Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Fodor: Signal language of the brain for internal processing - PutnamVs. Mentalese explains nothing, shifts the problem. SearleVs. Regress of homunculi. - Rorty's solution is a hierarchy of dumber homunculi.
Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Rorty, Richard
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Richard Rorty
Mentalese I 272
Representation / Mentalese / Fodor / Rorty: in relation to Mentalese the skeptical question "how exactly are the representations of reality?" cannot be asked. - There is no gap -
RortyVsFodor "language of thought": epistemological discoveries would only be possible if there was a processors vocabulary between the scientific vocabulary and colloquial voc. such that discoveries of truth were made possible about things in general. The language of thought or any code cannot have an honor status, (not even for Fodor) as a mere code is no means of distinguishing the true from the false.

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-25