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 Mentalese - Philosophy Dictionary of Arguments
Mentalese: 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). 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 Mentalese   Black, Max
Boer, Steven E. Mentalese   Boer, Steven E.
Dennett, Daniel Mentalese   Dennett, Daniel
Fodor, Jerry Mentalese   Fodor, Jerry
Hintikka, Jaakko Mentalese   Hintikka, Jaakko
McGinn, Colin Mentalese   McGinn, Colin
Peacocke, Christopher Mentalese   Peacocke, Christopher
Pinker, Steven Mentalese   Pinker, Steven
Putnam, Hilary Mentalese   Putnam, Hilary
Rorty, Richard Mentalese   Rorty, Richard
Schiffer, Stephen Mentalese   Schiffer, Stephen
Vendler, Zeno Mentalese   Vendler, Zeno

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