The Language of Thought

The Language of Thought

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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 as computational, computation itself presupposes an internal medium of representation. Fodor's prime concerns are to buttress the notion of internal representation from a philosophical viewpoint, and to determine those characteristics of this conceptual construct using the empirical data available from linguistics and cognitive psychology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 141.22 x 209.8 x 17.78mm | 318g
  • Cambridge, Mass, United States
  • English
  • illustrations
  • 0674510305
  • 9780674510302
  • 854,512

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One of the best books published in the last ten years. * Journal of Linguistics * A marvelous book-richly laced with ideas, subtly argued, and occasionally witty... An attempt to draw out...important consequences of...current attempts in computational cognitive psychology to formulate empirically adequate theories. -- Robert W. Harnish
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