|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. |