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A Theory of Content and Other Essays (Representation and Mind series) Paperback – October 8, 1992
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Among the books one should read, there are those one must read. This is another must from Jerry Fodor. A brilliant set of essays chronicling (among other things) Fodor's development over the past decade of a theory of mental content. Provocative, witty, challenging and, yes, sometimes exasperating, Fodor simply cannot be ignored He is too good"--Fred Dretske, Stanford University
About the Author
Jerry A. Fodor is State of New Jersey Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He is the author of The Mind Doesn't Work That Way: The Scope and Limits of Computational Psychology (MIT Press) and other books.
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Of particular interest to me are two papers on modularity. One is a precis of his book, Modularity of Mind, which is useful in it brief outline of the main arugments of that book. The other, "Why Should the Mind Be Modular?" gives arguments for his empirical claims regarding the features of cognitive modules. It also has a prescient discussion that bears on contemporary Evolutionary Psychology and its use of the modularity concept.
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