Psychosemantics

Psychosemantics : The Problem of Meaning in the Philosophy of Mind

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Psychosemantics explores the relation between commonsense psychological theories and problems that are central to semantics and the philosophy of language. Building on and extending Fodor's earlier work it puts folk psychology on firm theoretical ground and rebuts externalist, holist, and naturalist threats to its position.

This book is included in the series Explorations in Cognitive Science, edited by Margaret A. Boden.

A Bradford Book.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 272g
  • Bradford Books
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0262560526
  • 9780262560528
  • 810,418

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Psychosemantics explores the relation between commonsense psychological theories and problems that are central to semantics and the philosophy of language. Building on and extending Fodor's earlier work, it puts folk psychology on firm theoretical ground and rebuts externalist, holist, and naturalist threats to its position.
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"(Fodor's) aim in this book is to protect folk psychology, as a solid basis for mental science, from a range of objections that have been brought against it in recent years, mainly by philosophers. He does so with verve, clarity and wit, generally getting the better of his revisionary opponents. The book is vintage Fodor: clever, stimulating, challenging, infuriating."- Colin McGinn, "Nature "
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