|Form, philosophy: traditionally antonym of matter or content. See also statue/clay, exterior/interior, wholes, parts, dualism, substance, substrate, change, process. - In logic it comes to the form in which statements must be expressed in order to allow conclusions. See also fine-grained/coarse-grained, completeness, theories, systems, formalism.|
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Chomsky: interested in whether there are ideas and principles which determine the form of the knowledge acquired (rationalist variant) or (Vs) whether the structure of the acquisition mechanism is limited to simple processing mechanisms (empiricist version) - Empiricism/Chomsky: is not that important.
Aspekte der Syntaxtheorie Frankfurt 1978
Language and Mind Cambridge 2006