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Jerry A. Fodor (1935–2017)

Autor(a) de The Modularity of Mind

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About the Author

Jerry A. Fodor was born Jerome Alan Fodor in New York City on April 22, 1935. He received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University. He taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1959 to 1986, the City University of mostrar mais New York Graduate Center from 1986 to 1988, and Rutgers University from 1988 until his death, when was the State of New Jersey professor of philosophy there. He was one of the world's foremost philosophers of mind. He wrote several books including The Structure of Language written with Jerrold J. Katz, The Language of Thought, The Modularity of Mind, Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong, The Mind Doesn't Work That Way, and What Darwin Got Wrong written with Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini. He died from complications of Parkinson's disease and a recent stroke on November 29, 2017 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Jerry Fodor at his reception dinner on November 7, 2007 during his visit to the University of Maryland. Photo by Pedro Alcocer.


Obras de Jerry A. Fodor

The Modularity of Mind (1983) 239 cópias
What Darwin Got Wrong (2010) — Autor — 177 cópias, 1 resenha
The Language of Thought (1975) 144 cópias
A Theory of Content and Other Essays (1990) 80 cópias, 1 resenha
The Structure of Language: Readings in the Philosophy of Language (1964) — Editor — 76 cópias, 1 resenha
Holism: A Shopper's Guide (1893) 62 cópias
Hume Variations (2003) 41 cópias
Psychology of Language (1974) 19 cópias
The Compositionality Papers (2002) 12 cópias
Mente e linguaggio (2001) 3 cópias
Mente e linguaggio 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Representations 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings (2002) — Contribuinte — 293 cópias, 1 resenha
Materialism and the mind-body problem (1971) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias, 1 resenha
Wittgenstein and the problem of other minds (1967) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Language: Selected Readings (1968) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Sarunas ar filozofiem (2018) — Autor — 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



An important book in that the author raises some significant objections to basic assumptions we make in studying the processes and mechanics of thinking. These assumptions lead to even more significant contradictions in the public understanding of “intelligence” as being something tranferable and objective.

An important book to keep in mind while trying to crack the scientific methods to match investigating cognition.
yates9 | Feb 28, 2024 |

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