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Fodor, Jerry

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Works: 15 works in 24 publications in 2 languages and 54 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Jerry Fodor
The mind doesn't work that way : the scope and limits of computational psychology by Jerry A Fodor( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this engaging book, Jerry Fodor argues against the widely held view that mental processes are largely computations, that the architecture of cognition is massively modular, and that the explanation of our innate mental structure is basically Darwinian. Although Fodor has praised the computational theory of mind as the best theory of cognition that we have got, he considers it to be only a fragment of the truth. In fact, he claims, cognitive scientists do not really know much yet about how the mind works (the book's title refers to Steve Pinker's How the Mind Works)." "Fodor's primary aim is to explore the relationship among nativism, computational and modular theories of mind, and evolutionary psychology. Along the way, he explains how Chomsky's version of nativism differs from that of the widely received New Synthesis approach. He concludes that although we have no grounds to suppose that most of the mind is modular, we have no idea how nonmodular cognition could work. Thus, according to Fodor, cognitive science has hardly gotten started."--Jacket
In critical condition : polemical essays on cognitive science and the philosophy of mind by Jerry A Fodor( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doing philosophy, according to Jerry Fodor, is like piloting: The trick is to find an object of known position and locate yourself with respect to it. In this book, Fodor contrasts his views about the mind with those of a number of well-known philosophers and cognitive scientists, including John McDowell, Christopher Peacocke, Paul Churchland, Daniel Dennett, Paul Smolensky, and Richard Dawkins. Fodor constructs a version of the representational theory of mind that blends intentional realism, computational reductionism, nativism, and semantic atomism
The metaphysics of content by Jerry Fodor( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology and Language by Jerry Fodor( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greater part of this paper is dedicated to a non-technical discussion and criticism of the principles of Skinnerian behaviorism. Various aspects of the theory are examined, and its inability to deal with verbal behavior as a productive and creative activity is asserted. The author's point of view is that expressed by Noam Chomsky in his criticism of Skinner's "Verbal Behavior." Evidence is produced to demonstrate that, contrary to the assertions of behaviorists, innate skills are involved in first language learning. The author stresses that although it can therefore be supposed that every child learns his first language in the same way, independently of iq or culture or training, there is no evidence that second language learning is one particular kind of task approached in the same manner by all learners. For this reason the author believes that there is no basis for believing that there is the possibility of finding a theory that can provide a universally valid technique for language teaching; he stresses instead the pragmatic aspects of language instruction. Finally, in considering how linguistics and psychology can help the language teacher, the author concludes that "Linguistics and psychology have nothing to say about the methods used in foreign language teaching." (Fwb)
Aspects of Mind by Open University AA308/CD1( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This CDA contains interviews with philosophers that reinforce and expand concepts introduced in the course text
Esposizione del paradosso by Noam Chomsky( )

in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Replica a Putnam by Jerry Fodor( )

in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Holismus a shoppers guide by Jerry Fodor( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fissazione delle credenze e acquisizione dei concetti by Jerry Fodor( )

in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Computation, cognition, and Pylyshyn by Lana Trick( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A collection of cutting-edge work on cognition and a celebration of a foundational figure in the field
J. Fodor-E. Lepore, Holism : a shopper's guide [recensione] by Alessandro Re( )

1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Holism : a consumer update : National endowment for humanities seminar : Revised selected papers by Holism( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Összefoglalás az elme modularitásához by Jerry Fodor( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fodor kalauza a mentális reprezentációhoz: Az intelligens nagynéni segédlete by Jerry Fodor( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The modularity of mind : an essay on faculty psychology by Jerry A Fodor( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study synthesizes current information from the various fields of cognitive science in support of a new and exciting theory of mind. Most psychologists study horizontal processes like memory and information flow; Fodor postulates a vertical and modular psychological organization underlying biologically coherent behaviors. This view of mental architecture is consistent with the historical tradition of faculty psychology while integrating a computational approach to mental processes. One of the most notable aspects of Fodor's work is that it articulates features not only of speculative cognitive architectures but also of current research in artificial intelligence. -- Publisher description
 
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The mind doesn't work that way : the scope and limits of computational psychology
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In critical condition : polemical essays on cognitive science and the philosophy of mindHolismus a shoppers guideThe modularity of mind : an essay on faculty psychology
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