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 Language of Thought - Philosophy Dictionary of Arguments
Language of thought: The language of thought, also sometimes called mentalese, is a language of which is assumed that it is used for information processing in the brain. It is supposed to differ from the everyday language, which would require a twofold translation. Critics argue that this makes the explanations more complicated, or the brain requires a higher work performance than necessary. The homunculus argument has become known against the language of thought. Jerry Fodor. (1975). The Language of Thought. Harvard University Press. H. PutnamVs Mentalese explains nothing, only shifts the problem. R. SearleVsFodor. R. SearleVs Regress of homunculi (translation agents). R. Rorty's solution is a hierarchy of dumber homunculi.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Black, Max Language of Thought   Black, Max
Boer, Steven E. Language of Thought   Boer, Steven E.
Dennett, Daniel Language of Thought   Dennett, Daniel
Fodor, Jerry Language of Thought   Fodor, Jerry
Hintikka, Jaakko Language of Thought   Hintikka, Jaakko
McGinn, Colin Language of Thought   McGinn, Colin
Peacocke, Christopher Language of Thought   Peacocke, Christopher
Pinker, Steven Language of Thought   Pinker, Steven
Putnam, Hilary Language of Thought   Putnam, Hilary
Rorty, Richard Language of Thought   Rorty, Richard
Schiffer, Stephen Language of Thought   Schiffer, Stephen
Vendler, Zeno Language of Thought   Vendler, Zeno

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