Re: [quickphilosophy] Re: Fodor on Concepts III: Other Arguments Against BCP

  • From: wittrsl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: quickphilosophy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 15:33:39 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Neil:
I'll dig that article up. This would address some of the "connectionist 
outliers" that Fodor mentioned at the beginning of section 3.2, right?

--- On Tue, 8/24/10, iro3isdx <xznwrjnk-evca@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: iro3isdx <xznwrjnk-evca@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [quickphilosophy] Re: Fodor on Concepts III: Other Arguments Against 
To: quickphilosophy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 3:14 PM


--- In quickphilosophy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ron Allen <wavelets@...> wrote:

> responding to

> Ron:
> Fodor's second refutation of Bare-Bones Concept Pragmatism (BCP)
> begins in section 3.2 of his article "Having Concepts." He introduces
> the ideas of productivity and systematicity.

If you have access to a suitable library, you might want to take a look
at: Fodor and Pylyshyn, "Connectionism and Cognitive Architecture: A
Critical Analysis", Cognition 28 (1988), pp. 3-71.

That paper uses a similar argument to "refute" connectionism.


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