The language of Thought

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A compelling defense of the speculative approach to the philosophy of mind. Fodor argues that, while our best current theories of cognitive psychology view many higher processes as computational, computatiojn itself presupposes an internal medium of representation.

Fodor's prime concerns are to buttress the notion of internal representation from a philosophical viewpoint, and to determine those characteristics of this conceptual construct using the empirical data available from linguistic and cognitive psychology.