machines is precisely about providing them the instruments to become more similar to us – that is visors, natural language, tactile sensors and limbs suitable for movement. Indeed, the possibility of a complete relationship with the world constitutes the

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Gaps of Kinship in the Yakut Heroic Epic Olonkho

A Brief Analysis and Implications for Translation

Alina A. Nakhodkina

of their belonging to a particular part of speech. Here, the focus was on noun-gaps and verb-gaps. Like any natural language, both the Yakut and English languages exhibit both universal and specific ways of organizing and labeling the world

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Peerless Dulcinea, Love of God, and Shoah

Steps toward the Conceptual History of Incomparability

Kirill Postoutenko

negation, it yields affirmation ( ¬(¬x) = x ). In contrast, the power of negativity in natural language is far more limited. 25 Since grammar precludes the ascription of negation to the whole utterance, negativity attaches to its parts, producing the

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Synthetic Beings and Synthespian Ethics

Embodiment Technologies in Science/Fiction

Jane Stadler

humans (AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision) 5 include fears about uncontrolled release leading to ecological and social disruption and the misuse of knowledge leading to privacy and biosecurity issues, techno

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Intuition, Evidence, and Carroll's Theory of Narrative

Jonathan Frome

“formalized language,” which is distinct from “natural language” and explicitly excludes “natural language questions which have not and cannot have strictly defined sets of possible and just-sufficient answers” such as “‘why’ and ‘how’ questions” ( Wiśniewski

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Sentimentalising Persons and Things

Creating Normative Arrangements of Bodies through Courtroom Talk

Jonas Bens

research is developing in computing. In what is called ‘sentiment analysis’, natural language use is analysed, typically in ‘big data’ settings ( Liu 2010 ; Ravi and Ravi 2015 ; Taboada et al. 2011 ). Although such research is a very different endeavour