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Concepts Misconstrued

Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn

in Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027908
eISBN:
9780262320320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027908.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the main theories of concepts that are currently on offer in the cognitive science literature. So much of the cognitive science literature is devoted to the nature of concepts, ... More


Verbum in Corde

Claude Panaccio

in Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823272600
eISBN:
9780823272648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272600.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Early Christian theologians such as Justin Martyr and Theophilus of Antioch borrowed the philosophical idea of internal discourse as a useful wordly comparison for understanding the engendering of ... More


Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham

Claude Panaccio

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823272600
eISBN:
9780823272648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272600.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The notion that human thought is structured like a language, with a precise syntax and semantics, has been pivotal in recent philosophy of mind. Yet it is not a new idea: it was systematically ... More


Mental Language and the Nature of Conceptual Content

Richard Cross

in Duns Scotus’s Theory of Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199684885
eISBN:
9780191765162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684885.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

According to Augustine, mental content is fundamentally linguistic in character—the so-called ’mental word’. Scotus argues, against four alternative views, that the mental word should be classified a ... More


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