The modularity of mind : an essay on faculty psychology /

This study synthesizes current information from the various fields of cognitive science in support of a new and exciting theory of mind. Most psychologists study horizontal processes like memory and information flow; Fodor postulates a vertical and modular psychological organization underlying biolo...

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Main Author: Fodor, Jerry A.
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1983.
Series: A Bradford book
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Summary: This study synthesizes current information from the various fields of cognitive science in support of a new and exciting theory of mind. Most psychologists study horizontal processes like memory and information flow; Fodor postulates a vertical and modular psychological organization underlying biologically coherent behaviors. This view of mental architecture is consistent with the historical tradition of faculty psychology while integrating a computational approach to mental processes. One of the most notable aspects of Fodor's work is that it articulates features not only of speculative cognitive architectures but also of current research in artificial intelligence. -- Publisher description.
Item Description: "A Bradford book."
Physical Description: 145 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography: Bibliography: p. 139-145.
ISBN: 0262060841
9780262060844
0262560259 (pbk.)
9780262560252 (pbk.)