Systematicity redux

@article{McLaughlin2009SystematicityR,
  title={Systematicity redux},
  author={Brian P. McLaughlin},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2009},
  volume={170},
  pages={251-274}
}
One of the main challenges that Jerry Fodor and Zenon Pylyshyn (Cognition 28:3–71, 1988) posed for any connectionist theory of cognitive architecture is to explain the systematicity of thought without implementing a Language of Thought (LOT) architecture. The systematicity challenge presents a dilemma: if connectionism cannot explain the systematicity of thought, then it fails to offer an adequate theory of cognitive architecture; and if it explains the systematicity of thought by implementing… CONTINUE READING
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