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On Concepts, Modules, and Language: Cognitive Science at Its Core

Roberto G. de Almeida and Lila R. Gleitman


What are the landmarks of the cognitive revolution? What are the core topics of modern cognitive science? Where is cognitive science heading? These and other questions are addressed in this volume by leading cognitive scientists as they examine the work of one of cognitive science’s most influential and polemical figures: Jerry Fodor. Newly commissioned chapters by Noam Chomsky, Tom Bever, Merrill Garrett, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, Zenon Pylyshyn, Janet Fodor, Randy C. Gallistel, Ernie Lepore, Mary C. Potter, Lila R. Gleitman, and others, put in perspective Fodor’s contribution to cognitive ... More

Keywords: Fodor, language, cognitive science, conceptual nativism, language perception, psycholinguistics, visual perception, thought, computational theory of mind, modularity

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190464783
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190464783.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roberto G. de Almeida, editor
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Concordia University

Lila R. Gleitman, editor
Emerita Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

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Roberto G. de Almeida

Part I Language and the Modularity of Mind

5 Semantics for a Module

Roberto G. de Almeida and Ernie Lepore

6 Center-Embedded Sentences

Janet Dean Fodor, Stefanie Nickels, and Esther Schott

7 Getting to the Root of the Matter

Natalie Batmanian and Karin Stromswold

Part II Concepts and the Language of Thought

11 On Language and Thought

David J. Lobina and José E. García-Albea

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