from day 31/03/2012

Nick Enfield reviews Hurford’s The Origins of Grammar

In the Times Literary Supplement, Nick Enfield reviews James R. Hurford's new book The Origins of Grammar, Oxford UP, 2011 (a sequel to The Origins of Meaning, Oxford UP, 2007): "If you could travel back to a time around the dawn of humankind, and if you encountered a people there whose ...

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What explains foxhole theism?

The well-known dictum that there are no atheists in foxholes (the source of this phrase is uncertain) is false. After all, there is even a military organization for atheists, the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers. Having read several the testimonies from these military men and ...

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