Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts

2015.03.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn, Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts, MIT Press, 2015, 193pp.,
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2015.03.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn, Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts, MIT Press, 2015, 193pp., $30.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780262027908. Reviewed by Frank Jackson, Australian National University A major topic in cognitive science is how what goes on inside us tracks what is happening around us. How do processes inside us, connected in one way or another to our neural states, 'tell us' that some object has been encountered before? How do our brains mark the difference between an object's moving towards us and our moving towards it? And so on. We can all agree that these are important questions in cognitive science, but how do they connect with the questions that dominate much recent work in the philosophy of mind and language? One way to forge the connection is via a causal theory of reference set within RTM -- the representational theory of mind most especially associated with the. . .

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