The Resource Minds without meanings : an essay on the content of concepts, Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn

Minds without meanings : an essay on the content of concepts, Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn

Label
Minds without meanings : an essay on the content of concepts
Title
Minds without meanings
Title remainder
an essay on the content of concepts
Statement of responsibility
Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In cognitive science, conceptual content is frequently understood as the "meaning" of a mental representation. This position raises largely empirical questions about what concepts are, what form they take in mental processes, and how they connect to the world they are about. In Minds without Meaning, Jerry Fodor and Zenon Pylyshyn review some of the proposals put forward to answer these questions and find that none of them is remotely defensible. Fodor and Pylyshyn determine that all of these proposals share a commitment to a two-factor theory of conceptual content, which holds that the content of a concept consists of its sense together with its reference. Fodor and Pylyshyn argue instead that there is no conclusive case against the possibility of a theory of concepts that takes reference as their sole semantic property. Such a theory, if correct, would provide for the naturalistic account of content that cognitive science lacks--and badly needs. Fodor and Pylyshyn offer a sketch of how this theory might be developed into an account of perceptual reference that is broadly compatible with empirical findings and with the view that the mental processes effecting perceptual reference are largely preconceptual, modular, and encapsulated"--MIT CogNet
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
121/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD181
LC item number
.F63 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Minds without meanings : an essay on the content of concepts, Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-185) and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Working assumptions
  • Concepts misconstrued
  • Contrarian semantics
  • Reference within the perceptual circle
  • Reference beyond the perceptual circle
Control code
ocn898326636
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 193 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262320320
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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678771
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3276389x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898326636
  • pebcs0262027909

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