Connectionism and cognitive architecture: A critical analysis

@article{Fodor1988ConnectionismAC,
  title={Connectionism and cognitive architecture: A critical analysis},
  author={J. Fodor and Z. Pylyshyn},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1988},
  volume={28},
  pages={3-71}
}
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 that the major distinction is that, while both Connectionist and Classical architectures postulate representational mental states, the latter but not the former are committed to a symbol-level of representation, or to a ‘language of thought’: i.e., to representational states that have combinatorial… Expand
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