Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Churchland, Patricia
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Patricia Churchland
Learning I Peter Lanz Vom Begriff des Geistes zur Neurophilosophie in: Hügli/Lübcke (Hrsg) Philosophie im 20. Jahrhundert, Reinbek 1993
Lanz I 303
Learning/Fodor: acquisition of the mother tongue: presentation and testing of hypotheses about which parts of the natural language correlate with which parts of the congenital "language of thought" (mentalese).
ChurchlandVsFodor: it would follow that one cannot learn new concepts in a certain sense.
If opinions are relations to sentences of the "language of thought", then a sentence must be stored for each opinion somewhere.
Does a sentence in the "language of thought" have to be stored for every tacitly held opinion? This would exceed the capacity limits. But this storage was not enough, the sentences would have to be accessible and available at the right time. In addition, the connections must be transparent to the organism (though not to consciousness). (ChurchlandVsMentalese).

Churla I
Paul M. Churchland
Matter and Consciousness Cambridge 2013

Churli I
Patricia S. Churchland
Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Brains New York 2014

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-28