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Thesis: Dual processes operate over a common representational basis which bridges them: the lexicon of our natural languages.
Dual process theories of human reasoning and rationality are theories about cognitive architecture. One step in understanding this architecture is determining how the distinct serial and parallel processing systems interact. My thesis about the nature of this interaction falls under the cognitivist conception of the connection between language and thought… (More)
For such a short book (165 pages of text, plus a three page Preface), Jerry Fodor's Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong covers a lot of ground. There are very many trees, or maybe better, multiple woods, to keep track of: theses, preliminaries, assumptions, caveats, appendices, etc. We'll start off, then, by sketching the central flow of argument,… (More)