Cognitive Pluralism

2016.09.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Steven Horst, Cognitive Pluralism, MIT Press, 2016, 360pp. $54.00 (hbk) ISBN 9780262034234. Reviewed by Bryce Huebner,
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2016.09.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Steven Horst, Cognitive Pluralism, MIT Press, 2016, 360pp. $54.00 (hbk) ISBN 9780262034234. Reviewed by Bryce Huebner, Georgetown University How is human thought structured? In remembering past events, thinking about counterfactual possibilities, or planning for the future, many people experience sentence-like descriptions of events (others seem to experience imagistic thoughts; cf., Ross 2016). It may seem obvious that these are our thoughts. But human brains do quite a bit more than manufacture and manipulate sentence-like representations. They track multiple objects in parallel, they estimate numerical values, and they reflexively parse the phonemic, phonological, morphological, and syntactic structure of familiar languages. These operations occur without conscious control. And some philosophers claim they are carried out by modular systems; these modules supposedly pass their outputs to 'central. . .

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