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Author Fodor, Jerry A.

Title The modularity of mind : an essay on faculty psychology / Jerry A. Fodor
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1983]
Cambridge Mass : MIT Press, 1983


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Description 145 pages ; 21 cm
Series A Bradford book
Bradford book.
Contents 1. Four Accounts of Mental Structure -- 2. A Functional Taxonomy of Cognitive Mechanisms -- 3. Input Systems as Modules -- 4. Central Systems -- 5. Caveats and Conclusions
Summary 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
Analysis Cognitive science
Faculty psychology
Modularity (Psychology)
Notes "A Bradford book."
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 139-145
Notes Also available via the World Wide Web
In English
Subject Cognition.
Cognitive psychology.
Modularity (Psychology)
Author Fodor, Jerry A.
LC no. 82024892
ISBN 0262060841
0262560259 (paperback)