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Psychosemantics : The Problem of Meaning in the Philosophy of Mind - Jerry A. Fodor


The Problem of Meaning in the Philosophy of Mind

Paperback Published: 1st January 1989
ISBN: 9780262560528
Number Of Pages: 189
For Ages: 18+ years old

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

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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

Introduction: The Persistence of the Attitudes
Individualism and Supervenience
Meaning Holism
Meaning and the World Order
Epilogue Creation Myth
Appendix Why There Still Has to be a Language of Thought
Author Index
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ISBN: 9780262560528
ISBN-10: 0262560526
Series: Explorations in Cognitive Science
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 189
Published: 1st January 1989
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 16.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.27