Fodor's modularity: A new name for an old dilemma

@inproceedings{Meyering1994FodorsMA,
  title={Fodor's modularity: A new name for an old dilemma},
  author={Theo C. Meyering},
  year={1994}
}
Abstract This paper critically examines the argument structure of Fodor's theory of modularity. Fodor claims computational autonomy as the essential properly of modular processing. This property has profound consequences, burdening modularity theory with corollaries of rigidity, non‐plasticity, nativism, and the old Cartesian dualism of sensing and thinking. However, it is argued that Fodor's argument for computational autonomy is crucially dependent on yet another postulate of Fodor's theory… CONTINUE READING

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