Book Appreciation The Language of Thought

Since I write about thinking, a review on Jerry Fodor’s The Language of Thought 1975 classic was a necessary research step.

Jerry Fodor had a strong anti-behaviorism aspect. I enjoyed that. In the early 1970s when I took education psychology, my teacher shot down any comments that referenced internal mental states, which I thought essential to understanding behavior.

Fodor strongly promotes the belief that mental representations are crucial to advancing psychology. Unfortunately, he lacked a mechanism from sensation to internal entities.

The Neural Almost Gate bridges the gap between sensation and mental categories.

Jerry Fodor pic. By en:User:Pealco –, Public Domain,

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Mentalese is my attempt to grapple with the characteristic features of thought, language, images, and patterns.


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