Publications in inverse chronology

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MPP Minds with meanings (accepted)

In press for Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia; For the special issue on Fodor

Karimi, S., & Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2018). Introduction to the special issue on parameters. Linguistic Analysis, 41(3-4), 141


Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2017). Normal language in abnormal brains. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 81 (October), 188-19


MPP on Piaget, Chomsky, Fodor and the Baldwin Effcet

Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2019). Reflections on Piaget Chomsky, Fodor, Epigenetics and the Baldwin Effect. Paradigmi, XXXVII (1), 23-52.

Medeiros and MPP The golden phrase

Medeiros, D., & Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2018). The Golden Phrase: Steps to the Physics of Language. In A. Gallego & R. Martin (Eds.), Language, Syntax, and the Natural Sciences (pp. 333-350). Cambridge, UK and New York: Cambridge University Press.

Fodor's concepts

Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2018). Fodor and the innateness of all (basic) concepts (Chapter 6). In R. G. de Almeida & L. R. Gleitman (Eds.), Concepts, Modules, and Language: Cognitive Science at its Core (pp. 211-237). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

MPP and Vitiello Quantum field theory and Minimalsm

Piattelli-Palmarini, M., & Vitiello, G. (2017). Quantum field theory and the linguistic Minimalist Program: a remarkable isomorphism. Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 880 (2017) 012016 doi :10.1088/1742-6596/880/1/012016, IOP Conference Series: 8th International Workshop DICE2016: Spacetime - Matter - Quantum Mechanics(880), 1-16. doi:doi :10.1088/1742-6596/880/1/012016  

MPP On normal language in abnormal brains

Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2017). Normal language in abnormal brains. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 81 (October), 188-193. doi: doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.02.008

Le intelligenti autocritiche di Darwin

Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2017). Le intelligenti autocritiche di Darwin. Rivista di Filosofia (special issue).

MPP On Lenneberg 50 years later

Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2017). From Zero to Fifty: Considerations on Eric Lenneberg’s Biological Foundations of Language and Updates. Biolinguistics, 11(Special issue), 423-444.

MPP and Vitiello Third factors in language design

Piattelli-Palmarini, M., & Vitiello, G. (2017). Third factors in language design:  some suggestions from Quantum Field Theory. In J. McGilvray (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky, 2nd Edition (pp. 134-152). Cambridge, UK and New York: Cambridge University Press.

MPP and Vitiello Linguistics and its underlying dynamics

Piattelli-Palmarini, M., & Vitiello, G. (2015). Linguistics and Some Aspects of Its Underlying Dynamics. Biolinguistics, 9, 96–115.

MPP & Vitiello, G. Linguistics and Some Aspects of its dynamics

Piattelli-Palmarini, M., & Vitiello, G. (2015). Linguistics and Some Aspects of Its Underlying Dynamics. Biolinguistics, 9, 96–115.

Piattelli-Palmarini and Vitiello Linguistics and underlying dynamics

Piattelli-Palmarini, M., & Vitiello, G. (2015). Linguistics and some aspects of its underlying dynamics. arXiv.org > cs > arXiv:1506.08663 arXiv:1506.08663v1 [cs.CL], Cornell University Library. Retrieved from

Berwick, Chomsky and MPP Why recent challenges fail

Berwick, R. C., Chomsky, N., & Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2013). Poverty of the Stimulus Stands: Why Recent Challenges Fail. In M. Piattelli-Palmarini & R. C. Berwick (Eds.), Rich Languages from Poor Inputs (pp. 19-42). Oxford, UK: : Oxford University Press.

Language Down The Garden Path: The Cognitive And Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures.

M. Piattelli Palmarini. (2013). On abstraction and language universals. In M. Sanz, Laka, I. & Tanenhaus, M. (Eds.), Language Down The Garden Path: The Cognitive And Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press.

The Cambridge Handbook of Biolinguistics

M. Piattelli-Palmarini. (2013). Biolinguistics yesterday, today, and tomorrow. In C. Boeckx & Grohmann, K. K. (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Biolinguistics (pp. 12-21). Cambridge UK and New York: Cambridge University Press.

Rich Languages from Poor Inputs

R. C. Berwick, Chomsky, N., & Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2013). Poverty of the Stimulus Stands: Why Recent Challenges Fail. In M. Piattelli- Palmarini & Berwick, R. C. (Eds.), Rich Languages from Poor Inputs (pp. 19-42). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

What Darwin Got Wrong

Fodor, J. and Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2011). Reply to our Critics. What Darwin Got Wrong. Picador Press.

MPP et al. Biolinguistics manifesto

Sciullo, A. M. D., Piattelli-Palmarini, M., Wexler, K., Berwick, R. C., Boeckx, C., Jenkins, L., . . . Bever, T. G. (2010). The biological nature of human language. Biolinguistics, 4(1), 04-034.

The Spiked Review of Books

Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2010). It is now blasphemy to criticise Darwin. The Spiked Review of Books Friday 26 March.

New Scientist Magazine

Fodor, J. and Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2010). Survival of the fittest theory: Darwinism's limits. New Scientist Magazine (2746 (06 February)): pp. 28-31. 

Biolinguistics

Di Sciullo, A. M., M. Piattelli-Palmarini, K. Wexler, R. C. Berwick, et al. (2010). The biological nature of human language. Biolinguistics 4(1): 4-34.

Of Minds and Language: A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky in the Basque Country.

Vercelli, D. and M. Piattelli-Palmarini (2009). Language in an epigenetic framework. In Of Minds and Language: A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky in the Basque Country. (M.Piattelli.Palmarini, Uriagereka, J. and Salaburu, P., Eds.) Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press: pp. 97-107. 

Of Minds and Language: A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky in the Basque Country

Piattelli-Palmarini, M., Salaburu, P., and Uriagereka, J. (2009). Introduction. Of Minds and Language: A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky in the Basque Country. Oxford University Press

The Evolution of Human Language: Biolinguistic Perspectives

Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2009). What is language, that it may have evolved, and what is evolution, that it may apply to language. In R. K. Larson, V. Deprez and H. Yamakido (eds.) The Evolution of Human Language: Biolinguistic Perspectives. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge UK: pp. 148-162 

Physics of Life Reviews

Piattelli-Palmarini, M. and J. Uriagereka (2008). Still a bridge too far? Biolinguistic questions for grounding language on brains. Physics of Life Reviews 5: 207-224.

Decision Modeling and Behavior in Complex and Uncertain Environments

Smith, E. D., M. Piattelli-Palmarini and A. T. Bahill. (2008). Cognitive biases affect the acceptance of tradeoff studies. In Kugler, T., J. C. Smith, T. Connolly and Y. J. Son. (Eds.), Decision Modeling and Behavior in Complex and Uncertain Environments (pp. 227-249). New York: Springer, Science+Business Media.

Evolution in Four Dimensions

Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2008). Novel Tools at the Service of Old Ideas. Review of Jablonka, Eva & Marion J. Lamb. 2005. Evolution in Four Dimensions. Cambridge MA, MIT Press. Biolinguistics 2.2.

On the Philosophy of Donald Davidson.

Piattelli-Palmarini, M. (2008). Events and Conservativity: Clues towards Language Evolution. In M. C. Amoretti & N. Vassallo (Eds.), Knowledge, Language, and Interpretation. On the Philosophy of Donald Davidson, (pp. 81-105). Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag/Transaction Books.

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