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Analytic Philosophy

Jerry Fodor

What is Jerry Fodor’s modular theory of mind?

First of all, Fodor said the mind is largely innate and mental development is not formed by experience, but rather set off by experience. Cognition can be described in the same way as the operations of computers, in terms of representations. The mind is modular in that many of its computational processes are independent of others. They may “send” their results to other computational processes without having their own processes “observed” by the other processes.



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