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This is a selection of essays on issues relating to compositionality in language and mind. Compositionality is the following aspect of a system of representation - the complex symbols in the system inherit their syntactic and semantic properties from the primitive symbols of the system.;The authors argue that compositionality determines what view we must take of the nature of concepts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199252152
ISBN-10: 0199252157
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Pages: 220
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jerry A. Fodor

Jerry A. Fodor is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New Jersey. Ernie Lepore is Director of Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science.

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