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Negated Scalar Implicatures

Scalar implicatures are a special variety of quantity implicatures. Not only are they popular in the conversational pragmatics and philosophy of language literature, but crucially, they entertain deductive and abductive reasoning patterns in a distinctively computational way. This rigor is indeed no surprise, as symmetries are quite part of how human mind functions; yet, languages also […]

A Reflection On Cosmology

We’ve been asking questions since as far as we invented language. How long is that? To be precise, a glimpse of an eye. Within that insignificant segment of time, the two sublime impulses of the intellect, doubt and curiosity, engendered an inconceivably large net of questions. Just like the scientific method, this is an overarching process […]