Connectionism and cognitive architecture: A critical analysis

@article{Fodor1988ConnectionismAC,
  title={Connectionism and cognitive architecture: A critical analysis},
  author={Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1988},
  volume={28},
  pages={3-71}
}
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