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that Not all thoughts are pictures
Here’s my thought: “Two chairs”
OK, but one chair is
to the left of the other… Uh oh, back on the left again.
And what does the thought,
“No chairs”, look like? Oops, in this picture
there’s an an umbrella too…
But now one chair is on top;
my thought is just “two chairs” Language of thought theory
Concepts are mental symbols in brain code
Thoughts are built out of concepts the way
sentences are built out of words
Brain code is like language, only it’s silent
and doesn’t have to be learned
Learning a ‘language of talk’ (like English) is learning
how to translate it into the language of thought
(that is, into brain code)
(that J.A. Fodor How the brain thinks
(by using a code)
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µῷ ᶚѨ@ €√∑ Brain code represents things
and events in the world:
Objects, faces, collisions,
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2013 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 305 taught by Professor Musolino during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '11