Version: v1, Published online: 1998
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Jerry Fodor has been one of the most influential figures in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of psychology, and ‘cognitive science’ through the latter part of the twentieth century. His primary concern has been to argue (vigorously) for a certain view of the nature of thought. According to this view, thinking is information processing within ‘the language of thought’. The mind can be understood as a computer, which directs action with the aid of internal representations of the world.
Godfrey-Smith, Peter. Fodor, Jerry Alan (1935–), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DD084-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/fodor-jerry-alan-1935/v-1.
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