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Modularity of mind
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Connectionism and cognitive architecture: A critical analysis
Abstract This paper explores differences between Connectionist proposals for cognitive architecture and the sorts of models that have traditionally been assumed in cognitive science. We claim thatExpand
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The Modularity of mind. An essay on faculty psychology
This monograph synthesizes current information from the various fields of cognitive science in support of a new theory of mind. Most psychologists study horizontal processes like memory. FodorExpand
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Special sciences (or: The disunity of science as a working hypothesis)
  • J. Fodor
  • Philosophy
  • Synthese
  • 1 October 1974
A typical thesis of positivistic philosophy of science is that all true theories in the special sciences should reduce to physical theories in the long run. This is intended to be an empiricalExpand
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The Language of Thought
  • J. Fodor
  • Psychology, Philosophy
  • 1 March 1980
In a compelling defense of the speculative approach to the philosophy of mind, Jerry Fodor argues that, while our best current theories of cognitive psychology view many higher processes asExpand
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Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong
1. Philosophical Introduction: The Background Theory. 2. Unphilosophical Introduction: What Concepts Have To Be. 3. The Demise of Definitions, Part I: The Linguist's Tale. 4. The Demise ofExpand
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The Mind Doesn't Work That Way : The Scope and Limits of Computational Psychology
In this engaging book, Jerry Fodor argues against the widely held view that mental processes are largely computations, that the architecture of cognition is massively modular, and that theExpand
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Methodological solipsism considered as a research strategy in cognitive psychology.
The paper explores the distinction between two doctrines, both of which inform theory construction in much of modern cognitive psychology: the representational theory of mind and the computationalExpand
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The structure of a semantic theory
JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology andExpand
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Lot 2: The Language of Thought Revisited
1. Introduction 1: CONCEPTS 2. Pragmatism: Declined and Fell 3. Frege's Problem 2: MINDS 4. Locality 5. Innateness 6. Preconceptual Representation 7. The Metaphysics of Reference
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