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Minds Without Meanings An Essay on the Content of Concepts

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ISBN-10: 0262027909

ISBN-13: 9780262027908

Edition: 2014

Authors: Jerry A. Fodor, Zenon W. Pylyshyn

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In cognitive science, conceptual content is frequently understood as the"meaning" of a mental representation. This position raises largely empirical questionsabout what concepts are, what form they take in mental processes, and how they connect to the worldthey are about. In Minds without Meaning, Jerry Fodor and Zenon Pylyshyn reviewsome of the proposals put forward to answer these questions and find that none of them is remotelydefensible. Fodor and Pylyshyn determine that all of these proposals share a commitment to atwo-factor theory of conceptual content, which holds that the content of a concept consists of itssense together with its reference. Fodor and Pylyshyn argue instead that…    
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/16/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792

Frank Biermann is Professor of Political Science and Environmental Policy Sciences at VU University Amsterdam and Visiting Professor of Earth System Governance at Lund University. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of fifteen books, including Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies (coedited with Bernd Siebenh�ner) and Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered (coedited with Philipp Pattberg), both published by the MIT Press.Jerry A. Fodor is State of New Jersey Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He is the author of The Mind Doesn't Work That Way: The Scope and Limits of Computational Psychology (MIT Press) and other books.

Zenon W. Pylyshyn is Board of Governors Professor of Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. He is the author of Things and Places: How the Mind Connects with the World (MIT Press) and other books.