The Modularity of Mind

The Modularity of Mind

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This study synthesizes current information from the various fields of cognitive science in support of a new and exciting theory of mind. Most psychologists study horizontal processes like memory and information flow; Fodor postulates a vertical and modular psychological organization underlying biologically coherent behaviors. This view of mental architecture is consistent with the historical tradition of faculty psychology while integrating a computational approach to mental processes. One of the most notable aspects of Fodor's work is that it articulates features not only of speculative cognitive architectures but also of current research in artificial intelligence.
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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 8mm | 181g
  • Bradford Books
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • 0262560259
  • 9780262560252
  • 462,822

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" Jerry Fodor's "Modularity of Mind "is a beginning ... [It] is the first major monograph in this century to explore some variations on faculty psychology [and] is the best thing Fodor has done since "The Language of Thought, "mainly because it takes such a wide sweep and yet manages to concentrate all the arguments upon the central issue in both neuropsychology and information-processing psychology." - John C. Marshall, The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford,
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About Jerry A. Fodor

Jerry A. Fodor is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University and at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of Modularity of Mind and RePresentations: Philosophical Essays on the Foundations of Cognitive Science.
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