Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Mind Doesn't Work That Way by Jerry A. Fodor

In this engaging book, Jerry Fodor argues against the widely held view that mental processes are largely computations, that the architecture of cognition is massively modular, and that the explanation of our innate mental structure is basically Darwinian. Although Fodor has praised the computational theory of mind as the best theory of cognition that we have got, he considers it to be only a fragment of the truth. In fact, he claims, cognitive scientists do not really know much yet about how the mind works (the book's title refers to Steve Pinker's "How the Mind Works"). Fodor's primary aim is to explore the relationship among computational and modular theories of mind, nativism and evolutionary psychology. Along the way, he explains how Chomsky's version of nativism differs from that of the widely received New Synthesis approach. He concludes that although we have no grounds to suppose that most of the mind is modular, we have no idea how nonmodular cognition could work. Thus, according to Fodor, cognitive science has hardly gotten started.

Buy The Mind Doesn't Work That Way by Jerry A. Fodor from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780262561464
ISBN-10: 0262561468
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 137mm x 6mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Bradford Books
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - The Mind Doesn't Work That Way by Jerry A. Fodor

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Mind Doesn't Work That Way book by Jerry A. Fodor and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Jerry A. Fodor

Jerry Fodor is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. His many books include In Critical Condition (MIT Press, 1998) and The Elm and the Expert (MIT Press, 1994).

Books By Jerry A. Fodor

Minds without Meanings by Jerry A. Fodor
Paperback, September 2016
$34.19 $37.99
Psychosemantics by Jerry A. Fodor
Paperback, January 1989
$41.39 $45.99
LOT 2 by Jerry A. Fodor
Hardback, August 2008
$80.96 $89.95
Concepts by Jerry A. Fodor
Hardback, February 1998
$167.36 $185.95